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RATINGS: 244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8914) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Thanks to JW77 for another cool beer! Dark pour. Aroma is loaded with some sweet bourbon notes, oak, coconut, roasted malt and a bit of chocolate. Flavor has a nice hit of bourbon right off, followed by dark malt, wood and some coconut and vanilla.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (8861) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Bottle… O’sS&BS-I-T-YVBThrowdown… Pours very dark and burnt orange with a small, creamy, off-white head. The aroma is a monster blend of heavy, acidic sourmash, moderate dark chocolate and a touch of vanilla. Medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. Chocolaty, bourbony and a touch acrid. Lengthy, mildly sweet, sourmash and chocolate finish. Thanks to GoT for sharing the bottle!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (8796) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2008
Thank you Derek for this 22oz bottle! Poured a dark brownish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of wood/oak, vanilla, some bourbon, nutty, chocoalte, roast, and earthy. Tastes of vanilla, bourbon, dark fruits, chocolate, nuts, roast, and wood. Very nice!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (8395) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2009
A lovely schwartzbier. Pours black, white head, with mollasses and pleasant bourbon aroma. Above average mouthfeel, a little grain substance. Very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2009
Deep black pour with a sticky off-white head. The nose is fairly unusual. Toasty/cocoaish malt with a bit of lightly salty toasted malt. Fairly salty with a kiss of toasted malt and light cocoa on the back. Meh.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2010
Served on draft at Hopcat in Grand Rapids. Pours a dark brown color with a thin white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of bourbon with a big buttery note and some faint cherry notes. The taste is bourbon, cherries, a buttery note, faint nuttiness and faint hops in the finish. Medium-full bodied. Decent beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7976) - , 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7834) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 24, 2010
750ml via a trade with Secret Santa. Pours with a near black body and a huge foamy tan head that leaves great lacing. Aromas of brown sugar, molasses, baked bread, vanilla, bourbon, cola, cocoa, coconut, wood, and rye. Flavors of are dry, roasty, lightly vinous and a touch sour. Cocoa, dusty, roasted. Licorice. A lot of bitterness. Thin with medium carbonation. Okay.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (7301) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (7273) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle 355ml @ TFODRBSG11, Ulfborg
Pours dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma has notes of malt, bourbon, vanilla and oak. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.


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