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Port Brewing Midnight Expression Lager (Moon Lit Sessions)



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RATINGS: 586   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
It’s not often that a great summer swell coincides with a full moon, but when they collide, nature affords us a rare opportunity to paddle out long after everyone has called it a day. These moments are a solitary pursuit with empty lineups, but those who carve graceful lines under a full moon understand how things can be dark lonely and rewarding at the same time. So next time you paddle in from an overcrowded beach break, remember that nothing tastes better than a cold beer after a session. We suggest a glass of this smooth roasty black lager for contemplating empty lineups and waves that go on for days. Most likely, you’ll long for epic summer swells under moon lit sessions opening the doors to isolation and empty secret spots of an age trying to pass us by.
Note: Formerly Midnight Sessions Lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Saeglopur (1728) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - OCT 3, 2016
650 ml bitte shared by Werckmeister, thanks!
Black body, with a quite small, fizzy, coffee-colored head.
Aroma of coffee, liquorice, toast, dried fruits, some cocoa powder.
Taste follows this, with quite a lot of sourish fruits and some caramel.
Medium, slick mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes medium roasty, medium sour-fruity, with cocoa, some coffee, some liquorice.

Nice one, but not oustanding. A bit light bodied for the style and with some unusual sourish fruits, that aren’t bad though. Overall not among my favourite style examples, while still a nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Werckmeister (2277) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - OCT 3, 2016
0,66l bottle at home from Ex-De Molen webshop. No BB date. As Port Brewing Midnight Sessions Lager 5% ABV. almost black color, small coffee-colored head. smells earthy, lightly acidic, light berry notes, hints of smoke, light vanilla, some bitter chocolate, light licorice. nice smell. medium body, rather bubbly carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes citric, earthy, lightly sour, light vanilla, some licorice, light green apples. finishes lightly sour with notes of green apples and some earthy notes. overall good, but dont like the sourness (especially on the taste) on this one. Might be that its too old, but its a bit distracting from the otherwise good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1825) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle to stange glass Oat, rye, cherry, bread. Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Bitter, some sourness, and malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12890) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2015
Draft - Dark roast and some toasty notes. Jet black with a decent brown head. Dark roast and toasty notes. Decent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (5005) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 17, 2015
(En fût au Pizza Port Solana Beach): Un liquide délicieusement torréfié, caramel salé et esters fruités dans une bombe de buvabilité terriblement efficace.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (12153) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
[2/20/15] Draught at Stone Brewing World in Escondido. Black with a nice tan head. Aroma of roast, coffee, licorice. Roasty flavor, bittersweetish, with coffee and a bit of licorice. Medium-bodied. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10843) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is caramel, chocolate, toffee, taste is similar, light smoke, roasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bytemesis (6946) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Tap. Pours deep ruby black, medium creamy tan head, nice lacing. Aroma is roasty, smoky ashtray. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, smoky, burned malt, almost a meatiness. Light acidity, lots of ashtray. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (2951) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2014
22 oz bottle poured. The bottle date on this is smudged, so I can’t really tell for sure, but I have reasons to believe this bottle isn’t brand spanking new. Pours a midnight color. Who would have guessed? Roasted malty aroma. Patchy tan head to it. A lot of toasty, roast malt flavor to this. Really flavorful. Typically when I rate lagers, I don’t usually have the ability to comment on the content and amount of flavor. Impressive though. This might be old, but it has held up. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TEJA (2448) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2014
Draught at City Beer in San Fransisco. Thick lasting brown head. Brown color. Big roasted malt aroma. Tasty with lots of dark malts. No caramell sweetness. Dry taste and a fine balanced bitterness. Much roasted taste but no malt bitterness from the malts.

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