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Short’s Bourbon Aphasia
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Old Ale aged in bourbon barrels.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (742) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2014
From notes. This was shared at a tasting put on by @mikem409 on November 7. Pour from a growler. The pour is a medium brown color (almost like a soda) with a thin khaki head and some pretty good lacing. The aroma is pretty decent with the bourbon and then has a strange sweet bit that isn’t really attributed to dark fruits or a caramel like I would expect with an old ale. The flavor is pretty boozy. There is a strong dark fruit and nice vanilla coming through on the flavor backed up with a little light caramel. The mouth feel is pretty thin and slick, with minimal carbonation here and a quick, sweetly boozy aftertaste. Shorts could do better

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3527) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Draft at hopcat. Pours coca cola brown with a khaki head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Has a bit of bourbon on the nose. The bourbon’s on the tongue as well but it fades as it goes down. Old ale seems like a strong ale that someone’s discovered in some cellar somewhere. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikem409 (1601) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Growler. Pours gold with thin head. Caramel corn aroma. Taste sweet burnt toffee and a bitter finish. Very thin mouth feel

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ColovianTrader (330) - - AUG 22, 2014
Strong bourbon aroma. Flavors of brown sugar, cider, bourbon, plums and a nice alcohol bite. Very malty but good carbonation helps cut through it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bacterial (1710) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Sample pour at the Great Taste of the Midwest. Full pour towards the end of the day. Big bourbon and malty nose. Brown pour with just a slight head. Big boozy taste. Nice, but kind of a 1 trick pony.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpar73 (527) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2014
@ Short’s Fest. Brown pour with a white head. Toffee, vanilla and plenty of bourbon in the aroma and taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1389) - Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Draft at crunchy's. Chestnut brown with a white head. Dark toffee and bourbon. Sweet and boozy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
paintedmaple (445) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Tap...dark brown pour with bourbon nose and flavor over sweet dark fruit. Lots of complex flavors swirling about here and very much like a Dubbel.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (777) - Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2014
On tap at the Shorts Anniversary. A lot of hoppy flavors. Some fruits in the background with some bourbon that really made it a boozy drink. Overall pretty good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
joshwoodward (567) - - MAY 24, 2014
Had a taste on tap as part of a flight at Ashley’s. Delicious. Definitely sweet, big bourbon flavor.


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