lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2010
A german style Schwartz beer brewed in the states and bought in Denmark at Ølbutikken, 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. Aquilo (651) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Black with a small tan head. Aroma of peanut butter and malt. Smells like a peanut butter sandwich. Flavor is very rich and mildly bitter very smooth mouthfeel. Delicious. paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2010
First of all, by the name and style of lager, I originally thought it would be like Full Sail Session...when I poured into my snifter and saw a dark brew, I was delighted.
A: poured into a snifter. the beer pours an impenetrable black/dark mahogany. No head at all on top, besides a haze of tan swirls. Lack of a head is the reason for the low score.
S: almost smells like a stout. Rich roasted dark malts are the lead, which I pulled coffee, toffee, some figs and raisins as well. A mild hint of chocolate, but very faint.
T: Wow...I now have a total understanding as to why Tomme is the fucking man. This is by far the most amazing schwarzbier I have ever tasted, and probably ever will. Deep and intense roasted dark malts, almost make this taste like a stout or a porter. Chocolate and coffee tones are the major flavors. This is a very sweet/malty version of this style. Some light hints of dark fruits like fig and cherry.
M: carbonation was a little light, but it enhanced the malts in my opinion. The most full bodied schwarzbier ever!
D: at 5% and the amazing flavor, this beer is a great "session" brew. extremely drinkable. gorditoabd (636) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2009
Bomber. Pours black as midnight, almost like a porter. Little to no head, but what there is is light brown. Aroma is roasted malts with a touch, and really just a hint, of anise. Taste is lightly bitter, like good afternoon light coffee, with just a touch of cocoa. Slightly metallic tinge, but it doesn’t spoil a really surprisingly good lager. Mouthfeel is light and minimal, but there is nothing wrong with this one. Nicely done Port! wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Black bodied, tan head. Sweet chocolate, mocha aroma. Flavor is predominantly a dry coffee. Thin and watery.
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2011
I’ve never had a dark lager before, so I was intrigued to try this one. Slight taste notes of chocolate, and roasty coffee. Not a ton going on all together with this beer, but if you are a fan of darker styles you might find this one good for a hot summer day. Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Black as night with a tan head showing good retention and lacing. Rich roasted nuts on the nose. Balanced and light to medium bodied. This is a choice 10 times out of 10 over stuff like Guinness if I’m looking for a lighter bodied dark beer. smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 20, 2009
Under the name of Midnight Sessions Lager
Pours near black with a small, but densely packed beige head. Lots of quality lace on the glass.
Aroma of dark roasted coffee and warm cream. Elements of toffee; slightly chalky.
Tastes like a stout--it is even full-bodied, despite being lagered (still lighter than most stouts). Lots of burnt toast/black patent flavors, particularly at the swallow. There’s enough hop to be present. Great chewy finish with lots of spiciness. An easy to drink "session" beer, even though this is no session beer!
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 27, 2008
On tap at brewery. Pretty in your face for 5%. Resembles more stout than lager. Flavorful but drinkable...session beer at its finest. Not bad... emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 5, 2009
The color is a dark brown with no head at all. The nose is roasty and full of malt and nuts blended with hints of coffee and mocha. As you sip on it there is a robust bitter hop flavor initially mixed with some dark malt that sticks to the sides of your your mouth. It has a rather thin body but the presance of burnt or old coffee sticks to your mouth for a while. Overall it is a good brew with just the right amount of carbonation and well balanced flavor.