RATINGS: 262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Bourbon Barrel Soaked Sustenance Beer is our spring Schwarzbier (black lager) aged in bourbon barrels for 10 months. It features rich roasted malt qualities with bold flavors of vanilla, charred oak, and even a slight nuttiness. The light, crisp finish makes this bourbon soaked beer light in flavor, which is wonderful because it highlights the complexities of the bourbon aging process. The light body also makes it an ideal beer for a springtime refreshment.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (12637) - Bienne, - NOV 27, 2012
from Erzbierschof - black beer under a long lasting dark beige foam; strong woody aroma, notes of roasted malts, licorice and black cherries; fairly astringent, a good malt body, a subtle carbonation and a strong bitterness; heavy woody notes in the finish; pretty dry with more licorice, chocolate and whisky notes

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUN 19, 2016
Notes from summer. Pours dark brown. Aroma and taste are toffee, roasted malts, and some vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fugitive (1991) - Athens, GREECE - DEC 7, 2015
Bottle. Color dark brown with small head. Aroma bourbon, wood, caramel. Taste sweet, bourbon, malt, caramel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TorbenJensen (1510) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2015
The beer is black with moderate nougat colored foam. It is a further development of the brewery Sustenance Black Beer, which was very popular in a very short time. The brewer got the idea to barrel age it 11 months in bourbon barrels and the result is a beautiful black beer that smells of oak, vanilla, bourbon and some smoke. The taste is weak bourbon with oak distinct flavor of fresh wood, a little acid and a little vanilla sweetness. Moreover schwarzbiers licorice flavor that is clear and long-lasting. It has a retracted hop bitterness that prolongs the aftertaste of licorice and vanilla in union.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CountPrattula (64) - - AUG 4, 2015
Inviting bourbon nose, heavy bourbon flavor with a solid roasty base and vanilla on the back end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (3146) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2015
Pours thick dark, unclear forest blackish brown with a light sandy colored head. Aroma brings huge sweet dark fruits, brown sugar, and smooth bourbon so complex and rich on the palate! Flavor is just as rich and complex with dark fruits, raisins, and smooth bourbon sugar on a rich but smooth balanced body!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiiruBierBeer (1041) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2015
Smell is sweet heavy bourbon, vanilla, and toffee. Taste is bourbon, malt, toffee, and caramel. In that order. Medium body, medium carbonation, and mild foam.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9576) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2015
Pour on tap at Old Chicago, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of big caramel, toffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruits come in to a bit of bourbon, vanilla, hints of oak. Taste is a mix of toffee, oak, vanilla into big bourbon, hints of chocolate, coffee and roast, nice molasses, hints of earth, finishing sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (4594) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2015
Dark brown colour, white head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, caramel, light wood. Sweet bourbon flavour, caramel, light sour notes, raisins. Quite light body, wood, raisins.
(from 355mL bottle @ Mother Kelly’s, RBESG 2014, London. Thanks for sharing, rb crew!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (12754) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours deep brown, nose is toffee, vanilla, roast malts, taste is sweet vanilla, roasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weark (770) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Bouteille achetée chez Erzbierschof - Couleur noir avec une fine mousse brune qui disparaît rapidement et qui laisse de petite trace sur le verre - Au nez des arôme de fût de bourbon (Beaucoup de vanille), chocolat, café, on sent tout de suite que ça va être doux, avec un peu de temps on sent bien le malt rôti et des note de cerise - En bouche des arôme de vanille et de chocolat, un peu boisé en provenance du fût, des notes de sauce soja et un tout petit peu de réglisse, les arôme sont riche et complexe - Corp puissant, petite amertume, carbonation légère, douce et soyeuse en bouche, l9ngue final douce sur le bourbon et le chocolat - magnifique bière, j?aurais plus penser à une porter veillie qu?à une black lager

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