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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.4
joergen (29216) - 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.

3.5
Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2011
Bottle 35,5 cl. Pours a clear black with a reddish hue and a beige head. Hard roast aroma, slightly tart dark dried fruit. Medium body, hard roast and dark dried fruits – again a slight tartness. Malt bitter finish. 230711

3.3
Pinball (12310) - 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.

3.6
Skinnyviking (9711) - 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.

3.8
madvike (3301) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Bottle shared by BenC - Pours chocolatey brown with a thin tan head. Smells like rye bread and chocolate, lightly toasted. Tastes roughly the same, with a dry, ashy finish. Mixes some dry stout characteristics in there--nice. Thinner body, but it works. Smooth, very nice. Probably my favorite Shorts beer so far!

3.8
Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2011
Bottle at home. Black - offwhite head. Coffee. Sharpness. High malty. Oiley notes. Burned. Light dark chocolate. Light sweet notes. Licorice. Ryebread. Pleasant body and finish.

3.2
MrBunn (2848) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a thin feel to it as it pours. A thin film of tan head sits on the surface. Aromas are weak... a faint whiff of chocolate and earth is about all I pick up. Flavor is a little more interesting... chocolate and caramel malts play off each other nicely with just a hint of topsoil after a rain or something poetic like that. It has a kind of creaminess to it (mouthfeel and maybe even a little in the flavor) and ends in a coffee/peat-like bitterness.

3.3
Thorpe429 (5122) - , 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

3.8
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Bottle. Opaque pour with considerable tan head. Smell is strongly chocolate and a bit of hazelnut. Very good beer, silky smooth, goes down easy. Taste doesn’t have the nuttiness I thought it might.

3.6
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Draft. Small beige head, dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, bittersweet chocolate, some smoke, light caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, roast, some smoke caramel. Medium body, some stickiness.


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