RATINGS: 587   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Pours dark black. Nose of chocolate, roasted nuts, coffee and smoke. Full body with bold flavor of smoky roasted nuts. The texture is creamy and the finish is mildly bitter with dark chocolate.


4
ordybill (1738) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2016
Poured from a 25 OZ bomber into a pint glass. The appearance is midnight black with a medium sized tan head. Rich malt aroma with a hint of coffee. The taste is pure malt goodness with a mild finish.

3.5
Saeglopur (2145) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - OCT 3, 2016
650 ml bitte shared by Werckmeister, thanks!
Black body, with a quite small, fizzy, coffee-colored head.
Aroma of coffee, liquorice, toast, dried fruits, some cocoa powder.
Taste follows this, with quite a lot of sourish fruits and some caramel.
Medium, slick mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes medium roasty, medium sour-fruity, with cocoa, some coffee, some liquorice.

Nice one, but not oustanding. A bit light bodied for the style and with some unusual sourish fruits, that aren’t bad though. Overall not among my favourite style examples, while still a nice one.

3.4
Werckmeister (3111) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - OCT 3, 2016
0,66l bottle at home from Ex-De Molen webshop. No BB date. As Port Brewing Midnight Sessions Lager 5% ABV. almost black color, small coffee-colored head. smells earthy, lightly acidic, light berry notes, hints of smoke, light vanilla, some bitter chocolate, light licorice. nice smell. medium body, rather bubbly carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes citric, earthy, lightly sour, light vanilla, some licorice, light green apples. finishes lightly sour with notes of green apples and some earthy notes. overall good, but dont like the sourness (especially on the taste) on this one. Might be that its too old, but its a bit distracting from the otherwise good beer.

3.6
dfearnley (2070) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle to stange glass Oat, rye, cherry, bread. Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Bitter, some sourness, and malt.

3.5
Ferris (15013) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2015
Draft - Dark roast and some toasty notes. Jet black with a decent brown head. Dark roast and toasty notes. Decent.

4.2
Marheb (5717) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 17, 2015
(En fût au Pizza Port Solana Beach): Un liquide délicieusement torréfié, caramel salé et esters fruités dans une bombe de buvabilité terriblement efficace.

3.5
DSG (14685) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
[2/20/15] Draught at Stone Brewing World in Escondido. Black with a nice tan head. Aroma of roast, coffee, licorice. Roasty flavor, bittersweetish, with coffee and a bit of licorice. Medium-bodied. Good.

3.9
Stuu666 (13093) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is caramel, chocolate, toffee, taste is similar, light smoke, roasted.

3.2
bytemesis (8226) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Tap. Pours deep ruby black, medium creamy tan head, nice lacing. Aroma is roasty, smoky ashtray. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, smoky, burned malt, almost a meatiness. Light acidity, lots of ashtray. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel.

3.8
andrewje41 (3752) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2014
22 oz bottle poured. The bottle date on this is smudged, so I can’t really tell for sure, but I have reasons to believe this bottle isn’t brand spanking new. Pours a midnight color. Who would have guessed? Roasted malty aroma. Patchy tan head to it. A lot of toasty, roast malt flavor to this. Really flavorful. Typically when I rate lagers, I don’t usually have the ability to comment on the content and amount of flavor. Impressive though. This might be old, but it has held up. Good stuff.


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