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RATINGS: 568   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.


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
twistedviews (75) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2010
a roasty black lager, goes down smooth, pours dark, bitter hops and roasted malts. pretty damn good.... reg. 5% alcohol vol.


4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Teddlet (10) - Magalia, USA - APR 18, 2014
A bit more roasted chocolate than I’d like in a Schwartz beer but still drinkable without being overly cloying. Mild malt nose, and a slight hop bitter on the back.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2586) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2014
tap. dark brown with small head. roasty malt body, but feels light in the mouth. a bit of chocolate and toast.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikedR (930) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2014
My first introduction to this style. For the uninitiated, think black IPA without the IPA part. Really nice black malty flavors. Quite roasty. Smooth in all ways. Very, very good.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hazelnut_brown (4) - - MAR 16, 2014 does not count
Not bad for a dark lager. Hints of nuts and coffee, but not rich and thick like a stout. Perfect beer to pair with ribs or a nice steak!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (1983) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Pours a dark brownish black from the bottle with fluffy tan brown head. Aroma is chocolate, slight lager yeast. Taste follows, a hint of smoke in there too. Bubbly mouth, pretty nice for how old it is.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SrSilligoose (3122) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 7, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2014 Tap. Pleasant coffee roast. Dark chocolate. Doughy cocoa. Easy drinking. Pleasant roast chatacter . Like balance between bitter dark chocolate roast and sweet truffle cocoa. Good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (1766) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Concealer (649) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Tap, hops and pie. Clear dark, reddish brown with a light tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, dark fruit, and light coffee. Flavor is the same. Light bodied and smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARH (152) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2014
on tap poured into a 4oz english tulip. Grilled hot dog aromas hit the nose initially and almost overwhelmingly. As it mellows, some tropical fruit notes start to come through under the smokiness. It pours a dark, nearly-opaque, caramel red color with a micro bubble, espresso head. The head retention is pretty good and it leaves abundant lacing. It has a mellow burnt bitterness that out-muscles the mild sweet with a touch of umami. It’s a fairly light body, with a thin texture and very light amounts of carbonation. The mouth is mostly filled with a char-dog flavor (bun included!) and finishes with a very roasty nut and burnt toast finish which does linger for a while.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nicb66 (2) - Riverton, Utah, USA - FEB 15, 2014 does not count
It is a little thick, which I have a hard time believing for a 4%er. Flavor is amazing though.


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