Rogue Farms Dirtoir Black Lager - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by MURF0320:
3.15/5 rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
This black lager comes dangerously close to looking, smelling, and tasting like a stout. Pours black with dark tan head. Two finger head with little retention and no lacing.
Aroma of coffee beans, dark roasted malts, wood smoke, and light hops.
Taste is dominated by dark roasted malts lightly charred with a smokey flavor. Coffee, cocoa, and a small amount of bitter hops.
Mouthfeel is thinner and more carbonated than expected. Finished kind of dry.
Drinkability is decent, but i found this beer to be a bit boring.
Rogue is a great brewery but I haven't been impressed with their First Growth series.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2010 23:50:12 | More by MURF0320
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3.81/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bomber poured into a tulip glass. Amazing in its opacity, pitch black with no light getting through the murk, capped by a rich cafe latte-colored head. Nose features some very pleasing malt acrobatics, prunes, raisins, dark roast coffee, a whiff of caramel, and some earthy herbal hops. Palate includes all these elements plus some dry chocolate flakes and light ash for good measure, starts sweet and roasty, almost stout-like before going very crisp and dry for the finish, as per the style. Nice creamy mouthfeel adds to the stout-like vibe, as does the low key carbonation. Some noble-type hops add a little pepper and vanilla perhaps. Great stuff and manages to deliver more robust flavors than maybe one would expect from a lager of this ilk. Is is TOO sweet? Perhaps. Here's where I channel my Micheal Jackson-like disregard for uber-rigid style guidelines in favor of just enjoying the show.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 23:48:48 | More by CalgaryFMC
Rogue Farms Dirtoir Black Lager from Rogue Ales
90 out of 100 based on 559 ratings.