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Goodnight Bodacious - Short's Brewing Company

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Goodnight BodaciousGoodnight Bodacious

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

195 Ratings
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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 17
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: smakawhat on 06-15-2012)
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MichPaul

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-08-2013 23:12:20 | More by MichPaul
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-08-2013 22:40:16 | More by thebigredone
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Jas45678

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

06-01-2013 01:11:16 | More by Jas45678
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DrinkMoreBigBeers

Michigan

4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out one finger of mocha colored head with a pitch black body. Looks delicious. Yeast is present in the bottom of the bottle, which I would recommend pouring in which adds some flavor. Also above average lacing.

S - A whiff of this brings a balance that plays well with the piney hops and the black chocolate malts. There is a complexity within these two notes as they battle to overtake one another.

T - Here comes the piney bitterness with a nice follow up punch of the black malts. Next sip is chocolate malts followed by piney, grassy bitterness. The bitterness lingers on with the creamy chocolate notes. Not much alcohol present in this one for the 8.5%.

M - Medium to full mouth feel with a soft fluffy creaminess. Carbonation is present but the softness of the beer somehow covers it up as it goes down, in the end some carbonation starts to show through. Lovely.

O - This is the last of the six pack that was given to me as a B-Day present from a buddy of mine. All I can say is this is my all time favorite Black IPA and the best offering I have tried from shorts.! If you want an awesome black IPA this is a must try. Its to bad this is a seasonal beer, and I will have to wait almost another whole year to get some more. This beer is best fresh but with some age on it it smooths out considerably. Get this one Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 22:15:11 | More by DrinkMoreBigBeers
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Tee2Grn

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-19-2013 01:36:58 | More by Tee2Grn
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into Perennial tulip - thanks to erikkoppin

Deep blacked-out pour with a thick, frothy tanned head. Rings of webbed lacing coat the glass while drinking.

Fairly heavy pine hop bitterness in the nose with resin and softer, sweeter notes. Touches of coffee beans and chocolate with roasted dark malts and alcohol warmth.

Bitter and piny right up front with sticky resinous hops. The hop profile builds like a wave, riding on top of the multi-layered malt backbone. Coffee beans, dark chocolate and sweetness mellow out the aggressive hoppiness. Roasty and warm in the finish with lingering bitterness.

Fuller medium body, decent carbonation, creamy and full on the tongue. Black IPAs are hit or miss for me sometimes but this was really delicious, especially with the soft, pillowy mouthfeel and high-torque hop profiles.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 01:26:00 | More by xnicknj
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kirbmeist

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-13-2013 19:07:50 | More by kirbmeist
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Slay40

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

05-10-2013 18:54:08 | More by Slay40
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eyemustard

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

05-10-2013 18:29:48 | More by eyemustard
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Bitter_Echo

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

05-09-2013 03:05:09 | More by Bitter_Echo
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DovaliHops

California

4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown... basically black with a medium tan head that goes down quickly. Scent is that of a roasty porter or coffee stout. A ton of roasted malt and some dark malt with roasted hop aromas. Very interesting beer here. This has some hoppy notes, but drinks like a well-crafted, roasty porter. The hops are just a plus. Taste is just as it smell. Roasted malt and hops with some chocolate and coffee. Espresso with coffee grounds and hops. This beer is fantastic! One of the best "black ipas" and one of the best "american black ales" I've ever had. Mouthfeel is full and creamy. Drinkability is high.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 08:04:19 | More by DovaliHops
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-05-2013 01:36:58 | More by SpdKilz
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brudz2134

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-04-2013 04:58:37 | More by brudz2134
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minterro

Colorado

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought this bad boy about two months ago, tired the first 5 fairly fast going to finally give it a proper rating.

Very deep powerful chocolate and roasty aroma. finger of head when poured vigorously. choppy lacing. looks vigorous when poured. Pitch black not unlike the night's sky. noticeable relatively rapid carbonation bubbles rising.

hoppy but nothing too intense upfront. A bit of a bitter finish but I think this one might have done a bit more tongue bruising back a month ago. Very thick and lowish carbonation. Robust but not overwhelming. Alcohol in the finish but hidden everywhere else. chewy texture.

Overall: A very very solid beer. I would say a close second among Black IPA (just trailing Stone's 15th anniversary). I would recommend drinking one at a time, not only for the ABV but also just to spread the wealth.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 04:19:40 | More by minterro
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miga

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

04-27-2013 01:47:26 | More by miga
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chugalug06

Colorado

4.48/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Awesome caramel colored lasting foamy head on thick black fluid. Missing much lacing.

Burnt, pine, grass, roasty, caramel, very stout ;)

Chewy, deep, smooth, delicous, super roasty without the burden of smoke. Creamy, heavy carbonation, high dry bitting bitterness, lots of heavy dark chocolate. Resinous, piney, green, dank burn.

Highly Recommended!!! Drinks a lot like a RIS... Thanks, Adam.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 23:42:43 | More by chugalug06
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kscaldef

Oregon

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-22-2013 05:58:38 | More by kscaldef
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aztraz

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

04-21-2013 19:40:21 | More by aztraz
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alpinebryant

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours pitch black with mocha head heavy lacing at the edges and a good dusting on top.

S: Aroma of citrus and ash. Some orange rind and pine. Pure bitterness with dark deep roasted malt scents.

T: Bitter orange peel, deep woods pine and charcoal. Deep bitter black patent malt battle with citrus hops. Goodnight bodacious has a Bitter finish that was hard won by the hops. Flavorful is an understatement and this is tasty but definitely would be tough to have more than one of these for me. Ideally I would have had half a bottle and I like DIPAs. Lots of licorice / anice flavor in here as well.

M: Medium to thick body for a ABA, medium carbonation.

O: Overall this is a tasty American black ale. It is too much for me right now however. Maybe its spring however I am just not a fan of this right now. As fate would have it, I dumped 3/4 of this beer on my rug. Oops. Maybe it was predetermined as I wasnt particularly interested....

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 17:15:57 | More by alpinebryant
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adamant1912

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-19-2013 04:04:42 | More by adamant1912
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JDizzle

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-18-2013 15:20:42 | More by JDizzle
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malty

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

When Shorts says 'Double Black', they ain't lying. Jet black x 1000 is the color of this brew. A loose khaki head stays put at 1.5". It does settle to 1" after several minutes, leaving a coagulated barrage of large bubbled lace in its wake. Still, menacing, and daunting. Absolute killer wide ringed shattered lace all rather way down the glass.

I was forced to stir up this wicked head as to give it a fair chance of a smell rating. After said swirling of my nonic pint glass, dark chocolate brownies come to the forefront. A few more gentle swirls gives eminence to resinous, scorched hops, that bring to mind a charred pine forest. Not that I ever smelled, (or for that matter, want to) a burnt-up Christmas tree, but I have sometimes imagined it after dozens of times watching Christmas Vacation. Boozy.

The acrid dark roasted malts chant impending domination on my palate with every measured quaff. Rich, yet pointed - thanks to enough hop bite to climb itself out of the roasted malty quicksand. This is a battle between Bass and Treble. The Bass is boomin', but the hi-hat is chiming away. Balsy, with a evil grin - showing sparkling white teeth.

Mouthfeel is full bodied, but very airy, thanks to a beautiful amount of ultra fine carbonation. This is what separates the pros from the wannabes, IMHO. The drinkability of this ale is outstanding, thanks to the masterful kinetic body, which actually gives the hop bill more time to shine, rather than be smothered by a wilting, lifeless body.

Overall this is one bad mofo! Not quite the palate wrecker one might fear by being a double (black) IPA. Shorts def puts their skillful hallmark on the deeep daaaarrrk malt bill on this one, but never letting you forget they're the maestros of hop manipulation either. It's kinda like looking up at the hugest, most scary roller coaster in the park. Getting strapped in. And getting the ride you expected, but you didn't die. You didn't even shit yourself. You loved it so much, you got back in line and took it for another ride. Then you gleefully dreamt about it that night, while unknowingly grew a bigger pair.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 21:41:21 | More by malty
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sendsilk

Florida

4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to my friend Scott for sending this to me! You send me a lot of Shorts and they are very hit or miss, but this one is a definite hit!

I'm usually not a fan of black IPA's but I'm willing to try anything once. This beer is SURPRISINGLY good. Shorts Brewing has been hit or miss IMO but this one is excellent! A nice solid fairly malty backbone to complement the flavorful hops. Not too overwhelming on either the malt or the well rounded hop profile, I would love to have more than one of these, although I would feel much better about drinking it pretty fresh (as I just did). Good choice and thanks again, my favorite black IPA to date!

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 05:05:24 | More by sendsilk
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MCain04

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Extra from a trade with tectactoe, thanks bro much appreciated. 12 oz bottle poured into HF stemware.

A: Dark brown almost black body with tan 1-2 finger head, moderate lacing and retention.

S: Hoppy, piney and grassy, with some roasty malt character to it.

T: Hops to the smell, with a big roasty malt backing, not too bitter though, not alcohol presence.

M: Medium carbonation, medium body, wetter than most DIPAs, decent.

O: A solid offering from a small brewery, if available locally I would enjoy this if well-priced. Nothing to go crazy over, but a well-balanced brew. Glad to have tried.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 02:50:30 | More by MCain04
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krl2112

Illinois

3/5  rDev -27.7%

04-05-2013 23:32:08 | More by krl2112
Goodnight Bodacious from Short's Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.