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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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
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 doesnt spoil a really surprisingly good lager. Mouthfeel is light and minimal, but there is nothing wrong with this one. Nicely done Port!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aquilo (636) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Ive 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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 Im looking for a lighter bodied dark beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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. Theres 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!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rollinsr (604) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - MAR 2, 2011
I had this today and was labeled Midnight Expressions. Very smoky malt character with a taste that is strongly reminiscent of a dry Irish stout. At 4%ABV this is good session beer for dark lager-lovers. I personally like heavier dark lagers but I wont hold it against such a delicious beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
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...

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
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.


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