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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2012
Big bottle split with Matt and Octo at Sandy Lane, CA, 28/08/12. Slippery pitch capped with creamy yellow-tan. Deep-roasted nose dusted with coal, smoothed with chocolate and mocha, slight seahorse (??). Notes of iron, blackcurrant and Nutella spread on burnt toast, dipped in mocha. Hint of pepper: Matt reckons radish. Straightforward, sessionable and delicious. Bittersweet but mainly sweet. Bags of berries and brimstone. A top, full-bodied, English-style stout, basically. Fuck it feels good to be back on the mainland.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mensch (246) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2012
22 poured into a half yard. Huge rocky mocha head, black beer. Smooth and creamy roast aroma. Deep and luscious, medium bodied, bitter malts. Lots o’ flavor in a small attractive package (i.e. low ABV.) The sun has just set and there’s very little surf here, so I’m going to go sit under the full moon and contemplate life, the universe and beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5643) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle at coles, black pour. Mildly roasted aroma. Medium roast, slight sweetness. Lighter mouthfeel. Tasty

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6139) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2012
Medium brown head. Opaque black body. Roasty milky licorice aroma with burnt earthy notes. Dry-sweet dusty earthy taste with citric burnt notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dry metallic earthy burnt aftertaste with pine needle and flour notes. Nice, bold, drinkable. (0.65l bottle at Olympen, Oslo.)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1493) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Bottled 12/20/11..22oz bottle..pour is brown with a soapy tan head with heavy lacing..Nose is roast,chocolate,bitter,spice,herbal...Taste is dark chocolate,spice,cinnamon,earth,raspberry,roast..pa is light with chocolate

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bmerz (690) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Bottle. A mahogany brown with soapy tan head. Aromas are malt, earth, herbal and pepper. It is lightly sweet and the bitterness is balanced. Smoke. Body is light but soft and soapy with a dry, clean end. It’s not very inviting to me but is very complex for how easy a beer it is to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GothGargoyle (1132) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2012
Dark black with a decent chocolate head. Aroma is toasted grain, chicory, touch of chocolate and smoke. Light on the palate with some smokiness and a roasty finish with a hint of bitterness. Taste is weak coffee, roasted grains, chicory. Interesting but not something I'd hunt down.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenryXXX (201) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2012
Pours a black with a nice lite inch high beige head. The nose is initially minerally and copper penny. As it opens coffee, black forest cake and subtle warm spices. The pallet is quit lite but with plenty of flavor and complexity. Mineral, bitterness, coffee, followed by an astringent bitterness and finishes with a cocoa nib and bitter chocolate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10237) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2012
Bottle. black colour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, berries. Flavour is roasted malt, chocolate, berries, cofffe. Medium body. OK/Nice beer.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Half-pint from Chuck’s @ $3.00. I’m rather surprised on how high this rating is. This tasted bland and watered down (literally water-like). It might have something to do with the palate ruiner I had previously with habanero peppers.


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