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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13801) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2011
Bottle at home. Black - offwhite head. Coffee. Sharpness. High malty. Oiley notes. Burned. Light dark chocolate. Light sweet notes. Licorice. Ryebread. Pleasant body and finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (11902) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11652) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Draft. Small beige head, dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, bittersweet chocolate, some smoke, light caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, roast, some smoke caramel. Medium body, some stickiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11504) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2011
Bottle. Dark amber beer, ok beige head. Chocolate and licorice aroma. Chocolate flavor, dry hoppy, fruity notes. Nicely balanced beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (11390) - DENMARK - AUG 5, 2011
Bottle. Very dark brown with medium beige head. Flaovur is roasted malts, chocolate, dry, bitter, hops and fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11259) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Skjold Burne, Aarhus.
Deep nut-brown with a fine, staying, frothy, beige head. Dark caramel aroma, some sweet milky chocolate, mild roasted, some fruity hops, some fruity blackberry. Medium carbonation, lovely malty dry and quite creamy palate. Flavour is elegant, mild metallic tartness at first, then fat roasty maltiness, coffee, pine. Long, lingering, seriously dry malty finish. Extremely good for a schwarzbier.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (11230) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2012
Bottle. Red dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, berries, coffee, malt. Flavour is roasted malt, berries, grain, coffee, malt, caramel, hop. Medium to full body. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11092) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Draft at MBGF Summer08. Poured cloudy black color with medium brown creamy head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Medium to heavy roasted coffee and sweet malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture. Medium to heavy flavor of toasted sweet malt with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Interesting solid brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10928) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2011
clear broqn, small white head. Sour and tart aroma, almost citrussy, but also sweet dark fruity. Flavor is sweet malty, red fruity, mild.


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