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RATINGS: 577   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Itís 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, youíll 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3883) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Black in color with a small beige head. Aroma is of cocoa, licorice and cardboard. Flavor is of cocoa and sweet malts with a light hop finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Dark pour with big tan head. Roasted and nutty malty nose. Flavor is much like the nose, good malt roasted notes and hints of baking cocoa. Big carbination and a lighter body with nutty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 15, 2009
Bottle sample at Noogfest High 5 thanks to brentfeesh. Poured a brown red with a thin off-white head that left light lace. Aromas of nut, coffee, chocolate, and roast. Flavors much the same. Light to medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
halfonit (1176) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 25, 2009
pure black color with with serious thick, dark brown head. Smells like malts, with some coffee and slight roasty scents. Taste is mainly a malt and coffee mix with some bitter/smoked undertones. Leaves pungent smoked aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ragnampiza (512) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - SEP 9, 2014
660 ml bottle from Domus Birrae. Dark brown with some red tinges, difficult to see through, with a nice, creamy, fluffy and persistent light beige head. Grassy and herbal upfront, coffee beans and chocolate as follow. Slightly spicy (cinnamon) as well. Little metallic edge during the first sip quite bitter and dry, more coffee forward than the nose indicated. Slightly astringent, very mild sourness, lingering burnt caramel aftertaste. Average carbonation, light to medium body, slightly oily texture. Not my favourite Schwarz (even tho I suspect this is an old bottle), but a pleasent beer nonetheless.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FoolishMortal (990) - 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. Letís not get carried away here. Itís 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 (4522) - 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. Iíd be willing to try again and re-rate, but this was a very bad first impression.


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