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Evil Urges - Short's Brewing Company

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85
very good

95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: elNopalero on 03-30-2012)
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MichPaul

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +26%

11-23-2013 05:20:37 | More by MichPaul
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Zone_Fighter

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

11-16-2013 01:34:26 | More by Zone_Fighter
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4.36/5  rDev +15.6%

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.

03-04-2013 15:10:33 | More by tigg924
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mikerap100

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

11-09-2013 04:23:07 | More by mikerap100
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lewdwig

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

12-04-2013 01:01:53 | More by lewdwig
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MaddGeneral

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

12-16-2013 06:36:22 | More by MaddGeneral
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domfreego

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

08-19-2014 21:12:09 | More by domfreego
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fgilbert2

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

11-08-2013 01:09:23 | More by fgilbert2
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elNopalero

Texas

4.15/5  rDev +10.1%

This is a dark and mysterious Belgian strong ale that looks, well, dark and mysterious in the glass. A shade of crimson-ruby when held to the light. Not overpowering but definitely distinct aromas with yeasty esters. Stone fruits, dried fruits are present. Tasty, warms well, and one I’d gladly drink again.

03-30-2012 20:04:49 | More by elNopalero
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Jas45678

Michigan

4.06/5  rDev +7.7%

12 ounce bottle into snifter

Pours a very deep brown with a tiny tan head. Smell is dark fruits and some spice. Taste is similar to the nose. Dark fruits, spices and a little yeast. Medium to light bodied with decent carbonation. Overall a very good beer from Short's this year.

11-06-2013 22:31:24 | More by Jas45678
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tectactoe

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-19-2014 12:56:22 | More by tectactoe
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mikejonze

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-03-2014 22:12:52 | More by mikejonze
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king75

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-22-2013 23:51:06 | More by king75
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pjkelley82

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-01-2013 17:07:03 | More by pjkelley82
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alfie

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

09-06-2013 15:15:45 | More by alfie
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bigaddy

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-23-2013 23:09:51 | More by bigaddy
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tommy5

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-28-2013 00:04:02 | More by tommy5
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teledeluxe

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-02-2013 17:37:52 | More by teledeluxe
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StoutHunter

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

I picked up a bottle of Short's Evil Urges about a week ago for $2.09 at The Lager Mill. I tried this beer when I visited Short's last winter and i thought that it was a pretty good beer and I'm interested to see how the bottled version turns out, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date but it just showed up so it's fresh. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a snifter.

A- I like the label. i'm not a big cat person but I think the pouting cat on the label looks good and it's fairly eye catching. It poured a very deep dark brown color that was on the border of being black and it didn't really let any light come through with two and a half fingers worth of darker tan head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some nice sticky rings of lacing. This is a pretty good looking beer, I have no complaints at all.

S- The aroma starts off with a low amount of high sweetness that imparts a candied sugar like aroma followed by a nice dark fruit aroma along with a sweet malt and a light roasted malt aroma. Up next comes a light but noticeable alcohol aroma followed by some Belgian yeast that imparts some banana, cloves and other spicy aromas. This beer had a pretty good aroma, all the different aspects seemed to work well together.

T- The taste seems to be fairly similar to the aroma and it starts with a high amount of medium sweetness that has a light candied sugar like taste to it followed by some dark fruit and roasted malt flavors with the roasted malts seeming to stick out a little more imparting a light chocolate and roasty taste. Up next comes a noticeable alcohol flavor that's a little warming and there's also some Belgian yeast coming through and imparting some nice banana and spicy flavors. On the finish comes a little more dark fruit with a slightly lower medium amount of bitterness with a roasty, Belgian yeast and dark fruit like aftertaste. I thought this was a pretty good tasting beer, it had a little bit of complexity to it along with some nice balance.

M- Fairly smooth, a little creamy, a little sticky, rich, on the lighter side of being full boded with a good amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel was pretty good and it worked nicely with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a pretty good beer and a nice and unique example of the style, I don't think it's the truest to style, but enough aspects fit within the guidelines of the style so it doesn't hurt it. This beer had decent drinkability, it was fairly smooth, a little filling, and the taste did a nice job of holding my attention but I think one is enough for me and it isn't really the type of beer that I would drink multiples of, I think it makes for a good late fall early winter time beer. What I liked the most about this beer was how well rounded it was, none of the aspects were too overpowering. What I liked the least about this beer was that it didn't have that light tartness to it like it did when I tried it last winter. I would buy this again if Shorts releases it again, it's all gone in my area, but i'm happy I got a few to cellar so I can see how it changes over time. I would recommend this to anyone who likes the style or sweeter malty beers in general. All in all I enjoyed this beer, but I did think it was a little different then the first time I tried it when it had a light amount of tartness and I kind of wish this beer had that too since I liked it and I thought it worked well with this beer and it made it really unique. Good job Shorts thanks for another quality and unique beer, keep up the good work.

11-18-2013 04:39:44 | More by StoutHunter
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Sparty55

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-08-2013 04:38:49 | More by Sparty55
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jmich24

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-09-2013 03:33:49 | More by jmich24
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superspak

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/21/2013. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big raisin, prune, fig, pear, apple, banana, clove, pepper, toast, dark bread, roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark candi sugar, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/roasted malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big raisin, prune, fig, dark bread, toast, dark chocolate, dark candi sugar, roasted malt, coffee, banana, clove, pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of dark fruits, dark bread, toast, dark candi sugar, roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, banana, clove, pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt flavors with fruity/spicy yeast; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very slick, moderately syrupy, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Belgian dark ale! All around good complexity, balance, and robustness of dark/roasted malt and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

12-02-2013 04:17:26 | More by superspak
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Arcous

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-16-2013 19:31:00 | More by Arcous
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MichiganBrews

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-13-2013 20:11:23 | More by MichiganBrews
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Slay40

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-12-2013 02:16:40 | More by Slay40
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Evil Urges from Short's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.