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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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Bomber was $6.49 at Pappy’s Beer Store in Rose Hill, Virginia. Pours jet black and viscous, like a stout. Large tightknit cocoa head is creamy and lasts the journey. Lots of sticky lacing. Aroma is full of dark roasty notes of dark chocolate, roasted almonds, and freshly brewed coffee. Creamy and coating, almost full bodied. The dark roasty notes also dominate the flavor profile. Coffee and bittersweet chocolate are present throughout. Spicy and earthy hop notes emerge in the middle. A nice smoked almond note adds some interest. Quite odd for a schwarzbier. Seems almost like a stout. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - MAR 20, 2010
(22 oz. bottle from Rockland Foodservice) Sure seems like a stout...Pours thick and black, inky, smooth and dark with several fingers of rocky mocha head. Rather awesome-looking except for the droopy head. Aroma of molasses, chocolate and coffee. Mouthfeel smooth and thick, lightly milk-shakey and perhaps a touch of chalk in the finish. Flavor of dark chocolate and coffee with very light hint of roasty molasses. Lingering bitter aftertaste. A little cleaner tasting perhaps but flavor profile leans more towards stout than schwarz.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tastybeer (1852) - Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Flavor is coffee and roasted malts, but otherwise kind of boring. Still a very solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3317) - Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2010
I was expecting something lighter when I bought this. Don’t get me wrong. I’m perfectly happy with what this turned out to be, it’s just that basically this seems very much like a very robust stout recipe where they just used lager yeast instead of ale yeast. The body is a little thinner than the murky, pitch black body and brown foam suggested, but this is still a malt monster of a beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2123) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2010
Bottle at a tasting
Appearance : Little head. Short retention
Aroma : Roasted malt, coffee, caramel. Grain. Quite sweet.
Taste : Roasted malt, grain, some coffee. Finish has a lot of coffee with some roasted grain.
Overall : Not that good. Pretty disappointing actually.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2010
aroma is alternating layers of bakers chocolate with good bittering and softer chocolate notes of the sweeter variety. appearance is dead opaque with at once well sized muddy head that recedes but lingers as a floating lake amongst the schwarz. flavor is dark and barely semi-sweet cocoa with cutting bitterness contrasting on the front of the tongue. moderate palate is fleeting cushion-like but more often moderate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2010
Bottle. Pours jet black with a frothy brown head that lasts a little while. Aroma has cocoa, salty licorice, roasted (almost burnt) malt, leather, coffee and caramel notes. Flavour is similar though not as complex with cocoa, licorice and roasted malt standing out. Smooth, light mouthfeel with fairly high carbonation and a lingering roasty, bitter finish. Very nice schwarz, quite intense roastiness but well balanced, tasty and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5340) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Sampled on 2/5/2010. This schwartzbeir pours an eclipse black color from a 22oz bottle. Medium to large sized tan foamy head, with nice retention and good lacing. The aroma is roasty and chocolate with a touch of floral hops. A medium to full bodied schwartzbeir. The malts are roasty, chocolate and coffee. The hops are floral and earthy. Very creamy and full bodied for a schwarzbier. Good carbonation. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2010
A black beer with a small head-this thing is thick black-looks like a stout. The aroma is roasted. The taste is roasted with some coffee and chocolate. Tastes like a stout also. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Bottle: Pours pitch black with a striking dark brown head. The nose is very roasty with lots of cocoa and crusty notes. The flavor is dry and roasty with a semi-sweet chocolate and coffee note in the tail. Very big body for such a light beer with lots of explosive roasty notes all over the place. Great schwarz!

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