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RATINGS: 503   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Most beers this dark are so heavy-duty, you could eat them with a fork. Not Session Dark. You've heard of tall, dark and handsome? Well, this black lager is short, dark and drinkable. With notes of roasty chocolate, it's the perfect complement to original Session - a dark beer that doesn't drink like a meal. Session Dark was named #1 in the "Top Ten List of lagers Brewed in the United States" and has nabbed 15 golds over the years, to say nothing of other shiny metallic colors. (Formerly known as Session Black. It's the same great beer with a new look.)

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3.6
MarinEvelyn (852) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2015
Very rich, malty aroma. Taste is a little light but creamy, strong malt, a little dry but much.

3.7
beerbaaron (1997) - Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2015
Clear dark ruby brown. Small off white head. Aroma seems light roast and cocoa. Semi sweet. Flavor is light roast, toast, and a touch of berries. Lighter bodied. Plenty of character. I continue to be impressed by these Full Sail Session brews. Well made.

3.5
bigericsports (104) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Clear dark brown with creamy white head. Aroma: toast, toffee, light cocoa. Nice chocolate finish

3.3
dwm1034 (786) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle from the Lee fridge. Pours an almost black with thin head; very mild chocolate nose and initial flavor...pleasant way to spend an evening. Smooth chocolate ending...

3.6
Prufrockstar (2259) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - FEB 19, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2015 $3 draft at Eureka. Clear dark brown with creamy white head. Aroma: toast, copper, toffee, light cocoa. Taste is moderately sweet, bringing more caramel and copper. Minimally bitter finish. Palate: light body, lively carbonation, quaffable. Overall: nice cheap easy-drinking darkish lager.

Bottle at home, while baking way too many loaves of bread and thinking about a bunch of other shit instead of rating. And you know what? This beer was just great. I enjoyed it a lot and when it was over I wished I had another. I used to play chess with a dude we called Shoeless Dave (not to be confused with Crazy Dave). We called him that because he’d been barefoot continuously for 15 years, as he tells it. He drank mello yello by the 2-liter, and wore this matching green sweatpant/sweatshirt combo, and the shirt read "Set your feet free, and your mind will follow." Some things, like this, are best not to think about too hard.

3.5
vyvvy (6857) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 9, 2015
On tap at the brewpub - Pours clear bronze with an off-white head. The aroma has roasty light schwartz like malt, lager smoothness, dark caramel and toffee. It has a medium smooth body with lots of soft carbonation. The flavor starts with the aroma notes, but with spicy earthy hops. Decent dunkel.

3.7
rjplumer (1239) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Nice roasted chocolate aroma. Appears black but is see through with a deep mahogany hue. The head only appears momentarily and is gone before you know it. Slight roasted malt tasting but then goes down relatively smooth with some mild bitterness. Sense some caramel sweetness too. Feels clean and light on the palate.

3.3
tomer (3853) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JAN 11, 2015
At a tasting, thanks Tom L, small creamy head, quite clear darkish brown color, aroma of wood and caramel with a hint of cola, flavor of dark bread, caramel and cedary hopes,light to medium mellow bitterness. Really nice.

3.3
johnnymusky (1004) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Poured from 11 oz bottle....poured amber with a nice lasting head...smell is light caramel some cocoa and malt...mouth is the same...this one is a very simple but good beer...a tad light but very tasty flavor...i will grab this one again...for a buck it is way solid.

3.9
Namespayne (67) - - DEC 2, 2014
12oz bottle--> pint glass, dark amber with with a nice tall head that soon settles. Notes of maple, caramel, and roasted malts follow from nose to drink. A bit on the light side, simple but delicious. As you can guess, you'll want to make sure you have a supply on hand. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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