Evil Urges | Short's Brewing Company

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Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by elNopalero on 03-30-2012

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Ratings: 182 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of entenduintransit
2.1/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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2.24/5  rDev -41.8%

Photo of Mitchster
2.45/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

$2.19 for a 12oz bottle @ Bevco. No mention on the website of ingredients, other than what the label says: " A belgian dark strong ale brewed with candi sugar".

Pours out to a near black with deep mahogany highlights, forming a mousse like tan head. Medium carbonation, ~2.5 carbs or so. Nose of bananas and burnt rubber and autolyzed yeast. Mouthfeel is syrupy and thick. Medium dense body. The taste is peculiar. It's trying to be a quad but it has roasted malts in it, which really doesn't sit well with the other flavors. Moderate bitterness as well, which is also odd. Aftertaste of hot asphalt and burnt rubber with hop flavor throughout.

This is a gross combination of flavors. Bananas, camphor, roasted malts and herbal hops. Not something I choose to drink nor can I recommend it, regardless of style. If you're looking for a BSDA in particular, this is DEFINITELY not recommended.

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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.08/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.28/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of RaulMondesi
3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

So it's called Evil Urges, yet it has a picture of a cute little kitty on the label... Anyway, this dang sucker definitely reminds Raul of a vindictive ex - but lets not go there.

So I smelled it, and I sipped it, and I drank it...and I basically "aited" it. This beer definitely isn't going to make you wanna call your grandmama and tell her all about your Evil Urges. It's just kind of there; like all those rock candies stuck together in that glass victorian bowl at said grandmama's house.

Smells ok, tastes ok, but it lacks depth.

Why I spent three years with ya girl, I will never know. But Evil Urges, I'm sorry to say, I won't be spending an elongated time with you.

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Photo of maximum12
3.37/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to tectactoe for this bottle, so tiny that it was lost in the massive dump that is my beer fridge. 12 oz. bottle with a Chucky-style kitty on the label. I dig.

The pour is dark with about thirty-one tiny bubbles floating around the beery soup. Smells sweet, sweet, with a bit of dried sugar drizzled on the bananas. I can smell the belly-warming going on already.

Evil Urges should be renamed Raisin Fantasy. Bulbous raisin treacle infests the mouth & won’t let go, necessitating a through cracker-munching before trying anything else. Underneath the shriveled black grapes comes a few touches: chocolate, warm raw sugar, roast as it warms, alcohol that’s hotter than the ABV promises. Plum comes jigging into the finish, & sweetness washes over everything. Pretty happy I split this with my wife, because six ounces is enough to pass judgment on this monster.

Interesting & appropriately warped, which hasn’t been the case with the latest crop of Short’s beers, but the myriad tastes fought more than they made love. Pretty good brew.

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3.42/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from 1/4/14

A: Dark color with not much head off the pour.

S: Smells sweet, a little caramely, and has some dark fruitiness in there also.

T: Dark fruit, wet paper/cardboard taste, light brown sugar, and a little bit of cocoa.

M: Medium body, lower carbonation, and a little bit of an oily feel.

O: A decent Belgian-style beer. Flavor is fairly complex, but the wet paper kills it.

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Evil Urges from Short's Brewing Company
3.85 out of 5 based on 182 ratings.
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