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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nickls (2001) - Alexandria, Virginia, 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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (6226) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle thanks to Brian. Pours a cloudy copper with small white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is caramel, candy sugar, toffee. Medium mouth, very sweet, candy sugar, toffee, spice finish, good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrana (590) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Sweet, dark fruit, brown sugar, and crisp. Very good. Would buy again. Well done Short's.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (6752) - Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle to snifter. Looks decent; a lot of fine sediment in the last 20% of the bottle though. A murky amberish brown with light caramel head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells malty with notes of caramel and toffee. Tastes like it smells with some hops. Mouthfeel is medium full-bodied. More like a barleywine than an old ale IMO; underwhelming either way though.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikem409 (1857) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Tap at the union. Color is muddy brown minimal head. Aroma of nuts and leather. Taste is sweet dried fruit, musty leather and toffee.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1609) - Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle from notes. Dark garnet with a beige head. Dark sugar, toffee, vanilla and dried fruit. Smooth and delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (4182) - 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 (1143) - 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 (3490) - 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 (134) - 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 (817) - 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.


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