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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (3706) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUN 12, 2012
Pitch black, small tan head. Licorice, cream, coffee. Very rich aroma for the abv. Decent feel feel, light tintling. Surprisingly bitter. Some citric taste too. Hangs in the mouth long time. Very well made. (At the De Molen tasting)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (3834) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2012
Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday tasting @ De Molen. Aroma is big liquorice, roast, some spicy notes. Flavour is roast, a bit watery, some liquorice, quite bitter and dry. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (5452) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2012
Bottle at de molen tasting. Dark brown, almost black pour with a ring tan head. Aroma is strong burnt malts, a little chocolate. Flavour dominated by burnt malt, some whiskey, chocolate, toffee, and medium bitterness. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (5487) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2012
Sample at the molen tasting.Decent off white head. Very deep black pour. Lovely taste. A bit watery and very bitter but good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (3315) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHopster (819) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
POLK (2219) - HÝrning, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2012
251011: Black colored beer with a nice brown foam. Lovely toasted taste. Lacks a little fullness.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1671) - 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.

   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

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