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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyReynolds (879) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - JAN 11, 2011
bottle thanks to Bigmmartin. Pours a dark brown with a very thin mocha head. Aroma is roasted malts with notes of coffee and burnt toast. Palate is very chewy, but a little more carbonated than I expected. Flavor really brings out a nice roasted maltiness, finishing dry. Pretty impressive.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2011
bottle thanks to nellie. poured deep ruby with an off white head. aroma was chocolate, bourbon, and fudge. flavor was chocolate, bourbon, and fudge also. body was slick with low carbonation. i am not sure why i got bourbon out of this, but i did.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2010
12oz bottle thanks to my friend in MI. Pours dark brown to black with a small, brown, fading head. Nose is roasted malts, fresh toasted breads, munich malts, chocolate, light caramel, coffee, and wood. Taste is breads, cereal, chocolate, nuts, toasted malts. Starts sweet then finishes bitter and slightly dry from the roast character but is very pleasant with some earthy hop flavor backing. Full bodied and smooth on the palate. no lace. no hop aroma. Good beer. I could easily mistake it for an American style porter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8186) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2010
12 ounce bottle shared by maniac. Thanks! Pours a clear brown color with a medium frothy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, nutty notes, toasty notes, caramel and a fruity finish. The taste is bitter hops, nutty notes, lightly roasted malts, faint cherry and citrus. Medium bodied. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2010
12 oz. bottle via trade with manny57 - Pours a dark brown color with a small light tan head. Very light lacing. Aroma is sweet toasted malt and spice. Flavor is lightly roasted malt, light coffee, and spice. Slight lingering roastiness in the finish. Medium body. A good beer. Thanks Ryan.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hamilton23 (606) - Alpine, California, USA - NOV 9, 2010
12oz bottle from Ryan (Manny57). Pours a very dark brown, almost black with a minimal amount of head. Nice lacing. Some coffee smell and burnt wood. Some coffee taste, lots of smokey, woody flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
klingea1 (28) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2010
Bottle pours the darkest brown you can get before calling it black. Nice aroma of toasted malts. Toasty, nutty, lightly smokey flavor. A medium light body makes this a very drinkable beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3477) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
12oz bottle thanks to Spica66 on BA. Pours darkest brown with a nice lacey tan head. The aroma is great - roasty and coffeeish, pretty good. The flavor is very dry and charcoaly. Roast and coffee are big. A little coffee tartness on the finish even. Medium-bodied and dry with a good carbonation level. Great schwarzbier overall, very roasty and intense.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Nellie) Pours a black body with mahogany edges and thin beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, coffee, molasses, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, cocoa, light smoke, toasted grain, and nuts with a dry, bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
manny57 (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2010
Purchased from Serrafino’s in Richland, Mich. Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a pint glass. This is an "apples n’ oranges" kind’ve beer and to my untrained palate, somewhat conflicting. Never the less, it’s not too bad and I would certainly put back another.


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