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Evil Urges - Short's Brewing Company

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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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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

hopnado, Aug 30, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev -3.2%

Thanks to Travis for the extra!

Poured into a Shorts tulip, deep dark brown in color, translucent really only around the edges; a small tan head dwindled to a thin collar, leaving some wispy streaks of lacing on the glass. Lots of dark sugars and dark fruits in the nose, with hints of woody booze. I'm almost surprised this isn't the BA version (it's not, I double checked). In the taste, burnt caramel, brown sugar, plums, rum raisin, a dusting of cocoa, wet wood, bready yeast; dry, woody finish with a coffee-like bitterness that lasted into the aftertaste. This beer was very potent, with a lot of flavor, and I was tasting and feeling every bit of the 9%ABV, though I felt it was well-integrated. Body was medium, about average for the style, mouthfeel was snappy, carbonation was a little less than medium, but by no means low. This was a decent beer overall.

Rifugium, Aug 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

domfreego, Aug 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

zestar, Jul 19, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

ScottRansom, Jul 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

SaisonRichBiere, Jul 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

webmanspidey, Jul 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Jspriest, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of rudzud
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%

Received as an extra in a trade and poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice darkish brown black with a one finger mocha head that faded to leave light, thin side lacing and a thin creamy blanket/halo.

S - Aromas of almost burning alcohol, dark raisins, plum, burnt sugars, candi malts. Maybe some faint chocolate.

T - Taste is dark fruits, chocolate, raisins, sugary sweetness, burnt caramel, belgian yeast notes. Actually not that bad at all.

M - Mouthfeel though is pretty meh. Lowly carbonated, thin, syrupy, booze, sticky, heavy. Ugh.

O - Overall, a solid offering from Short's though not my favorite Belgian Dark Ale by any means.

rudzud, Jun 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

emottram, Jun 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

pmarlowe, May 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

PA-Michigander, Apr 24, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +2.9%

Appearance: pours a black color with just the lightest hint of brown around the edges. almost no foam but a small tan film that fades quickly to nothing. opaque

Smell: immediately a strong yeast smell. strong raisin as well. dark candi sweetness. maybe a bit of plums and a hint of roast or burnt sugar

Taste: opens up with a strong belgian yeast. dark fruits, light plum and strong raisin. dark candi sugar sweetness, dark slightly burnt caramel.

Mouthfeel: a bit too heavy and sticky, could be lighter and more carbonated.

Overall: a few flaws in look and mouthfeel but a solid beer over all. still not on the high end of belgian darks but worth a shot for Shorts and Belgian dark fans

SportsandJorts, Apr 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Buck_Jones, Apr 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

GinsuDave, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

jlmathis, Apr 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

MrBIP, Mar 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

md655321, Mar 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

tectactoe, Mar 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Sirvis, Mar 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

acurtis, Jan 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

MichiganderHB, Jan 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

ltltony, Jan 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

RayOhioFelton, Jan 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

TheConnMan, Jan 14, 2014
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Evil Urges from Short's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.