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RATINGS: 579   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jlieber17 (201) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 23, 2012
22oz bottle. Pours thick and completely opaque with large creamy brown head; could be mistaken for a stout. Aroma is coffee with some roasty malts. Flavor is subsequently nutty with a slight sweetness and dry finish. Slight coffee.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmsulliv (194) - - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigabe (194) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
A very interesting beer. Pours pitch freaking black with a mocha head that dissipates most of the way and leaves little lacing. Aroma, I swear to god... soy sauce. I had one other person confirm this. The head gives off a strange, soy saucey aroma. But that goes away as the head dissipates. The rest of the nose is sweet, almost chocolaty malt. Taste is very malty, with dark flavors found in stouts and porters. But then the beer cleans out, and ends slightly bitter and dry as a lager should. Cool beer. I like it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Bottle. Pitch black body with some mahogany edges and a brownish beige head. Aromas of coffee, roast, burnt popcorn and straw. Taste is mildly sweet with medium bitterness. Flavors of chocolate, smoke, roasted malt, anise, light honey. Palate is creamy and medium. Finish is smoky/ashy bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShelbyGrey (178) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 20, 2011
Color oscuro claro con espuma ligera poca retención.Aromas torrefactos y malta.Sabor parecido ligero pero con cuerpo.Bien balanceada!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lebshiff21 (174) - Skippack, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2011
Nice schwarzbier. Hints of smoke across the palate, nice hop bitterness - but doesn’t interfere with the great complex malts. Pours black with lingering tan head. On draft at The Belgian Cafe.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - MAY 1, 2012
Super dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Lots of coffee-like roasted malt and charred bread crust in the nose. The aroma also has a nice umami quality, similar to what I find in the oyster stouts that I like. Taste is very dry, just slightly astringent, and the charred toast aspect is accompanied by a twangy lager note. Light-medium body, ample carb, and it feels like the roasted malt dryness provides the bitterness instead of the hops. Something about this just doesn’t quite ’do it’ for me, but this is a nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kirk36 (166) - 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

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kroney (160) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 19, 2013
pours opaque reddish black with a tiny toffee chilled head. aroma I’d 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.


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