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RATINGS: 582   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (12519) - Orange County, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (12252) - DENMARK - JUN 25, 2011
Bottle. Very dark brown with medium beige head. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, bitter, coffee, dry, little liquorice, little sweet and hops.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12173) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Bottle from Ledgers Liquors. It’s sublabeled MIdnight Sessions. Same ABV. Black, black, black, with a passing tan head. Aroma of dark malt and coffee. Near fullbodied with creamy carbonation. It thins as the carbonation leaves. It’s got coffee and burnt toast. Makes me think somewhat of the old, long gone, Guinness. Burnt. Yeah. Great finish. Do these guys ever make a mediocre beer?

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (12132) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12112) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11981) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11711) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2008
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured dark brown color with medium brown frothy head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Medium roasted dark malty aroma. Medium body with a dry texture. Medium to heavy flavor of roasted malt with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Interesting solid brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11686) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2009
Black with a lasting tan head. Aroma of roasted malt with vineous alcohol. Somewhat plain roasted flavoour with plenty alcohol coming through for some reason.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11394) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2010
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken.
enjoyed at the final match day of the Primera Division: Barcelona - Valladolid
Very dark chestnut with a small, fizzy, cola-like head. Aroma has lovely notes of coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate. Quite crisp. Medium carbonation, lovely dry and lightish mouthfeel. Flavour is elegantly balanced, very dry. Lots of coffee, hard roasted malts, muscovado sugar, dark chocolate. Long lasting, dry and fairly bitter aftertaste with some flowery hoppiness. Very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11380) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2008
bottle @Pauls Hoboken#1-pours a tan ring for a head and black color. Aroma is chocolate-dark malt, some lactose, nutty, oats? Taste is chocolate/coffee-dark malt, some lactose, nutty, oats?, slight hops bite/acidity. Nice, occasional.


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