Short's Bourbon Barrel Sustenance Black Beer - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by Wadsey:
3/5 rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Bourbon Barrel Soaked Sustenance Black Beer
Served in New Belgium globe glass
A: Pours clear deep brown with 2-inch head that recedes fairly quickly but leaves haphazard lacing.
S: Distinct and delicious aroma of butter rum leads off. Next, spiced rum, wood and brandy. The base beer is smothered. Honestly, this smells like Angel's Share should have smelled.
T: Well, there is a slightly tart note that initiates tasting. Two other interesting notes follow: toasted coconut and vanilla. The barrel does add a splash of bourbon, but butter rum and spiced rum still come through. Again, the base beer is struggling under load and makes its presence known solely in the finish: powdered and bitter chocolate. Alcohol is easily detectable.
M: Medium body and carbonation. A little oilier and rougher than regular Sustenance Black Beer. This beer also is somewhat warming. How much booze was added to this?
O: I like Bourbon Barrel Soaked Sustenance Black Beer less than its little brother. Too much barrel, not enough base beer. This beer also cannot compete with Short's preeminent barrel-aged beer, which is Barrel-Aged Wizard.
Serving type: bottle
08-04-2011 03:25:43 | More by Wadsey
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 186 ratings.