Short's Bourbon Barrel Sustenance Black Beer - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by taylorhamrick:
4.15/5 rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Got in a trade from hotpipes29.
Pours a nice dark brown color, nearly black, it would fool me if not for the ruby highlights around the edges. A small head (1cm or maybe less) forms on top, with loose bubbles, that fade quickly, no lacing. But I can see plenty of bubbles rising up in the beer. The smell hits you with an incredible sweetness, backed up with a very nice bourbon smell. Like chocolate, a little coffee, and a big whiff of bourbon. Otherwise, very clean. The taste comes back with that nice sweetness, a very clean straightforward roasty character, almost no yeast character to speak of, no hoppy presence, just a nice mellow flavor of bourbon. I mean, don't get me wrong, you know the bourbon is there, but it really fits well into this beer. Very nice. The body is right around medium, maybe a little thin, with a nice burst of carbonation. The bourbon does a nice job coating your mouth, but overall, the sweetness keeps it in check. Really, I don't know if there's anything off for the bourbon, but there isn't really anything that stands out. For a bourbon-barrel aged schwarzbier, this seems right on, and I don't know if anyone else makes one, but this is a really nice beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2010 22:18:57 | More by taylorhamrick
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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 187 ratings.