Evil Urges | Short's Brewing Company

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3.78/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by elNopalero on 03-30-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,634
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
182
pDev:
10.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
36
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 182 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of moshea
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stortore
4.38/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle into a tulip snifter. Bottled 11/24/15.

Pours near black, opaque, with a one and a half finger head of darker tan foam, lots of soapy lacing. The smell is caramel, chocolate, molasses, Belgian yeast, raisins, prunes, figs, some malt, candi sugar, some bread, a little black pepper fully warmed. A sweet aroma kind of tucked underneath all that. The taste is similar- caramel, molasses, prunes, raisins, less chocolate and figs than the nose, but more malt, yeast, dark bread. A brief flash of hop bitterness, some sweetness on the finish. Very smooth, full bodied for the style, well carbonated, refreshing, creamy.

Going to be a ratings buster on this one, I think this is a terrific beer and this was my 4th of the sixer. So, I'm pretty convinced. Great flavor, a really complex aroma, great feel and body. Highly enjoyable offering from Short's. Well worth a purchase, the next time it comes around.

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Photo of esimonoff
4.16/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jackalope1977
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of red94tt
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ridgeisgod
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Barnoloid
4.23/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This took me by surprise. A quad like depth of taste and complexity, the sweetness with the rye bread/malt loaf and yeast forward back end. A touch of sugar wrapped up in dried fruit - figs, apricot and clove notes. It is a fine looking beer - kicks up a large head with a rich looking caramel body. Lots to enjoy here. I have an 'urge' to drink a second.

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Photo of Billydoughnuts
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AdamSteve
4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of szmnnl99
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of C_Adams
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of travelguy
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of A_Rad
4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Cocomojoe81
4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Webcowes
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of schnjac
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Lucky to have found this at Smitty's in Grand Rapids! Great brew. Shame it's discontinued...

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Photo of pirmannt1
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrborchert74
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cryptichead
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of entenduintransit
2.1/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of K-Dog
4.27/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

When I had fresh several years ago I didn't care for this so aged a bottle for about a year, what a difference it made. Smells of molasses chocolate and bourbon. Taste is like a sour bourbon stout. For those of you who rated this low when had fresh I suggest aging a couple for about a year and then review it again. This was delicious.

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Photo of Sammy
3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eziel
4.42/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jamesod
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Evil Urges from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 182 ratings