RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
Belgian Dark Strong Ale Brewed with Candi Sugar, Iím ready for it now.
Evil Urges is a Belgian dark strong ale with a deep dark brown color. A sharp aroma of chocolate and molasses hits the senses, reminiscent of a rich liqueur. Aided by additions of Belgian amber candi sugar, the initial flavors are sweet and malty, with some unique, dark fruit qualities. This full bodied beer is defined by its roast malt character and slight black coffee bitterness that lead into an intense warming finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (13538) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Ann Arbor Eisenhower, 3/20/16. Dark brown, thin coffee colored head, good retention. Aroma of cherries, dark fruits, toffee, yeast, molasses, leather. The taste is chocolate, nuts, toffee, anise, spice, cherries, lemon. Medium-full bodied, low carbonation, lingering spice moderate booze.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (8102) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2016
[2015 Backlog] Bottle shared at the FF tasting at Paulís place. Pours a deep murky brown body with thin lace. Mouthfeel is on the thinner side of medium bodied with notes of molasses, spice, strange yeast, sweet malt and fruit. Some soft sugars and roast character in the finish as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smroush (269) - Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2016 Dark brown, nearly black; sparse light tan head. Aromas of sweet roasted coffee, malt, spice and a touch of chocolate. Some licorice and smoke too. Taste is pretty sweet, though not in a negative way; plenty of balancing bitterness. Palate is full bodied, texture is oily/creamy; carbonation is average; finish is long with roasted, bitter coffee, sweetness and warming alcohol. Perhaps a slight touch of winter spices. Overall I like this beer quite a bit; the best offering from Shorts that I have had. Good complexity - a fair amount going on here.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jamesthebrit (421) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Oh sweet mercy. Itís like a booze oak. Like uhhhh devils cut bourbon. Looks not like a Belgian. Thick creamy head. Dark as the night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2015
On tap: The aroma consists of moderate chocolate, molasses, and dark fruits. Itís a dark with some faint orange highlights and a small khaki head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate, lighter molasses, and dark fruits. There is some candi sugar in the middle. The finish has light grape, spice, and alcohol. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, the alcohol is a little too prevalent in this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (11977) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2015
A Belgian ale in style, however.So-so drinkability and less mouthfeel than expected from the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (6272) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2015
Location: Bottle shared at Max and Andyís Tasting, 2/28/15

Aroma: It has a malty and light spice aroma, some caramel, and a bit of fruit
Appearance: Murky brown colored pour with an off-white head
Flavor: The flavor is pretty sweet, thereís a little spice, but not enough else to balance it out
Palate: This one has an average carbonation, medium body, and a slightly sticky close
Overall Impression: Pretty decent one overall, but there just isinít anything here to provided the need balance/depth beyond the malty sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Sweet, malty, and slight bubblegum, dark fruit, and cracked pepper. Pretty good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (10318) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle at Paulís for Andy and Maxís Fantasy Football winnings tasting. Pours a clear brown with a thin white head. Sweet molasses and sweet caramel on the nose, syrup. Medium bodied, sweet caramel and toast. Long sweetness on the finish, molasses.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (16242) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of candy sugar, alcohol soaked pear, chocolate, smoked malt. Medium body.

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