twistedviews (75) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a roasty black lager, goes down smooth, pours dark, bitter hops and roasted malts. pretty damn good.... reg. 5% alcohol vol.
DrinkinWell (68) - - NOV 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with caramel colored head. Notes of coffee and bitter chocolate. Smooth, creamy finish. Nice beer!
lightandrhythm (63) - - MAY 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark and toasty malts compliment the smooth hops of this black lager. A light refreshing mouthfeel make this a good summer session lager
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fg8080 (37) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black pour, black head. Roasty aroma, chocalate nutty taste, better as it warms...great brew.
marctacoma (35) - Fircrest, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark, nice tan head. Aroma of rich roasted malt, and that’s the dominant flavor. A bit of hop bitterness at the end.
Quite tasty....I’m going to have to grab more of this. Versatile.
jjh19 (35) - California, USA - MAY 30, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
My bottle of of Midnight Sessions had a moderate, tan head. Very dark color and opaque. Tiny bubbles throughout. I got mostly coffee smells, but not a very strong aroma. I found this beer to be surprisingly sharp in the taste. A couple touches too bitter for my tastebuds, for a dark lager. Maybe the balance was off for my bottle? The carbonation was decent leading to an okay mouthfeel. I thought this lager was a little thin and watery. Not good, not bad. This was fine, but I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.
alesandangling (32) - Pueblo, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasted malt/coffee initially. Finishes on the light side. I like this beer. It has excellent drinkability, This beer would complement food well.
hopcox (29) - SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cold from a bottle. Colour of dark chocolate. Smokey liquorice aroma. Surprising fruit notes mixed with chocolate flavour. My first schwartzbier and very nice it is too.
BernieLomax (19) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber bottle poured into a tulip glass. The beer is as dark as an imperial stout, which through me for a loop as the beer is a lager. It was very dark with a slight white head and smelled very smoky. The taste was a very nice surprise. I didn’t think I was going to like this beer but that is why we try everything. It was a very well balanced smoky porter-like flavor that light crisp and intriguing. I found it very easy and enjoyable to drink and would serve you well on a cold crisp night by the fire. It is low in alcohol at 5% but a very well done beer. Very interesting beer and a nice surprise for me.
rforman15 (14) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - JAN 5, 2011
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
It is so difficult to find great lagers in the USA. This is a GREAT, Big and Bold, and smokey and licorice tasting lager.