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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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (14189) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13625) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2010
On tap at HopCat during RBSG. Poured a black color with a large frothy brown head that was mostly lasting and produced excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted malt, bourbon, wood and vanilla aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted malt, bourbon and wood bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Standout drinkable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13444) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Growler shared by Doodler (thanks Scott!) poured a clear dark brown with a small lkingering tan head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, carmel, vanilla and molasses. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bourbon, carmel, molasses, oak and vanilla with a smooth dry lingering carmel finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13318) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (13286) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2011 Bottle. Frothy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy messy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Strong chocolate notes, alas exstremly messy beer due to the bourban barrel. Average moderate bitter not pleasent finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (12958) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12767) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (12721) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle at CGarvie tasting. It pours dark brown with a small light tan head. The nose is bourbon, vanilla, oily, coconut and mellow roast. The taste is tangy dark fruit, berry, bourbon, wood, mellow roast, brown sugar, earth, cherryade and light alcohol with a dry finish. Medium+body and moderate carbonation. Smooth, well-balanced and pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Bottle received via trade with FlandersNed. Pours clear black with a small, creamy tan head,short retention with light lacing. Aroma is bourbon, sour oak, prunes, figs, and chocolate malt. Flavor is lightly soured oak. And dark fruits with vanilla, bourbon, and dark malt with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2009
22oz bottle @Pauls Gathering Thanks JoeMcPhee-pours a brown ring for a head and dark brown color. Aroma is sour, bourbon, medium/dark malt. Taste is bourbon, medium/dark malt, secondary earthy hops. Somewhat hot.

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