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RATINGS: 494   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.

Drjohnrock's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drjohnrock (545) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
asheft (2670) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2015
Bottle. Delicate coffee and lager aroma with faint noble hops accents. Clear brown with a quickly dissipating off-white sheet on top. Nutty coffee and faint chocolate flavour. Low bitterness, slightly dry finish. Medium light body, moderate carbonation, almost crisp but for the smooth chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (1410) - Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2015
Old rating. Dark brown. Roasty, bready, minimal chocolate. A little thin in the mouthfeel. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarinEvelyn (642) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2015
Very rich, malty aroma. Taste is a little light but creamy, strong malt, a little dry but much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1552) - Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2015
Clear dark ruby brown. Small off white head. Aroma seems light roast and cocoa. Semi sweet. Flavor is light roast, toast, and a touch of berries. Lighter bodied. Plenty of character. I continue to be impressed by these Full Sail Session brews. Well made.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigericsports (21) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Clear dark brown with creamy white head. Aroma: toast, toffee, light cocoa. Nice chocolate finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (2172) - Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, & some chocolate; Flavor of slight roasted malt, caramel, coffee, chocolate, and light hops; Nicely balanced; Pretty decent lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwm1034 (692) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle from the Lee fridge. Pours an almost black with thin head; very mild chocolate nose and initial flavor...pleasant way to spend an evening. Smooth chocolate ending...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Prufrockstar (1365) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2015
$3 draft at Eureka. Clear dark brown with creamy white head. Aroma: toast, copper, toffee, light cocoa. Taste is moderately sweet, bringing more caramel and copper. Minimally bitter finish. Palate: light body, lively carbonation, quaffable. Overall: nice cheap easy-drinking darkish lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (4540) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 9, 2015
On tap at the brewpub - Pours clear bronze with an off-white head. The aroma has roasty light schwartz like malt, lager smoothness, dark caramel and toffee. It has a medium smooth body with lots of soft carbonation. The flavor starts with the aroma notes, but with spicy earthy hops. Decent dunkel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rjplumer (604) - 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.

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