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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   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.


2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT (9933) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (9922) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2016
12 oz bottle. From demolenbeershop.com.
Black color with a small tan head. Vanilla, sweetness, mild sourness, dryness and roasted maltiness in the aroma. The flavor is roasted malt, vanilla, sweetness, mild coffee and some sourness. I don’t know how old this is but it doesn’t taste that fresh. Maybe a rerate sometime.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (9880) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle at Klooster. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and dark fruit. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (9816) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours black with a small light brown head. Aroma has notes of dark grains with some roast and a bit of caramel. Flavor is full of dark grains and caramel with a bit of a roasted kick towards the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Pours deep brown almost black, thin almost tan head. Aroma has notes of roast, biscuit, burnt toast, and some caramel. Taste is bitter burnt malt, some biscuit and caramel sweet, and a roasted bitter finish. Good brew, balanced and tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8957) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 6, 2010
Thanks Jdubfl for the share. Pours dark brown with thin tan head. Aroma and flavors, dark chocolate and roasted malts, hints of coffee with a lingering dark fruit bitterness coupled with some grains.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (8780) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Bottle thanks to Brian. Pours a cloudy brown with no head. The aroma is roast and caramel. Thin mouth with strong caramel and light roast. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skinnyviking (8597) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2011
Bottle. Medium high creamy and lasting light brown head. Very dark red brown body. Almost black. Powerful and lovely roasted malt carame coffeel cocoa aroma. Spicy (coriander like) caramel roasted malt cocoa slightly sour flavor with low carbonation and a long sweet aftertaste. Alcohol level seems just right. Very well balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (8292) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2014
Dark, almost black. Has a light brown head. Roasted aroma with notes of cerials. Flavor starts light sweet, roasted, light chocolate, dry chocolate. Moderate bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (8285) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2013
35cl bottle shared at tge klooster Thin creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Nice brew.


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