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RATINGS: 568   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dmalone102 (223) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2009
Iím actually rating this against the style of American Dark Lager, I donít think that it is a schwartzbier. Just because itís a really dark lager doesnít mean itís a schwartzbier. Aroma- Burnt roastiness, smells like a campfire. I even got the impression of smoked meat. Appearance- Murky, Dark Chocolate color, no clarity... perhaps due to the bottle conditioning. Very little dark tan head is appropriate for style. Taste- No sweetness and no esters, both qualities are appropriate for style. Roasty, burnt flavors dominate, BJCP says that this is a defect for the style, but I kind of like it. Low sorness, moderate hop bitterness. Low hop flavor. Palate is light in body, heavy on the carbonation. There is a very little astringency. It works for the style. Overall impression- I enjoyed this beer because you donít see too many dark american lagers. If you made this with ale yeast instead of lager, it would be an awesome stout. The roastiness is a bit out of place, but it works for me because it is different. It tastes like they just heaped the roasted malt in the beer. For the price, itís worth checking out.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - APR 11, 2009
A little smokey, warming, malty and dark. Some light bitterness and some nuttyness. A little roasted toffee and coffee. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
POLK (1944) - HÝrning, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2012
251011: Black colored beer with a nice brown foam. Lovely toasted taste. Lacks a little fullness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
esp0r (1752) - NORWAY - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle shared at the daje & esp0r hits #1000 rates sessions
Pours dark, black in glass, tanned head. Smells of roasted malts, yeast and some coffee. Light to moderate sweet, quite dry, crisp, some yeast and coffee. Moderate bitter, earthy nice hops. A quite nice schwarz, but from this brewery i usually gets more blown away than with this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocJitsu (721) - Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Pours an opaque black. No head at all. Mouthfeel is wet with slight carbonation. It couldíve been a bit creamier. Aroma is pretty disappointing. Smoky like a burnt piece of toast. Pretty weak flavor of dark roast malt. Some underlying notes of plasticky cream. Iíll never make this mistake again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
boozedude (1619) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 22, 2013
bomber into glas, shared with friends at club w, boys night, pitch black pour with brown head, smokey nutty aroma, taste is lght cocoa, metallic light bitter taste, just ok

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (1772) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 5, 2014
Bomber from Five Points Bottle Shop (Atl Hwy) discount bin. Light chocolate nose with a handful of rusty nails. Thick black, with a clumpy tan head. Mild chocolate and some dark fruit / choco continues in mid / mild lightly sweet finish. Medium body. Okay. Well made ,,, and all... but not a lot going on here.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dtborelli (322) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 25, 2010
Port Brewing Midnight Sessions Dark Lager Not a huge lager fan, but thought we would give it a try. Pours very dark with a slight reddish tinge at the edge of the glass. Medium tan head with decent retention. Aroma of malt and black tea with a hint of coffee. Taste is of a subdued stout with hints of coffee and dark malt. Very smooth, but not sweet enough for my taste. I could drink a lot of it, but I could drink a lot of Bass too. Somewhat dry finish. Not bad, but not my style.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 5, 2011
22oz bottle. This one was so underwhelming. Poured out nice however, pitch black dark, decent off white head. Iím not sure how this is a swarz, however some decently smoke, but really this is just a black lager that underwhelms. Smooth and silky, but thats about it, no discerable attributes that really make this one stand out. Bland.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dnstone (2111) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Caramalty aroma. Poured a darker brown in color. Flavor is a smokey lager with a bit of a roast finish. Notes: GABF í09


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