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RATINGS: 668   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21633) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2010
Bottle at first DC tasting of 2010. Black with an attractive dark brown head. Aroma of motor oil, cinnamon and burnt espresso. Flavor has lots of roasted malts, a background of smoke and ash, and a finish of burnt coffee. More body than your average schwarzbier. Complex and interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (19328) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2013
Draught at Aces & Ales, Las Vegas
Black color; creamy head. Roasted malt aroma, some chocolate. Smooth mouthfeel, with rich chocolate flavor, then roasted malt; indeed in the final the roastiness is too much.
Very good overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton (18668) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2010
Bottle. Reminded me of an imperial stout. Poured tar black, thick, with a beige head. Big nose of roasted malts, coffee and light chocolate. Very rich flavor. Sweet malts blend nicely with some smoky notes. Medium to big in body with moderate carbonation. Pretty smooth. Lingering Mocha aftertaste. I want to have this beer again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2012
SBWF 2012. Pitch black beer with a brown head. Chocolate aroma, cocoa, roasted, bready, peat, vanilla, hay, toffee notes, some pepper. Tar flavor, peat, hay, dark chocolate, roasted, figs, woody notes, ash, dry. Really pleasant. A schwarzbier with porter like flavors. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (17786) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
Black with a big dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, heavy chocolate and coffee. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 160512

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (17336) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle from GBBF 2012. Black beer with big thick tan head. Authentic choccy schwarz aroma. After that things turn more American. Big huge everything afterwards. Aroma a bit like the Klosterbrau schwarz from Bamberg on draught. But the malts are thicker in the mouth here. More hops too. More bitter on the finish. Good thick malty bitter black lager. If anything it just doesn’t need so much bitterness. Good go at the style though. Very impressive. I find this very approachable. Choc is good, bitterness is good, but because it’s a lager it’s still light and agile. Big fan of this. Yep pretty damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (17255) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein schwarzes Bier mit schöner braunen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade, Vanille. Geschmack schokoladig, röstmalzig, Kaffee, minimal rauchig, sehr gut!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (16960) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2012
Bottle Huge creamy head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich caramel, smoky notes, bacon, chocolate, roast malt and hops. Great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16517) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
On tap at Rogue, San Francisco. An almost black one, with a small light beige head. The aroma is roasted, with toffee and coffee. Decent bitterness in the flavor, along with the roasted malts, coffee and toffee found jun the aroma, as well as dark chocolate. Medium body, dry, and with a nice carbonation level. Bitter finish. A rally pleasant lager. 130805

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (15796) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2012
Dark brown body with a dark brown head. Rich chocolatey aromas with earthy African sugars and malted milk. Has a nice earthy chocolatey character and lots of bitterness. Not really a schwarzbier per se, but a different and very taste take on a black lager.

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