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Goodnight Bodacious - Short's Brewing Company

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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.16%
Wants: 18
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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4.33/5  rDev +4.3%

Thanks Jim & Renee for this one!

Jet black with tan foam, spray of spotty lace in the glass, initial billowing head dwindles to a bare skim after a few minutes. Surface is patchy with clusters of larger bubbles here and there.

Great piney hop aroma melded nicely with roasted malts, lightly sweet chocolate and coffee traces.

Big flavors of blackened malt and piney hops. Extremely smooth and silky with a nice lingering resiny hop flavor, green and coniferous. Slight malt sweetness, creamy and smooth feel, light carbonation. Damn this is good.

03-03-2013 00:43:09 | More by emerge077
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-05-2013 19:20:53 | More by imperialking
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4.1/5  rDev -1.2%

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 1/2013. Pours pitch black color with a 1 finger dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, pine, orange zest, dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, orange rind, and floral hops. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of roasted malt and hop notes; with good strength. Taste of dark chocolate, roasted malt, grapefruit, pine, orange zest, orange rind, cocoa, light char, floral, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of roasted pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, pine, citrus zest, cocoa, char, floral, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice balance and complexity of roasted malt and hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, slick, sticky, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent imperial Black IPA. Great balance and complexity of roasted malt and hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering as expected.

02-27-2013 05:04:47 | More by superspak
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4.05/5  rDev -2.4%

Poured on tap at Churchkey DC into a tumbler.

Off tan brown head produced and presented one finger tall, kind of a creamy appearance. Very very dark dark brown walnut like black body. Brew keeps a real solid puck while drinking and leaves lots of clumping lacing too.

Great solid nose on this beer. Airy dry chocolate, almost powdered cococa, but also with a milky sensation. Lingering mild roast as well. Solid.

Taste brings a nice soft citrus body to the palate with lots of grapefruit. Great meld of hop orange bitter and roast character dryness. Excellent feel on this brew with creamy and coating characteristics that hit the tongue so perfectly. Chocolate nose sensations don't seem to come through so much upon the taste.

Really loved the feel on this brew more than anything and it brings all the good qualities of this style together. Real nice black ale.

06-15-2012 15:33:55 | More by smakawhat
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4.09/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

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4.15/5  rDev 0%

Thanks to Jeff for this one! Pours a menacing shade of black, no real color can be detected from this one. Light-tan head, a bit lighter than I would expect for a beer so dark. Aroma is full of nice toasted caramel malts and deep, roasted malts. Not picking up much cocoa or chocolate, mostly just a deep roasty aroma. Hops are present as well, after all this is just a black DIPA, right? Mostly heavy on the pine needles and florals, but the citrus notes come alive sometime during the latter half of the beer.

The aroma leaves no secrets as to how this one will taste, maybe aside from the fact that the hops are a bit more pungent on the palate than they were on the nose. A nice, steel-y caramel and deeply roasted malt backbone holds up a nicely constructed hop profile - more pine, pine needles, and some oily resin. Citrus is a bit buried, but eventually surfaces; grapefruit rind, lemon and orange zest. There's a heavy bitter and resinous flavor that resounds into the aftertaste. A touch of roasted malts also linger alongside the finishing hops. Medium bodied, not quite thick or sticky, somewhat dry and easily drinkable for a DIPA.

What can I say about Shorts that hasn't already been said? I love their willingness to try new shit. This was my first "black DIPA" and it was pretty damn good. Unique, interesting, tasty, and extremely drinkable.

EDIT: 3/24/2013

After plowing through my own six pack, I realized I like this even more than I originally thought. Hops had faded a little bit, leaving the beer more "stout" like, but it was still delicious. I got more bitter cocoa notes this time that I wasn't getting before. Very roasted, tasty, and unique - like a stout that has been overhopped to oblivion.

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3.8/5  rDev -8.4%

It's tectactoe night in Minnesota! Another brew arriving from Michigan. 12 oz. bottle, approached with trepidation - Short's has had plenty of great, horrid, & everything in between for me over the years.

Pour is true black with mild carbonation. Nose is roast that leans towards setting-off-fire-alarms scorched. Overwhelms whatever else might be lurking in the depths.

Goodnight Bodacious would be a great wing-man. Torched roast flings itself at the tongue, & is yanked back from the edge of the volcano by a healthy dash of bitter, piney hops. Dark chocolate leavens the shock to the system. Herbal & orange bits scatter through the midsection, leaving the finish to soft caramel & the scrapings at the bottom of a bi-annual cleaning of the coffee pot. Drinkable? Six ounces in my mini-chalice, & I'm happy.

Short's: Purveyor of the Gangrenously Whack. This is one of few black ales that doesn't disappoint, perhaps because it goes right up to the edge of too much, then hits the accelerator. Strange, & very good.

09-12-2013 01:46:07 | More by maximum12
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New York

4.46/5  rDev +7.5%

12oz bottle served in a snifter.

L - black with a beige head that thinned to a ring leaving streaks of lacing rings.

S - roasted aroma jumps out at first with faint citrus rind in the background.

T - rich roasted coffee and chocolate upfront is met by citrus rind bitterness blending with chocolate covered espresso coffee beans on the finish.

F - medium/full bodied with a creamy, smooth feel.

O - perhaps a pioneer in a new style, American Double / Imperial Black Ale?
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3.89/5  rDev -6.3%

$2.19 for a 12oz bottle @ BevCo. No specs on the bottle or website. Pours out to a clear dark black, forming a nice mouse-like dark tan head with excellent retention and nice lacing. Carbonation is moderate, ~2.5 carbs or so. Fine layer of yeast in the bottle. The aroma erupts with hops...skunk weed and pine, sitting on top of some nice roasted malts with suggestions of espresso and black walnut. Mouthfeel is very soft and creamy smooth with a medium dense body. The taste is very good. It's what I would expect for something described as a double black IPA...lots of hop oil aromas, roast and big body but unlike that of an imperial stout. The hops dominate in flavor, but there is a very pleasant balance between the roast and bitterness, which is medium firm. I'm guessing Simcoe and Amarillo are probably in here. The mouthfeel is bitter like strong espresso, with hints of french roast astringency as well. Alcohol adds a peppery bite. I'm guessing this is somewhere around 8.5% by flavor. There are some sherry and port like oxidized notes in the finish.

A very interesting and well made beer and the first time I've had a Black DIPA. The bitterness is a bit over the top and as a result, one is plenty, but it's still worth a try. I just couldn't see myself buying a 6-pack of this.

02-10-2013 03:57:10 | More by Mitchster
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Goodnight Bodacious from Short's Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.