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RATINGS: 262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (17832) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17260) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
saxo (17001) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are vanilla, roast malt, bourbon, fruits and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16529) - 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15583) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (15525) - DENMARK - SEP 9, 2011
Bottle. Very dark brown with small brown head. Flavour is roasted malts, liquorice, vanilla, chocolate, sweet, bourbon, littler bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (15152) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Bottle thanks to FlandersNed. Pours black. Light tan head. Nose/taste of milk chocolate, vanilla, bourbon barrel, cocoa, wood and black malt. Smooth creamy mouth feel. Well balanced. Body on the thin side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (14690) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (14294) - 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.

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