Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. Bomber. Thanx Dchmela! Nice dark color with a creamy head that is long lasting. Very roasty and smooth. Crisp and refeshing. I like this beer!
mpersinger (327) - , California, USA - FEB 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours from big bottle a dark brown with a yellow halo, biege head. Aroma of brown sugar and soy sauce. Flavor of tamari, and chocolate hides a very light body. Roasty toasty nose and a finish that dries out with some hop and alcohol notes.
Avengedpoet (326) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Rustychiles for splitting the bottle with me. Pours jet black with small brown head. Faint roast aroma and not much else. An amazing amount of taste for a Schwarzbier. Very nice roast, chocolate, and burned coffee taste. Pairs very nicely with food; very refreshing for such a dark beer.
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2009 Pours black with a thin dark tan head. Nose is a thick meaty smokiness with some coffee. Not really my thing. The roasted malt and coffee flavors are more prevalent in the taste, but the smoke is there too. Finish starts a little like sour milk but has a nice lasting bitter coffee taste.
rmasa (324) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a small beige head; aroma of roasted malt and roasted cocoa beans with hints of licorice; medium body, moderate carbonation; flavor is roasted malty, chocolaty, light bitter with hints of licorice in the finish.
dtborelli (322) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Midnight Sessions Dark Lager
Not a huge lager fan, but thought we would give it a try. Pours very dark with a slight reddish tinge at the edge of the glass. Medium tan head with decent retention. Aroma of malt and black tea with a hint of coffee. Taste is of a subdued stout with hints of coffee and dark malt. Very smooth, but not sweet enough for my taste. I could drink a lot of it, but I could drink a lot of Bass too. Somewhat dry finish. Not bad, but not my style.
quiznoaz (307) - Arizona, USA - AUG 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2011 Dark brown pour, think foamy head lingers a while. High, malty aroma with a hint of cherries. Sweet aroma. Good malty flavor with quite a bit of nuttiness. Pours and looks like a stout, but doesn’t coat your tongue the same way, and less bitter. Very nice.
rollinsr (306) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - MAR 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this today and was labeled Midnight Expressions. Very smoky malt character with a taste that is strongly reminiscent of a dry Irish stout. At 4%ABV this is good session beer for dark lager-lovers. I personally like heavier dark lagers but I won’t hold it against such a delicious beer.
baggio (304) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled@Oliver Twist. (Thanks Ante!)
Appearance: Dark red-brownish with a decent sized head. No lacing.
Aroma: Coffee, Roasted malt, Smoked meat.
Flavor: Coffebeans, Malts, Peat, Smoked meat and some dark caramel.
Palate: Nicely balanced brew. Very easy drink!
Fech (270) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark color, dark rich head, extremely light however. Very much a shock to my tastebuds.