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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Our dark American lager beer we brew in the spring time. Since released, this beer has gained an underground following. Black is the beer, but soft and sweet on the palate. Rich flavor stems from roasted and dark caramel grains. Sustenance is a very delightful and easy drinking lager with strong emphasis on the balanced malt profile.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (5974) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BigBeer45 (1210) - Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2010
This Short’s beer has a black-brown pour (it is a dark ruby when held up to a light) with a one to two finger tan head that recedes to a broken cover and ring after a few minutes, and left some lacing on the glass as I drank, there were aromas of dark caramel, dark toast, dry chocolate, roasted malt, licorice and a dark honey sweetness with a little vanilla, the beer had flavors of dark bread, licorice, some roasted malt sweetness and little notes of dry bitter chocolate, finish has barely a bite to it but there is a little bitterness, licorice and earthy mint run along on the palate after each drink, has a medium mouth feel, I thought this beer had more licorice and sweetness than the other Schwarzbiers I had tried, I do not mind a little licorice but more than that is too much for me, so, my rating will reflect how much I enjoyed this beer, it’s not the beer, it is me, if you like licorice, you will more than likely prefer this beer more than I.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
On tap at Churchkey. Served in a snifter. Pours a very dark brown with a single-finger tan head that sticks around for a bit before fading and leaving a bit of light lacing. The nose has a bit of light roast and a bit of dark fruit as well. Mild anise character. The flavor has a moderate amount of roast along with some sweet malt. Dark fruit and cherry come through a bit, along with some slight black licorice. There is a bit of a cardboard character in the finish as it warms, however. Medium body and lightly sweet throughout. Pretty decent. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 06-04-2011

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10609) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
burg326 (3245) - Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2011
12 ounce bottle that poured a dark brown/light black color. Aroma of mocha, caramel and vanilla. Taste of chocolate, moalasses, and toffee. had a moderate roast thoguhout, and not overerly sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (2302) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2011
From a 33 cl bottle at home.Dark brown beer with a small tanned head. Tar and licorice aroma. Malty, grassy flavor with some hops and sourish/bitter finish. Dark chocolate and coffee notes.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
goozen (2726) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle 0,355ltr: Black/brown coloured brew with an taste of bitterish chocolate, nice Schwarzbier from Michigan.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2588) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2012
very dark brown with one finger tan head. smoke is the main flavor. otherwise a bit like a light porter. pretty dry.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (4679) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2013
35cl bottle shared at tge klooster Thin creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Nice brew.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
I drank from a 12oz bottle into my Orval glass...The beer pours a light black with a ligh tan head, good retention and lacing...The aroma is totally dead, shows off only light chocolate, really boring...The taste is also light, gives a little smoke and chocolate. Usually i want more taste, but for some reason I like this, a light roasty porterish type beer that is really easy to drink. Nothing special here, but if you’re in the mood for a roasty dark beer that’s easy to drink, not a bad call.


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