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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma with weak hints of licorice. Roasted malty caramel and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (13679) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle. Dark clear brown color, beige head. Aroma of lightly toasted caramel. taste is roasty cocoa and caramel, not much bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bu11zeye (11975) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2009
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Cavie) Pours a deep amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, grain, caramel, and cocoa. Flavor of grain, nuts, honey, chocolate, and caramel malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11821) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 30, 2011
A: The pour is a very dark brown color with a thin layer of off-white head, but minimal retention. S: Roasted malts and coffee are immediately noticeable. While the more roasted qualities are dominant, there is a really nice dark chocolate note to it as well. It lacks the sharp acidity of a lot of schwarzbiers, which I find nice. T: Much more chocolately that I was anticipating. Dark and slightly bitter chocolate with plenty of roasted malts and just a touch of coffee. Definitely some earthy hop notes are present as well. M: Medium in body with a surprisingly creamy feel on the tongue. O: I thought the regular Session Lager was pretty decent, but this really blows it out of the water. Solid beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11725) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2011
11oz bottle. Small beige head that mostly dissipates, atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, molasses/caramel, some anise, nut, light chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, chococaramel, some orange/earthy, light nut, roast. Thin light-medium body, undercarbonated.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11673) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 25, 2009
Bottle from Liquid Solutions. Pours a rather darkish ruby with a slim beige head. Aromas of dark malt and chocolate. Medium body with firm carbonation. There’s some light fruit beneath the dark malt and chocolate. Rather refreshing. Good drink. Finishes towards bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11279) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2010
12oz bottle-pours a tan head and dark brown with red color. Aroma is dark malt-roasty/ashy/bakers chocolate, earthy hops. Taste is dark malt-roasty/ashy/bakers chocolate/licorice root, biting earthy hops. A bit more than a session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11222) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Bottle. Poured clear black color with an average frothy light brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted chocolate malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate toasted bittersweet flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of medium duration. Good brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2010

Date: January 03, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Ticker
Appearance: clear dark ruby red, wispy beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel and roasted aroma
Flavor: sweet roasted malt flavor, caramel sweetness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (10549) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2011
A dark reddish copper lager with a thin moka head. In aroma, nutty herbal chocolate,and mashed grains, rye bread. In mouth, a smooth nutty brown chocolate, coffee, a bit herbal and smooth. Bottle at ROC Empire Brewfest, Feb. 19 2011.

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