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RATINGS: 571   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FoolishMortal (989) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 5, 2008
On tap at the 2nd anniversary party. Nearly opaque brown-black color with a thin film of dark brown head. Roasty, acidic aroma, some chocolate. Roasted malt, meaty flavors dominate. Hints of coffee and chocolate. Mild nuttiness then manifests. Leathery, smoky flavors linger in the finish. Mouthfeel is light, somewhat dry.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2008
Dark brown, nearly black with ruby edges. Quickly diminishing foam. Smells like a Schwarzbier should with notes dried chocolate, cocoa and dried coffee grounds. Flavor is well balanced, with schwarzbier dryness and notes of dried chocolate and fruit. Let’s not get carried away here. It’s a well made beer. I think Kidd Lager is better.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4436) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Pours a deep brown with amber highlights when held to the light with an average bubbly/creamy deep tan head that left lacing. Aroma of caramel, toffee, cocoa, vanilla, nuts, malt and some light floral/citrusy hops. Flavor of lightly roasted malt, nuts, caramel, light hop bitterness, hints of piney hop flavor, dark bitter chocolate and a little thin.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 30, 2008
Bottle. Deep black color. Tannish ringed head. Licorice, malty. Roasty but not overdone. Dates / raisin hints. Thin, slightly watery in body and taste. 1-part flavoring with nothing distinctive on exhale or finish. Hoped for better given what these guys normally do but this is a relative disappointment

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smashteroid (262) - Alabama, USA - JAN 31, 2009
I love Port Brewing beers, but this is probably the least exciting one I have encountered. I was really disappointed in it. Served cold from a 22 oz. bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee. After sitting in my glass for five minutes, all traces of carbonation had somehow disappeared, leaving a very unappetizing, foul-tasting beer. Maybe I just got a bad bottle. I’d be willing to try again and re-rate, but this was a very bad first impression.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Bottle. Rich brown beer with a tan head. Light roast, light malt, and light mineral aroma. Roasty, toffee, malt flavor with light mineral notes. Medium bodied. Toffee lingers with light roast and light hops.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10702) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 29, 2009
tap, beer tasting nørrebro bryghus pitch dark, small light brown head. aroma - very strong roasted grains, faint harchoal, al ittle hopppy. flavor is very nice roasteed, not sweet, faint caramel, ends roasted.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (6772) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2009
On tap at Nørrebro Bryghus. Pours dark brown with a tan head. There is lots of chocolate in the aroma, summed up with liquorice and weak notes of roasted malt and coffee. Flavour is coffee, liquorice, tan and slight notes of chocolate. The heavy roasted coffee, liquorice aftertaste quickly disappears.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2010
pours a black with a small khaki head, and some lacing. smell is of roasted malt, some coffee, a little smoke, and cocoa. taste is bold, roasted malt, cocoa, some coffee, and hops in back, ends a little bitter.


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