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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammer (1025) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Pours pitch black with a thick tan head. nose is sharp spices, coffee and banana. Taste is bittersweet with a small amount of salt in the back. Sharp and fizzy with a light body however the taste lingers for a long time after the sip. This was better than expected. What a treat.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (991) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Bottle. Opaque pour with considerable tan head. Smell is strongly chocolate and a bit of hazelnut. Very good beer, silky smooth, goes down easy. Taste doesn’t have the nuttiness I thought it might.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flemmingwillum (978) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - OCT 17, 2011
Bottle. Pours deep brown colored with a nice foamy light brown head with a good duration. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, roasted malt and bitter malt. Nice! Flavors of hard roasted malt, bitter, sweet malt and a lasting rich finish. Tasty..

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Black pour with a loose tan head. Lots of deeply roasted malt, with hints of licorice, tobacco, and coffee. The flavor follows through from the aroma but with a more pronounced licorice note, some spicy hops on the finish with a clean lager crispness and a lasting bitterness. Oily medium body with moderate carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mixmasterob (881) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2011
Bottle from rayl101. Black pour with a small beige head, good lace. Aroma was outstanding. Incredibly clean mix of dark roast, cocoa and hints of burnt marshmallow. Flavors were where this one shined though. Fantastic roasted malt flavors yet it retained a soft, clean palate lending to extreme drinkability. So refreshing. This is what the style should strive for. Top notch.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 9/22/2011. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip. Thanks to Dunt for bringing this over. Mahogany with transparent edges and a creamy tan cap that fades. A little bit of bourbon, dark malts, molasses, and some chocolate. The flavor is a little bit strange. The flavor is light - chocolate, molasses, dark unroasted malt, some bourbon. It finishes kind of watery. Somehow this has a creamy feel but a watery body. Boozy in the back of my throat. Sticky. This is all right at best. In terms of barrel aged beers, it does not stack up well, though.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyReynolds (859) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
48FanInCali (706) - California, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Bottle. Not bad. Black pour with medium head and no retention. Nose is malty with maybe a hint of licorice and pepper. Taste is fairly herby and spicy but fairly well balanced. Very light in the palate like most lagers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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