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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrRomero (1975) - Nolanville, USA - FEB 27, 2009
22 oz bottle from Julioís: poured dark brown with a smallish dark brown head. Moderate roasted malt and coffee aroma. Flavor is fairly big on the coffee and roasted malt. More porterish than any schwarzbier Iíve ever had and if itís a lager, itís a porter with lager yeast. Pretty tasty but again, this is not a schwarzbier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harbuck76 (134) - El Cajon, California, USA - APR 19, 2009
22 oz bomber. Pours dark brown almost black. medium tan head. Aroma is roasted malt ,bitter chocolate. Taste like coffee with slight smokey bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11086) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2009
Black with a lasting tan head. Aroma of roasted malt with vineous alcohol. Somewhat plain roasted flavoour with plenty alcohol coming through for some reason.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
baraciisch (1873) - USA - MAY 8, 2014
Clear black in color... Aroma of roasted malts... Flavor of light roasted malts, fairly crisp and light palate... Not much going on, not very complex... Subpar ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Bottle pours dark brown with a creamy khaki colored head. Aroma is pretty subtle with notes of chocolate and extremely light coffee. Flavor is heavy in toasted malt, with background hints of chocolate, coffee, and ash. Overall body is a little too light for me, with a nice dry finish. Not bad, not spectacular.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
POLK (2219) - HÝrning, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2012
251011: Black colored beer with a nice brown foam. Lovely toasted taste. Lacks a little fullness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
esp0r (1974) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocJitsu (939) - 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.

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