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RATINGS: 656   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hayduke (3545) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 28, 2010
This 22 oz bomber came from Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa, CA. It poured a used motor oil black with a very large and foamy dark tan head with good sticky lacing rings. Very attractive. Nose is of roasted nuts with chocolate. Good robust body plus with smooth carbonation and very slick on the tongue. The flavor is chocolate at first and then coffee kicks in, and then as it moves to the finish it shows roasted nuts, smoke, and a little bitterness. This is a really good schwarztbier, and one of the best beers I have ever seen come out of Rogue!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Bottle from Midtown. Pours black with a nice thick 1" chocolate brown head. Aroma of milk, lager esters, and roasted malts. This pours viscous which would indicate a full body, but this is really just medium bodied with a smooth but slightly creamy texture. Flavor of mild chocolate in the core, but dark roasted malts and coffee really dominate this, but not in an overbearing way. Lots of roast bitterness on the finish. Great beer, but far more dark roast than most Scharzbiers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1451) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2010
What an excellent beer... pours very dark with lacing and brown head. Caramel, coffee and chickory aromas with a little sharp hops to the nose. More spicy hops on the palate, a touch of pine, and dry coffee, chocolate, medium caramel and tree bark. Wonderful balance; the right amount of alcohol; and a long, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1276) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Heard some good buzz about this so thought I’d give it a whirl. Colour... jet black with a very thick tan head. Nose... roasted malt and roasted hazelnuts. Palate... frothy, dry, bitter all across the palate, very roasty, coffee and milk, damp earth, ash, long bitter finish. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3167) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Pours black with big dark brown head. Aroma of burnt malts. Flavors of burnt malts, espresso and bittersweet chocolate. Slightly sweet with an ashy aftertaste. Medium to full body with minimal carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7120) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 28, 2010
courtesy of ibrew2or3. pours dark brown, tan head. aroma roasted malts, coffee, deep chocolate and dry roast scent. flavors, lots of roast, chocolate and coffee goodness, light and dry mouthfeel with a mild yeasty palate. Light and mighty tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Bottle/22 - Pours a dark black/brown in color with a small tan head and low carbonation. Aroma is strong with dark roasted malts. Flavor is pretty much the same. Good, easy drinking.... average... not as impressive as I had hoped...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2010
(22oz bottle, courtesy of ilovedarkbeer) Pours an opaque black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, dirty socks, toasted grain, and chocolate. Flavor of heavy roasted malt, burnt grain, dark chocolate, pine, and earthiness with a dry, lingering moderately bitter finish. Nicely done!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hamrech (134) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2010
!!!!!!!!&# did this shit come from? Rogue is a very hit-or-miss brewery as far as I’m concerned, and black lagers are one of my least favorite styles, but this is money. Pours straight up black with a wild smooth dark brown head. Big time roasty flavor, real smoky and a little bit sweet. One of the best Rogue offerings for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Hm, that was interesting! GYO seems to have worked, because Rogue has produced a Schwarz that looks like a Stout and tastes like a Smoke, and it all works! Bomber pours an opaque black with a perfect true brown rocky head. Aroma is a pleasant balance of roasted nuts, chocolate, smoke, and dirt(oir?). Flavor is a complex mix of malts, with a nice mix of roasted nuts, smoke, and a touch of coffee. Quite an experience!

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