RateBeer
overall
98
100
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 655   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Share this beer with friends!
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


3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
a_sully (164) - - JUN 3, 2014
Black colour with a tan head, aroma and taste of grains and bitter dark chocolate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2703) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a short brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Flavor of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, a bit of caramel and had some notes of smoke with a dry and bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10294) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
A deep deep dark lager with a thick frothy dark brown head. In aroma, interesting mix of soy sauce, chocolate malt, caramel, quite nice. In mouth, a nice sweetish chocolate with peated notes, coffee grind, lightly smoked, quite nice. Bomber.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salmoniform (954) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Poured from tap to glass at the farm in Independence. Dark hue with tan head. Aroma is malt, sulphur, roast, floral. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium light body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry throughout with a bitterness in the following and a clean finish. Overall this is an enjoyable brew.

3.4
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
coldbrewky (1431) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
lukeherinckx (134) - mount pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2010
deep black body with one of the darkest heads iíve ever seen. Aroma is a bit weak, consisting mostly of chocolate malt. real earthy flavor accompanying the malts. standard middle of the road rouge beer

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
17thfloor (2433) - 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 itís 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, Iím seeing a lot of these same chocolate-cookie takes on the style in America.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Sometimes you look at the scores of others on this site, and just sort of say "huh?" And that is my reaction in this particular case. Schwarzbier is not necessarily the most dynamic of styles, but this particular example is full of flavor. Iím just not sure that all that flavor really belongs in a beer of this style and if I really like the flavor thatís there. It pours a pretty thick black - much more like Imperial Stout than Scharzbier. Color is there, but viscosity is off. Aroma was to me less roasty than it was smokey. This was confirmed to me upon my first few sips, which were decidedly smokey and to my mind a bit on the earthy/peaty side. Not light on the tongue like Sprecher Bavarian Black or Kostritzer, which I think of as sort of the American and international standards for the style. The flavor was pungent and not unpleasant, but not really delicious nor appropriate IMO either. Still, not a bad beer. I bought 2 bottles of this at Blacklick Liquor in Columbus.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3357) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2011 For a "black lager" this is quite stout or porter-like with its black body and plush deep, roasty brown head. The nose is replete with black patent and singes of charcoal. The body is sooty, chalky black patent. Like what your beer would tase like if it was with you in the coal mines all day. Touches of burn chocolate, but thick with charcoal and burnt paper/ash finish. Somewhat novel in style. Re-rated: 1-8-11: Roasty anisey/black licorice. Thick, oil can, stewy cauldron of roastiness.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 53 54 55  56  57 58 59 » 66


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50