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RATINGS: 165   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lukedarock (233) - Howell, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Smell is almost stout like very good caramel cocoa, deep dark beer with a reddish brown tinge, flavor has character everything from chocolate coffee caramel to, earthy and alcohol (not to much just right) really like this beer, the lager like approach turned to really work for this beer will buy again good job shorts

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3070) - Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2015
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 2/2/2015. Pours slightly hazy very dark brown color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, herbal, and roast/smoke earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity of dark/roasted malt and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, herbal, and roast/smoke earthiness. Fair amount of herbal hop and roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean in lager flavors with zero yeast notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, fairly creamy, and slightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent schwarzbier style. All around great robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roasted malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
two7offsuit (291) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Pours black with a tan head. Aromas of coffee and chocolate. Flavors are similar.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (4919) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Bottle thanks to Brian. Pours a cloudy brown with no head. The aroma is roast and caramel. Thin mouth with strong caramel and light roast. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (1214) - 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 (1625) - 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 (9273) - 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 (5153) - 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 (7138) - 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.


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