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RATINGS: 584   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oakes (14938) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (14622) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (13904) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13733) - 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?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (13503) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of roast chocolate, coffee, lager yeast, liquid smoke and cocoa. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13159) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (12996) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12931) - 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
HenrikSoegaard (12841) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2010
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Roasted and nice chocolate notes. Moderate bitter long finish. Creamy palate. Excellent scwhartzbier.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (12818) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Bomber poured a clear deep dark brown with red highlights and a lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, charcoal, bitter chocolate, smoke, light coffee and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a lightly dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, charcoal and a hint of vanilla with a smooth dry lingering roasty bitter finish.


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