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Short's Bourbon Barrel Sustenance Black Beer | Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.03/5
Exceptional
206 Ratings
Short's Bourbon Barrel Sustenance Black BeerShort's Bourbon Barrel Sustenance Black Beer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
shortsbrewing.com

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sustenance Black Beer aged it in bourbon barrels for 11 months.

Added by Baileyuk on 04-28-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,083
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
206
pDev:
10.42%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
59
Gots:
28
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 206 |  Reviews: 82
Photo of Buck_Jones
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of udfan07
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A nice bourbon barrel beer. A nice dark beer and I smell raisins as well as maybe some vanilla. No bitterness on the finish and all around a pretty good beer.

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Photo of JamesStreet
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tracker83
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mynie
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Advertises itself as "Bourbon Barrel Soaked," which is a phrasing I like.

Pours very dark and still. VERY dark. Practically opaque. No head of which to speak.

Smells of bourbon vanilla, light barley char, and some raisins. Not the most variegated of bourbon-aged beers, but well composed.

Taste starts with raisiny, aged grain and a whiskey sharpness. This smooths into a middle of straight vanilla that lasts all the way through to the finish.

It's pretty good. Perhaps I let it age too long, but honestly I think age has brought forward some of its fruity complexities.

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Photo of zaraspook
3.26/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.35/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of domfreego
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of StoutHunter
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of gearbike
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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Short's Bourbon Barrel Sustenance Black Beer from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 206 ratings
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