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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (4186) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2010
From bomber. Black strap molasses, light coffee and smoke, with some acidict tang and burnt malt. Roasted barley, dark chocolate. Dark, dark black with thin foamy dark brown lacing head. Medium-heavy watery body with medium carbonation. Starts with some malt sweetness, molasses, chocolate, and mild burnt coffee. Acidic tang from carbonation and black malt bitterness. Medium bitter hop finish, with some deep roasted bitterness, too. Thick bitter coating on the tongue at the finish into the aftertaste, but countered by just a bit of residual sweetness. Big flavor on this, but over the top. Would pair well with some food.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2010
Syrup! It poured like syrup! BLACK Syrup! Black as the Ace of Spades Blaack. With a brown mead that was nice! It reduced to a pretty lace. Dark malty flavors thruout, Mild bitterness. Good aftertaste taht is pleasing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Bomber shared by the Danker. Pours very dark brown, opaque, with almost no head. Aromas of soy sauce, cocoa, piney hops, chocolate, and plums and raisins. Flavor is smoky oak, sour cocoa, coffee, and dark fruit. Smooth and creamy with low/medium carbonation. Nice one; this would go well with sushi...maybe some unagi. Thanks Dane!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (4043) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2010
Finally, a rogue beer that is worth the goddamn pricetag. Beautiful near black pour with garnet highlights and creamy big brown head. Nose is a little on the weak side, but munich malts and toast and somewhat marzen character. Flavor is nutty, and biscuit, and dark roasty, but with a fair amount of spicy hop balance. Lingering astringency, but pleasant. Nice schwarz.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mjollnir (397) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2010
650mL bottle. Pours opaque black with a small dark tan head that quickly settles to a ring. Aromas of malt, roast, chocolate, nuts, and something slightly savoury. Mild malty sweetness, mild bitterness, slightly roasty, some chocolate. Light-medium bodied, average carbonation, very creamy fairly dry with a lingering roasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wlajwl (5775) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 3, 2011
Rather off for a Schwarzbier, tastes far too much like a porter, not a bad thing at all, just does not taste like a Schwarzbier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (3132) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2012 On tap at Pies and Pints. Pours black with big light frothy brown head. Taste is malty sweet, chocolate, some coffee, and finishes a little bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Black pour with medium tan head. A nice strong aroma of chocolate, roast and coffee. A big dark roast flavor with a mild dry hop / chocolate finish. A big bold body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1708) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Black pour, dark brown head. Aroma is roastiness, hoppy spiciness. Flavor is chocolate and roasty. Round spry carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3842) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2011
Sample at Mondial de la Bière (Montréal). Opaque black body with a thin beige foamy head and low carbonation. Wonderful, complex malty/hoppy aroma with roasted coffee and chocolate hints. Taste is well balanced. It carries grainy and coffeeish notes. Ends with a good bitter/roasty finish. Well done!

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