Goodnight Bodacious | Short's Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by smakawhat on 06-15-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
317
Reviews:
55
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
9.18%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
59
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 317 |  Reviews: 55
Photo of fern22
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of oberon
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into a standard pint a deep dark cola color with a full one finger mocha colored head that sticks like glue to the glass as it settles slowly into a frothy mass.Dark chocolate and fruity esters in the nose,slight pine resin is detected as well.Roasty and earthy with a sharp resinous palate,mild caramel sweetness but the roast and resiny hops win the day,the alcohol is really well hidden.A dry drinkable ABA here,was expecting much sweeter,a nice surprise.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled 2/23/17; drank 4/12/17 @ the Yarchives.

Black/brown appearance.

A rough pour yielded a huge, noisy dark tan head; a thick curtain of lace.

Medium roast coffee bean & pineapple notes in the nose...yep, a black IPA all right!!

Creamy medium mouthfeel.

Medium roast coffee bean & pineapple flavors up front; dry grass & faint booze heat notes on the finish.

Above average for a style I don't always love; I'd say this is a fine brew.

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Photo of MacMalt
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle dated 2/23/2017. Poured into IPA glass. It pours black as night, with one finger of mocha-colored head and lacing. It smells of roasted malt, burnt coffee, and whiffs of chocolate and pine needles. The taste is nicely roasty with dark malt, burnt coffee grounds, bakers chocolate. As the glass warmed, I tasted more of the coffee. It has a burnt, bitter, piny hop finish and a decidedly bitter after taste. The various tastes blend very nicely. This is medium-bodied, with an almost creamy mouth feel, light carbonation, a the 9% ABV gives it nice substance. Overall, it is a very fine Black Ale. It's right up there with Wookey Jack, Dark Penance, Night Time, and Dubhe, and it's close to my absolute favorite Black Ale, Carton's Epitome. I'm very glad to have tried this one and thank @superspak for the opportunity.

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Photo of Blackop555
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a thick, medium, Brown head and last a while with good lacing.

Smells roasted malts, coffee, hints of piney hops and hints of chocolate.

Tastes rich roasted malts and coffee followed immediately with bitter piney hops. Finish is dry with a piney linger and hints of dark chocolate. Lighter side of full body and smooth lower medium carbonation. This is a very rich black ipa

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Photo of blissfulNemo
3.86/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
2.95/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a goblet:

L: jet black like cold coffee or a delicious stout. However something about it is missing when compared to other black IPA's.
A: malt and barley...not quite as expected as I was hoping for hoppy piney cofee citrus aroma

F: heavy, slow sipper, boozy, yet on tongue boozy flavor thins which allows for enjoyment.

T: scotch ale, malt, barley

O: good but rating is low for I expected hoppiness being it's labeled as a DIPA. It also is described as having a barely wine taste when it tastes more like a scotch ale. It's almost like the brewers @ Shorts had no idea what they brewed so it is sort've a DIPA barley wine without strong noticeable hop presence. However being it is resembled as a barley wine maybe some age will do it good. It's almost like a DIPA gone wrong creating a resemblance of a barley wine. As with all barley wines perhaps with some age I'll like it better.

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Photo of schoolboy
4.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Right now, and in the store tasting, the Goodnight Bodacious is of the highest of tiers - that good. We'll see what happens when I drink a TON of it this evening. A ton of some of the best. I am honored.

It pours out the growler with a thick, luxurious head that dies after a while but never ceases to have nice character. Good little fizz. The aroma is nice - pungent and fresh, not yeasty, not too strong.

The taste is overwhelmingly good. It blends sharp, piney hops bittering with strong malts and a roasty finish. This just tastes exquisite.

I will now hurriedly end this review so I can get on with drinking a whole mess of it.

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Photo of Timc32
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sweemzander
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrborchert74
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mportnoy
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pandarus
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sexton
4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jp32
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a thick black color with a khaki to tan colored head. Looks real intense for a black ipa. It's flavor is more dark malt dominated than hop dominated in my opinion, and that's fine with me for this one. In my opinion, this drinks more like a stout than anything else. It's big, thick, and mean for a beer of this style.

Well done, Short's!

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Photo of KeithE
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GangOf1
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chuckgietzen
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
3.47/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Figjammin
3.32/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gtwreck45
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of C_Adams
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Goodnight Bodacious from Short's Brewing Company
4.14 out of 5 based on 317 ratings.
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