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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Goodnight Bodacious has the maltiness of a barleywine and the hoppiness of an India Pale Ale. A rich, hoppiness dominates the aroma, with earthy and loamy scents. A medium body presents big, bitter black barley and roasted coffee flavors, with subtle compliments of dark fruit and green hops. Strong alcohol flavors and pleasant warming qualities become more noticeable as the beer approaches room temperature.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Draft at Taps 25, Lansing. Deep garnet body, thick puffy light brown head. Nose of chocolate and pine, tannic and leafy. Sharp woody, piny body, pillowy and sweet with chocolate, charred sugars, and sticky gum-like candy. A black IPA on steroids, but the alcohol is not especially prominent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1143) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Extra from flandersned! Thanks, Steve. Nice roast and hop nose. Hop attack then bitter roast and chocolate then nice hoppy finish. Great black IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BodaciousB (2) - - MAR 8, 2013 does not count
An amazing beer. Just a huge mouthfull. Not much hops, but a little at the end give it a very nice finishing touch. Can’t remember the smell.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Houle (11) - Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2013
black barley wine, smooth hop flavors moonlighting as a stout. A black barley wine, well hopped and full bodied with prominent flavors of roasted malt and chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5672) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2013
12 oz bottle shared by pantanap. Thanks, dude! Pours a deeper darker blackish hue, middle is hazy with toasty, gentle roasty malts. Gentle ruby and copper glow on the edges and bottom. Firm dryness, florals and mellow citrus. A good roasty dose hits the nose. Gentle citrus. Initial is lighter end of medium, with toasty malts, gentle roast, with grapefruit, florals, firm bitterness. Middle shows citrus, dry pine and florals in moderate amount. Some dryness, cocoa, dry roastiness and earth pine, floral. Some dryness, roast, citrus and firmer resiny pine. Good flavors. Good dryness. Roast. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6577) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Bottle thanks to Mike. Pours black with a dark brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of musty pine and resin with dark earthy grains underlying. Flavor starts with earthy dark grains and roasted malts with a finish of earthy pine and a touch of resin.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RABinCO (1200) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle from Suchy3! Pours black with a nice slight tan head. Big, fresh hop aroma with a nice roasted malt balance and a bit of bubblegum on the back. Taste is fresh grass, citrus, bubblegum, roasted malts and a slight hit of chocolate. Everything really comes together nicely on the palate and lasts for awhile. A very well-rounded black IPA with a slightly hefty ABV that doesn’t get in the way.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
574deadzone (1023) - North Central, Indiana, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Big thanks to a good buddy for scoring this for me. Pours completely black with a slowly forming toffee-mocha head that settles slowly leaving some soapy lace behind. Nose of deep dark chocolate, pine forest, resin, tropical fruit, very light roasted malt notes, maybe some molasses. Taste is initially pretty sweet but then quite bitter. Heavier bodied, full, slick, oily, viscous, creamy, bright with hoppiness, softer on the carb, with a very long hoppy and chocolaty bitter finish. This, to me, is the perfect Black IPA. The hops and malts mesh perfectly, and I love the combination of the dark chocolate flavors with the hoppy bitterness. Amazing.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rforhan127 (2) - Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2013 does not count
Wow. This is just a great beer, a lot of hops in the aroma, flavor is very balanced between hops and malt. I may be a little biased because I love black ipa’s but Short’s really did a great job on this one. One of the best beers I’ve had in awhile, very drinkable

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2543) - Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2013
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 1/2013. Pours pitch black color with a 1 finger dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, pine, orange zest, dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, orange rind, and floral hops. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of roasted malt and hop notes; with good strength. Taste of dark chocolate, roasted malt, grapefruit, pine, orange zest, orange rind, cocoa, light char, floral, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of roasted pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, pine, citrus zest, cocoa, char, floral, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice balance and complexity of roasted malt and hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, slick, sticky, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent imperial Black IPA. Great balance and complexity of roasted malt and hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering as expected.


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