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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.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
depre1am (11) - - APR 27, 2013
Tap. As a craft beer head turned bourbon drinker, im a huge barell aged fan. Not being the biggest fan of Shorts, I have to admit this beer does not disappoint. Strong alcohol scent on the nose with a smooth vanilla finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (10254) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle at RBESG 2014. Dark almost black beer with a decent beige head. Woody vanilla aroma, caramel, cream, bourbon, biscuits, some licorice. Sweet malty licorice flavor, woody, bourbon, vanilla, raisins, figs, chocolate, some licorice. Maybe not a schwarzbier, but quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10674) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle shared during RBESG - taken from the Kernel RotBox. Pours brown with a creamy tan head. The nose is fu of ripe dark fruits, chocolate and caramel. Medium sweet flavor with some oxidation, light alcohol, rich bread, sugary chocolate, ripe cherries. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sugary dark malt finish with mild alcohol warmth, milk chocolate, mild earth, dark ripe berries. Fair.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (2837) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle from kernel rot box. Caramel coloured beer. Aroma is cola, oak , vanilla, harsh alcohol. Flavour is tart apple raspberry brown malt, sugars, bourbon oak. Palate is tart, semi sweet. A bit harsh overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1651) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle shared at rbesg. Pours a dark reddy brown with an off white head. Big figgy sticky dark fruit aroma. Light to medium body. Rummy with dark fruit, light coffee, a little choc, light treacle... Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
paintedmaple (395) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Tap...this Schwarzbier is amazingly smooth and silky with incredible depth of flavor and has a clean crisp finish. The barrel aging gave this a ’fine wine’ type of character that was outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ColovianTrader (266) - - MAY 16, 2014
Smooth bourbon balanced with unsweetened chocolate. Dark fruits, light tartness. Caramelized candy and slightly boozy finish. Awesome and unique brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (1645) - Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle: Dark brown, looks a little thin with a head that forms seconds after I’m finished pouring; big-bubbled, creamy, & tan. Lovely, robust aroma with a huge barrel presence. Bourbon, heavy sweet vanilla, wood, toasted nuts, roasted malts, hints of dry chocolate, dark & bittersweet. Lots of bourbon on the palate, too, reminds me a bit of whiskey. Mix of cola, wood, roast, & a vanilla presence that’s much lighter than it was in the aroma. Mid-palate brings semisweet chocolate that lingers into the aftertaste with the bourbon. Definitely a taste little bourbon beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2846) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014
tap. near black with small head. bourbon aged beers don’t always work for me, but in this case, it really works well. very tasty and smooth with considerable depth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fluffy (1588) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Not used to the barrel ages thing on just black ales. Nice, adds another dimension to the beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle sampled at ’t Klooster, Delft, thanks to sic1314, Pours kinda black with a lacy brown head. Aroma is bourbon, malts, caramel, some grass and booze. Taste is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter. Medium bodied with thin texture. Very pleasant, bourbon works well on this one. Still quite light and easy to drink.

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