I haven't had a lot of schwarzbier, which is a German style black lager. Of the ones I've had, this is the best. Rogue's Dirtoir Black Lager pours jet black with tan head and a little lace, and the aroma is strong, rich, and bitter. The flavor is all of that, too. Not a hint of sweetness, just a dark malt and bitterness, with a smokey, charcoal-like finish. Hoppy twang on the exhale. The body is thin but the flavor is so strong that this reminded me of the better Baltic porters. I enjoyed the hell out of this.