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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13938) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle. A clear, reddish dark brown with a small, dense, light beige head. Licorice, roasted malts and spicyness on the nose. Some coffee too. The flavor is roasted, spiced and peppery, with some licorice notes and a decent bitterness chiming in towards the end. Medium to full body, a bit sweetish. Lasting sweet, malty and roasted finish with some spicynes. A quite delicious beer. 110819

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13755) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2010
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear dark dark brown (almost black) cola color - white head. Bourbon, vanilla, coconut, alcohed, burned, roasted, sweet notes, light smoket, wooden. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (11684) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11623) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11590) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (11343) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11331) - DENMARK - SEP 9, 2011
Bottle. Very dark brown with small brown head. Flavour is roasted malts, liquorice, vanilla, chocolate, sweet, bourbon, littler bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11260) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2011
Dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of dark caramel, bourbon, vanilla, oak, and a hint of spice. sweet fruity flavour with strong notes of oak, and a peppery spicy finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11207) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Skjold Burne, Aarhus.
Deep brown to black with a medium, fairly creamy, beige head. Aroma has heavy vanilla caramel sweetness, almost like Werthers Echte. Rye bread, oak, sweet toffee. Lowish carbonation, fat and quite oily mouthfeel. Flavour has surprisingly little toffee - there is some, but fairly subdued. Heavy oak at first, roasted malts,lots of vanilla, milky chocolate, dry and roasted. Very nice, even if the aroma is a bit much. And the original was better.

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