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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 14/20
thewolf (11588) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11585) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (11541) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit beiger Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Schokolade. Geschmack röstmalzig, trocken schokoladig, Kaffee, leicht bitter, minimal süßer Abgang.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (11242) - , 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (10806) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bov (10727) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Dark brown pour. Light tan head. Very roasty aroma with some molasses, licorice, and light coffee. Flavor is roasty, bitter, dark cherries and some brown sugar. nice. Thanks to hellbilly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 14, 2011
Botella. Deep dark brown colour, beige small head. Roasty maltiness in the aroma along with chocolate (mild side) and hops. Good soft mouthfeel. Roasty malt, choolate and pleasant bitter hoppiness, bit coffee´like towards the end. Roasty malty pleasant hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (9820) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle 355ml @ yngwie
Pours clear reddish dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes rosted malt, caramel and fruity hops. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a short caramel and bitter finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT2 (9410) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Tap at Churchkey for Shorts Tap Takeover. The pour is a clear ruby looking near black. Tan head fades quickly. Nose at first is a giant whiff of Shorts’ proprietary Mars-derived bacterial infection complete with all of its complexities like blood, vomit, sweat, iron metallic. Taste is luckily not infected so much with astringent coffee and ash coming through. Or maybe the coffee and ash covers the infection. Palate is thin and drained, probably from Shorts’ alien derived bacteria which I shall from now on refer to as SBC3830-X. Pretty harmless and boring body with a nose that is a play off between nothing and SBC3830-X. It would be interested to have NASA lab SBC3830-X.

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