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Goodnight Bodacious - Short's Brewing Company

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201 Ratings
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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.18%
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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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

mattvandyk, Jul 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

warnerry, Jul 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

beernads, Jul 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

BMart, Jun 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

GinsuDave, Jun 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Tlab3, Jun 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

MichPaul, Jun 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

thebigredone, Jun 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Jas45678, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of DrinkMoreBigBeers
4.6/5  rDev +11.1%

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!

DrinkMoreBigBeers, May 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Tee2Grn, May 19, 2013
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4.09/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

xnicknj, May 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

kirbmeist, May 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Slay40, May 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

eyemustard, May 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Bitter_Echo, May 09, 2013
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4.44/5  rDev +7.2%

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.

DovaliHops, May 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

SpdKilz, May 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

brudz2134, May 04, 2013
Photo of minterro
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%

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.

minterro, Apr 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

miga, Apr 27, 2013
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4.48/5  rDev +8.2%

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.

chugalug06, Apr 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

kscaldef, Apr 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

aztraz, Apr 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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....

alpinebryant, Apr 20, 2013
Goodnight Bodacious from Short's Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.