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RATINGS: 459   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
KajII (767) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a very murky dark brown with some ruby highlights and an average sized (1-2 finger) creamy beige head that was mostly diminishing, leaving behind a very thin layer of residue and a small foamy ring thus producing some good spotty lacing. The aroma was of dark roasted caramel malts, a mild resin hop and a leathery yeast with mild notes of coffee, chocolate, molasses and a bit of black licorice. The taste was decently malty and mildly bitter all the way through with notes of molasses and licorice early on and then having hints of chocolate and coffee at the finish. The flavor lasted an average duration with the mild dark roasty flavor left to linger for just a little while. Mouthfeel was just a shade or two under medium in body with a watery and mildly creamy texture and a prickly carbonation. Overall a nice mellow dark brew, very easy to drink, yet still having that wonderful dark beer flavor. Absolutely a great session beer, hence the name...


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
devman171 (713) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Pours reddish brown with two fingers brown head. Aroma is light roast and spices, taste is similar with a sweet smooth finish

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stevoj (1701) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 29, 2014
This far too much like a cereal lager, and not enough of the roast grain bitterness which the style should have. Sweet grains dominate the aroma and taste, almost no bitterness or bite at all. Disappointed...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2549) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2014
bottle. brown with small head. solid malt body of chocolate and caramel and some roast. very nice balance.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chevyshane (7) - - MAR 10, 2014 does not count
Hints of coffee carmel chocolate and citrus backgrounds soft aroma and decent palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2089) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle from South Bay Drugs: Poured as a dark tanned brown color with a decent layer of foamed head. My nose detects a well balanced hop presence with the toasted malts that have a scent of the Whopper balls candy. The flavor is mild and has a slight sweetness attributed to the toffee brittle like malts. The name fits the beer perfect, and I heard it makes a good black and tan when mixed with the regular Session ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (1718) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Sampled at Big Brew Beer Festival (Morristown). Poured a dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma or roasted and caramel malts. Taste of light roasted coffee and caramel malt.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle - Dark Brown in colour; with Reddish tinge. Malty; roasty malts, caramel, chocolate, hint of liquorice. Fruity; citrus. Hoppy; slight earthy hops. Sweetish roast malty throughout, leading to some bitterness in the finish. OK. Easy drinking.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (1126) - - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle. Dark ruby/cola colored with a thin ring of off white head. Aroma is roasty with some cocoa notes. Taste follows suit and adds some citrus and bready malt. Mouthfeel is a little too syrupy and under carbonated. Ok.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hiero (127) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Decent taste, nice chocolate flavor. The problem was it had no depth and the body was too light.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
klaing (116) - Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Dark clear pour with little head. Sweet malt aroma. Very sweet milk chocolate flavor with a touch of spiciness. Too sweet though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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