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Goodnight Bodacious - Short's Brewing Company

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194 Ratings
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Ratings: 194
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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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Michigan

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Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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tectactoe

Michigan

4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 17:41:43 | More by tectactoe
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Acuity

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

02-10-2013 07:23:42 | More by Acuity
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Mitchster

Michigan

3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$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.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 03:57:10 | More by Mitchster
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MichiganBrews

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

02-10-2013 00:46:41 | More by MichiganBrews
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webmanspidey

Michigan

4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is a dark black color with light head and medium carbonation. Smells are heavy on citrus, with some sweeter malt smells like molasses and raisin mixed in. Taste is that of a very balanced malty IPA with a crisp bitter finish. Mouthfeel is thick for an IPA. This is very drinkable and tasty.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 23:53:04 | More by webmanspidey
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Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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33nickadams

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Completely opaque, black and with a small tan head that sticks mostly to the side of the glass. Color reminds me a of a stout or porter. Smells of roasted barley and citrusy hops. Some coffee and chocolate notes in there as well. Taste has the roastiness somewhat subdued and well-balanced with the bitterness and flavoring of the hops. Finishes dry with the alcohol well-hidden. It teeters on the edge of being a stout, but not quite there. The hops are definitely in the spotlight here. The mouthfeel is moderate and lightly carbonated. Overall, I like these black barleywines. This is a style that I would like to see more. Maybe I'll brew up a batch of my own, and use this as a standard. This is a good brew!

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 01:42:06 | More by 33nickadams
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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Michigan

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smakawhat

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2012 15:33:55 | More by smakawhat
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Goodnight Bodacious from Short's Brewing Company
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