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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Our dark American lager beer we brew in the spring time. Since released, this beer has gained an underground following. Black is the beer, but soft and sweet on the palate. Rich flavor stems from roasted and dark caramel grains. Sustenance is a very delightful and easy drinking lager with strong emphasis on the balanced malt profile.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (3463) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2012
Aroma is nutty, roasty, liquorice, some tobacco and more. Impressive. Flavour is the same with some coffee. Lazy rate, great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
erickok (3165) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JAN 10, 2012
Murky brown and a head that keeps up. Some sharp dry hops, lots of liquorish candy. Tasty, funky taste. Very nice. (At the De Molen brewery tasting.)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3143) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2012
Bottle at monthly tasting @ De Molen. Black pour, foamy off-white head. Aroma is roasty, slightly fruity, nuts and caramel. Flavor is slightly sweet, somewhat roasty, a hint of bitterness. Nice balance and interesting palate of flavors.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2012
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle date(probably from spring 2011). Pours almost opaque dark brown color with a nice 2 finger dense khaki head with awesome retention that reduces to a thick cap. Some nice soapy lacing on the glass as well. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, molasses, caramel, herbal hops, and some smoke. Nice and well balanced aromas with nice strength. Taste of chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, light coffee, herbal spiciness, and a bit of smoke. Fair amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, and herbal hops on the finish for a bit. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and smooth mouthfeel. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming on the finish. Very easy to drink at 6%. Great balance of flavor and bitterness. Overall this is a damn nice lager offering from Short’s, and it has held up very well since last spring. Very easy to drink and well balanced!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bragesnak (5331) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2011
From Voldby, DK. Bottled, 211211. Black with beige head. Aroma of coffee. Flavor with notes of chocolate and liqourice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 28, 2011
draught@erzbierschof - dark black beer with a moderately persistent beige foam; pretty roasted with fair hoppy tones and notes of red fruits; slightly perfumy; full-bodied and fairly tasty, pretty dry and bitter, gently sticky with very long roasted coffeish aftertaste and notes of black cherries - deeply balanced

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flemmingwillum (942) - Nysted, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2011
Rating #665, flaske fra Lagersalget på Grønjordskollegiet

En sort øl med brunt skær og stort, tæt skum. Aroma er meget porter-agtig med tjære, kaffe, alkohol og lidt chokolade - dog også lidt syrlighed. Ligeledes er smagen meget porter-agtig med en god portion røg, kaffe, alkohol, men dog også syrlighed og gær - den er næsten helt brett-agtig i smagen. Til at starte med en smule alkoholisk, men efter et par tåre en rigtig lækker øl. Jeg troede faktisk at dette var en letdrikkelig porter brygget med brettanomyces. Nok den bedste schwarzbier jeg har smagt. Medium tykkelse og tyngde. Lækker.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (9836) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2011
Clear very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt and a little coffee. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 181111

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (2301) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2011
From a 33 cl bottle at home.Dark brown beer with a small tanned head. Tar and licorice aroma. Malty, grassy flavor with some hops and sourish/bitter finish. Dark chocolate and coffee notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (9430) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2011
Bottle. Dark amber beer, ok beige head. Chocolate and licorice aroma. Chocolate flavor, dry hoppy, fruity notes. Nicely balanced beer.


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