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RATINGS: 641   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GMUcrew7 (576) - Mason, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Thick jet black pour with a nice tan head. Intense roasted malt aroma, with coffee. Flavor reminds me of chocolate covered coffee beans, a bit of sweetness from the chocolate followed by the bitterness of coffee/hops. Medium smooth bodied, excellent crisp beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - APR 12, 2010
Pours pitch black. Moderate dark tan head with decent retention and lacing. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt and a hint of caramel sweetness. Flavor is noticeably more bitter, essentially replacing the caramel with lots of coffee and burnt toast. Surprisingly creamy mouthfeel, with some bitterness and alchol in the finish. OK, but probably not something I’d go out of my way to get.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ADesenberg (561) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
odinstyr (559) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Pours black with a small brown head. Smells of caramel, bread, floral. Taste is mildly bitter and sweet, predominantly the roasted malts - chocolate/coffee

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gschrade (544) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 9, 2013
I had this at Global Brew. Pours black with a tan head. Taste roasted malt, coffee. I thought this wasn't very good (don't like coffee). I wouldn't drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gringo332 (531) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2010
The body is perfectly black with a medium brown sugar colored head. Milk chocolate and roasted peanuts are in the nose. There is also a little bit of fresh ground coffee. The taste has some light cola mixed with milk chocolate. The finish is burnt with coffee and a little hint of prunes. Nice and roasted, this is like a lighter bodied dry stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dumontn (529) - CHICAGO, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2012
Pours very black with a medium brown head and decent retention. Aroma is fresh roast coffee, mochachino, and cream. Taste is the same. Body is creamy with a long dry roasty finish. overall a very good schwarz.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bblack99 (526) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Hm, that was interesting! GYO seems to have worked, because Rogue has produced a Schwarz that looks like a Stout and tastes like a Smoke, and it all works! Bomber pours an opaque black with a perfect true brown rocky head. Aroma is a pleasant balance of roasted nuts, chocolate, smoke, and dirt(oir?). Flavor is a complex mix of malts, with a nice mix of roasted nuts, smoke, and a touch of coffee. Quite an experience!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2010
pours black with a very nice light brown head. aroma is dominated by roasted malt but there is a hint of lager yeast and grassy hops. mouthful is bold and has up front roasted malt and smoothness, transitions to a bitter finish and a lager yeast. i like how much is going on with this beer at a sessionable 5%....

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