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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (8271) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (8175) - Tel Aviv, - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 28, 2008
On tap served by Tomme. Apperently this is Serpents Stout runoff mash. Great, easy drinking Dark Lager. Pours with a thick, light brown head covering a very dark brown body. Roasted malt aroma that is a little salty. Taste is coffee and a bit salty but still finishes quite sweet. Slightly fizzy mouthfeel, but still goes down great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7622) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2010
Bottle. Very dark walnut brown, light brown head that laces early then forms a ring. Coffee and dark chocolate aroma. Bitter roast, coffee, baker’s chocolate flavours. Finish is dry and slightly vegetal with medium bitterness. Solid.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (7595) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2009
Draught. Low and quickly disappearing off-white fluffy head. Pitch black body. Powerful coffee aroma. Roasted barley malt with a heavy shot of coffee. Not sweet at all, little bitterness though.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (7456) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Bottle shared at the Smoke from the Oak release. Pours a dark black with a light tan head. Aromas of roast and chocolate. Medium bodied with a nice crisp roast character. Light bitter cocoa finish with more roast coming through.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7444) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2008
Pours black with brown head. Aroma is roasted, malty / coffee. Taste is the same, caramelized sugar with a watery aftertaste. Light and easy drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7424) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2012
Big bottle split with Matt and Octo at Sandy Lane, CA, 28/08/12. Slippery pitch capped with creamy yellow-tan. Deep-roasted nose dusted with coal, smoothed with chocolate and mocha, slight seahorse (??). Notes of iron, blackcurrant and Nutella spread on burnt toast, dipped in mocha. Hint of pepper: Matt reckons radish. Straightforward, sessionable and delicious. Bittersweet but mainly sweet. Bags of berries and brimstone. A top, full-bodied, English-style stout, basically. Fuck it feels good to be back on the mainland.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7362) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2008
OTH tasting 09/06/08. Pours very dark kind of amber-garnet with thin tan head. The aroma is mild with some roastiness and nuttiness to go along with more subtle notes that are tough to discern due to their smoothness and lack of strength. The taste is much the same with very tasty roasted malts, well rounded nuttiness and notes of chocolate malts. As with the nose there are more subtle notes in the flavor that are tough to pin down. This is really tasty with rich and varied malts and moderate nuttiness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (7344) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2013
65 cl bottle.
Pours dark red-brown color with a large off-white head. Aroma of ash, malts, hay and mild fruity notes. Flavor of malts, fruits, some smoky notes and faint licorice. Very strong carbonation, a bit watery palate though.
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