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RATINGS: 260   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (5866) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2012
coffee, chocolate, roasty, dark brown, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (7588) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Pours a pure black color with a small beige head. A big boozy nose with dark fruit and ash. The flavor is quite hot, boozy bourbon, sour mash, toffee, some ash dry flavors. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2291) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle shared at rbesg. Pours a dark reddy brown with an off white head. Big figgy sticky dark fruit aroma. Light to medium body. Rummy with dark fruit, light coffee, a little choc, light treacle... Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (15381) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (5572) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Shared during RBESG 14.
Appearance: Black colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Caramel, bourbon, vanilla, liquorice.
Body: Medium body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, bourbon, dark fruit, some spices and caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (4285) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2015
Dark brown colour, white head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, caramel, light wood. Sweet bourbon flavour, caramel, light sour notes, raisins. Quite light body, wood, raisins.
(from 355mL bottle @ Mother Kelly’s, RBESG 2014, London. Thanks for sharing, rb crew!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastiefan2k (2969) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2008
Shared by notalush. Unforunately, this was another cool sounding Shorts beer that just turns out very average. Pours dark brown with a fizzy head. Aroma is light booze and light bark/earth. Taste is a bit bland with light watery dark malts. Easy drinking and a well attenuated lager.
22oz bomber, Southampton snifter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lb4lb (2580) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2008
Thanks to thickfreakness for sharing this biyatch!
Pours dark brown with light tan head. Smell is roasty and lightly smoky. Taste is slightly chocolatey and roasty with some strange light tartness. Fuck. I guess it was a bit above average. I LIKE FIRE PONIES!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Bottle courtesy of tpd975. Pours a clear dark brown amber with a small tan head. Aroma of bourbon, caramel, vanilla, and oak. Taste is the same as aroma with a heavy emphasis on the bourbon. Medium mouthfeel with a mild amount of bitterness and slightly warm alcohol. Good but a Schwarzbier is too light of a beer to barrel age and have some sort of balance between the base beer and the bourbon, oak, and vanilla from the barrel.

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