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Honey Badger - Short's Brewing Company

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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Double India Black Ale brewed with orange blossom honey
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Ratings: 103 | Reviews: 12
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Drk93TT
4.15/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into my MI Brewers guild pint glass !

A: Pours pitch black with a white/khaki head- which is strangely "milk-stoutesq" look to it.. sugary-sticky sweet head... Intriguing and mysterious with big tan bubbles and leaves mild lacing as it sinks to the bottom of the pint.

S: Dark chocolate... coffee... and happy hops on the nose.

T: Hop presence is here right away. Then fades to a roasted carmelly honey flavor. definitly can taste the alcohol bite to this one, pretty bold. The honey taste is nice as it is subtle and plays the supporting role to the malts and hops in this one.

M: Medium balanced feel to this one, sticky and sweet but at the same time roasty and malty. I like this. Very much.

For the record im not and never have been a hop head. I love malty beer and balanced hops!! This one surprised me. Overall the highlight of the newest (at this time) of shorts variety 12 pack we have been blessed with in michigan. I swear, these guys can think of anything. Another home run for SBC.

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Photo of SportsandJorts
3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: brownish black. opaque but some lightness near the edges. a figure of a tan head that leaves a little bit of a spotty lacing

Smell: citrusy, black licorice, black malts. maybe a little bit of pine

Taste: opens up with black licorice. citrusy and some piney hops. ends with a burnt malts bitterness.

Mouthfeel: fairly light but some alcohol warmth

Overall: I am no fan of black ales, i thought if anyone could make one i like it was shorts. but this one still falls short.

Photo of king75
4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Black as midnight, very opaque, resembles a good stout in appearance in many ways. Has about an inch of thick creamy toffee colored head. Generous lacing that does not recede at all. Everything you would want a beer to look like of the style.

S- Very complex. At first glance I am hit with a pungent grapefruit essence and a funk of hoppiness. Then the subtle smells of black currants, anise, tobacco, a hint of mint of all things comes through. A little unbalanced as the hoppy smell steels the show but still very solid.

T/M- WOW! First really good new beer that I have tried in this new year! The flavors of dark malts and a nice dark chocolate/black currant flavor hit the palate first, but then metamorphosize into a bitter hop presence accompanied by a sweetness of honey combined with hints of citrus flavors. The hops become more and more prevalent in this one as it warms up. Mouthfeel is medium leaning toward full body with a tart, dry end feel that leaves your mouth feeling resinous and tacky.

Overall, I really like this one! One of the more complex black ales that I have had and one that I look forward to drinking again in the future. This one is better than expected and worth seeking out

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Honey Badger from Short's Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.