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RATINGS: 586   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11961) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2009
22 ounce bottle shared by cdumler. Pours a very dark color with a medium brown head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and caramel with a bitter hop finish. Taste is bitter malts, roasted coffee and chocolate. Medium bodied. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11945) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 29, 2009
tap, beer tasting nørrebro bryghus pitch dark, small light brown head. aroma - very strong roasted grains, faint harchoal, al ittle hopppy. flavor is very nice roasteed, not sweet, faint caramel, ends roasted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11681) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2008
22oz bottle shared courtesy of egajdzis. Poured a dark, deep brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of lots of roast, light chocolate, and some nuttiness. Tastes of roast, chcooalte, nuts, and more charred malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11654) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2011
This brew pours dark brown with a medium tan head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts and a bit of smoke, plus a bit of hops. Medium body with a roasty malt character backed up by notes of cocoa, hops and a touch of charcoal. The finish is roasty with a hoppy aftertaste. Well done overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (11424) - Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Draft. Brown pour. A hop pier and americanized schwarzbier, pretty nice tho.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11412) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2010
Bottled. Dark brown coloured. Light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, light roast, light liqourice, light coffee and some sweetness. Flavour of sweetness, roast, spice and chocolate. Medium to full bodied. Has a sweet and roasty and cohocolaty bitterness in the end. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (11372) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2012
Big bottle purchased at Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo. Carried back home and shared with Finn at a dinner party with the ladies. Huge, tan-coloured head resting on top of a devil black body with a brownish shade. Aroma is mid-sweet with earth and roasted malts. Roasted dark malty in flavour including a touch of chocolate. Sweet ending offset by bitter roastiness. Easy to drink. Paired well with our food (Skibotn, 06.10.2012).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (11268) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2012
Bottle at de molen tasting. Dark brown, almost black pour with a ring tan head. Aroma is strong burnt malts, a little chocolate. Flavour dominated by burnt malt, some whiskey, chocolate, toffee, and medium bitterness. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (11253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2009
I like the style, and buying the bomber at Gordon’s in Watham, I was a bottle past my 12-packer for the plane. Hence an enjoyable and informative sharing with Jeff at Jaspar’s in Nashua. Roasty aroma, black body with permanent off-white little head, with a great drinkability, and this is 10 minutes in the fridge on a warm day. Balanced with a tad of fruitiness, and complexity in the roasted black malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (10972) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle 650ml @ yngwie
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate and caramel. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

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