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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 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dtborelli (322) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 25, 2010
Port Brewing 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baggio (321) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2009
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - AUG 10, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrinkinWell (308) - - NOV 23, 2013
Pours black with caramel colored head. Notes of coffee and bitter chocolate. Smooth, creamy finish. Nice beer!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2012
Dark color, dark rich head, extremely light however. Very much a shock to my tastebuds.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Pours dark black. Nose of chocolate, roasted nuts, coffee and smoke. Full body with bold flavor of smoky roasted nuts. The texture is creamy and the finish is mildly bitter with dark chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mensch (262) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2012
22 poured into a half yard. Huge rocky mocha head, black beer. Smooth and creamy roast aroma. Deep and luscious, medium bodied, bitter malts. Lots o’ flavor in a small attractive package (i.e. low ABV.) The sun has just set and there’s very little surf here, so I’m going to go sit under the full moon and contemplate life, the universe and beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smashteroid (262) - Alabama, USA - JAN 31, 2009
I love Port Brewing beers, but this is probably the least exciting one I have encountered. I was really disappointed in it. Served cold from a 22 oz. bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee. After sitting in my glass for five minutes, all traces of carbonation had somehow disappeared, leaving a very unappetizing, foul-tasting beer. Maybe I just got a bad bottle. I’d be willing to try again and re-rate, but this was a very bad first impression.

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