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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3505) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2009
5oz sample at brewery 7/2/09-Pours a light black with ruby tints with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste of the same with more coffee and chocolate. This light to medium bodied beer was nice tasting and very smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smooch (238) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2010
A pretty average beer to me. One of my favorite style,s but this one just has all of the typical features of the style without anythin being wonderful. Slight head, nice dark color, a static, carmel malt profile without much depth.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4647) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Thanks to the Tampa Crew for sharing. Pours brown with a tan head. Nose is roast, spice, chocolate, licorice, a hint of smoke, and dark stuff. Flavor is some dry roasted coffee along with the flavors in the aroma. Light to medium body and very surprising for a Schwarz.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hamilton23 (617) - Alpine, California, USA - NOV 9, 2010
12oz bottle from Ryan (Manny57). Pours a very dark brown, almost black with a minimal amount of head. Nice lacing. Some coffee smell and burnt wood. Some coffee taste, lots of smokey, woody flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheChampion (114) - Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Tap at ChurchKey. Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel and chocolate. Taste dominated by roasted malt, with a bit of hops. Rather light body, finishes clean. Refreshing for a darker brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5493) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2011
At Short’s Brewing Monster Tap Takeover at Churchkey. Poured a dark, almost black color brown, with a small tan head. Aroma was chocolate, roasted malts. Flavor was roasted malts, earthy hops, chocolate malts. Pretty darn good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (22911) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2011
Bottle at Ølbutikken. Dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige ehad. Sweet and light roasted aroma with notes of berries. Light roasted flavour of berries, grass and hops. Light roasted finish.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (3095) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2012 Bottled. Pours clear black with a brownish glow and a small tan head. Fair lacing. Nose of roasted malt chocolate and notes of coffee + bourbon. Sweet flavor with chocolate, roasted coffee and bourbon. Medium to full bodied, creamy to oily texture and soft carbonation. Ends up more dry and slightly bitter. Quite complex for a schwartz beer.★★★

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (14935) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle. A dense, two-finger dark beige head forms over reddish dark brown body. Nice lacings. Roasted, almost burnt aroma with a spiced and hoppy touch. Some dark berries too. It’s a bit too carbonated I think, medium to full-bodied and quite smooth. Lightly acidic, with roasted malts, dried fruits and a pleasant bitterness. Lasting finish with raisin notes and a good bitterness that lasts, of both the hoppy and roasted kind. Certainly a nice one, maybe not the most true to style schwarzbier, but good. 120324

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (12129) - 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.


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