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Short’s Sustenance Black Beer



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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Sustenance Black Beer, classically referred to as a Schwartz beer, is a dark American lager brewed in the spring. Soft and sweet on the palate, the roasted, dark caramel grains lend to satisfying drinking experience, while lager yeast creates a refreshing thirst-quenching sensation. This combination provides a rich, full-flavored, light bodied brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (10640) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2016
12 oz bottle. From demolenbeershop.com.
Black color with a small tan head. Vanilla, sweetness, mild sourness, dryness and roasted maltiness in the aroma. The flavor is roasted malt, vanilla, sweetness, mild coffee and some sourness. I don’t know how old this is but it doesn’t taste that fresh. Maybe a rerate sometime.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leighton (18711) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2016
Bottle shared at King William IV - London. Pours black-brown with a foamy off-white head. Seems a bit infected. Lightly roasty on the nose. Lightly sweet, tangy, with nips of cocoa and toffee. Light bodied with average to lively carbonation. Sweet and somewhat tangy on the finish, some berries, cocoa. So so.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smroush (220) - Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Aromas dominated by malts; hops are very mild; fairly pronounced caramel aromas. Fairly light bodied;medium sweetness; quite light bitter. Slightly creamy texture; average carbonation; finish is sweet and malty. Overall an ok but not very distinguished beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
chucklemation (1443) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Pours a jet black with a long-lasting off-white foam head. Aroma is lots of roast and caramel. Flavor is roast and sweet caramel. Has lots of flavor. This is very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (1379) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Pours very black with a tall cappuccino head that settles to a thick ring and leaves some spotty ropes of lace. Nose involves earthy and herbal hop notes, some dark fruit, toasted malt, mint, and savory spice. Fairly sweet, decently bitter. Medium bodied, fairly active, oily and coating, with a drying toasty finish. Very nice brew, a style that probably doesn’t get enough love but this shows that, done well, they’re very enjoyable, complex and drinkable at the same time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mintzmeet (447) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Oh this is delicious. Smells like a pub in England . Nice thin creamy head. Maltiniceness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle. Black pour with a small foamy head that fades to a messy ring. Aromas are burnt marshmallows, some char, light chocolate, and toasted grains. Taste like burnt bread, marshmallow, charred wood, and light cocoa. Medium body. Really nice schwarz.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (5091) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 18, 2015
dark brown color. Light brown color. Treacles an chocolate malt. Very rich flavorful and rounded. A touch acidic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (5526) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 9, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Thanks Brandon. Pours dark brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, dark grain, and caramel. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Onslow (1408) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Pout from a 12oz bottle. Deep dark reddish brew with tan head. Aroma of roasted grain, coffee - very stoutish. Taste is deeply roasted grains with coffee overtones _ I expect it to get heavier as the swallow continues but it gets lighter and more agile while still delivering a great complex malty roasted grain taste. Most schwarzbeir’s that I have tried ahve been somewhat enhanced lagers but this one really rocks.

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