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RATINGS: 664   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Formerly Chatoe Rogue Dirtoir Black Lager.

Tasting Notes:
Jet black in color with a tan head, medium to full bodied, deftly balanced, seamless dark roasted malt flavors with a smooth bitterness, lingering long finish.

9 Ingredients:
Malts: Melanoidin, Carafe Special II, Black, Chocolate and Rogue Micro-Barley Farm first growth Risk malts.
Hops: Rogue Micro-Hop Yard first growth Independent and Revolution.
Yeast & Water: Oktoberfest Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.
15º PLATO, 35 IBU, 130 AA, 75º Lovibond

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - APR 11, 2010
Bottle. Black pour with good amount of light brown head. Cola, dark malt, and chocolate malt aroma. Flavor is the same, sweet yet bitter from the roast and smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2010
WOW. Bottle. Pours an abyss with a coffee foamy tan head. Deep roasted malts, viney hop tones, very fresh. Light caramel and a minerals, mild hop resins. Soft palate very session-able lager with a mild roastiness and fantastic hop tones amongst the malt. Fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - APR 11, 2010
Pours jet black with a deep mocha head and patchy lace. I’ve never seen a schwarzbier this dark. The nose is amazingly deep, rich and lasting, especially for a lager: dark chocolate, cocoa, lightly roasted malt and caramel. Light to medium-bodied and fairly slick with a lingering roasty and slightly bitter finish. Roasty, chocolatey and lightly ashy with a mildly herbal green, hoppy finish. I love it when I gamble on a beer and it pays off. This is easily among the best beers of this style that I’ve sampled. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (11048) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 9, 2010
Bottle shared by jbye4334. Pours opaque with a moderate, brown, frothy head. Aroma is moderate dark malt, dark chocolate bitterness, smoke, oak, and light fruity esters with some dark fruit (prunes, raisins). Flavor is moderate dark malt with dark chocolate, prunes, oak, smoke, raisins, and bitter hops. Full bodied, smooth texture, and high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2010
22oz bottle. Pours a watery looking opaque black with a big tan head. Smell is very mild, a mix of roast and a touch of lactose. Taste is very gentle, with a touch of sweet chocolate, giving way to a nice roasty flavor with some bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2010
22 oz. bottle; pours dense black with huge chocolate colored head; appearance overall is that of a rich stout; aromas of husky grains, chocolate, a touch of smoked malt, toasted malts and some sweet grassy hops; ashy, earthy, dry chocolate with roasted nuts and mild raw smokiness; bone dry in the finish and ashy; pretty heavy for a schwarzbier with tangy sweetness and plenty of chocolate again; almost thick texture and mouthfeel; style is kind of tossed out on this one but in the end it is a very tasty brew and my fav from rogue in a long time

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
swanmann (684) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - APR 7, 2010
An unmistakably lush, DARK chocolate brown brew with light brown, orange hued foam poured from the bottle. I smell chocolate, but my allergies are making it very difficult. It tastes like espresso, creamy, sweet and bitter. But the hops up front open the flavor wonderfully. The finish lingers deeply bittersweet. Yumm!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3433) - Branson, Missouri, USA - APR 7, 2010
Bottle; poured a dark brown/black with a big slightly creamy head. Aroma of froasted malt, caramel, coffee, with some arthiness. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, caramel, earth; some earthy like hops in the finish. Those didn’t shine through as much as I thought, but it was still quite a good, and easy drink blacklager.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2010
I am loving this beer. The body is really something special; creamy, as some schwarzbiers, but not overly so, nice carbonation level maintained. Really great roastiness in the flavor - very grainy, almost an earthy ryeness. Bitter chocolate, but not strong. Some good bitterness - 35 IBU ain’t zero. Super fresh and clean aroma, if you call fresh wet Spring earth and grain fresh. Fits together well. Just a little of an acrid, coffee roast palate. Looks good, tastes good, smells good. Not smooth, hoppier than many. Whew! So easily drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2010
22oz bottle. Pours a black body with a finger-width, creamy, very dark brown head that dissipates quickly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is more like a Porter. Lots of dark roasts with some coffee and a moderate chocolate-caramel sweetness. A good amount of nuts along with a light hop. Flavor pushes this even more into the Porter realm. Lots of roast with some coffee and a touch of burnt malt. More of the nuts, moderately sweet caramels and chocolate, and a light hop. Finishes very dry from the roast along with a light, resiny bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste after a medium, very smooth body. Nicely carbonated too. Overall, a very cool schwarz. Definitely pushing the envelope when it comes to style (did I hear Baltic Porter?), but very bold and tasty. I like the smooth, easy drinking body and dry finish a lot. Nicely done.

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