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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryanfolty (1949) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2013
February 16, 2013 - bottle from Sean. Black pour with nice head that faded quickly and lacing. Aroma was roasted malt and citrus hops. Taste was consistent with aroma. This was very well done for a style that is hard to pul off.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (7270) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle - thanks Folty! Wow, this is dynamite! Super dark and pretty dense pour with a frothy head. Lots of sharp citrus hop with a nice roasty backbone. Stellar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2013
12oz bottle. Courtesy of Derek for this... Pours deeper cherrywood reddish stouty pout, lesser intense at the eyes and topped with a thin film of medium khaki head... Aroma of a pure smooth amalgamation of piney citrus fruity profile while still being equally measured with a moderate cocoa roast forwardness. Both seem to balance each other nicely... Favors are equally the same with more of a solid earthy body offering. Hops stand tall but intermingle well with the roasted cocoa notes. A lot more balanced than a lot of the darker ipas seem to be. A touch boozy and phenolic on the backend but solid all around where there is a nice balance between malt and hops - big but a nice flavor profile nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oyamac (30) - Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Citrus of a normal IPA but with a very, very faint smoke in the back. Black as night, looks like a stout. Citrus and hops of a normal IPA, but the finish is peppery. Good beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrSilverworm (7700) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2013
12oz bottle, huge thanks to umich03jm for hooking me up with my favorite style from one of my favorite breweries. Black, though not totally opaque color. Thin brown head, leaves good lace. Nose of earthy hops, roasted malts, and hints of chocolate. Nice coffee flavor up front, with big earthy hop character. Light spicy hop. Bitter taste, light hop burn in the finish, even. Wow. Great long hoppy earthy roasty aftertaste. Hint of grapefruit or some kind of fruity hop in here. Awesome amount of coffee, and bitter dark chocolate, and also an awesome amount of earthy piney citrusy spicy hop (in that order). Bigger body. Lighter, smooth carbonation, dry finish. Super-long roasty / hoppy aftertaste that Iím blessed with savoring. Big bitter taste, light spicy from the hops, minimal if any sweetness. Alcohol is not noticeable at all amidst the intense flavor. And yet despite that intensity, this is also intensely drinkable. Itís ... dangerously tasty. The lingering aftertaste keeps me reaching for it, a continual reminder of how good it is. This beer, I love it. It makes me happy. Itís exactly what Iím looking for in a black IPA. Best one Iíve had since Wookey Jack. Wow

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mittenator (1482) - Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2013
I am very hit or miss with black IPAs but this one shown through. It takes the best aspects of an IPA and a porter and melds them together. Malty, roasty, hoppy and bitter all at once. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
walleye (1072) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2013
bottle. poured black wit a tan head very little lacing. aroma chocolate, caramel, citrus, ,floral, grassy. flavor hops, bitter sweet chocolate, hints of coffee, grapefruit, nice bitterness. good beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigtaster (645) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2013
From bottle, pours black with tan head. Grapefruit mixed with milk chocolate, very unique nose. Medium body, starts out sweet and then balances out with hop bitterness and fruity notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikem409 (1736) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2013
bottle. pours jet black with massive tan mahogany head. big roasted chocolate hop. taste is massive grassy hops with underlying chocolate and toffee damn fine beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
umich03jm (2331) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2013 Bottle snagged from the brewery. Pours a near pitch black color with a small frothy head that lingers a bit. Very nice aroma of light roasted coffee, dark chocolate, pine, and flowers. Taste is a great balance of the aromas. Coffee, bitter dark chocolate and pine all present throughout. Finish is smooth, creamy, and bitter. Thick and creamy mouthfeel. Really nice black DIPA. Re-rate 3/14/13 - Had this a few more times and like it even better. This has to be the best Black IPA Iíve had. All the flavors just blend together nicely, nothing dominates here. Itís really a thick stout with a focus on fresh hops. Mouthfeel is thick, creamy and oily too. Great stuff, I shouldíve bought a case of this.

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