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RATINGS: 669   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.
15 PLATO, 35 IBU, 130 AA, 75 Lovibond

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidmartinek (4999) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Pours thick, oily black with a 2"+ deep tan frothy head that is composed of densely packed, very large bubbles. The aroma is damn near perfect with balanced chocolate, lightly toasted malt, and hops. The aroma is also like milky cocoa. The flavor is starkly bitter malt and coffee, but still smooth and balanced near the finish. Flavor is also a little sugary sweet and has mineral notes. Consistency is that of milk. Small bite near the finish. Head lasts a long time. Moderately laces the glass. Slight film appearance on the glass. Pretty much total satisfaction from the dark side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick (3366) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Wow! A delicious schwarzbier! Probably the best Ive ever had. Aroma was OK. Hints of coffee and light hops. Pour was a beautiful dark jet black with a one finger tan head. Taste was very nice. Coffee, roasted malt and a very dry hoppy aftertaste. Leaves a bitter citrus taste in the mouth. The strong bitterness is complimented by the heavy cheek biting carbonation. Awesome beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lalu (40) - Laval, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 1, 2010
Bomber.Pour is oily black liquid with the darkest head i have ever seen on a beer. Smell is roasted grain and coffeish.La ces the glass and probably colors the digestive tract in black. Tasted was a lot of burnt or extremely roasted grain,coffee,nuts. Oily texture with medium carbonation,some lasting bitterness from the hops and roasted grain.I am not a big fan of black beers but i was surprised that this one was drinkable considering the deep color. Not bad,not great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hayduke (5100) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 28, 2010
This 22 oz bomber came from Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa, CA. It poured a used motor oil black with a very large and foamy dark tan head with good sticky lacing rings. Very attractive. Nose is of roasted nuts with chocolate. Good robust body plus with smooth carbonation and very slick on the tongue. The flavor is chocolate at first and then coffee kicks in, and then as it moves to the finish it shows roasted nuts, smoke, and a little bitterness. This is a really good schwarztbier, and one of the best beers I have ever seen come out of Rogue!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Bottle from Midtown. Pours black with a nice thick 1" chocolate brown head. Aroma of milk, lager esters, and roasted malts. This pours viscous which would indicate a full body, but this is really just medium bodied with a smooth but slightly creamy texture. Flavor of mild chocolate in the core, but dark roasted malts and coffee really dominate this, but not in an overbearing way. Lots of roast bitterness on the finish. Great beer, but far more dark roast than most Scharzbiers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1736) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2010
What an excellent beer... pours very dark with lacing and brown head. Caramel, coffee and chickory aromas with a little sharp hops to the nose. More spicy hops on the palate, a touch of pine, and dry coffee, chocolate, medium caramel and tree bark. Wonderful balance; the right amount of alcohol; and a long, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1920) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Heard some good buzz about this so thought Id give it a whirl. Colour... jet black with a very thick tan head. Nose... roasted malt and roasted hazelnuts. Palate... frothy, dry, bitter all across the palate, very roasty, coffee and milk, damp earth, ash, long bitter finish. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3582) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Pours black with big dark brown head. Aroma of burnt malts. Flavors of burnt malts, espresso and bittersweet chocolate. Slightly sweet with an ashy aftertaste. Medium to full body with minimal carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9706) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 28, 2010
courtesy of ibrew2or3. pours dark brown, tan head. aroma roasted malts, coffee, deep chocolate and dry roast scent. flavors, lots of roast, chocolate and coffee goodness, light and dry mouthfeel with a mild yeasty palate. Light and mighty tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Bottle/22 - Pours a dark black/brown in color with a small tan head and low carbonation. Aroma is strong with dark roasted malts. Flavor is pretty much the same. Good, easy drinking.... average... not as impressive as I had hoped...

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