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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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.


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
SpongeRuiner (891) - Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2015 Thanks to tectactoe. A big dark fruit hoppy aroma. Nice piney hop flavor. Really drinkable. Good stuff.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (3790) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle, pours black with medium off white head that stuck around for a minute or so. Faded to a ring of foam with nice lace. Notes are rye, roasty malt, chocolate, wood, coffee, light ash and bitter hops. The roast overpowers the hops slightly but its well balanced overall for a black ipa. Surprised I was able to finish most of the bottle before cracking a can of boat.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jfletch (9) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2015 does not count
Bottle to pint. Pours very black with brown around the edges. Pours like a stout. Aromas of cedar, barnyard and almost a sweet burnt rubber. The body is medium with good carbonation. Good toast notes. Coffee is the predominant flavor on the palate with a nice bitterness at the end from the hops. There is a strong alcohol component at the end. The finish is slightly dry. Which is welcoming. Overall a very nice beer. I could drink a few of these.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (4181) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 18, 2015
12 bottle shared by Willrunforbeer, much thanks. Black with almost no head. Aroma is chocolate, charred malt and pine.

The flavor is pine forward with roasted earthy malts, ash and very mild citrus. The pine is the main player with a nice body and mouthfeel. Pine bitterness is over the top, bold. Maybe the best Shorts brew I have sampled.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalumeaux (282) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2015
Poured from bottle thanks umich03jm. Color is black with thin tan head. Aromas of malt roast pine and coffee. Taste is smooth with notes of coffe chocolate and pine. Nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smroush (114) - Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Aromas of roasted coffee, sweet molasses or caramel and bitter pine/spruce hops. Big and bold. Medium light brown head; dark brown, nearly black color. Full bodied, somewhere between oily and creamy texture; a very long finish with both sweet malt, roasted flavors and bitter hops on the finish. Overall I love the big bold flavors from both the malt and the hops and the really long finish. Best beer I have had of the (many) beers I have had from Shorts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (5179) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2015
This poured a darker brown with a beige head. Aroma was of citrusy hops and roasted malt. Flavor was herbal, roasted malt, and some.chocolate

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (1245) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Bottle from trade with umich03jm. Big thanks, Jason! Pours nearly black with a beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate and coffee with a hint of pine peeking through. Taste is dark chocolate, roast, coffee - balanced with floral, pine hop. Pine hop bitterness lingers through the finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 20/20
Geraldusek89 (19) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2015
This BEER tastes like cat pee and smells like cat pee. It's even better with the lights off. The cat pee is prevalent. Four out of five. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chucklemation (699) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Pours a very dark brown with a tan foam head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is roast, hops, and alcohol. Flavor is sweet roast, fruit, and some bitterness. Goes down smooth. Fantastic.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
schwabtana (21) - Madison Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Awesome double black IPA one of my favorites from shorts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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