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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.


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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drjohnrock (476) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Poured from 11 ounce (cheap Full Sail bastards!) bottle at Supersuckers concert at Southgate House Revival on December 1, 2012. Small slightly off white head, cola color, light malty aroma, initial mouthfeel of carbonation followed by a light sweeetness. Definitely not enough flavor to be sessionable or a proper schwarzbier, and it’s not a particularly impressive dark lager in general. This is the second beer I’ve had with the word session in its name (Saranac Session IPA is the other) that’s anything but a session brew. As they say, caveat emptor.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rjplumer (504) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Nice roasted chocolate aroma. Appears black but is see through with a deep mahogany hue. The head only appears momentarily and is gone before you know it. Slight roasted malt tasting but then goes down relatively smooth with some mild bitterness. Sense some caramel sweetness too. Feels clean and light on the palate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomer (1849) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JAN 11, 2015
At a tasting, thanks Tom L, small creamy head, quite clear darkish brown color, aroma of wood and caramel with a hint of cola, flavor of dark bread, caramel and cedary hopes,light to medium mellow bitterness. Really nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnymusky (368) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Poured from 11 oz bottle....poured amber with a nice lasting head...smell is light caramel some cocoa and malt...mouth is the same...this one is a very simple but good beer...a tad light but very tasty flavor...i will grab this one again...for a buck it is way solid.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Namespayne (57) - - DEC 2, 2014
12oz bottle--> pint glass, dark amber with with a nice tall head that soon settles. Notes of maple, caramel, and roasted malts follow from nose to drink. A bit on the light side, simple but delicious. As you can guess, you'll want to make sure you have a supply on hand. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
smallfry (107) - - NOV 24, 2014
(Bottle) Pretty nice and dark but it’s very astringent. And feels pretty thin. Not great but not terrible.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (13707) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
pmorris (2) - Yucca Valley, California, USA - OCT 12, 2014 does not count
I liked this beer... simple, unpretentious, flavorful. Nice color and aroma, goes down smoothly.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
outlawskies (453) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says it is okay. Julie says it is good for a black lager. Mild and smooth 3.3 so it was exprired ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6163) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"pretty much what i expected from this one. a session ale as advertised, nothing more, nothing less. there’s obvious quality to this brew, but it’s nothing to go out of your way for. a little dry, well balanced chocolate malt and hops."

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
apotekhin (79) - ISRAEL - SEP 27, 2014
Brown coca cola appearance. Aroma of light roasted malt and burned bread with yeast and light fruitiness. Flavor of burned bread and some malt sweetness. Medium light body. Burned aftertaste. Not bad. Good value.


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