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RATINGS: 251   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GodOfThunder (1247) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2008
Special thanks to Beerlando for bringing this great brew. Brown with a tan head. Funky vanilla, red grape and oak flavors with a slight mustiness and bitterness. The bourbon barrel aging really adds to this. A little Jolly Pumpkin-esque. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neepsntatties (1209) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2012
Bottle from "hannont". Colour...very dark brown. Nose...burnt cotton candy! Palate... A quick burst of violets, then lots of sappy oak and Bourbon with more burnt sugar/ cotton candy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deekyn (1201) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 25, 2013
A - pours opaque black/brown with orange ring. No head with some legs but no lacing. S - nice rich aromas. Bourbon, coffee, chocolate, molasses, toasted coconut, brown sugar, vanilla, graham crackers, marshmallows. Dried husky cereal grains. Surprisingly rich. M - amazingly light. Average carb. Weak palate for such a strong rich nose. Lingering fake grainy chocolate. Lightly sticky end. T - burnt sugar water. Wow, bland. Fake chocolate, sweet toasted caramel, toasted coconut. Toasted malts. Some cereal grains. Strong cola. Earthy damp oak. O - great nose, weak execution. Bourbon barrel aged malty water 3.1

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bvc (1159) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2010
22oz from Avalon68, thanks Frank! Pours a pours a medium to medium thin bodied super dark brown with light tan head than dissapears to a ring fairly quickly. Nutty coffee, bourbon, cola, vanilla, oak, brown sugar, touch of wet cardboard. Lightly tart and oxidized yet boozey and flavorful. Cola, coffee, tart bourbon, light vanilla and fairly warming in the mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zer0 (1132) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flatmatt (1125) - Northville, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2011
12 oz bottle from the brewery. Pours black with a light tan head. Aroma, holy hell, it’s all kinds of sweet vanilla frosting, molasses, bourbon, cocoa. A bit more restrained in the flavor department, but still similar, sweet with molasses, bourbon, vanilla, smoke, oak, cocoa, red grape. Again kind of frosting-esque in its sweetness. Deep and complex beer, yet it has the refreshing palate of a lager. Very surprising and extremely good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1113) - sacramento, California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle from trade. Pours black with light Brown head. Aroma is bourbon. Taste is lots of vanilla and bourbon. Flavor fades

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ketchepillar (1088) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 25, 2010
On tap on RBSG bus. Imperial brown-ish. By that I mean it is like what lots of brewers would call an imperial brown. A bit less roasted than an RIS with more biscuity, toasted malts. Aroma has that black lager, milky caramel sweetness. More maple syrup than Canadian Breakfast.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 2, 2009
Another bonus bottle from mbirder. Way to rep the MI, my man. Really strange beer, but Shwartzbiers certainly deserve barrel treatment as this one proves. Nose is probably the best scent I have come across in a BA selection: nice round bourbon, vanilla, fruity wood, spice, light banana from the base beer, roast. Flavors of the same with wheat and light grains showing up and milk chocolate. The finish is sudden and belies the thinness of the base beer which kind of separates the end from the big beginning. However, as roasty and fulfilling as most stouts in the world.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2009
Courtesy GoT. Pours a dark brown almost cola like color with a small and foamy tan colored head. The aroma shows dark chocolate, spices, oak, and some sour mash bourbon. The flavor follow suit with the dark chocolate and spices up front then followed by a lot more sour mash bourbon. The oak imparts a nice vanilla flavor to round things out and smooth over the sour mash. The body is substantial with ample carbonation leading to a dry, cocoa finish. This is a really nice take on a schwarzbier.

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