Evil Urges - Short's Brewing Company

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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 10.96%
Wants: 2
Gots: 17 | 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:
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3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of matt_duthie
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
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...

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of tigg924
4.36/5  rDev +16.6%
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.

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of jduprey007
3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured with nice quarter inch creamy head. Very dark; barely any light passing through. Aroma is similar to a quad with hints of raisins and currants; some banana. Heavy alcohol tends to overwhelm the taste. Let this one breathe and the taste starts to follow the aroma nicely.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of RaulMondesi
3.31/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

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Evil Urges from Short's Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.