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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Bourbon Barrel Soaked Sustenance Beer is our spring Schwarzbier (black lager) aged in bourbon barrels for 10 months. It features rich roasted malt qualities with bold flavors of vanilla, charred oak, and even a slight nuttiness. The light, crisp finish makes this bourbon soaked beer light in flavor, which is wonderful because it highlights the complexities of the bourbon aging process. The light body also makes it an ideal beer for a springtime refreshment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (3199) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2014
Poured dark brown. Aroma of vanilla, roast malt, coffee. Medium body, tastes stronger than the ABV, flavour of the aroma, dark chocolate,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5045) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2013
Bottled, large sample. Dark color, short brown head. Aroma of bourbon, biscuit and vanilla, some roasted malt, hint of coffee, red fruit. Biscuity sweetness and bitter roasted malts in taste, hint of alcohol from the bourbon. Bit thin, but aroma is wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RespertFTW (520) - Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle. Clear black no head. Malt and faint bourbon aroma. Vanilla malt grass. Very light.

-- rated with beerbasher

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gruberm (327) - - NOV 26, 2013
Sugary bourbon smell. Raisin and peanut flavors. Dark black and brown ale. No head ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inbreak (2008) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 03.10.2013, 0,35l bottle @ home:
Nice slightly brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is sweet bourbon-ish, vanilla, coconut, toffee, dark sugar, dark malts, hints of oak and dark fruits. Taste is slightly sour-ish, dark malts, oak, grass, almond essence, dark sour fruits, sour coffee, hints of ashtray, vanilla and alcohol. Medium bitterness, very thin body. Better than the regular one, but still crap!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (764) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2013
355ml bottle. Black, as expected, with a brown head that settles to nothing much at all. Great aroma of chocolate and bourbon. Something fruity lurking at the edges. Oily, slightly syrupy mouthfeel with dark maltiness. Something umami, almost BBQ sauce-like too. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3076) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Pours opaque black/red with a small tan head and decent lacing. Aroma is bourbon, roast, molasses. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Medium body, somewhat creamy. Nice effort.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deekyn (1167) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 25, 2013
A - pours opaque black/brown with orange ring. No head with some legs but no lacing. S - nice rich aromas. Bourbon, coffee, chocolate, molasses, toasted coconut, brown sugar, vanilla, graham crackers, marshmallows. Dried husky cereal grains. Surprisingly rich. M - amazingly light. Average carb. Weak palate for such a strong rich nose. Lingering fake grainy chocolate. Lightly sticky end. T - burnt sugar water. Wow, bland. Fake chocolate, sweet toasted caramel, toasted coconut. Toasted malts. Some cereal grains. Strong cola. Earthy damp oak. O - great nose, weak execution. Bourbon barrel aged malty water 3.1

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (1928) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a small bubbly head that fades to a ring. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that. Aromas are bourbon, lots of vanilla, oak, dark roast and ash. Taste is very smooth, mostly vanilla with some light bourbon and roast. I wish I could taste the base beer more because I love it. But I guess that’s what happens when you barrel age a fairly thin black lager. It’s still pretty good though, surprisingly smooth. If you want a BB beer without the booziness, this is it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (5900) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Pours a pure black color with a small beige head. A big boozy nose with dark fruit and ash. The flavor is quite hot, boozy bourbon, sour mash, toffee, some ash dry flavors. Decent.

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