Short’s Aphasia
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nickls (1886) - Washington, 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alliance100 (799) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Draft - pours a lighter brown . Dark fruit aromas . Medium bodied . Sweet dark fruit . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blackflag321 (504) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle pour to shaker. Cola-like color. Hints of malty vanilla, toffee and booziness, but thin finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
koleminer20 (744) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
A2kenCdaisyC (51) - Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2013
tap at Ashley’s in Ann Arbor--sweet caramel malt/obvious bourbon/ smooth with with a little burn--unique

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1169) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2127) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fattybladdy (616) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11636) - 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.

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