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Bludgeon Yer Eye PA - Short's Brewing Company

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Bludgeon Yer Eye PABludgeon Yer Eye PA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

215 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.18%
Wants: 5
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dudecandle on 10-19-2010)
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phartman133

Michigan

1.6/5  rDev -58.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Very dark beer that smells like coffee and nature. Once you take a sip you will get an overwhelming taste of coffee. It is a very thick beer and it will leave a very strong after taste in your mouth. Not my favorite beer at all. I really don't enjoy it

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2014 01:14:04 | More by phartman133
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gogreen99

Michigan

1.78/5  rDev -54%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

This beer was painful to drink very strong bitter tastes, unpleasant aftertaste with notes of coffee - not a coffee drinker. Very dark in color. Very strong coffee flavors and burnt beans tasted. Dark roast beer. Low malt beer. I would not recommend this beer - shorts has many better

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2014 01:15:27 | More by gogreen99
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BrewtalHonesty

Michigan

2/5  rDev -48.3%

05-04-2014 22:02:31 | More by BrewtalHonesty
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MIP229

Michigan

2/5  rDev -48.3%

03-05-2012 20:47:58 | More by MIP229
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ZachMcGinn

Michigan

2.28/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

This beer is painful to drink. It has a very hoppy scents and flavor and attempts to include a coffee flavor as well. The mixture leads to an uncomfortable flavor of bitterness. Flavors of burnt beans and nature. A little to strong for my palate, but for those looking for a challenge. This would be a good one.

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2014 01:15:25 | More by ZachMcGinn
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Pinkgorilla

Nebraska

2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

02-06-2014 15:52:57 | More by Pinkgorilla
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bwilson1730


2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

11-27-2012 00:17:19 | More by bwilson1730
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Marti403

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

01-01-2012 23:32:01 | More by Marti403
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Jesswellick

Michigan

2.58/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Very strong coffee aroma and taste. Strong bitterness leaves unpleasant after taste. Not very enjoyable for someone that prefers lighter beers. Hard to drink more than a taste. Also has a burnt after taste with a maltiness that is unrounded. Not a fan, an acquired taste for sure

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2014 01:15:25 | More by Jesswellick
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AnnArborJoe

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

05-10-2013 16:48:19 | More by AnnArborJoe
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Buck_Jones

Michigan

3/5  rDev -22.5%

03-09-2014 15:36:31 | More by Buck_Jones
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nathanjohnson

Vermont

3/5  rDev -22.5%

02-08-2013 20:57:30 | More by nathanjohnson
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Hoopman

Michigan

3/5  rDev -22.5%

12-22-2011 12:03:21 | More by Hoopman
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.5%

01-05-2012 02:20:06 | More by djrn2
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Kerrie

Michigan

3/5  rDev -22.5%

11-29-2013 06:54:31 | More by Kerrie
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david131

California

3.23/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a deep dark ruby red with some dark brown highlights. The light brown head is thin and splotchy.

S- Pine, grass, oats, and a bit of smoke and roastiness. Like a smoky Gumballhead.

T- Same as the aroma with a bit more emphasis on the roastiness. The bitterness is pretty apparent, in true Short's fashion.

M- A nice creamy mouthfeel right up front but it falls thin on the finish. There is a definite lasting bitterness and smokiness.

O- A very unique beer that is nice for something different but it is not something I would really seek out.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2011 05:12:12 | More by david131
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mikejonze

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -16%

01-31-2014 16:43:16 | More by mikejonze
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Rostie

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -16%

04-26-2014 20:42:15 | More by Rostie
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alexanf

Mississippi

3.25/5  rDev -16%

02-01-2014 18:26:02 | More by alexanf
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Beejay

Virginia

3.3/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to RocPorterFanatic for this brew!

A: Pours as brown as the bottle, in the glass it is black with a tan head on the top of it.

S: Lots of pine, some grapefruit, and earthy resiny thing going on. All with a bready undertone. There is a hint of something in the finish that I am not in love with.

T: A slight pine flavor right at the beginning, followed by an almost metallic flavor. The finish is dark roasted grains. I feel like the smell was pretty good, but the flavor doesn't back it up much.

M: Medium in body, with decent carbonation.

O: Overall, it's ok. I wouldn't go out and buy a bunch of it. Another Short's beer that I am under-impressed by.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2011 02:57:35 | More by Beejay
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TheGordianKnot

Tennessee

3.3/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz into nonic pint. No bottle dating...

A- Very dark carmelly brown color. Pours a cm light khaki, head. Sticky lacing.

S- Light citrus aroma, but followed closely by a very sweet caramel, nutty aroma.

T/M- Bitterness is much more pale ale-like; though there is a lingering bitterness at back of throat that comes out of nowhere. Hops are more earthy, woody, and slightly spicy. Malt is more bready. Taste is way different than the nose. Very light and highly carbonated with an acetic finish. Leaves the tongue with a weird feeling.

O- This is ok. Not anything to write home about, I'm fairly surprised by high score actually. Much more similar to a black pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2011 03:24:18 | More by TheGordianKnot
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chicano4craft

Colorado

3.35/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown, almost black, with reddish highlights in the light. A fingers worth of tan head. Good lacing. Looks the part.

Nose is resin and pine upfront. Then a big sweet roast kicks in. Very hoppy with burnt chocolate.

Taste is very bitter. Not any really flavor coming from the hops...just bitter. Malts try to tame the hops with some subtle chocolate and coffee. Dry finishing. Bitterness is overdone here. It's not off putting but it does distract.

Mouthfeel suffers from the dry finish. The carbonation is great.

Overall I did enjoy it. It's just not one of my favorites in the catagory.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2011 23:38:00 | More by chicano4craft
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.38/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip. Thanks to MarcatGSB for this bottle.

Appearance - The bottle opens with hardly a hiss and pours a deep brown body that looks black in the glass with a small off-white head. The head is gone in a flash and there's no lacing at all. It doesn't look all that alive.

Smell - A hop aroma of pine and a ton of grass. Roasted malts behind are an afterthought to the hops.

Taste - Grassy and earthy hops up front. Strong grassy flavors that aren't very appetizing, but drinkable. It's followed by a malt bill that backs it up surprisingly well. It's a smooth transition to chocolate malt and a slightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - Low carbonation on this one. Medium bodied and it's pretty drinkable. If the grassy hops had made it bitter, it would be tough to put away, but it's more in the front of the flavor.

Overall - Not bad, but not great. Black ales are tough. They're so difficult to balance. This one had unbalanced flavors that managed to work well together. Surprising, but still not a favorite.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2011 02:16:50 | More by Alieniloquium
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Florida9

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a very dark brown, but appears jet black in the glass. Forms a sizable khaki colored head. Good retention and some light lacing.

S: Licorice and mint. Odd. There are some bright fragrant hops in there, but against the roasty malts, I guess it comes off as licorice.

T: Surprisingly sweet on the front end. More mint. Roasted malts, even a slight bit of char sits on the tongue. Cooca mixed with a piney hoppiness. Mild, but persistent, bitterness on the finish.

M: On the heavier side of medium in body with appropriate carbonation. However, the roasted malts give this beer a somewhat dirty, chalky feel.

O: Not sure what to think about this one. Too much of both, not enough of either. Than there is that weird minty flavor. All in all, not a bad beer, but not such a good one either.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2011 01:30:35 | More by Florida9
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

black as night opaque liquid. You could tell it was not that thick though as there was some light getting through on the sides and bottom. A nice off white head formed on the top, maybe about two inches in height. Sticky and foamy it gradually relented and rested back down to about a half inch layer across the top and this hung around for the rest of the session.

pine aromas, Almost ripping the nose apart, very good indeed. Now there was some underlying roasted malts in there as well. Now to be honest this was nothing extraordinary, nothing really new, and nothing really absurd Somewhat sweet in the finish at first, but that lasts for all of about two seconds before your lips stick to your teeth and the dry bitterness kicked in.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2011 02:06:21 | More by mikesgroove
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Bludgeon Yer Eye PA from Short's Brewing Company
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