RATINGS: 585   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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3.4
jercraigs (10858) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2008
2008-05-17. Black body with modest tan head. Moderate aroma of roast and hints of smoke. Similar flavour, mild roast malt with mild smoky undertones. (6+) Average palate. Well crafted brew, but the flavour departments in which it excels in are not my favourites to start with, and it also probably lost a a point or two in the midst of a raucous tasting, as evidenced by the fact that I wrote down almost as many quotes as beer notes on this notebook page. At Rudolf’s, shared by Blankboy <P>"... that sounds a lot better than Black-Out-Drunk-Guy." - Frylock<P> "Once again you’ve failed us!" - Blankboy<P> "...someone pissed on a midget... the got closed down..." - Rudolf

3.7
alexsdad06 (10778) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2009
22 oz. bottle from a trade (WeeheavySD?). Dark brown pour with a small beige head. Nice aromas of roasted malt,sweet, chocolate, and hints of dark fruit. The flavor resembles a stout more than most schwarzbier which is probably why I like this so much. Roasted malts, creamy chocolate, notes of coffee and smoke, and dark fruits mesh nicely together. It presents itself as a bigger beer.

3.4
cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle @ home picked up at Argonaut Denver. Pours a deep brown/black appearance with a fluffy, dark brown head. Very roasty, charred malty, a touch smoky, coffee, mild chocolate, a bit herbal aroma. Dark fruity, burnt malty, chocolate, caramelized sugary flavor that’s a bit thin on the finish. Fairly light bodied. Solid but not overwhelmingly good for the style

3.8
marcus (10668) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 24, 2009
This black beer poured with a modest brown head and an aroma of coffee and licorice. The flavor is quite hearty for a lager, as one would expect from a good schwarzbier. There is a nice burnt malt taste, as well as bitter chocolate, coffee and treacle. Another wonderful beer from a great brewery.

3.7
DuffMan (10664) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2010
Bottle. Very dark walnut brown, light brown head that laces early then forms a ring. Coffee and dark chocolate aroma. Bitter roast, coffee, baker’s chocolate flavours. Finish is dry and slightly vegetal with medium bitterness. Solid.

3.6
phaleslu (10652) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2010
22 oz. bottle via trade with daknole- thanks again, Dak! Pours a dark, hazy brown with a small tan head that leaves a ring around the inner edge of the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, dust, chocolate, toasted nuts, and lagery hops. Flavor of roased chocolate malts, toast, caramel, rust, cardboard, and wet tobacco leaves. Medium-bodied, with mild carbonation and a vegetal mouthfeel. Really easy to drink, and absolutely sessionable. Very nice schwarzbier.

3.2
olio (10541) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2013
65 cl bottle.
Pours dark red-brown color with a large off-white head. Aroma of ash, malts, hay and mild fruity notes. Flavor of malts, fruits, some smoky notes and faint licorice. Very strong carbonation, a bit watery palate though.
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2.7
onceblind (10527) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2013
Black with a rocky beige head. Dry nutty and biscuity malty nose with notes of chocolaty roast and dry cracker. Flavor is light and dry with roasty notes of dry unsweet cocoa, cracker yeast notes, and a dry slightly metallic earthy hoppiness. Un exciting.

3.5
KimJohansen (10497) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2010
Black with a medium sized beige head. Aroma had fairly hard roasted malt, liquerice, coffee and dark chocolate. Flavor had hard roasted malt, dark chocolate, liquerice and dark chocolate. Finished sweet and roasted.

3.7
sebletitje (10293) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2008
Pours black with brown head. Aroma is roasted, malty / coffee. Taste is the same, caramelized sugar with a watery aftertaste. Light and easy drink.


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