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Evil Urges - Short's Brewing Company

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115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: elNopalero on 03-30-2012)
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Reviews by CMUbrew:
Photo of CMUbrew
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from 1/4/14

A: Dark color with not much head off the pour.

S: Smells sweet, a little caramely, and has some dark fruitiness in there also.

T: Dark fruit, wet paper/cardboard taste, light brown sugar, and a little bit of cocoa.

M: Medium body, lower carbonation, and a little bit of an oily feel.

O: A decent Belgian-style beer. Flavor is fairly complex, but the wet paper kills it.

CMUbrew, Jan 06, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of matt_duthie
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Wonderful bottle art, and my Belgian preferences tend toward the darker and stronger...so I couldn't resist. Nice lacing but minimal head, very nearly opaque. Alcohol is noticeable in both the smell and taste, but raisins, dark fruits, clove and banana come through just as well and take your mind off the 9%. As is warms there's a bit more going on and the sweetness comes through in a way that really works in its benefit. I'd generally recommend it, and how could you say no to that tortured little little cat on the label...

matt_duthie, Nov 19, 2014
Photo of DanGeo
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

DanGeo, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of tectactoe
4/5  rDev +7.5%

tectactoe, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of warnerry
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

warnerry, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of tigg924
4.36/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass. Had at Lord Hobo.

Appearance: dark red-brown in color, clear, 3/4 inch head that goes quick, medium carbonation

Smell: plum, date, and dark fruit

Taste: cinnamon, date, dark fruit--berries, lots of brown sugar, and light flavors of dark bread

Mouthfeel: very sweet with a touch of bitterness, low carbonation, heavy bodied

Overall: This is my new favorite in this style. It tastes like a great quad with very pronounced flavors. Nice and complex. Up there with the best Shorts beers I have had. Marked to style, but this one would still be in the 4 range for me.

tigg924, Mar 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

mikejonze, Jan 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

sculls65, Nov 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

mikerap100, Nov 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

acurtis, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of king75
4/5  rDev +7.5%

king75, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of schmidtmattsays
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

schmidtmattsays, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of beergorrilla
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

beergorrilla, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of ianpstephens
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

ianpstephens, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of ScottRansom
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

ScottRansom, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of md655321
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

md655321, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of redleg64
3/5  rDev -19.4%

redleg64, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of pjkelley82
4/5  rDev +7.5%

pjkelley82, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of alfie
4/5  rDev +7.5%

alfie, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of Danimal25
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Danimal25, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of bigaddy
4/5  rDev +7.5%

bigaddy, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of irish6174
3/5  rDev -19.4%

irish6174, Friday at 03:30 PM
Photo of tommy5
4/5  rDev +7.5%

tommy5, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of RaulMondesi
3.31/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

So it's called Evil Urges, yet it has a picture of a cute little kitty on the label... Anyway, this dang sucker definitely reminds Raul of a vindictive ex - but lets not go there.

So I smelled it, and I sipped it, and I drank it...and I basically "aited" it. This beer definitely isn't going to make you wanna call your grandmama and tell her all about your Evil Urges. It's just kind of there; like all those rock candies stuck together in that glass victorian bowl at said grandmama's house.

Smells ok, tastes ok, but it lacks depth.

Why I spent three years with ya girl, I will never know. But Evil Urges, I'm sorry to say, I won't be spending an elongated time with you.

RaulMondesi, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of Prager62
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Prager62, Nov 19, 2013
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Evil Urges from Short's Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.