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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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (10895) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2016
12 oz bottle. From demolenbeershop.com.
Black color with a small tan head. Vanilla, sweetness, mild sourness, dryness and roasted maltiness in the aroma. The flavor is roasted malt, vanilla, sweetness, mild coffee and some sourness. I don’t know how old this is but it doesn’t taste that fresh. Maybe a rerate sometime.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10893) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Dark brown pour. Light tan head. Very roasty aroma with some molasses, licorice, and light coffee. Flavor is roasty, bitter, dark cherries and some brown sugar. nice. Thanks to hellbilly.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (10445) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 14, 2011
Botella. Deep dark brown colour, beige small head. Roasty maltiness in the aroma along with chocolate (mild side) and hops. Good soft mouthfeel. Roasty malt, choolate and pleasant bitter hoppiness, bit coffee´like towards the end. Roasty malty pleasant hoppy bitter finish.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Tap at Churchkey for Shorts Tap Takeover. The pour is a clear ruby looking near black. Tan head fades quickly. Nose at first is a giant whiff of Shorts’ proprietary Mars-derived bacterial infection complete with all of its complexities like blood, vomit, sweat, iron metallic. Taste is luckily not infected so much with astringent coffee and ash coming through. Or maybe the coffee and ash covers the infection. Palate is thin and drained, probably from Shorts’ alien derived bacteria which I shall from now on refer to as SBC3830-X. Pretty harmless and boring body with a nose that is a play off between nothing and SBC3830-X. It would be interested to have NASA lab SBC3830-X.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9554) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 6, 2010
Thanks Jdubfl for the share. Pours dark brown with thin tan head. Aroma and flavors, dark chocolate and roasted malts, hints of coffee with a lingering dark fruit bitterness coupled with some grains.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (9501) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2013
35cl bottle shared at tge klooster Thin creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Nice brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (9455) - Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2016
Bottle from notes. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have moderately roasted malt, cocoa, hint of black coffee, dark fruit, thin, just ok.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9411) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Pours deep brown almost black, thin almost tan head. Aroma has notes of roast, biscuit, burnt toast, and some caramel. Taste is bitter burnt malt, some biscuit and caramel sweet, and a roasted bitter finish. Good brew, balanced and tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skinnyviking (9111) - 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.


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