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RATINGS: 586   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kramer (5910) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2008
22 oz bottle, via FlacoAlto. Pours a dark brown body, very much like molasses in it’s appearance, with a small brown head that retained as a thin covering. Really great nose of coffee, dry roasted malt, and some hoppiness. Nice clean flavor with a roast and coffee all over the place, some black strap molasses. I love the dark malts with the smoothness and cleanliness of a lager. Moderate bitterness from both the roasted malt and some gentle hopping on the finish. This is really tasty, and a style that I wish more brewers would attempt. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and fairly crisp with perfect soft fizzy carbonation. This is a beer that I would drink a lot of in the summer/fall if I had access to it easily. There is an incredible amount of flavor to this for just a 5% ABV beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BillKismet (3857) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Impregnable black body with a chocolate cream head. Mischaracterized as a Scwarzbier, in my opinion--or at least it stretches the style to dazzlingly delicious new heights. Robust roast barley aroma with sweet chocolate tendrils, and coffee grains in the periphery. Roasty, well-rounded flavors, with sharpness, coffee, chocolate and then a deep pitch of barley and charcoal smoke through the finish. Pretty amazing stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2010 Port Brewing Company--Midnight Sessions Lager--Oval Label--2009 Release--22 oz. Bottle--5.00% ABV--25 IBU’s? (4.25 / 5.0) Black Lager--Thick pour. Creamy dense lacy espresso mild head. Opaque deep obsidian red edge hint color. Burnt floral hop espresso front. Rich thick burnt bitter mild creamy sweet rich smooth chocolate espresso clean lager body. Mild hop malt spice doughy black bread end. Sampled 9/12/2009. $5.99 Each.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Getbetter (1032) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - MAR 25, 2010
From a 22oz bottle,Black,brownish head,light body,smoke,great beer ,might buy more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aquilo (627) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Black with a small tan head. Aroma of peanut butter and malt. Smells like a peanut butter sandwich. Flavor is very rich and mildly bitter very smooth mouthfeel. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DiarmaidBHK (4232) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Bottle from Liquor Max. Pours black with an inch of khaki foam. Nice malt on the nose. Big malt on the tongue with a nice thin mouthfeel. Finishes clean. Fantastic example of style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Pours jet black with a thick brown head. Smells of roasted malt and coffee. The coffee flavor and bitterness lingers for a little bit. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MacBoost (1773) - Penfield, New York, USA - APR 27, 2013
Ahh... Lager. There is just something so relaxing about lager, isn’t there?

Pours a very thin looking black and forms a light brown head which doesn’t last all that long. Aromas of roast and some cocoa. Taste is just pure relaxation... Subtle, supple, succulent. Light roast. So good. So very, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (5794) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Tap at Oasis Micropub. Opaque brown-black body, thin steady beige head. Smooth chocolate aroma. Soft, medium body. Chocolate, brown nutty roast malt, mild coffee, smoke. Spot on, very drinkable. Smooth brown chocolate toffee finish. Excellent, sublime, perfect.

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