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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2011
Pours a deep dark black with a medium sized tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Flavor of roasted malts, coffee, and bitterness. Seems to be overly carbonated, but is still quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Half-pint from Chuck’s @ $3.00. I’m rather surprised on how high this rating is. This tasted bland and watered down (literally water-like). It might have something to do with the palate ruiner I had previously with habanero peppers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Pours a near black colour with ruby edges and a minimal beige head. The nose is or earthy hops, old coffee, mild cocoa, and some roasted malt and vegetal notes. The flavour is as the aroma suggests, with some medium roasted malts, old, burnt coffee, herbal hops, char, peat, and a vegetal sweetness. The finish is dry and roasty with old coffee notes lingering the longest. The palate is velvety smooth up front, but it finishes watery, while the aftertaste somehow lasts for a while. I would definitely buy this again during this season.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TonyDiUlio (661) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2010 Had on tap at St. Stevens with Katie. Pour was. Thick dark brown almost black with medium lacing off white head. Aroma is roasted Manta, coffee like. Flavor is a rush of chocolate and molasis. Coffee follows.through into the aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChazMania (660) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Bomber. I was very surprised by this being called a lager. It seems to me much more like a porter. Its dark and thick. The flavor has a very malt and roasty coffee flavor. Easy to drink but very thick and chewy which is different from other lagers that i’m familiar with.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2010
A german style Schwartz beer brewed in the states and bought in Denmark at Ølbutikken, Copenhagen. The pour is thicker than a regular scwarz beer - but this is certainly not a regular brewery anyway. The pour is almost black with a fine latte-brown head that fades slowly. The aroma is burn malts and close to warm old fashioned scandinavian rye bread, Licorice, smoke and a bit of dark sirup. Clearest of all are the roasty and burned notes though (and that is some how in my world quite opposit thatn expected from the comercial deScription...summer? The palate is of cause due to the style rather light and watery but anyway there is a fine oilyness that smoothens it. Burned rubber, tar and leather is the impression from the dark bitterness. The taste is long lasting and leaves a great impression and fine finish full of hops and caramel sweetness. For a schwartz beer this is pretty darn good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2010
First of all, by the name and style of lager, I originally thought it would be like Full Sail Session...when I poured into my snifter and saw a dark brew, I was delighted. A: poured into a snifter. the beer pours an impenetrable black/dark mahogany. No head at all on top, besides a haze of tan swirls. Lack of a head is the reason for the low score. S: almost smells like a stout. Rich roasted dark malts are the lead, which I pulled coffee, toffee, some figs and raisins as well. A mild hint of chocolate, but very faint. T: Wow...I now have a total understanding as to why Tomme is the fucking man. This is by far the most amazing schwarzbier I have ever tasted, and probably ever will. Deep and intense roasted dark malts, almost make this taste like a stout or a porter. Chocolate and coffee tones are the major flavors. This is a very sweet/malty version of this style. Some light hints of dark fruits like fig and cherry. M: carbonation was a little light, but it enhanced the malts in my opinion. The most full bodied schwarzbier ever! D: at 5% and the amazing flavor, this beer is a great "session" brew. extremely drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Black bodied, tan head. Sweet chocolate, mocha aroma. Flavor is predominantly a dry coffee. Thin and watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gorditoabd (629) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2009
Bomber. Pours black as midnight, almost like a porter. Little to no head, but what there is is light brown. Aroma is roasted malts with a touch, and really just a hint, of anise. Taste is lightly bitter, like good afternoon light coffee, with just a touch of cocoa. Slightly metallic tinge, but it doesn’t spoil a really surprisingly good lager. Mouthfeel is light and minimal, but there is nothing wrong with this one. Nicely done Port!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scoth (627) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Pours clear dark brown, inky in the glass, cherry brown around the edges, with a two-finger tan head, very good and lasting lacing. Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, toasted rye bread, and grass. Medium-thin body, lively, crisp, lightly dry. Lightly sweet flavor, a touch savory, more coffee, rye bread, and some citrus. Well balanced and very drinkable.

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