Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Session Black Lager | Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Session Black LagerSession Black Lager
BA SCORE
3.68/5
Good
918 Ratings
Session Black LagerSession Black Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Oregon, United States
fullsailbrewing.com

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
ABV 5.4% IBU 18

Added by msubulldog25 on 06-27-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,486
Reviews:
370
Ratings:
918
pDev:
12.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
123
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 918 |  Reviews: 370
Photo of Griphon
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrewh995
3.06/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear brown with a small head. Smells of malts. Tastes of slightly roasted malts and maybe some coffee. Light bodied with light carbonation. Overall it's ok, but nothing I'd get again.

 192 characters

Photo of huthuty
4.32/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

This poured a black color with little head
The smell is dark and nutty as is the taste
The mouth feel is surprisingly light despite the other aspects
I like this beer, however I plan on postponing a full rating until I have a few beers in the style

 248 characters

Photo of mintzmeet
3.21/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer is alright. Out of the bottle, looks kind of weak. No head, thin color. But good malty-like molasses flavor. Almost no smell. Thin mouthfeel but feels "wet"...refreshing!

 180 characters

Photo of JDoHo
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Reidrover
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown coloured beer, small tan head, that dissapears fast yet leaves good lace behind. Roasty,toast like aromas..some toffeeish aspects. Flavour is the same as the nose toasty maltiness, some slight hints of coffee and a touch of hop. Nice mouthfeel to this, silky with an abrubt dry finish. Good drinkable cheap beer what more can one ask for. Hope this sticks around as it would be ideal for Super Bowl and the likes

 423 characters

Photo of BJB13
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

ENJOY BY 2/12/17 printed on label
11 oz. bottle poured into a narrow mug

Look- Poured a deep coppery brown that lets very little light through. 1 finger of tan head with some fine sticky lacing that quickly reduced to about 1/4 finger but went the distance.
Smell- Typical lager smell, yeast I think. With a moderate aroma of bread and caramel malts and a hint of dark fruit.
Taste- Malty and sweet with just enough hop to balance. Finishes bready and bitter.
Feel- Light to medium in body. Smooth with moderate carbonation.
Overall- Good. I am new to this style and am enjoying it. It's nice to have a dark beer that is lighter than a porter or a stout for a change.

The shorty bottle is cool even though it is only 11 ounces. If drinking these with a friend be sure to look under the cap and play rock, paper, scissors!

 824 characters

Photo of Scotchboy
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap @ Bardenay, served in a pint glass.

A: Clear dark amber/brown with a fluffy head and tons of lace.

S: Big dark malt component, toasty and sweet. Fruity as well - yeast esters I'm guessing. Clean and inviting.

T: Sweet, bready, fruity, and clean. some chocolate and dark fruits as well.

MF: Light/medium creamy body.

O: This was a surprise. A good, clean dark lager that I could drink a lot of. I really like a lot of the Scwarzbiers I've been able to try.

 467 characters

Photo of Bitburger
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ordybill
4.35/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA. The appearance is a dark brown to black color with a medium sized off-white head. The aroma is a mostly chocolate with some malt. The taste follows the nose. A very good beer.

 259 characters

Photo of FreshYeti
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

As the name implies, this pours nearly black. Lifting it to the light reveals flashes of ruby and brown. The head has average frothiness and retention, but is of course on the dark side.

The smell is delicious - happier than I expected, and clean, with hints of oatmeal and orange.

The taste brings plenty of biscuity malt, with a bit of coffee and black licorice. I don’t taste hops nearly as much as I smelled them, though there is certainly something balancing the dark sweetness. There’s something that makes the flavor just a bit unique, and after thinking for a while I think I’ve put my thumb on it - smokiness. You don’t always get smoky flavors from toasted malts, but I think that’s what I’m perceiving here.

Overall this is a fun beer to try. A great compromise between something intriguing and something crowd-pleasing.

 846 characters

Photo of freewizard
4.34/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of benloho
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
2.73/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

This far too much like a cereal lager, and not enough of the roast grain bitterness which the style should have. Sweet grains dominate the aroma and taste, almost no bitterness or bite at all. Disappointed...

 208 characters

Photo of dd43
3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Edie
1/5  rDev -72.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of FrancisM12
3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of B_B
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Czequershuus
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a clear very dark brown with a moderate head. The aroma is fairlyroasty with chocolate, a hint of smoke, and toasted almonds present. The flavor has a lot or roast nuttiness, with some chocolate, and fruity and minty hop flavors. The mouthfeel is light with playful low level carbonation. Overall this is a very nice and drinkable beer, but I would like just a bit more bite from it.

 399 characters

Photo of SamuelMiller
2.51/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Beerdudenumberone
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of HeinrichSchallenberg
4.29/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mikr
2/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of arizcards
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single from TW Arrowhead in early April for $1.29. Best by 8/14/2016.

Beer poured cola brown with a fizzy tan head that dissipated quickly.

Nose is sweet roasted chocolate malts, quite nice!

Taste is light roasted malts, light chocolate, and light hopping but the sweetness is kept at bay.

Feel is pretty light but pretty smooth.

Overall an enjoyable reasonably priced schwarzbier. Not sure why i never reviewed this as this was a gateway beer for my buddy that moved from Michigan in 2010 and never drank much more that Labatts Blue since the 80s. Recommended if you need a tailgate beer!

 609 characters

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Session Black Lager from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 918 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.