harbuck76 (134) - El Cajon, California, USA - APR 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber. Pours dark brown almost black. medium tan head. Aroma is roasted malt ,bitter chocolate. Taste like coffee with slight smokey bite.
Fatalstrike (130) - Cerritos, California, USA - FEB 10, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
IEBAILI (125) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Jndubbs (120) - Austin, Iowa, USA - MAY 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bitter, cocoa taste, smells like muddy espresso. Dirty. Not my favorite. But gets smoother
HopMasterFlex (108) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with brown head. Decent lacing. Smells of toasted malts, caramel, chocolate, and coffee. Tastes are on par with smells. Extremely carbonated with a dry finish.
kirk36 (107) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
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sauceyhops (104) - carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 18, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Stone Bistro. It was night and we were outdoors so i couldnít tell if it was black or just really dark brown. Nice roasty aroma. Very smooth mouthfeel with flavors of roasted malts, wood, and burnt chocolate. This beer is pretty dynamic in that it maintains the flavor of a stout with the smoothness and mouthfeel of a lager. Pretty cool drink.
Chef Chad (104) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 11, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is really really good... My Bottle has a label that says Midnight Sessions Lager???? Very roasty and smoked nose. Pours a very dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Low carbonation and a light body with a very smooth finish. Flavor is mildly sweet with plenty of roasty and smoky malts... ... This is truly Fantastic and Everyone should enjoy one soon.
Music = "Duck and Cover" by Glenn Philips "
mcbeyond (104) - Newport Beach, California, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown. Woodsy, herbal bitterness. Too fizzy for my taste, but interesting.
beergod (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This lager pours a very dark almost black color. The nose is of smoked cereal and roasted coffee. Taste is smokey dry malt flavor with a nice drinkability. One of the better lagers i’ve had.