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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (3459) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
bottle. mahogany brown with small head. very nice example of an old ale. malty and sweet with some dark fruit and very nice spicing. complex.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ICEatALAMO (1035) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle. The pour is a rich ruby color with a thick head. The aroma is rich of a old ale. The taste has a little bite to it, a little bitter. Solid beer from these guys ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2919) - Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2015
12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 12/8/2014. Pours hazy/cloudy dark reddish brown color with a small dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, raisin, plum, apple, fig, light chocolate, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and light earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, raisin, plum, fig, apple, light chocolate, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Minimal earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, raisin, plum, fig, apple, light chocolate, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice old ale style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holtguy (130) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Gloomy dark brown, very few bubbles, thin tan head. Aroma of figs and raisins. Malty, dark fruit flavor. Heavy body. Slight hop flavor adds tang, but this is a sweet brew. It’s bitter cold outside, and this is perfect for a night like this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bwa5879 (733) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Very deep mahogany, average clarity and little head. Average carbonation, pucker mouthfeel that’s fairly oily, very crisp clean finish. Aroma has some ice cream-y lactose, sweet grass, sour berries and some dark fruits like plum. Flavors of rich fairly bold coffee, floral hops, a bit of leather, plum and fig, toffee. Really smooth easy going old ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (799) - Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Another from Shorts. This one pours a dark brown color tinted slightly red. Aroma is packed with sweet red apples. A dark caramel flavor with more apples and other fruits. Fig makes a big presence along with some other dark fruits. Good stuff. Bourbon version was better that I had at the brewery. But a good take on the style by Shorts. Might be nice to sit on some for a while.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpar73 (543) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown pour with an off white head. Caramel and malt with a touch of earthy sourness in the aroma and taste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtw (1122) - farmington, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2014
out of the 12 oz bottle, it’s a dark viscous liquid. murky, woody brown color with a thin ring of light tan head; very few bubbles. sweet dark-and-dried fruits dominate, and other notes of red wine and molasses. overall a sweet brew with just a hint of greenish hops to offer a little contrast to the residual sugars. a nice brew, most enjoyable on a cold night.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (2518) - Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle: Burnt caramel color, nearly opaque. Looming, long-lasting ecru cap on top. Aroma of heavy fruit - apples, plums, raisins, figs - all coated in a bath of caramelized brown sugar & faint molasses. Lots of apparent, residual sweetness with a strong fruity essence leaning towards the dark side. Flavor is strongly sweet as well. Caramel apple, candied prunes, brown sugar coated dates, laced with anise, molasses, & sprinkled with some extra sugar for good measure. Toffee & dark fruit finish, sticky & residual. Despite the exceedingly high sweetness, I do enjoy the flavors more than I usually do for these types of beers. Not bad. Bourbon version is better, however.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fattybladdy (626) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle. Rich dark amber appearance with tan head. Big aroma, sweet red fruit, toffee, raisin. Dark fruit and red fruit in the taste - fig, raisin, plum, brown sugar, toffee, slightly sour berry. Pretty solid complex brew.


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