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RATINGS: 654   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.
15ļ PLATO, 35 IBU, 130 AA, 75ļ Lovibond

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
17thfloor (2430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2010
22oz bottle. Pours a fantastic shinny near black with a great foamy frothy mocha head. Aroma is pretty nice, chocolate cookie mostly, faint hint of citrus hops, cocoa, light and springy for style. Flavor follows, smooth chocolate cookie, kind of soda-poppy, malt hops yeast yeah yeah itís all there, finish is weak and watery, too much cookie without anything backing it up, feels kind of vacant, I do like the yeastiness though, bitter aftertaste. Medium bodied, smooth fizzy carbonation, chalky and watery. Far from what a German schwarz should be, Iím seeing a lot of these same chocolate-cookie takes on the style in America.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2300) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2010
Pours a thick black oil color with a large light brown head. Nose is dark roasted coffee beans, and milk chocolate covered almonds. Taste is black tea leaves, oreo cookie crust, and marble bread (rye and pumpernickle) Mouthfeel is a bit sketchy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6126) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2010
650 ml bottle from the Bayou. Pours a totally black color with a medium beige head. A strong nose of sweet roasted chocolates, cocoa and heavy roasted malts. A great flavor; lots of sweet chocolate, somewhat milky, but balanced by loads of roasted malts, a really quaffable brew. I wish I had this on tap in my living room.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (4579) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Absolutely looks fantastic. Looks like an imperial stout. Smells malty/roasty. Flavor is actually slightly light at first, but with quite a bit of roast, graininess and hops and feels pretty strong overall. A decent beer, but the degree of roastiness makes one think of a baltic porter over a schwarzbier.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluejacket74 (1341) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2010
22 ounce bottle. Served in a pilsner glass, the beer pours a very dark brown color with about an inch and a half frothy brown head. Head retention is good, and thereís also a lot of lacing left behind on the glass. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate and some coffee. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like burnt/charred and roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, coffee and some hops noticable in the finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit creamy and is well carbonated. Drinkability is very good, itís smooth and quite enjoyable to drink. I think this brew seems more like a robust porter than a schwarzbier, but Iím not complaining at all. I think this is a pretty good brew, itís worth a try if you come across it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (4881) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2010
bottle thanks to ilovedarkbeer. pitch black pour with a khaki head. nice on the palate with a deep roasted malt flavor tagged with chocolate. roasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5598) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2010
( 22oz bottle thanks to ilovedarkbeer) Pours jet black with a thick creamy dark brown head and nice lacing. Nose of smokey wood, bbq, and coffee. Taste of coffee, roasted malt, dry cocoa, and bakers chocolate. Finish is a medium body, roasty, dry and lightly creamy. Nice solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Bottle thanks to ilovedarkbeer. Opaque black pour with a large foamy dark brown head. Aroma is nutshells, coffee, dark chocolate, ash, earth, and a bit of pepper. Flavor is earth, ash, coffee grounds, slightly bitter. Dry thin mouthfeel and short duration.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Bottle from Kegs & Barrels in Plano, TX. Pours a great looking jet black with a thick chocolate head. Aroma of rich dark roast and chocolate. Flavor is the same and has a lightly hopped background and finishes dry. Mouth feel is medium-heavy body with low carbonation. Overall, this is a Schwarzbier? Tasty none the less....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cavie (3805) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Bottle courtesy of ilovedarkbeer. Dark brown color. Tan to brown head. Lots of lacing. Huge coffee smell. Lots of roasted spice and menís cologne. Some pipe tobacco. Nice aroma. Taste is very dry upfront. Dry bitter malts with some roastyness. Small sweetness on the first taste that fades. Pretty good stuff.

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