Short's Bourbon Barrel Sustenance Black Beer - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by Lauthaha:
4.7/5 rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a good old beer mug.
Appearance: Poured at a 45 degree angle, about 1/2 a finger of murky, mellow head. Perfectly opaque; dark brown color with visible resiliency. A bit skimpy on the lacing, but otherwise an amazing looking beer.
Smell: I feel like I've entered some outstanding celestial bakery. Sweet scents of vanilla and chocolate, a light fruit undertone and rounding out the bouquet, the spicy flavor of bourbon permeating the beverage.
Taste: Unbelievable. Bold, rich; I taste all the flavors that I smelled previously. This could be the best beer I've tasted in several months. The malt helps to emphasize the flavor as well.
Mouthfeel: Robust and very carbonated. It sizzles on the tongue with a subtly-sharp ambiance. Goes down smooth despite the heavy quality to the beer; the bottle didn't lie when it said this beer is great for when you're thirsty, great for when you're hungry.
Drinkability: I could drink one of these every night. I only bought one 12 ounce, but I'm sure that I could make a night of it if I had a 6-pack. Near perfect.
I was surprised by this beer; I haven't had good luck with black beers in the past, and was looking forward to another mediocre expedition. Thankfully, Short's has a high standard, and this was no exception. Amazing!
Serving type: bottle
05-29-2010 01:51:17 | More by Lauthaha
More User Reviews:
4.08/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Appearance: black, maybe dark mahogany. A small tannish head that fades quickly and leaves nothing behind. Completely opaque.
Smell: mostly bourbon. Maybe some chocolate.
Taste: lots of bourbon. Low alcohol. Some chocolate. Very smooth.
Mouthfeel: very light. A little bit of lager aspect to it.
Overall: a nice light bourbon barrel beer. Pretty light and nicely simple. Some lager aspects to it in taste and feel. I'd say it's a strong bourbon tasting beer with very little others tastes and very low other character.
Serving type: on-tap
06-07-2014 02:08:36 | More by SportsandJorts
Short's Bourbon Barrel Sustenance Black Beer from Short's Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.