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RATINGS: 262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
gunnfryd (14872) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle at DSG 2011. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is vanilla, bourbon, alcohol, chocolate, caramel. Flavour is vanilla, bourbon, alcohol, chocolate, caramel. Nice beer.

3.7
Ratman197 (14834) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Growler shared by Doodler (thanks Scott!) poured a clear dark brown with a small lkingering tan head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, carmel, vanilla and molasses. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bourbon, carmel, molasses, oak and vanilla with a smooth dry lingering carmel finish.

3.7
Scopey (14730) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle at CGarvie tasting. It pours dark brown with a small light tan head. The nose is bourbon, vanilla, oily, coconut and mellow roast. The taste is tangy dark fruit, berry, bourbon, wood, mellow roast, brown sugar, earth, cherryade and light alcohol with a dry finish. Medium+body and moderate carbonation. Smooth, well-balanced and pretty tasty.

4.1
Tmoney99 (14481) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2010
On tap at HopCat during RBSG. Poured a black color with a large frothy brown head that was mostly lasting and produced excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted malt, bourbon, wood and vanilla aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted malt, bourbon and wood bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Standout drinkable brew.

2.8
HenrikSoegaard (14166) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2011 Bottle. Frothy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy messy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Strong chocolate notes, alas exstremly messy beer due to the bourban barrel. Average moderate bitter not pleasent finish. Oily palate.

3.6
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 9, 2008
(22oz bottle, thanks kmweaver) Clear red-black body topped by medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, roast, some cherry, smoke, light Bourbon. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, roast, some cherry, Bourbon, light smoke/burnt.

3.3
Drake (13737) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 22, 2010
Served on draft at Hopcat in Grand Rapids. Pours a dark brown color with a thin white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of bourbon with a big buttery note and some faint cherry notes. The taste is bourbon, cherries, a buttery note, faint nuttiness and faint hops in the finish. Medium-full bodied. Decent beer.

3.1
Christian (13670) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2011
Dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of dark caramel, bourbon, vanilla, oak, and a hint of spice. sweet fruity flavour with strong notes of oak, and a peppery spicy finish

3.7
kermis (13433) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2012
Bottle at Klooster. Pours black with a ring tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, raisin, wood and roasted malt. Flavour is over medium sweet and light bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.6
Stuu666 (13395) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours deep brown, nose is toffee, vanilla, roast malts, taste is sweet vanilla, roasty.


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