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RATINGS: 578   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rollinsr (386) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - MAR 2, 2011
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 wonít hold it against such a delicious beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Itís like a stout lager. I was really astounded by the amount of deep chocolates present while being light like a lager. A very surprising beer for sure. Serve this one cold.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 26, 2008
awesome scwarzbier....great roasted flavor and a great roasted and not burnt flavor.......damn I could drink this all day...... best scwarzbier I have ever had!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mpersinger (354) - , California, USA - FEB 27, 2009
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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 5, 2008
Lupulin Reunulin. Black, tan head. aroma is roast, a bit of caramel. nice medium body, good malty base, roasty-toasty finish. not bad at all, but not great.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours dark brown/black with a small tan head. Aromas of some smokey meats, roasted malts, coffee, and some chocolate. Flavors of coffee, bitter chocolate, some chocolate, and a decent hop finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2009
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!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2008
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.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2009
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmasa (324) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2010
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.


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