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RATINGS: 586   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Inbreak (4728) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Old rating, 0,65l bottle @ home:
Lett fyldig sødmerik lukt med preg av mørk malt, humle, røsta korn, røsta kaffi, lakris, karamell, sjokolade. Lett tørr røsta smak med preg av mørk malt, humle, røsta kaffi, lakris, røsta korn, gras, høy, brent karamell. Middels bitterhet som set litt. God.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kroney (254) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 19, 2013
pours opaque reddish black with a tiny toffee chilled head. aroma I’d mostly rusted coffee bean with some earthy tones and just a hint of hops. very heavy carbonation, but that definitely opened up the taste buds. flavor was mostly rusted malt, with a hint of dark chocolate and some espresso. the yeasty sweetness tries to make is easy through but is demolished by a hoppy bitterness that is almost overwhelming for a lager. style rating should be about an 80, but overall is in the mid-90s

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (9381) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2013
65 cl bottle.
Pours dark red-brown color with a large off-white head. Aroma of ash, malts, hay and mild fruity notes. Flavor of malts, fruits, some smoky notes and faint licorice. Very strong carbonation, a bit watery palate though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (8084) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2013
65 cl bottle @ home, bottled 26.12.2012
Aroma is somewhat floury with roasted notes, some salty licorice, coffee, soy sauce, cocoa and hay. Flavour has soy sauce, some woody notes, salty licorice and hints of coffee. Even more salt in the finish. Good, but I expected more; too much salt and hay here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6488) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2013
650ml bottle

Pours pitch black with a smooth foamy light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, hints of smoke, leather and ash. Taste is smooth, carbonated, roasty and chocolatey with notes of coffee, biscuity malts and ash. Finish is quite carbonated with some roastiness and notes of chocolate, biscuity malts and ash. Quite balanced and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dodgrblu (732) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
22 ounce bottle from Total Wine Sacramento, extremely roasty, almost a burned finish, good palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (6548) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2013
650ml bottle. Red glowing darkest brown colour with average, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, tan head. Dark malty aroma has hints of grainy coffee surrogate, some real coffee, some hay, a spicy touch of green onions, hints of liquorice. Taste is dry, minimally roasty dark malty with a minimally metallic touch, some liquorice, subtle coffee notes, slightly bitter and minimally grassy hoppy overtones with a peppery touch, lasting dry finish. This is a Schwarzbier pushed to the limits with all the potential of the style (apart from variations) bailed out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Pours dark black. Nose of chocolate, roasted nuts, coffee and smoke. Full body with bold flavor of smoky roasted nuts. The texture is creamy and the finish is mildly bitter with dark chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of roast chocolate, coffee, lager yeast, liquid smoke and cocoa. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bomber ordered on beveragesforlessinc. Pours black with a medium foamy head that fades normally but never completely goes away. Aromas are lightly roasted coffee, cocoa, light smoke, and a little nutty too. Taste is smooth but more watery than I expected. Most of the taste is espresso with some light smoke and cocoa. Thin body. Overall, this is a little watery but it makes it so very easy to drink. And the flavors are pretty solid. I enjoyed this.

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