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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (1167) - Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2014
UPDATED: APR 2, 2014 Growler: Thanks to Jeff for this other awesome Shorts hook-up! Deep, deep brown body with slightly translucent edges... no head forms, only a very fine, tan ring. Aroma is full of unattenuation, sweet residual sugars, warming & sweet bourbon, perfume, light toffee, caramel covered candies, anise, & dried, dark fruits like plums & raisins. Flavor is a sticky caramel & bourbon bath up front, covered a big profile of oak. Date & prune purťe, light black licorice, wood, & a big, finishing perfume-y floral presence... from the hops, Iím assuming? Boozy, bourbon soaked dark fruit finish. Medium-heavy mouth feel, lightly sticky. This is some seriously great stuff! Certainly showcases what Shorts is capable of. Not the best barrel aged barleywine Iíve had, but itís definitely a winner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpar73 (344) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma of bourbon, caramel, dark fruit, and chocolate. Flavor of bourbon, caramel, roasted malt, and. vanilla, Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (404) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Growler share thanks to homer321. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, chocolate. Taste is sweet, bourbon, vanilla, yummy. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (971) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Growler thanks to mikem409. Fairly dark brown with minimal head. Nose is mostly bourbon. A light toastiness I the nose as well with some caramelization sugar notes. Taste is mostly bourbon with a moderately sweet malt presence. Fairly bitter. A significant amount of alcohol warning. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrewFace (467) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Growler share thanks to Homer321. Bourbon barrel sweet choco mamma oaky vanilla and more bourbon. Sexy choco mamma roasty chocolate bourbon and oak...boost = detected. Yum

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (364) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Draft at Logans Alley - pours a deep brown with off white head. Big vanilla and bourbon oak aromas. Taste is toffee meets raisins. Medium sweetness. Alittle alcohol is noticeable . Good , one of the better offerings from Shorts that Iíve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
koleminer20 (428) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Draft at HopCat in East Lansing. Pours a deep dark ruby, with essentially zero head with not a lot of lace to speak of. The smell is overwhelmingly bourbon filled with heavy vanilla notes. The taste is the complex barleywine taste Iím looking for. There is a lot of vanilla that fades into a roasty malt complexity that begins to show heat. By the time the beer finishes, the booze is there, and at 11.8%, it is something that can be expected. The beer coats your mouth, allowing that flavor and boozyness to just hang for a few moments, which is surprisingly enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlowOffTube (388) - Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Really tasty. Pours dark brown, no head. Aroma is bourbon and vanilla. Taste is lots of smooth bourbon, dark fruit, vanilla, and some wood characteristics. Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2549) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2013
tap at 2013 michigan winter beer fest. pretty dark with minimal head. big boozy beer. intense with lots of bourbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (1572) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Draft at the brewery. From memory of visit on 1/19/13. Aroma and taste was dominated by bourbon and raisins, with a hint of vanilla. Low complexity but fairly tasty. A decent barrel barleywine.

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