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RATINGS: 577   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Itís 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, youíll 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Peacehammer (622) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Iíve never had a dark lager before, so I was intrigued to try this one. Slight taste notes of chocolate, and roasty coffee. Not a ton going on all together with this beer, but if you are a fan of darker styles you might find this one good for a hot summer day.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Black as night with a tan head showing good retention and lacing. Rich roasted nuts on the nose. Balanced and light to medium bodied. This is a choice 10 times out of 10 over stuff like Guinness if Iím looking for a lighter bodied dark beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 27, 2008
On tap at brewery. Pretty in your face for 5%. Resembles more stout than lager. Flavorful but drinkable...session beer at its finest. Not bad...

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 5, 2009
The color is a dark brown with no head at all. The nose is roasty and full of malt and nuts blended with hints of coffee and mocha. As you sip on it there is a robust bitter hop flavor initially mixed with some dark malt that sticks to the sides of your your mouth. It has a rather thin body but the presance of burnt or old coffee sticks to your mouth for a while. Overall it is a good brew with just the right amount of carbonation and well balanced flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2008
Black in color with a thin layer of brown lacing. The nose shows off coffee, dark caramel and malt. The nose is pretty simple but comes off as almost deep. In the mouth it is medium-bodied with good balance and a finish of bitter coffee. A strange combination of "heavy" attributes as well as "light".

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dhunter151 (570) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Pours jet black with a thick brown head. Smells of roasted malt and coffee. The coffee flavor and bitterness lingers for a little bit. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aquilo (556) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Black with a small tan head. Aroma of peanut butter and malt. Smells like a peanut butter sandwich. Flavor is very rich and mildly bitter very smooth mouthfeel. Delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BarossaLuke (540) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2011
Quite dark in colour. Aroma has coffee and mocha, a lot of roast malt character. The palate is quite full bodied but clean and the hop bitterness balances it all out. I prefer a schwarzbier with less roast aroma and flavour, but this is a very well made beer and pretty tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - FEB 19, 2010
couldnt believe i was drinking a lager. dark very dark with a thin mocha colored head. Aroma of Chocolate, nuts, a bit of coffee, and the roasted malt. Clean crisp and refreshing as most lagers

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 20, 2009
Under the name of Midnight Sessions Lager Pours near black with a small, but densely packed beige head. Lots of quality lace on the glass. Aroma of dark roasted coffee and warm cream. Elements of toffee; slightly chalky. Tastes like a stout--it is even full-bodied, despite being lagered (still lighter than most stouts). Lots of burnt toast/black patent flavors, particularly at the swallow. Thereís enough hop to be present. Great chewy finish with lots of spiciness. An easy to drink "session" beer, even though this is no session beer!


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