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RATINGS: 259   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mittenator (1609) - Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours and tastes like a delicious barrel aged stout. Lots of bourbon and vanilla with a medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (10632) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle shared by Joes. Almost pitch black color with a slight deep dark red glare coming through. Small beige to slightly light brown head. Aroma has lots of bourbon, actually that’s all the aroma. Like it though. Taste malts, wood, a slight sour hint, bourbon off course. The aroma is superior to the flavor imo. I don’t like the sourness. Nice body for 6.5% ABV, medium carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (3823) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle thanks to unclerudy. Thanks! Pours a lighter brown with a beige head of foam. Aroma is tons of vanilla and bourbon oaky notes. Pretty sweet. The barrel really comes through in this beer and it is fantastic. I’m not usually a big fan of bourbon barrel aged beers, but this one rocks. My hat is off to this beer. Superb.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (5163) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 29, 2012
This bottled brew from rbsg #16 poured a large sized head of foamy with a frothy top light brown colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a opaque dark brown colored body and a good lacing. The aroma was dark malt and bourbon. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The strong flavor contained notes of bourbon and dark malt. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2731) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Poured from 12oz bottle thanks to northernbrews, pours a dark brown with a thin head, the aroma has somce chocolate mixed in with some oak and bourbon notes, the flavor has a thick amount of chocolate with a finish of bourbon and oak, really good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (7059) - Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2012
12/24/12. 12oz bottle courtesy cbfobes! Deep dark brown/black pour with a soapy ring of tan head. Light cocoa and fudge in the aroma with oak, bourbon, and vanilla. Nice laid back cocoa and roast with plenty of BA and wood. Tasty!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (10614) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 27, 2012
from Erzbierschof - black beer under a long lasting dark beige foam; strong woody aroma, notes of roasted malts, licorice and black cherries; fairly astringent, a good malt body, a subtle carbonation and a strong bitterness; heavy woody notes in the finish; pretty dry with more licorice, chocolate and whisky notes

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (3074) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2012
A big thank you to FlandersNed for sending this beer my way in our last trade. Split with Adam. The beer is dark brown, nearing black. The beige head stands in at a finger’s width, and leaves some decent lacing on the glass. The aroma is quite sweet. Booze, vanilla, malt, light roast, chocolate. The flavor is definitely bourbon forward. Grandiose vanilla presence. The sweetness is formidable, and I can see that my six ounces will be sufficient. The bourbon, while overpowering to some degree, is bold and tasty. Chocolate and roast play a secondary role, and blend nicely with the the bourbon character. Mildly roasty, perhaps the other aspects of the beer overshadow the roast somewhat. Medium bodied with appropriate carbonation. Sweet and boozy. An interesting beer. Not my favorite bourbon barrel aged brew by any stretch, but worth a try. I enjoyed this. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-01-2011

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2152) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 15, 2012
On tap Birch & Barley Wash. DC. Pours a deep dark brown color with faint ruby highlights and a huge bubbly off white head that lasts. Aroma is of dark fruits, oak, smokiness, vanilla, roasted malts, yeast, burnt caramel, and , and a nice bourbon character. Taste is crisp, dry and oaky up front. Beer then settles into some cocoa, light booze, and sweet toast flavors. Finish has a light sour taste, with some roasted nuts, a light burnt and smoke flavor and some mineral like hop bitterness. Medium bodied with tingly carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (9754) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2012
12 oz. bottle, pours a deep dark, dark brown / amber with a small beige head. Aroma of light bourbon barrels, some slight red wine qualities and not much else surprisingly. Flavour certainly shows the bourbon barrels on top of toasted nuts and crusty bread, finishing quite burnt and crusty. Never had the regular, but this one seems quite barrel heavy, as well as burnt. Not refined at all and thus low drinkability. Not the best.


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