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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
icmac (33) - Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Pours black and viscus, I can not see through the glass up to the light. There is a dark brown head that lingers slightly. The smell is malty, with chocolates and slight hops. The taste is great. Roasted, malty, dark, chocolate. A great surprise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Pours into my New Belgium Globe glass with almost four fingers of dark brown colored head; the head even leaves some lacing patternes on the side of my glass as it slowly subsides. The beer is quite black in color, almost perfectly so and it is quite opaque when held up to the light. The aroma is a richly roasted mix of deeply toasted whole grain notes, French Roast coffee, burnt grain and toasted, almost burnt crackers. As the beer warms some dark chocolate notes become noticeable as does some burnt, caramelized malt character. The aroma smells quite appetizing and really has a wholesome grain / bread quality to it.

This has a light acidity to it as I take my first sip. The roast character definitely plays the dominant role here. The finish has a dark roast coffee bitterness, some clean hop bitterness and a toasted grain huskiness that gives this a rustic grain quality. There is a charred smokiness to this beer brought on by a charcoal like roasted character. This beer is actually quite savory in character as the malt base is quite rich. There is perhaps a hint of molasses flavor here from the sweet malt that is just barely noticeable under all of the roast character. This hint of sweetness also brings out a dark cocoa flavor. While rich and satisfying this is still a beer that I find easy to finish my 22oz bottle of. It is a bit over-carbonated, which contributes a sharp carbonic acidity, but luckily this is easily gotten rid of. There seems to be a hint of mint character here that is likely derived from a touch of herbal hop notes.

This is a deeply satisfying and rich Stout made with Lager yeast. This is quite enjoyable and better than I was expecting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CelticBrew (752) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Compliments of doboy (thanks again Ed), pours almost completely black forming a dark, dark brown foamy head. Aroma somewhat smoky, toasted malts, light hoppage and sprng water. Flavour of bitter front with a malty herring bone character. Not a fan of the style, but tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2010

Name: Dirtoir Black Lager
Date: January 13, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: black, big brown head, lots of drippy lace
Aroma: dry roasted malt aroma, touch of dark chocolate, light hops
Flavor: dry roasted flavor, dark chocolate bitterness, just a hint of sweetness, long bitter roasted finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4445) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2010
22 oz bottle. Wow, fantastic! I was not expecting this beer. The beer pours a motor oil black with a small dark tan head. Aroma is heavy on the roasted malts, touches of chocolate, oatmeal, touch of spice. Flavor is full of chocolate, malty notes. This, as I already said, was fantastic. One of tjhe better schwarzbiers I’ve had, and one of the best lagers I’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Taverner (1088) - San Ramon, California, USA - FEB 19, 2010
Wow! Never thought I’d give a Lager a 4! Pours black like an impy stout. Nose is smoky and roasty, with notes of wood fire, oak, and tobacco. Flavor is dry, a little sour (but in a good way) and finishes clean. Meaty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2010
bottle thanks to ilovedarkbeer. poured black with a chocolate head and lace. aroma was coffee, malt, and chocolate. flavor was coffee, dark roast, and slight hops. body was fairly light. this is the best schwarzbier i have had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 17, 2010
Damn...I was not expecting that super dark sludge to come out of this bottle...nor the blackness that settled in the glass, nor was I expected the darkest brown head I’ve ever seen. The nose has a lot going on, a whirlwind of roasted malts, pumpernickel, oatmeal, chocolate, with banana-clove german-like yeast esters. The mouthfeel is somewhat oily and inviting and chocolate flavors really come forward in the flavors. A bit roasty with a touch of pumpernickel characteristics, but mostly chocolate. This is an amazing well-crafted dark lager. that cannot be denied. If it really is only 5%, this has to got to be the best Schwarzbier ever made...such luscious body and creamy malty flavors. I certainly wasn’t expecting this..I havent had something from Rogue in years, but if this is the kind of stuff they’re making these days, I’m gonna have to revisit them.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 17, 2010
Bomber: Pour jet black with a thick fluffy brown head, rich chocolate and roasted coffee in the aroma, starts and ends bitter, medium bodied, playful carbonation, rich chocolate ending with a touch of smoke. An excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 17, 2010
Cold 22oz bottle: Pours an opaque black with a rocky, light chocolate colored head. Aroma is of roasted malts, fruit, some chocolate and tangy bitterness. Medium bodied and crisp, with good carbonation. Ending is of roasted malt with coffee notes.

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