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RATINGS: 654   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.
Specs:
15º PLATO, 35 IBU, 130 AA, 75º Lovibond


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Bomber was $6.49 at Pappy’s Beer Store in Rose Hill, Virginia. Pours jet black and viscous, like a stout. Large tightknit cocoa head is creamy and lasts the journey. Lots of sticky lacing. Aroma is full of dark roasty notes of dark chocolate, roasted almonds, and freshly brewed coffee. Creamy and coating, almost full bodied. The dark roasty notes also dominate the flavor profile. Coffee and bittersweet chocolate are present throughout. Spicy and earthy hop notes emerge in the middle. A nice smoked almond note adds some interest. Quite odd for a schwarzbier. Seems almost like a stout. Enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Daytonbeer (650) - Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Pours jet balck with aroma of expresso and chocolate. Taste of cocao and coffee. Very smoth. A great black lager.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimmack34 (639) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2011
The best black lager I have ever tried. Pouring this, I really thought it was a stout. Had the head and body of any stout I’ve tried. Pours thick dark black with a nice tan head. Smells of hardwood smoke, dark chocolate, and roasted malts. Tastes of smoke, wood, coffee, mocha, and some chocolate ice cream in the background. Awesome brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (639) - CROATIA - JUL 30, 2014
On tap at La Cerveteca, Barcelona. Pours black with brown head. Roasted malts, chocolate, bit hoppy and smokey.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
joeyplush (631) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2010
This is the worst beer I’ve ever tasted from Rogue. I get the concept, but don’t think it comes together well at all. I do like the color, but the result of that darkness is a bitter grainy beer. Aroma is extremely earthy, and any hops are blunted by the thick earthy maltiness. Flavor has a metallic character followed by bitter coffee. Won’t be trying this one ever again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2012
Dark brown body with a dark brown head. Very deep natural flavors including chocolate sugars heavier roasted malts. A very organic chocolate in light cream flavor with a very bittersweet finish. The body is full tilt! Been a while since I had a great Rogue Beer!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ADesenberg (626) - Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2011
Bottle: pours a beautiful black, a dark brown head that fades after a minute to a pure tan color. Coffee is the overwhelming smell, but once I tasted it, i see it’s well balanced by a malty sweetness and lively carbonation... Great beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Peacehammer (622) - California, USA - MAR 17, 2012
pours a thickish black with a little chocolate head, roasty chocolate and cocoa aroma. Light mouthfeel with some chocolate notes. Nothing too spectacular.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - APR 1, 2012
Excellent black beer. Opaque in appearance with a thick, tan head. The nose and palate are dominated by roasted malts. Espresso and hazelnut flavors coat the palate. Long, dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Pours deep and black with deep brown head. Tinge of red. Smells of deep roasted malts and coffee bean. Slight rasberry. Rich and nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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