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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2011
bottle at home ... sweet roast light burnt roast malt nose ... burnt front ... toffee malts ... deep roast ... dark malts ... little odd ... but quite nice... definite light charcoal roast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2010
Bottle from Ølbutikken. Huge head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, nuts, caramel and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13923) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2010
Bottle @ Hj Hansen, Odense. Pours black with a small creamy brown head. Roasted nose and flavor. A bit of coffee, chocolate, grain and hops. Very smooth and oily. Low carbonation. Very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13575) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle, 22oz. It forms a dense, almost creamy dark beige head over a clear looking almost black body, with a reddish hue. The aroma is roasted and lightly berry-ish, with a touch of dark chocolate and coffee. Burnt flavor with coffee and dark chocolate, some sweetness too. A bit too much actually, at least if it wants to be a true schwarzbier. Medium body, a bit heavy on the carbonation. Lasting roasted finish. A nice beer, but sort of not living up to what expected. 120324

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13410) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 30, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2009 Draught at NB - Lost Abbey Tasting. Black - offwhite head. Burned, coffee, espresso, dryness, light sweetness, red berries, light hoppy, light spicy notes, high burned. Lovely light body. High freshness.......Again: #20 - Amerikaner Blind-Smagning 12-Jun-2009 hos Papsoe. Bottle. (6/4/3/4/16).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oakes (12626) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2008
Draught, Lost Abbey, multiple occasions
Pretty close to black. Nice creamy head. Lightly roasty, chocolate, with vague hints of smoke and nuts. Full body. Lots of rich chocolate flavours. Sweet and supple. American lager to be sure, but so smooth and complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12548) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2010
Bottled @Beer Hunters 0.66 ltr
Deep ruby brown color, small beige head. Intensive coffee, cocoa powder, chocolate and caramel in the nose. Quite good body for 5% beer. Coffee, caramel, slightly ashy dark malts. Some bitter notes in the finish - not sure if it is from hops of is it bitterness of coffee. Coffeish, decent Schwarzbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2008
(22oz bottle) Pours a black body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted barely, light smoke, roasted nuts, and cocoa. Flavor of roasted malt, mild hops, nuts, and light smoke/charred character with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11913) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Tap at the brewery. Very dark maroon color. Aroma of chocolate biscuits. Taste is chocolate with a bitter background. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 13, 2008
(Lupulin Reunulin) Dark brown body with small brown head. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee, coffee liqueur, some cocoa. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, coffee liqueur, roast, light chocolate, burnt. Smooth medium body, light syrup, low carbonation.

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