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RATINGS: 660   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wlajwl (4687) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1388) - 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 (3397) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (19518) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate caramel aroma. Roasted malty creamy chocolate flavor with hints of caramel. Has a roasted malty chocolate caramel finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Keil (171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Tap. Smells chocolatey and roasty. Taste is upfront malty with a crisp yeast finish. Lingering chocolate and roasted malt flavors. Slight bitterness. Finishes crisp. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Easy to drink, taste the yeast on the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adavis234 (286) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Sample draft at 2012 Columbia World Beer Festival. Dark black with thick brown head. Roasted, charcoal malt with some hop flavor as well. Looks and acts like a stout except a little hoppier and a little thinner. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2012
From Beerlicious iphone App: Aroma is Dark Chocolate with caramel. Appearance is Black and hazy with rocky brown head. Light bitterness to start. Finishes with medium short bitterness. Medium Body with creamy texture and average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2996) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2012
650 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, lasting, dark beige head, with extensive lacing, over a dark brown (SRM 35) body...nose is cereal, coffee, heavy roasted malts....taste is cereal, coffee, hint of chocolate, cocoa, dry throughout, finishing with light bitterness....mouth feel light, carbonation medium. This meet the style, but may a a bit too rich and roasty as it comes close to Porter like in its flavors. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3557) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2010
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a thick cocoa head. Lacy speckles coat the glass. Nose is coffee, mild chocolate, hay and a touch of smokiness. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Taste is burnt sugar, Baker’s chocolate and lime.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Bottle. Deep brown color with a medium head and residual lacing. Flavor is roasted and chocolate malts, soft and cereal like. Light bodied but immense in flavor. This is quite the creation, but comes across perfectly. Finish is dry with just a hint of hops buried in there. One of the best Rogue beers they’ve made.

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