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RATINGS: 642   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5569) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Thanks to ilovedarkbeer for sharing this bottle. The beer pours dark brown to black with a large, mocha-colored head. The aroma is roasted malt and coffee. The flavor is bitter chocolate, burnt malt and coffee. The aftertaste is hop bitterness and burnt malt. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Dry finish. Overall, an interesting beer that doesn’t really fit the style for schwarzbier, but I am not sure what else to call it. A nice hybrid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trev (1899) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2010
black pour with a huge tan head. Aroma is chocolate and lighter coffee and woody smoke. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee and woody hop bitterness. Some bitter chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3198) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 5, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2011 Pours a black color with a small tan head and some good lace. The aroma is smoky coffee with some roasty maltiness. The flavor is lightly fruity (hops?) with plenty of expresso and some burnt toast. Even if it’s lagered this is way more reminiscent of a porter than a Schwarzbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7835) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Bottle thanks to ilovedarkbeer. Pours a thick inky black in to the glass with a large tan head. Aroma is very roasty with rye, pumpernickel bread, nutshells and chocolate. Taste is tobacco, nutshells, light esters, and really dry. The thin body reminds you that this is not an imperial stout. An abrupt finish with nice carbonation. Don’t quite know what to make of this beer. An aborted Baltic Porter attempt? Interesting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie (4136) - Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2010
22oz bottle. Jet black pour with the darkest head of foam I’ve ever seen on a beer. Dark brown. Huge lacing. Aroma of burnt grains, high cacao % dark chocolate scent as well. Light bodied. Flavor of BBQ, burnt malt, earth, soil, soy, roast, and a little herbal hops. Finishes with a bit of spice on the palate. Clean, crisp, light bodied, & burnt. Awesome.

My 50th ROGUE Rating.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2089) - Lakeside, California, USA - FEB 4, 2010
650 ml bottle from bev4less. Pours an opaque black color with a big tan head that has great retention. The aroma is earthy with chocolate, dark roasted grains and coffee. The taste is more of the same , lots of dark bitersweet chocolate, mocha, mild coffee and gritty burnt rye. The palate is uneven with soft carbonation. The finish is long and bitersweet with lingering chocolate. Overall: A very tasty concoction, one of the better dark chocolate beers I’ve had recently.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thornecb (4320) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 3, 2010
Pours black into a lager glass. Mocha micro head with excellent retention leaves spotted sheets as it recedes to coat surface. Dark chocolate, espresso and manure aromas. Slightly thin with metallic manure upfront turning to a lasting dark chocolate finish. Seems like I’m the only one that got prominent manure aromas and flavors - that said, it’s not bad for manure...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4445) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Pours a deep black with a medium creamy deep tan head that left lacing. Aroma of rich chocolate notes, almonds, light smoke, caramel and roasted malt. Flavor of dark chocolate, roasted malt, touch of smoke, nuts and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4637) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Bottle: The aroma is loaded with chocolate along with moderate roastiness, vanilla, nuts, and faint burnt coffee. It pours a dark brown, virtually black, with a large tan head with great retention and lacing that really coats the glass...a great looking beer. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate with a hint of caramel. The finish is heavily roasted with some light coffee and a hint of vanilla and burnt notes. Medium bodied with moderate soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
lukeherinckx (134) - mount pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2010
deep black body with one of the darkest heads i’ve ever seen. Aroma is a bit weak, consisting mostly of chocolate malt. real earthy flavor accompanying the malts. standard middle of the road rouge beer

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