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RATINGS: 587   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Its 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, youll 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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (7166) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle @ Chrisos Pre-GBBF Shindig. The pours brown with a small head. The nose is pretty rich. Plenty of toffee and cocoa. Charred grain. Nice toasty hop flavors. Lightly creamy roasted grain. Caramel cake batter. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Solid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Draft at Strangelove. Pours deep brown, near black, with fluffy beige head. Nose of roasted malt, coffee, caramel. Medium to light body, slightly watery in the mouthfeel. Nice roasted malt flavor. Doesnt taste much like German versions of this style but it pretty tasty and sessionable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (5793) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 14, 2014
22 ounce bottle. Pours dark brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, and coffee. Finish is somewhat bitter. Very smooth.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (3591) - Mostery, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
Coca cola colored body with a small dense light brown head. Mild coffee, chocolate, puffed oats and wooden notes on the nose. Roasted coffee, bitter flavors. Smooth and medium bodied. Lasting roasted finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (3499) - Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2013
2010 bottle. Dark brown pour with a kaki head. Dark roasted malt and toffee notes. Dark roasted malts and toffee up front. IMHO the body cant hold up the taste. Effervescent. Good body and mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrinkinWell (389) - - NOV 23, 2013
Pours black with caramel colored head. Notes of coffee and bitter chocolate. Smooth, creamy finish. Nice beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (6105) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 11, 2013
22 oz. bottle. It pours very dark brown/black with a thin but creamy tan head. The aroma is sharply roasted with black coffee and mild cocoa. Hints of chocolate sweetness. The flavor is very dry and roasted/burnt with noticeable acidity from the roasted malt. Thin and coffee like with good bitterness and a dark chocolate, ashy finish. Nice one.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3942) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2013
22oz bottle 10/18/13 (Binnys Naperville)-40 in Mug-Pours black with big brown head. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Taste of the same with more roasted malt.This medium to full bodied brew is well balanced and is one if not the best Schwarz beer I have tried.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JDBaker11058 (2005) - Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Appearance: very dark brown, with reddish edges, and one finger of frothy tan head. Aroma: roast, chocolate, coffee, hint of caramel, and a good dose of grass and hay. Taste: bittersweet dark chocolate, slightly burnt brown toast, fresh-cut grass, black pepper, a hint of smoke and rye. Finish: crisp, clean, slightly smoky, with a lingering hint of chocolate. Notes: Pretty darn good schwarzbier. I measure all US versions of the style against Uintas Baba Black Lager, and this, while not in that neighborhood, is still excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1531) - ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle into a Jupiler Tauro glass. Black with a good orange-brown head, its bubbly. Fine chocolate malt aroma. Dry, roasty, a touch bitter, chocolate malty. Its smooth and nice, the roast hit mellows out after a few mouthfulls.


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