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RATINGS: 584   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (19553) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2009
2009-06-12, bottle blind tasting at Papsø’s, 6-3-6-3-11=29
Black color. Papery aroma. Quite basic Stout, maybe smooth and creamy, with too much burnt malt, maybe in the end (that is even quite harsh), and too bitter.

2009-05-13, draught at Nørrebro Bryghus, Copenhagen, 5-4-6-2-12=29
Black color, solid big. Aroma of roasted malt and paper. Weak body, with a sharp roasted malt flavor, somehow rounded by a smooth mouthfeel, with a quite strong ending bitterness. Not bad, but without some real vibe that the Germans can give.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (17227) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2010
Bottle shared at Euston Tap. Pours pitch black with a sturdy, beige head. Big and roasted malt aroma with some sugary notes. Flavor is rich, sweet and very malty, with further roast, brown sugar, caramel and faint vanilla. Medium in body with average to lively carbonation. Finish is lightly dry and acidic, with more sweet, roasted malts and faint, coffee-like bitterness. Very good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16227) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (16066) - 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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (15785) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2011
Black with a big brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. Very good schwarzbier. 211011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (15528) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15230) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (15214) - San Leandro, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
A: Black, as one would expect from the name, with a thin mocha colored head. S: Chocolate, nuts, a bit of coffee, and the roasted malt. T: Very roasted/toasted flavor, a bit of coffee bitterness, and a mild sweetness at some points. M: Kind of light in body, but a lot more punch than a typical lager. D: Good drinkability, as you would expect from a lager.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14938) - 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).

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