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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kirk36 (150) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5856) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (1811) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4402) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2749) - 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.★★★

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (7074) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ej (785) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (3047) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2012
Bomber bought @ beermerchants.com. Pours very dark brown, almost black, with a big frothy brownish beige head that slowly dissipates while leaving some thick lacing on the glass. Smell is slightly sweet and malty with dark bread, liquorice root, charred wood, soil, burnt cereal, caraway, roasted hazelnuts, caramel and hay. Taste is slightly sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, moist soil, dark bread, charred wood, burnt cereal, bitter chocolate, lemon zest, hay and hints of wet stone. Mouthfeel is round, dry, smooth, tiny watery and medium bodied. Finish is bitter and malty with roasted malts, dark bread, moist soil, hay, burnt cereal, charred wood and dark roast coffee. Great schwarzbier!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
closey22 (980) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Good looking black with nice tan head; slight metallic aroma, not much else; plenty of flava tho, roasty malt, herbal hops, slight acidicness in the feel; finishes crisp and dry with some grassy/herbal notes which are enjoyable; good summer swarzbier

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daje (2609) - NORWAY - OCT 23, 2012
Bottle shared by esp0r at our (ok probably not so) wild and insane #1000 milestone afterparty. Dark brown body with a low beige head. Looks kind of flat but luckily it aint. Aroma of bread, caramel, lightly roasted. Taste is also quite malty, joined by yeast and flowery hops. Thin body compared to other Port Brewings, but after all it’s a lager at 5% so that’s probably not so strange. Nice roasty-hoppy finish.

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