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RATINGS: 491   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Session Black is short, dark and totally drinkable. The initial tastes are a subtle pairing of caramel and chocolate malt flavors with precise hopping to provide an elegant citrus background to the delicate finish of dark cocoa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (2255) - Arkansas, USA - APR 24, 2014
Ha with the bjcp tasting group. Pours ruby brown with minimal head. Aroma is sweet dark fruit with some caramel. Slightly tart. Slightly roasty. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBeerFanatic (900) - Friona, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2014
Dark clear amber color flat head. Aromas light caramel, light smoke, light bread. Flavors lightly roasty, light caramel and slight bread. Lightly sweet, medium bodied and has a slight astringent aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (2438) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2014
The appearance had a dark brown color, super nice looking one fingered off-white to white foamy head that lasts for a good minute before dieing at a moderate pace, good amount of lacing sticking to the sides. The smell had a nice inviting fruity/sweet malty aroma invading my nose smooth and delicately inviting. The taste had sweet chocolate covered fruit (but mainly banana), its almost as if it tastes like someone took a banana and stuck it in chocolate and then pulled those flavors and added it in this beer - I like it. The same chocolate banana aftertaste leading to the slightly same flavoring and shows a decent dryness in the finish. On the palate, it sat about a medium on the body, well, it says its "session" on the bottle, but I’m not so sure about that, hmmm....carbonation is pretty smooth and good for the Schwarzbier style. Overall, honestly, I like this one probably more for me, but its one of the heavier Schwarzbiers made by an American brewer, still worthy of having again, but I don’t consider this too much of a "sessionable" brew

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
devman171 (1142) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Pours reddish brown with two fingers brown head. Aroma is light roast and spices, taste is similar with a sweet smooth finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stevoj (2544) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 29, 2014
This far too much like a cereal lager, and not enough of the roast grain bitterness which the style should have. Sweet grains dominate the aroma and taste, almost no bitterness or bite at all. Disappointed...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (3553) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2014
bottle. brown with small head. solid malt body of chocolate and caramel and some roast. very nice balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chevyshane (8) - - MAR 10, 2014 does not count
Hints of coffee carmel chocolate and citrus backgrounds soft aroma and decent palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2201) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle from South Bay Drugs: Poured as a dark tanned brown color with a decent layer of foamed head. My nose detects a well balanced hop presence with the toasted malts that have a scent of the Whopper balls candy. The flavor is mild and has a slight sweetness attributed to the toffee brittle like malts. The name fits the beer perfect, and I heard it makes a good black and tan when mixed with the regular Session ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (2408) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Sampled at Big Brew Beer Festival (Morristown). Poured a dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma or roasted and caramel malts. Taste of light roasted coffee and caramel malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle - Dark Brown in colour; with Reddish tinge. Malty; roasty malts, caramel, chocolate, hint of liquorice. Fruity; citrus. Hoppy; slight earthy hops. Sweetish roast malty throughout, leading to some bitterness in the finish. OK. Easy drinking.

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