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RATINGS: 573   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmsulliv (166) - - FEB 26, 2012
Crisp and refreshing, very strong roasted malt flavor. Not hoppy nor very aromatic, dark porter color. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kroney (154) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 19, 2013
pours opaque reddish black with a tiny toffee chilled head. aroma Iíd mostly rusted coffee bean with some earthy tones and just a hint of hops. very heavy carbonation, but that definitely opened up the taste buds. flavor was mostly rusted malt, with a hint of dark chocolate and some espresso. the yeasty sweetness tries to make is easy through but is demolished by a hoppy bitterness that is almost overwhelming for a lager. style rating should be about an 80, but overall is in the mid-90s

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryanknock (150) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Nose of chocolate, toast, slight roast and yeast. Medium to thick body, deep black with deep garnett highlights. Flavors of roast, toast and light chocolate. Light finish, slightly thick.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
foosnbrews (145) - Parker, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2010
Beer was from a bottle. Poors black with a nice tan head. Aroma is predominately of roasted malt. Flavor is excellent. Reminiscent of a stout except very clean. Slight bitterness comes through from what appears to be roasted malt only, but Hops are definately there. Slight sweetness helps balance the whole package. Palate is great, with a smooth lager finish. Makes you want to have another sip after each drink. Overall this beer is excellent. I look forward to having it again

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
littlecarp (135) - Redding, California, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Pours black with tan, foamy head. The head had a fairly rigid structure. Lightly burnt/roasted aroma, some molasses. Light and modestly lively on the tongue. A tiny amount of spice and a lot of molasses initially, but the finish just exploded with that roasted malt flavor and trailed into a lingering grass/bitter feel. Loved the huge finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harbuck76 (134) - El Cajon, California, USA - APR 19, 2009
22 oz bomber. Pours dark brown almost black. medium tan head. Aroma is roasted malt ,bitter chocolate. Taste like coffee with slight smokey bite.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fatalstrike (130) - Cerritos, California, USA - FEB 10, 2012
World class example of the style. Pours black with some brown hues along the edges. Foam is prominent with a light tan color. Beautiful beer. Aromas are roast, cocoa, coffee, and a dash of herbal hops. Taste is fantastic. Dark malts are full up front, the cocoa and roasted coffee dominate, middle is full of a woody mineral like flavor, and the finish is roast, hops, but finishes so incredibly clean. All the best aspects of a well made beer with all the positives aspects of a lager. The clean finish really accentuates the flavors found here. Well carbonated and super drinkable. A damn fine beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IEBAILI (125) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2008
Smooth as silk, roasty and chocolatey, refreshing, medium body. Black with a deep tan head. From a bomber. Just a little bitterness, not much hop aroma or flavor. Some light, raisiny fruit on the finish. Nice dark beer thatís not too heavy, very clean, maybe not very complex but quite drinkable. Port/LA gets lots of hype for their high priced special releases, but this is yet another example of how tasty and drinkable their everyday priced beers are. Iíll definitely buy again.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kirk36 (123) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 5, 2013
I read labels and try to relate. I read this one and cannot. It's verbal diarrhea. What does surfing at midnight have in common with a schwarzbier? Moving forward. Pours abysmal black...think Siberia darkness 24x7 season...yeah it's bleak! It meets the standard and is a tastier black lager than the newer Guiness black watery lager. There is value in your choice tonight. Coffee, earthly, terroir and bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jndubbs (120) - Austin, Iowa, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Bitter, cocoa taste, smells like muddy espresso. Dirty. Not my favorite. But gets smoother


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