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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Aphasia is a medium-bodied, dark brown ale. Predominately sweet, the unique flavors of plum, figs, and brown sugar are evident. - See more at: http://www.shortsbrewing.com/beers/aphasia/#sthash.0CmPvu2b.dpuf


3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
koleminer20 (432) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2013
At HopCat in East Lansing. Bourbon Aphasia. Pours dark amber, almost ruby, minimal head ring. Smell is very heavy on vanilla and cream with strong hints of bourbon present. Taste very boozy on the front. Fades to vanilla and cream, and a very bland finish. Proof that not everything is better barrel aged.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
A2kenCdaisyC (50) - Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2013
tap at Ashley’s in Ann Arbor--sweet caramel malt/obvious bourbon/ smooth with with a little burn--unique

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1020) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
Bourbon barrel aged version. On tap at Short’s tap takeover at Churchkey in Washington DC, served in a snifter. Pours clear brandy with a small rim of bubbles and no head. The nose has fresh clean malts, along with delicate herbs. There is a hint of oak barrel, but it is very clean. The flavour is moderately sweet with malts, honey, grain and a touch of flowers. On the palate, it is medium in body with a silky smooth, syrupy texture. Overall, this is a decent strong ale, but the bourbon is not really apparent. 2012-06-09

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2086) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 15, 2012
On tap Birch & Barley Wash. DC. Pours a slightly cloudy caramel color with a small white foamy head that fades quickly. Aroma is rich, warm caramel malts with a slight woodiness and peat. Taste has some nutty malt and the essence of Bourbon and wood without the booziness. Light to medium body with low carbonation and very smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Sampled at EBF. Pours a darkish brown color, think but not super thick. Aroma is a mix between vanilla and caramel, much of that comes through in the flavor as well. Definitely not boozy but a nice sipping beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nickls (1765) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Tap. Clear bronze dad brown. Lots of caramel and white grape, booze and sweetness. Apple, toffee, vanilla, oak, and a boozy sweet finish. Medium to thicker body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11191) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Draft. Crystal clear garnet body, minimal off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, Bourbon, some resin, wood, light vanilla. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some vanilla/Bourbon, raisin, earthy. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4418) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2012
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Growler: The aroma consists of light caramel, toffee, earthy/nutty notes, and a touch of vanilla. It pours a hazy orangish-brown with a two finger yellow tinged off-white head. The flavor starts with caramel, toffee, and a hint of fruit. The finish has light nuttiness and a touch of vanilla. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pushkinwow (1844) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2012
Sample from EBF Night of the Barrels. Dark brown with a tan head. Roasted malt, caramel with a bit of molases, vanilla, oak, alcohol, a bit of yeast, some plum and prune. Definitely sweet, moderate carbonation and full flavour yet slightly thin, thought there was too much alcohol at the end but maybe thats just something that needs to mellow with time. Enjoyable but not my favourite beer of the night.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3158) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Draft at Crunchy’s, East Lansing. Fiery orange-red-brown body, thin tan head. Prominent tannic oak/bourbon nose, slightly tart, with caramel and sticky sweet brown sugar. Potent oaky body with dense brown sugar, candy corn, and prickly alcohol. Rich but rough and unfocused, harsher than many higher-gravity beers.


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