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It’s 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, you’ll 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2014
[Tap] Opaque black pour with a small brown cap of head. Nose includes cocoa powder, coffee and some smoke. Dark roasted malts, bitter chocolate, licorice, toffee, hazelnut and mocha are featured in the surprisingly complex flavor profile. A mild earthy bitterness rounds it out. Clean and very drinkable. A really good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (9061) - Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Draft. Brown pour. A hop pier and americanized schwarzbier, pretty nice tho.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jaymobrown (1729) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Nice dark color with coffe nose. Dark rye, malt, coffee flavor. Sweet but balanced with hops in the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
baraciisch (2288) - California, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Clear black in color... Aroma of roasted malts... Flavor of light roasted malts, fairly crisp and light palate... Not much going on, not very complex... Subpar ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Teddlet (12) - Magalia, USA - APR 18, 2014
A bit more roasted chocolate than I’d like in a Schwartz beer but still drinkable without being overly cloying. Mild malt nose, and a slight hop bitter on the back.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (4004) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2014
tap. dark brown with small head. roasty malt body, but feels light in the mouth. a bit of chocolate and toast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikedR (1551) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2014
My first introduction to this style. For the uninitiated, think black IPA without the IPA part. Really nice black malty flavors. Quite roasty. Smooth in all ways. Very, very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hazelnut_brown (4) - - MAR 16, 2014 does not count
Not bad for a dark lager. Hints of nuts and coffee, but not rich and thick like a stout. Perfect beer to pair with ribs or a nice steak!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2914) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Pours a dark brownish black from the bottle with fluffy tan brown head. Aroma is chocolate, slight lager yeast. Taste follows, a hint of smoke in there too. Bubbly mouth, pretty nice for how old it is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SrSilliGose (3309) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 7, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2014 Tap. Pleasant coffee roast. Dark chocolate. Doughy cocoa. Easy drinking. Pleasant roast chatacter . Like balance between bitter dark chocolate roast and sweet truffle cocoa. Good.

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