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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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Big coffee aroma, thin body. Very smooth drinking some vanilla. Slight bitter on the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmsulliv (219) - - FEB 26, 2012
Crisp and refreshing, very strong roasted malt flavor. Not hoppy nor very aromatic, dark porter color. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2901) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Draft at Monks. Poured near black with a big dark tan head. Tastes like dark roasted coffee. Some sweet malt notes but the burned coffee flavors dominate. Bit creamy when cold but ends up way too thin. Smooth dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hapjydeuce (999) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 15, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2008 On tap at the Lost Abbey release of bourbon barrel Angels Share on 3/15/08. Holds a weaker similarity to Serpents Stout, which I sampled alongside. Thin appearance, only a bit of light tan head and lacing. Black center with dark brown edges. Ashy and smoky aroma with a robust coffee character underneath. Dark chocolates mixed with more coffee in the flavor and a bittering tangy finish. Medium bodied, easy to drink with lots of carbonation. Aroma became a little fishy with warmth, eventually becoming quite unpleasant. Interesting. Apparently this is made using the second spargings from Serpents Stout.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 22, 2008
22oz bottle, courtesy of stefanje. Thanks, Stefan! Pours a dark chocolate-brown color; light tan head with patchy fine-bubbled lacing. Essentially smells like cocoa powder; Bakers chocolate, bitter chocolate; slightly tart lactic character, some chalk. Mouthfeel follows suit: lots of cocoa, Bakers chocolate, and toffee; generous Schwarzbier character, if a touch chalky and bittersweetly tart; pretty interesting, dense beer. Medium finish: Bakers chocolate, cocoa, and toasted grains.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2008
Bottle. Dark dark brown with tan head. Cramel, coffee, nutz, and light malt aroma and flavor. This was really weak with a thin body.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 5, 2008
Lupulin Reunulin. Black, tan head. aroma is roast, a bit of caramel. nice medium body, good malty base, roasty-toasty finish. not bad at all, but not great.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12298) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2008
bottle @Pauls Hoboken#1-pours a tan ring for a head and black color. Aroma is chocolate-dark malt, some lactose, nutty, oats? Taste is chocolate/coffee-dark malt, some lactose, nutty, oats?, slight hops bite/acidity. Nice, occasional.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2008
Black in color with a thin layer of brown lacing. The nose shows off coffee, dark caramel and malt. The nose is pretty simple but comes off as almost deep. In the mouth it is medium-bodied with good balance and a finish of bitter coffee. A strange combination of "heavy" attributes as well as "light".

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trevor211 (1652) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Not my favorite from Port, by any means. Pours black, with a slightly tan head. Smells like smokey meats, burnt toast and a bit of coffee. Dry, but thin. Slightly watery palate, with the same flavors, and just a touch of sweetness. The flavor is mostly bitter, but without the bittersweet flavor of hops Im so used to - its just bitter. Needs more carbonation. Not a fan.


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