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RATINGS: 642   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
atomcow1 (18) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Roasty, complex aroma with lots of chocolate. Surprisingly light on the palate with muted coffee and chocolate flavors. Good clean finish. A fine schwarzbier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
coldbrewky (1419) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2010
Bottle via Bonster via pistolpete. Overall a lighter stout that is heavily infused with both hops and coffee. Nice to see a bio-regional brew, still with atll its pomp and circumstance on the label it falls short of excellent. A semi watery finsh undulates about the unbalanced coffee and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
17thfloor (2429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2010
22oz bottle. Pours a fantastic shinny near black with a great foamy frothy mocha head. Aroma is pretty nice, chocolate cookie mostly, faint hint of citrus hops, cocoa, light and springy for style. Flavor follows, smooth chocolate cookie, kind of soda-poppy, malt hops yeast yeah yeah it’s all there, finish is weak and watery, too much cookie without anything backing it up, feels kind of vacant, I do like the yeastiness though, bitter aftertaste. Medium bodied, smooth fizzy carbonation, chalky and watery. Far from what a German schwarz should be, I’m seeing a lot of these same chocolate-cookie takes on the style in America.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2114) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2010
Bottle at a tasting
Appearance : Little head. Short retention
Aroma : Roasted malt, coffee, caramel. Grain. Quite sweet.
Taste : Roasted malt, grain, some coffee. Finish has a lot of coffee with some roasted grain.
Overall : Not that good. Pretty disappointing actually.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tastybeer (1682) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Flavor is coffee and roasted malts, but otherwise kind of boring. Still a very solid 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmythechippy (90) - , AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2010
first beer in this style i have tried, never seem amything like it in australia. not sure what quite to ecpect considering it was a lager.... the darkness sets you up for an experiance that never happens. although not a bad experiance by anymeans. nice flavour

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3318) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2010
Black,lasting brown head.Burnt brown sugar in both nose and palate.Full bodied with medium burnt bitterness,metallic overtones. Slightly undercarbonated

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2010
Enjoyed from a 22oz bomber in a stemless wine goblet. As expected, the beer pours a jet black color, with a moderate to large medium tan head. The nose carries some subtle notes of grassy hops, straw-like malt notes, some dark chocolate notes, and some toasted malt scents. The palate is carbonated like a kolsch or a pilsner, not off-style or unpleasant, but always a bit of a surprise from a beer with such a lofty SRM. The flavors seem to resemble an American stout more than the moderately malty flavors of classic Teutonic examples of the style. Roasted notes up front, a slight straw-like malt flavor, assertive bitterness and charactered hop flavors on the back end. The finish leaves a lingering bitterness and roasted note in the mouth, but is otherwise clean. Overall, not unpleasant or poorly conceived, but missing something in the German character malt department that, if traded with a little less bitterness, could elevate the beer’s enjoyability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2010
Bottle, shared with Tim & Jacob. Very black, dark tan head. Nose is roasty & slightly burnt, a little cherry/caramel malt - almost milky. Flavor is roast & coffee malts, caramel, some cherry. Nice stuff!

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