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Short’s Bourbon Goodnight Bodacious

Short’s Bourbon Goodnight Bodacious
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 136   EST. CALORIES: 262   ABV: 8.75%
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Double India Black Ale aged in Bourbon barrels. An ale so dark and black that it’s completely impenetrable to light, with a layered nose of rich sweetness and unexpected earthy hoppiness. This hefty bodied beer presents big bitter black barley and roasted coffee flavors, along with subtle compliments of dark fruit and green hops. After aging in Bourbon barrels for over 9 months, strong flavors of vanilla and charred oak provide an array of compliments, along with some unique hazelnut characteristics.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (693) - Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2014
On tap at the Shorts Anniversary Party. Was very pumped to try this one. After loving the original I had high hopes. And it did not disappoint. Full of chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, a ton of dark fruit, and coffee flavors. One of my favorites of the event. I would absolutely love to have some more. Keep it up Shorts.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (4742) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2014
On tap: The aroma consists of chocolate, maple syrup, light coffee, bourbon, and vanilla. It’s a dark brown with no transparency and a small tan head. The flavor starts with chocolate and maple syrup. The finish has some light pine, vanilla, bourbon, and a touch of coffee. It’s medium bodied light-moderate carbonation.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SHANER4 (479) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2014
Had this beer at the GTMW 2013 and just getting around to rating it. Poured black with frothy head. Aroma-molasses, bourbon and vanilla. Taste is so sweet and reminds me of a rich chocolate cake. Overall I loved this beer. Probably my favorite beer from the festival. Had at least 4 pours of this excellent beer!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tectactoe (1658) - Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2014
UPDATED: APR 28, 2014 Tap: Sludgy, complete darkness with a frothy, tan foam head showing decent retention & leaving a little bit of lacing behind. Aroma has wonderfully smooth, bourbon soaked oak notes meshing with sweet, creamy chocolate. Woody, nutty, rustic, lightly boozy with lots of a vanilla & a little coconut on the back-end. Not much of the original hoppage is present in the aroma. The taste starts with some unexpected dark-fruit sweetness but is quickly followed with lots of chocolate & lots of barrel. Milky cocoa, heavy oak, whiskey, wood, & more creamy vanilla. Hops actually make a comeback on the palate... light ashy bitterness with a hint of citrus pith undertone. Finish of dark fudge cake topped with bourbon maple syrup & wood chips. Delicious. Essentially a hoppy, barrel aged stout.... So tasty!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6349) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Draft pour at GTMW 2013. Pours a really nice looking deep brown with a small tan head. Vanilla, brown sugar, oak, bourbon, and caramel sit atop dark chocolate, rich roast, and earthy hops. Really unusual juxtaposition. Medium-bodied, with a smooth, bitter, sweet mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Unique. I enjoyed this a lot.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5672) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Draft pour on tap at GTMW 2013 (Madison, WI). Pours a darker deep blackish brown hue. Firm hazy dark body. Frothy light brown head atop sticks around large, laces well. Aromas are bourbon, oak, and vanilla. Gentle spiciness, some earthy hops, toast and black malts. Initial is medium bodied, a firm barrel but not hot. A bit dry and tannic as we move on. Front is a bit more girthy, oak and some spirit warmth. Cocoa, toast, and gentle dryness. Some dryness, mellow hop presence hits into the backend. A touch warm, dry, and toasty. Some black malt, cocoa, firm barrel. Not too cumbersome, still some decent hop presence. Nice, but not for everyone.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (2991) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle shared by Sarro and crew who very graciously hosted us during the Hill Farmstead 3rd anniversary snowstorm. Opaque black pour, nice brown head. Aroma is more imperial stout like, a bit weird, lots of cinnamon, molasses, licorice. Taste is slightly hoppier, still more stouty than IPA really, pretty good though, lots of bourbon, vanilla notes, bitter hop finish. Tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (2001) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
(Critique chaotique du extreme beer fest 2013): Bien corsée, torréfaction, peu de houblons pour une ipa mais une agréable balance. Solide.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2847) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2013
tap at 2013 michigan winter beer fest. near black with small head. intense barrel aged black ipa. well done.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mittenator (1278) - Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Sample at 2013 MBG Winter Beer Festival. Darker, slicker and more aroma than the original.


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