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RATINGS: 571   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Itís not often that a great summer swell coincides with a full moon, but when they collide, nature affords us a rare opportunity to paddle out long after everyone has called it a day. These moments are a solitary pursuit with empty lineups, but those who carve graceful lines under a full moon understand how things can be dark lonely and rewarding at the same time. So next time you paddle in from an overcrowded beach break, remember that nothing tastes better than a cold beer after a session. We suggest a glass of this smooth roasty black lager for contemplating empty lineups and waves that go on for days. Most likely, youíll long for epic summer swells under moon lit sessions opening the doors to isolation and empty secret spots of an age trying to pass us by.
Note: Formerly Midnight Sessions Lager.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (2992) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 8, 2012
22 oz. bottle from Table and Vine. Liquid is real deep brown only some red highlights when held up to light. Plenty of carbonation producing thick tan head in the lager glass. Good retention and lace until conclusion; leaving some foam at the bottom of my glass. Roasted and chocolate malt nose. The roasted malts with the addition of light smoke and a Euro like hop; gives this an authentic German feel. Light bitterness in the finish. Slightly lingering roast. For me itís a great style of beer when you want roasted and chocolate flavors and donít want a thick and full-bodied stout or porter. Port Brewing did a great job with this style. If you are unfamiliar with the style, try a few and include this one!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHopster (791) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2012
(bottle). Dark brown complexion and tan head. The flavor is a mellow, well roasted malt. Nice palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
POLK (2160) - HÝrning, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2012
251011: Black colored beer with a nice brown foam. Lovely toasted taste. Lacks a little fullness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2012
In bottle at The BrewDog Bar, Edinburgh. A black beer with a decent tan head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate and Weetabix malt. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1540) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Draft at Monks. Poured near black with a big dark tan head. Tastes like dark roasted coffee. Some sweet malt notes but the burned coffee flavors dominate. Bit creamy when cold but ends up way too thin. Smooth dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lightandrhythm (63) - - MAY 7, 2012
Dark and toasty malts compliment the smooth hops of this black lager. A light refreshing mouthfeel make this a good summer session lager ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (4445) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Oh, whatís this? Oh, itís a lager. No matter, I enjoy Port Brewing, regardless. Oh... Okay, I donít mean to be harsh about it, I did enjoy it, just expected something else.

Poured a dark, with a soda like visual and consistency. Aroma was malty, with notes of smoke, roasted malts. Flavor was caramel, malty, with a touch of hops. Overall itís okay.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3237) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2012
0.65l bottle from beermerchants.com This one pours a near black body with a really big and quite special looking massive chocolate head. It has kinda big bubbles at the bottom, the they get smaller and denser at the middle before itís almost creamy at the top! Looks amazing. Anyhow, it smells like a well roasted cup of cold coffee with a nice hoppy and a mild acidic hint. Itís well carbonated with a somewhat thin and quite slick texture. It tastes like a good schwarz: Light hoppy, roasted - almost burned malts, cold and thin coffee and there is also a subtle acidic tone. Lingering roasty-cold coffee with some ashy flavors in the aftertaste. Nice flavors and a good schwarz, but like so many of them, just almost for me. 22.04.2012

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - MAY 1, 2012
Super dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Lots of coffee-like roasted malt and charred bread crust in the nose. The aroma also has a nice umami quality, similar to what I find in the oyster stouts that I like. Taste is very dry, just slightly astringent, and the charred toast aspect is accompanied by a twangy lager note. Light-medium body, ample carb, and it feels like the roasted malt dryness provides the bitterness instead of the hops. Something about this just doesnít quite ído ití for me, but this is a nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1522) - Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle on April 25th, 2012.

Appearance: Pours dark black with white head
Aroma: Aroma is really very roasty./
Taste: Light bitterness, roastiness, smokey.
Palate:Lighter body.

Summary: I liked this beer. It is lighter than it looks, and the smokiness is a nice hcange of pace.


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