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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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3.4
SuzyGreenberg (1604) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2009
12 oz. bottle; pours thin, light brown w/ foamy white head fading quickly; mild aromas of chocolate, caramel and grainy sweetness; thin texture, touch of dried fruit, chocolate; a very mild schwarzbier for sure, but very nice for what it is – a sessionable, black beer; 12 pack was gone in no time; only sucky part was the screw tops b/c I was hoping to use the bottles for homebrew

2.7
travita (5008) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The look is brownish in color, clear, with a whitish head. The smell is malts, roasty, caramel. The taste is sweet, roasty, malts, and ok.

3.8
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2009
I’ve already drank about two cases of this over the last two months, very sessionable. very dark brown, not quite black. The aroma is a subtle bit of malt followed by a very malty flavor, chocolate bits, good flavor. This is a very good companion to the regular session and in fact I like the Session Black more. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-12-2009 02:49:20

3.6
SSSteve (4006) - - SEP 10, 2009
11oz bottle. clear brown under a large foamy beige head. not many dark hints in the aroma. mostly pale-ish. flavor, on the other hand, is roasty with toasted malt and a bit smoky even. light body, pretty creamy, light chalky dry finish. glad i got a whole 12 pack of these!

3.4
jcr (2784) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2009
Bottle. Black, though not opaque, head with a fine-bubbled soft tan head. Aroma of roasted malts with a hint of burnt malts. Chocolate, bread, coffee. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. The roasted/burnt grain taste turns metallic on the edges. Its grainy taste muddles the flavors, but only slightly. Medium body, smooth, slightly grainy, texture and lively carbonation. Quite drinkable and would be even more so with a bit more crispness. A nice schwarzbier.

3.6
hellbilly (3306) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2009
dark brown cola color with a small tan head. smells and tastes like a brown version of the regular session... black barley, cocoa, raisins (without the sugar), some coffee/nuttiness and a dry roasty finish. it even has some grapefruit in there... just like it’s older brother. medium bodied with an extremely easy to drink creamy texture. 7/3/7/4/15/3.6

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llcooldave (1226) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2009
Musky cardboard aroma. Not really that black looking, almost brown leather actually. Slight roasted malt flavor with coffee aftertaste. I’ve had better Schwartz biers but at least this one was smooth and drinkable.

3.5
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Lightly roasted raisin nose. Blackish/brown color with deep ruby hue, medium frothy tan head. Subtle dark chocolate sprinkle sweetness, solid clean bitterness provides balance. Big carbonation, medium body, clean crisp chocolate finish. Well crafted beer with complexity, the chocolate notes are extremely subtle and beer comes across as refreshing.

3.7
BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2009
11oz Stubby – Gravity Beer Market – Olympia, .WA
Aroma: Big dark malt and lager like aroma
Appearance: Brown in color, clear with a light head.
Flavor: Nice dark malt with a lager buttery flavor. Very balanced.
Palate: Dry Finish, with a Great Mouthfeel.
Overall: A great session dark beer.

3.4
beersearcher (2383) - Glendale, California, USA - SEP 3, 2009
The roastier sibling to the original session. Aroma is muted but evident. Dark brown color. Well balanced beer.


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