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RATINGS: 584   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 2, 2009
Draught. Pitch black. Roasty, turf, smokey, coffee aroma. Good mouthfee. The flavour is very pleasant with roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, good bitterness, smoke and and well lasting roasty coffee bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (10073) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
[2/20/15] Draught at Stone Brewing World in Escondido. Black with a nice tan head. Aroma of roast, coffee, licorice. Roasty flavor, bittersweetish, with coffee and a bit of licorice. Medium-bodied. Good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (10010) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2012
Big bottle purchased at Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo. Carried back home and shared with Finn at a dinner party with the ladies. Huge, tan-coloured head resting on top of a devil black body with a brownish shade. Aroma is mid-sweet with earth and roasted malts. Roasted dark malty in flavour including a touch of chocolate. Sweet ending offset by bitter roastiness. Easy to drink. Paired well with our food (Skibotn, 06.10.2012).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (9820) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2015
Draft - Dark roast and some toasty notes. Jet black with a decent brown head. Dark roast and toasty notes. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (9524) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2010
660 ml bottle. Finland.
Black colour with small tan head. Roasted malt, liquorice, bitter hops and some coffee in stout/porter like aroma. Roasted malt, coffee, liquorice, some chocolate and bitter hops in flavour. Quite heavy for a Schwarzbier.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (9453) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown/black colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate and coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 14, 2010
Bomber courtesy of SuzyGreenberg. Pours nearly pitch black with a thin, creamy tan head that has little retention and lacing. Aroma is subtle. Light black cherries, beautiful chocolate ganache, mocha, molassessome campfire. Taste is iced coffee, some alpha hop bitterness, fairly dry. Bit of an oily mouthfeel. Rich, easy to drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (9169) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Wait this is a lager? Pours deep deep brown/black with tan head, aroma is nice smoky and coffee flavors. Taste is coffee up front leading into smoky notes that finishes a bit bitter and dry. Hear its from serpent stout’s second runnings, would love to try the regular version. Great lager!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2008
2008-05-17. Black body with modest tan head. Moderate aroma of roast and hints of smoke. Similar flavour, mild roast malt with mild smoky undertones. (6+) Average palate. Well crafted brew, but the flavour departments in which it excels in are not my favourites to start with, and it also probably lost a a point or two in the midst of a raucous tasting, as evidenced by the fact that I wrote down almost as many quotes as beer notes on this notebook page. At Rudolf’s, shared by Blankboy <P>"... that sounds a lot better than Black-Out-Drunk-Guy." - Frylock<P> "Once again you’ve failed us!" - Blankboy<P> "...someone pissed on a midget... the got closed down..." - Rudolf

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9051) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2010
Deep black pour with a thick creamy tan head. Very sticky and inviting. The nose is quite creamy and chocolatey with a touch of soft malted milk character as well. Chewy sweetness along with a touch of almost smoky cocoaish flavour. Soft and earthy with a touch of light lingering cocoa. Clean and quite fresh tasting… this is a damn fine schwarzbier.


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