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RATINGS: 500   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Session Black is short, dark and totally drinkable. The initial tastes are a subtle pairing of caramel and chocolate malt flavors with precise hopping to provide an elegant citrus background to the delicate finish of dark cocoa.

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3.3
yespr (45869) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2017
12 fl oz bottle. Pours dsrk brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty. Light breadish. Roasted malt, breadish and sligh sweet caramelish. Lingering roasted breadish into the finish.

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anders37 (26726) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma with weak hints of licorice. Roasted malty caramel and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel finish.

3.1
Travlr (25264) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle. Dark clear brown color, beige head. Aroma of lightly toasted caramel. taste is roasty cocoa and caramel, not much bitterness.

3.2
Theydon_Bois (19778) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2013
Tap at Eastburn, PDX, 25/05/13. Mahogony brown with a thin beige head that clears to the edge and leave a film. Nose is dark malt, grass, hint of toffee, grain, sugars. Taste comprises dark toffee, malt, light cereal, sugars, hint of citrus. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, bitter sweet finish. Ok as per its billing ... ’a sessional lager’

3.4
jtclockwork (16691) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2011
Bottle shared by Yanick. Pours black. Light tan head. Nose of chocolate malt and snow peas. Taste of chocolate, lager yeast and light roastiness. Sessionable as the name implies.

3.6
brokensail (16486) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 30, 2011
A: The pour is a very dark brown color with a thin layer of off-white head, but minimal retention. S: Roasted malts and coffee are immediately noticeable. While the more roasted qualities are dominant, there is a really nice dark chocolate note to it as well. It lacks the sharp acidity of a lot of schwarzbiers, which I find nice. T: Much more chocolately that I was anticipating. Dark and slightly bitter chocolate with plenty of roasted malts and just a touch of coffee. Definitely some earthy hop notes are present as well. M: Medium in body with a surprisingly creamy feel on the tongue. O: I thought the regular Session Lager was pretty decent, but this really blows it out of the water. Solid beer.

3.3
bhensonb (15345) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 25, 2009
Bottle from Liquid Solutions. Pours a rather darkish ruby with a slim beige head. Aromas of dark malt and chocolate. Medium body with firm carbonation. There’s some light fruit beneath the dark malt and chocolate. Rather refreshing. Good drink. Finishes towards bitter.

3.3
djd07 (15095) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with a small frothy light tan head that diminishes quickly to nothing. The aroma is a sweet roasted malt with raisin and caramel. Thin mouthfeel with a roasted malt taste with coffee and chocolate. Easy to drink a good schwarzbier from full sail.

3.1
Ratman197 (14970) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Stubby bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of charcoal, burnt carmel, roasted malt and light smoke. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of burnt carmel, roasted malt, light charcoal and a hint of smoke with a smooth lingering roasty finish.

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DSG (14922) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 25, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2015 Re-rate 1/15: Bottle sample at a tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks Tom L. Dark amber-brown. Caramel, toast, nuts, chocolate. Sweetish. Seems fresher than last time, but still just OK. 6/3/6/3/12

Bottle sample at a tasting at Zvika’s place. Thanks zvikar. Clear deep amber with red hues. Oxidized aroma with a bit of cardboard, chocolate, a bit of nutty notes and a bit of caramel. Sweetish flavor with caramel, a bit of chocolate, light roastiness, a bit sugary. Medium-bodied. 5/3/6/3/11=2.8


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