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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammer (1079) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Bottle shared by thirdeye11. Black pour. Aroma is rich roasted coffee. Taste is coffee, caramel and slightly creamy. Smooth finish, with some warmth. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (6165) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2010
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, walnut colored pour with nutty roast aromas, flavors is thin, pecan shells, roast nuts

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Thin beer, but black. Caramel and brown sugar. If i was to compare this to Xingu, I’d pick Xingu.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2010
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. poured a deep brown almost black with ruby highlights. nose is roasted malts, licorice, vanilla, and slight chocolate. smooth on the palate, flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, and a great finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (10432) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2010
Bottle thanks to wnoble. Pours black with creamy tan mocha head. Nose is licorice, chocolate and breads. Mouth feel is bready. Taste is chocolate malts and licorice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kbutler1 (1376) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Draft. Dark brown/black pour with a tan head. Good alce left on the glass. Smooth taste. Coffee notes both in the taste and the aroma. Slight bitterness. Medium mouthfeel. Tasty but not something I woul search out for myself.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2010
Very dark brown pour with off white head. Nose is dark roasted caramely malt. Molasses, brown sugar, vanilla, and roasted notes throughout...some light and crisp lager notes. Very refreshing and repeatable...I’m impressed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7327) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Bottled. Poured deep brown with a spotty cap of medium brown. The aroma reeked of deliciousness.. warm chocolates and molasses surrounded by sweeter mocha, vanilla, and a touch of caramel.. moderate roast throughout.. perfectly balanced. The flavor found more of the molasses and mocha at the semi-sweet, lightly-burnt core.. sweet milky chocolates, vanilla, and a touch of earthy husk around.. finished on the sweet side with a lovely complement of dry-roasted coffee bitterness. Medium-bodied at most, dry, and well-balanced on the palate.. this was one of the easiest-drinkin’ beers I’ve had in a while, and it somehow maintained tubs of character too! I’d love to have this on tap in the basement (seriously.. anybody with a hook-up, please let me know!).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Draft at Graydon’s Crossing (Grand Rapids, MI). Pours a near blackish pour, dark brown edges with a decent tannish head, almost chocolate milk with with decent film, laces ok. Aromas are black licorice, light roastiness, touch of sweet toffee malts, light creaminess. Initial is lighter bodied, a dash of dark licorice, light sweetness, very nice on the palate. A pleasant light black licorice, touch of caramel and creamy sweetness. Light floral hopping, very smoothed out and sessionable. Licorice lingers on the palate. A tasty flavorful schwarz with that extra licorice kick and roasty malts with sweeter cocoa. Tasty

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4573) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Sampled at Schlafly’s 2010 Repeal of Prohibition Festival - Really nice Schwarzbier. Pours very dark with a tan soapy headd. The aroma has sweet licorice, chocolate, dark malt (no bitterness), vanilla and cream. Medium clean body with fairly light carbonation. The flavor starts with dry cocoa, very nice roasty malt with good bitterness and a bit of spice. The finish is spicy and bitter. Great beer.

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