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Bludgeon Yer Eye PA | Short's Brewing Company

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Bludgeon Yer Eye PABludgeon Yer Eye PA
BA SCORE
3.88/5
Very Good
276 Ratings
Bludgeon Yer Eye PABludgeon Yer Eye PA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
shortsbrewing.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by dudecandle on 10-19-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,215
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
276
pDev:
12.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
32
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 276 |  Reviews: 75
Photo of phartman133
1.67/5  rDev -57%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Very dark beer that smells like coffee and nature. Once you take a sip you will get an overwhelming taste of coffee. It is a very thick beer and it will leave a very strong after taste in your mouth. Not my favorite beer at all. I really don't enjoy it

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Photo of gogreen99
1.85/5  rDev -52.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

This beer was painful to drink very strong bitter tastes, unpleasant aftertaste with notes of coffee - not a coffee drinker. Very dark in color. Very strong coffee flavors and burnt beans tasted. Dark roast beer. Low malt beer. I would not recommend this beer - shorts has many better

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2/5  rDev -48.5%

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2/5  rDev -48.5%

Photo of ZachMcGinn
2.32/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

This beer is painful to drink. It has a very hoppy scents and flavor and attempts to include a coffee flavor as well. The mixture leads to an uncomfortable flavor of bitterness. Flavors of burnt beans and nature. A little to strong for my palate, but for those looking for a challenge. This would be a good one.

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Photo of Pinkgorilla
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of bwilson1730
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of thereal_adam
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of Marti403
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of Jesswellick
2.62/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Very strong coffee aroma and taste. Strong bitterness leaves unpleasant after taste. Not very enjoyable for someone that prefers lighter beers. Hard to drink more than a taste. Also has a burnt after taste with a maltiness that is unrounded. Not a fan, an acquired taste for sure

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Photo of AnnArborJoe
2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of Buck_Jones
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of nathanjohnson
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of beernads
3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of Kerrie
3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of gordavidson
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a deep dark ruby red with some dark brown highlights. The light brown head is thin and splotchy.

S- Pine, grass, oats, and a bit of smoke and roastiness. Like a smoky Gumballhead.

T- Same as the aroma with a bit more emphasis on the roastiness. The bitterness is pretty apparent, in true Short's fashion.

M- A nice creamy mouthfeel right up front but it falls thin on the finish. There is a definite lasting bitterness and smokiness.

O- A very unique beer that is nice for something different but it is not something I would really seek out.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Beejay
3.35/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to RocPorterFanatic for this brew!

A: Pours as brown as the bottle, in the glass it is black with a tan head on the top of it.

S: Lots of pine, some grapefruit, and earthy resiny thing going on. All with a bready undertone. There is a hint of something in the finish that I am not in love with.

T: A slight pine flavor right at the beginning, followed by an almost metallic flavor. The finish is dark roasted grains. I feel like the smell was pretty good, but the flavor doesn't back it up much.

M: Medium in body, with decent carbonation.

O: Overall, it's ok. I wouldn't go out and buy a bunch of it. Another Short's beer that I am under-impressed by.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.36/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip. Thanks to MarcatGSB for this bottle.

Appearance - The bottle opens with hardly a hiss and pours a deep brown body that looks black in the glass with a small off-white head. The head is gone in a flash and there's no lacing at all. It doesn't look all that alive.

Smell - A hop aroma of pine and a ton of grass. Roasted malts behind are an afterthought to the hops.

Taste - Grassy and earthy hops up front. Strong grassy flavors that aren't very appetizing, but drinkable. It's followed by a malt bill that backs it up surprisingly well. It's a smooth transition to chocolate malt and a slightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - Low carbonation on this one. Medium bodied and it's pretty drinkable. If the grassy hops had made it bitter, it would be tough to put away, but it's more in the front of the flavor.

Overall - Not bad, but not great. Black ales are tough. They're so difficult to balance. This one had unbalanced flavors that managed to work well together. Surprising, but still not a favorite.

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Photo of BIN29
3.39/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of chicano4craft
3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown, almost black, with reddish highlights in the light. A fingers worth of tan head. Good lacing. Looks the part.

Nose is resin and pine upfront. Then a big sweet roast kicks in. Very hoppy with burnt chocolate.

Taste is very bitter. Not any really flavor coming from the hops...just bitter. Malts try to tame the hops with some subtle chocolate and coffee. Dry finishing. Bitterness is overdone here. It's not off putting but it does distract.

Mouthfeel suffers from the dry finish. The carbonation is great.

Overall I did enjoy it. It's just not one of my favorites in the catagory.

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Bludgeon Yer Eye PA from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 276 ratings
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