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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Sustenance Black Beer, classically referred to as a Schwartz beer, is a dark American lager brewed in the spring. Soft and sweet on the palate, the roasted, dark caramel grains lend to satisfying drinking experience, while lager yeast creates a refreshing thirst-quenching sensation. This combination provides a rich, full-flavored, light bodied brew.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (1017) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 16, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en el lúpulo en julio de 2012. color oscuro casi negro. Cuerpo medio fácil de beber y con toques maltosos y cereales ligeramente tostados. Buena, se puede repetir.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1408) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 2, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (7856) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit beiger Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Schokolade. Geschmack röstmalzig, trocken schokoladig, Kaffee, leicht bitter, minimal süßer Abgang.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (4740) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2014
light chocolate aroma,black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, soft carbonation, light dry chocolate and caramel finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (6768) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2014
Dark, almost black. Has a light brown head. Roasted aroma with notes of cerials. Flavor starts light sweet, roasted, light chocolate, dry chocolate. Moderate bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2013
$3 on-tap during Happy Hour at HopCat. Appearance: Welp, it’s black. What did you expect? Decent lacing, nothing special. Smell: Ash. Smoke. Chocolate. Taste/feel: Like the smell... tastes like ground up bricks, soil, smokey ash, roastiness, and a bit of chocolate. That should sound disturbing -- and it was disturbing to my dad and sister -- but it’s what I thought the beer would taste like, and I enjoyed it. The smoke/ash flavor isn’t massive, but it’s definitely there, and the chocolate/coffee flavors follow. The feel is a bit thin for my liking, but it does make this a very drinkable beer. Another tasty brew from Short’s. I’m not too sure I like this more than their Black Diamond, which is a pretty similar beer, but it’s still one that I’d like to have again when I want a dark beer that’s not quite a stout or a porter.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ebone1988 (245) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Aroma is nice, light roasted malt, roasted nuts maybe. Appearance is not quite black, more like dark brown. Taste is solid, like a good porter, roasted malt and a touch of something sweet. Can’t put my finger on that. Mouthfeel is perfect, super thick. Overall it is pretty great, good work Short’s.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (9109) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2013
Bottle split in the beer garden at King William IV on the Rainbow IPA day, sourced from a bin end sale at the Cask, 21/09/13. Light black with a good sized off white head. Nose is dark malts, toffee, dark fruit notes. Taste follows, light cocoa, a touch lactic. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry finish. Mediocre.

2.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Inbreak (2172) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 03.10.2013, 0,35l bottle @ home:
Big brown-ish longlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet and rich, dark malts, dark sugar, licorice, dark fruits, burnt caramel, grass. Taste is kind of sour-ish dry, dark malts, grass, sour coffee, sour unripe berries, burnt caramel and ashtray. Medium bitterness, veru thin sour-ish mouthfeel. Bad bottle??

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bowlnman1990 (85) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Aroma: sweet caramel and roasted malt. App: black with thin tan head. Taste: good mix of bitter chocolate with sweet tones. Palate: full with a long finish. Overall: very good.


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