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RATINGS: 473   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
11 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a very dark chestnut color. The head billows with a creamy, two-finger pale yellow shade. Some lacing is left behind when the head recedes. S: I notice a decent amount of dry chocolate, brown sugar, caramel, hazelnut, and lager yeast. Pretty damn solid for a basic dark lager. T: I like the initial chocolate flavors here. Everything after that (the transition to more caramel and lager yeast flavors on the back end) isn’t as interesting, unfortunately. M: It finishes a bit too sweetly for me. However, it does feature good crispness and carbonation (i.e. not too overdone or limp). Decent drinkability. O: A simple dark lager that gets the job done, but not in an interesting or flashy manner. Not bad, just simplistic to a fault.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maley1 (780) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
Dark brown pour with small off white head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, slight citrus and faint hops. Taste of roasted malts, faint chocolate, cocoa, faint hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, very drinkable, perfectly balanced, all around a very good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (2075) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 11, 2014
Tap at Full Sail in Hood River, as Full Sail Session Black Premium Dark Lager. Small sweetish roasty nose. Medium translucent brown (not so dark). Toasty malt, licorice, candy, chocolate, light caramel, and root beer. Thin-medium body. Maybe a bit too sweet, and too sessionable?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (710) - Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2014
A: Nearly opaque brown. Half inch creme colored head. N: Biscuit, cocoa, char, straw, brown sugar, and a touch of Earth and pine. T: Good sweetness. Some bitterness. Both developed to be easily drank. M: Light and a touch oily. O: Nice beer for a sunny afternoon while waiting for football. Won’t take too much of your attention, but that’s by design.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierMeHoos (88) - Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle. Aromas of a traditional lager but pours a nice shade of dark. The taste is great. Sparkly but subdued hops hit up front and then a wash of cocoa, with a delicate coffee taste. The flavor is immense and the body is nice and light. Very awesome and easy drinking.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
steve1966 (106) - Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Nice pour limited head.smooth but nice taste of burnt roast hops. Nothing great but a nice reasonably priced dark beer. Not a bad choice

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lizardking3 (95) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Always good for the price. This is a much more serious beer than its "Red" brother. Very Drinkable

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Patrickctenchi (3578) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Stubby bottle: Pours clear, deep brown-ruby with a frothy, off-white head. Aroma of cola, caramel, dark fruit, chocolate.. Taste is powdery chocolate/cocoa...caramel malt. Not bad , but a little on the sweet side.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
moderrnlifeiswar (51) - Maryland, USA - JUN 20, 2014
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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lothore (549) - California, USA - JUN 7, 2014
A- Pours a ruddy brown hue with a small, fizzy, off white head that leaves no lacing. S- roasty, coffee, malt powder, milk chocolate. T- Lightly roasty, toffee, burnt toast, light hop bitterness, finished off by a prolonged roasted malt flavor. M- Medium/thin with medium carbonation. D- Easy drinker, not the most complex beer but very drinkable and enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Paincane (152) - Georgia, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Dark brown body w/ tan head. Roasted malt and coffee aromas. Smoky, earthy and nutty malt forward flavors with dry hop finish. Balanced.


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