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Goodnight Bodacious - Short's Brewing Company

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249 Ratings
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Ratings: 249
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 20
Gots: 34 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: smakawhat on 06-15-2012

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Ratings: 249 | Reviews: 40
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I've long been a doubter of Shorts Brewing but having tried this offering, I'm a step closer to being a believer. This ale pours a deep rich black (almost stout like) with a very slight tan head and substantial lacing. The nose is perplexing. There are substantial hop notes with a good deal of pine and grass along side those of coffee and carmely roasted malts. Unfortunately there is also something slightly off and skunky in nature. The mouthfeel is smooth and clean. Medium bodied with a nice coating feel. It is actually lighter than I would have guessed it to be. The flavors mirror the nose. With a bitter piney hoppiness upfront followed by a deep coffee/chocolaty malty sweetness. This is damn good and one of the best black ipas I've had. Maybe there is hope for Shorts yet.

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Bottle into tulip

Appearance - Black with a 1 finger slightly off white beige head. Nice lacing.

Smell - Very rich in the dark malt category. Has dark coffee, dark chocolate, and sort of an in and out floral hop character that blends nicely with the roastiness.

Taste - First you get a nice semi piney, semi citrusy, resin, and bitterness. As the bitterness begins to mellow just slightly, you enter an entirely different stage of flavors. The end flavor is roasty and somewhat smokey flavor. You get some dark chocolate, coffee, char, and just slight bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Full bodied, medium carbonation, refreshing smooth.

Overall - Good beer. Unique style of beer. You feel as if your drinking two styles of beer at once. On one hand you have all of the citrusy goodness of an IPA, and on the other roasty characteristics that closely resemble a stout especially upon smell. Not dissipointed, glad I tried it.

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Goodnight Bodacious

Had on-tap at BoatWorks and served in a shaker pint.

Appearance: Black. Finger of dark brown head. Great lacing, (4/5)

Smell: Excellent mix of hops and roasted malt... fruity and earthy hops one whiff, roastiness the next. Really nice stuff that I like. Doesn't blow me away, but great balance for the style. (3.75/5)

Taste/feel: On point. Excellent. Phenomenal blend of sweetness and bitterness that make this a brew to remember. Again, plenty of nice hoppiness coupled with chocolate and roastiness. Could you ask for much more? The brew is also nice and full in feel with a medium carbonation. Very nice. (4.25/5, 4.5/5)

Excellent beer. Definitely one of the very best I've had from the style. Great balance. Doesn't favor the hops nor the roast. I really like this brew.

4.25/5

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Goodnight Bodacious from Short's Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.