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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14811) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering, Ulfborg 2011. Pours black with a small creamy head and lacings. Sweet liquorice, toffee, vanilla and cookies. Smooth and sweet. Yet - very tasty. I like it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14477) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2010
Bottle at Papsř’s - Thanks. Clear dark dark brown (almost black) cola color - white head. Bourbon, vanilla, coconut, alcohed, burned, roasted, sweet notes, light smoket, wooden. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (14379) - Göteborg, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (14361) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (14262) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2011
Almost black with a big beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and bourbon. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. 241111

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (12976) - DENMARK - SEP 9, 2011
Bottle. Very dark brown with small brown head. Flavour is roasted malts, liquorice, vanilla, chocolate, sweet, bourbon, littler bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12869) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle split at Mother Kelly’s during RBESG ’14, from the Kernel Rot Box, 08/08/14. Light black with a moderate tan swirl and edgeing. Nose is light roast, faint must, cocoa, BA effect evident, dark toffee. Taste comprises a mellow dark fruit rinse, light spice, cocoa rub, dark toffee fudge, bourbon notes, light woody tinge. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, smei drying close. Ok BA schwarz - if such a thing really exists!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (12614) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle at DSG 2011. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is vanilla, bourbon, alcohol, chocolate, caramel. Flavour is vanilla, bourbon, alcohol, chocolate, caramel. Nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2010
(750ml bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a dark brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of bourbon, caramel, coconut, oak, and herbs. Flavor of bourbon, light sourness, cocoa, oak, caramel, and roasted malt.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12298) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 9, 2008
(22oz bottle, thanks kmweaver) Clear red-black body topped by medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, roast, some cherry, smoke, light Bourbon. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, roast, some cherry, Bourbon, light smoke/burnt.


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