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RATINGS: 571   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TwoSipDip (8895) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle @ home picked up at Argonaut Denver. Pours a deep brown/black appearance with a fluffy, dark brown head. Very roasty, charred malty, a touch smoky, coffee, mild chocolate, a bit herbal aroma. Dark fruity, burnt malty, chocolate, caramelized sugary flavor that’s a bit thin on the finish. Fairly light bodied. Solid but not overwhelmingly good for the style

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (1834) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 20, 2013
On tap 4 oz. pour at the Lost Abbey tasting room in San Marcos, CA. (Should this really be "Midnight Expression Lager?) Opaque dark mahogany with small khaki head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts, coffee, caramel, chocolate and toast. Taste of roasted malt, nuts, floral hops, caramel, chocolate and toast. Light/medium body and medium/low carbonation. The thin body detracts from the enjoyment of this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dhunter151 (515) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Pours jet black with a thick brown head. Smells of roasted malt and coffee. The coffee flavor and bitterness lingers for a little bit. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kirk36 (112) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 5, 2013
I read labels and try to relate. I read this one and cannot. It's verbal diarrhea. What does surfing at midnight have in common with a schwarzbier? Moving forward. Pours abysmal black...think Siberia darkness 24x7 season...yeah it's bleak! It meets the standard and is a tastier black lager than the newer Guiness black watery lager. There is value in your choice tonight. Coffee, earthly, terroir and bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5530) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Very dark brown to black color with a tan head. Aroma has some chocolate, as well as some roasted malt and a bit of smoke. The flavor is more of the same. The smoke and roasted malt notes are complimented by some nice chocolate. There is also a hint of grass. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (1769) - portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Brown/black with a poufy brown head. Aroma is lightly roasty with mild piney notes. Taste is the same, and mostly clean into the finish, with lingering roast.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4003) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2013
Flaske 0,65 l. spandert av Rune i Skibotn 6 Okt 12.Svart. Høyt mokkafarget luftig skum som varer ei lita stund. Svak sjokoladearoma med innslag av røstet malt. Smaken er røstet malt med sjokoladepreg. Mye bunnfall.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2445) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2012
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a medium sized tan head, leaving a fair lacing. Nose of roasted malt and notes of coffee. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and slightly bitter. Light to medium bodied, watery to oily texture and soft CO2. A very nice schwartz.★★★

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (5942) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2012
On tap at Urban Family Public House, pours a deep dark reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma of sweet roasted malt and some bittersweet cocoa. Flavour is pretty subdued, with dry bitter cocoa, bready malts – pretty bland / flat, with no life / body. Whether this is the norm or not, I’m not sure. Disappointing stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ej (681) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2012
Nice black pour with a creamy, tan foam. Roasty aroma with notes of coffee and malts. taste is also roasty, with mild fruityness and subdued maltiness. A very good schwarz beer!


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