RATINGS: 587   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Anker (723) - Hillerd, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2009
On tap at Nrrebro Bryghus. Pours dark brown with a tan head. There is lots of chocolate in the aroma, summed up with liquorice and weak notes of roasted malt and coffee. Flavour is coffee, liquorice, tan and slight notes of chocolate. The heavy roasted coffee, liquorice aftertaste quickly disappears.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Pours dark black with very little head. Dark and roasty malt with a little coffee. Flavor is a bit light for the look and smell, but a nice smooth roasted flavor. Slightly sweet, but overall pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
brianprentiss (700) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 25, 2008
Well, this is about as good as it gets in the lager/schwarbier category. Its smoky and charcoaly and overly roasted for my tastes, but if you like this type of beer Im sure this will be a winner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2011
Pours a deep dark black with a medium sized tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Flavor of roasted malts, coffee, and bitterness. Seems to be overly carbonated, but is still quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Half-pint from Chucks @ $3.00. Im rather surprised on how high this rating is. This tasted bland and watered down (literally water-like). It might have something to do with the palate ruiner I had previously with habanero peppers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drink4Satan (677) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Pours a near black colour with ruby edges and a minimal beige head. The nose is or earthy hops, old coffee, mild cocoa, and some roasted malt and vegetal notes. The flavour is as the aroma suggests, with some medium roasted malts, old, burnt coffee, herbal hops, char, peat, and a vegetal sweetness. The finish is dry and roasty with old coffee notes lingering the longest. The palate is velvety smooth up front, but it finishes watery, while the aftertaste somehow lasts for a while. I would definitely buy this again during this season.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scoth (671) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Pours clear dark brown, inky in the glass, cherry brown around the edges, with a two-finger tan head, very good and lasting lacing. Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, toasted rye bread, and grass. Medium-thin body, lively, crisp, lightly dry. Lightly sweet flavor, a touch savory, more coffee, rye bread, and some citrus. Well balanced and very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChazMania (669) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Bomber. I was very surprised by this being called a lager. It seems to me much more like a porter. Its dark and thick. The flavor has a very malt and roasty coffee flavor. Easy to drink but very thick and chewy which is different from other lagers that im familiar with.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TonyDiUlio (663) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2010 Had on tap at St. Stevens with Katie. Pour was. Thick dark brown almost black with medium lacing off white head. Aroma is roasted Manta, coffee like. Flavor is a rush of chocolate and molasis. Coffee follows.through into the aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2010
A german style Schwartz beer brewed in the states and bought in Denmark at lbutikken, Copenhagen. The pour is thicker than a regular scwarz beer - but this is certainly not a regular brewery anyway. The pour is almost black with a fine latte-brown head that fades slowly. The aroma is burn malts and close to warm old fashioned scandinavian rye bread, Licorice, smoke and a bit of dark sirup. Clearest of all are the roasty and burned notes though (and that is some how in my world quite opposit thatn expected from the comercial description...summer? The palate is of cause due to the style rather light and watery but anyway there is a fine oilyness that smoothens it. Burned rubber, tar and leather is the impression from the dark bitterness. The taste is long lasting and leaves a great impression and fine finish full of hops and caramel sweetness. For a schwartz beer this is pretty darn good.

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