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RATINGS: 487   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 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Chef Chad (104) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Well it was a session beer. Smells of some earth and grassy and some malt and that lager smell. Pours a watery black with some head. Too watery and carbonation was a bit off. Flavor was mild sweetness with light roast tones. It was quite quaffable and drinkable. I like it just hated the body

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6052) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2009
stubby, medium brown with ddecent foam, aroma of pecan and caramel, flavors are muted caramel, molasses, malty, nice quaffer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2009
How come my beer does not look like the one in the glass in the picture. Dark brown with NO head. Aroma was mildly roasty & slight smokiness. Taste was the same as the aroma & was a very easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CheersMate (1312) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2009
Picked up in Pike’s Place Market. Found a 12-pack of this. Nice dark brown color, with a thin head. Very good looking schwarzbier. Roasted malt aroma. Roast is the most noticeable aspect of the aroma. Can’t really get by the roast on this one. Roasted flavor as well. Almost some toffee sweetness coming through as well. This beer is decent, but wasn’t what I expected. Somewhat smooth. A decent brew, but nothing I would plan on buying on a regular basis.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 7, 2009
I really liked the regular session lager, but this has improved upon that recipe ten fold. Strong roastiness coming through in the nose, with just a touch of floral hoppiness. Smooth with well balanced carbonation. Very easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reid (1973) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Dark brown coloured beer, small tan head, that dissapears fast yet leaves good lace behind. Roasty,toast like aromas..some toffeeish aspects. Flavour is the same as the nose toasty maltiness, some slight hints of coffee and a touch of hop. Nice mouthfeel to this, silky with an abrubt dry finish. Good drinkable cheap beer what more can one ask for. Hope this sticks around as it would be ideal for Super Bowl and the likes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Roasty and toasty caramel nose. Reddish brown in color with a nice head and lots of carbonation. Nice melding of caramel and chocolate, slight corn and slight hops. Refreshing and quaffable. I like it!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
stchloe (793) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2009
Holy moly its a dark beer for hipsters. Wasn’t impressed. More flavor than the original definetly a little roasted barley carmel flavor going on, but then blah. I don’t get it just not a good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerFanDan17 (1022) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - AUG 2, 2009
A big fan of the stubbies! Like the lager, this black lager brings out the dark sweet malts its brewed with. Great blend of malt and sweetness and a touch of hops. Definitely a treat. Sampled at the Hood River brewery in July 2009.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ilovedarkbeer (2369) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2009
Bottle thanks to Cavie. taste is ground coffee, chocolate, and smoke. My notes are shitty from this whole night... I was just out of it.

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