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RATINGS: 660   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:
15ļ PLATO, 35 IBU, 130 AA, 75ļ Lovibond


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2010
Royal black, opaque in fact, with dark brown head. Nose is a whollop of lovely roasted malts. On the palate this beer comes across more like a true dark & bittersweet chocolate than any other in recent memory. Loads of dark chocolate and roasted malt. Finish isnít too sweet, yet plenty of roasty bitter dark chocolate to take away with you.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
demmbonz (657) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Now this is a quality brew. Smells, looks, and tastes like an imperial stout. If you poured this blind and told me it was a stout I would have no problem believing it. Iím not going to complain about it being miscategorized, just going to sit back and sip the delicious goodness. The most beautiful creamy and velvety mouthfeel Iíve had in any beer. Super deep roasty flavors. Great job Rogue.

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 Pappyís 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.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2010
This is the worst beer Iíve ever tasted from Rogue. I get the concept, but donít 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. Wonít be trying this one ever again.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimmack34 (640) - 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 Iíve 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
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!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Peacehammer (624) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
woodychevy (622) - - MAR 16, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2012 Tried this on tap at Closed for Business in Charleston. Pours incredibly dark with a generous head. Aroma is of dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee- deep and delicious. Heavier mouthfeel than I was expecting, but well balanced. Practically desert like. Feels like a colder weather beer, or something I would have with a spicy meal. Really warming and nice- smooth. Lots of levels on this one- felt like I tasted something different with each sip. Not an everyday beer- but really well done. Addendum: December 6th, Ocracoke. Better than I remember. More complex- really earthy and chocolaty with some coffee for good measure. Definitely feels like a winter beer. Still tasted something different in every sip and definitely changed as it warmed to room temp. Impressive effort. originally 3.9 now 4.2

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mbgrayson (617) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - APR 19, 2011
Pours almost black, with a dark tan head. Aroma is malty and dark, with hints of chocolate. Taste is rich and malty, with hops, chocolate, and coffee. Nice hoppy background. Smooth, well blended, and quite drinkable. Thumbs way up!


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