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Rogue Farms Dirtoir Black Lager - Rogue Ales

Rogue Farms Dirtoir Black LagerRogue Farms Dirtoir Black Lager

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Ratings: 530
Reviews: 281
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

35 IBU
130 AA
75º Lovibond

(Beer added by: Cresant on 12-22-2009)
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Reviews by elniko:
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4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into Stella glass.

A: Wow, pitch black with nice off tan head. Nice creamy lacing. Really nice looking brew. Darkest schwarzbier that I have encountered.

S: Very strong nose, malt dominant dry chocolate roasty tones. Really nice, gotta rate a 5.

T & M: Taste did not quite match up with the greatness of the appearance or nose but still quite nice. Mouthfeel just slightly thin with a touch of creaminess. Taste corresponds with the nose with hop notes coming through on the finish.

D: Quite drinkable, due to typical Rogue high price don't think I'll be seeking out again but very glad I had this fine brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2010 23:53:39 | More by elniko
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Rudy's Liquors - Lasalle, IL

Rogue's schwarzbier pours darker than most. As a matter of fact it's bordering on black hole with no light entering much less escaping. There aren't even highlights around the glass. The milk chocolate head is instantly creamy, like the froth of espresso, and leaves puffy, patched lacing as I drink. This is one of the better looking schwarzbiers I have ever seen.

The smell of this beer treads into stout territory. Roastier than expected malt kicks things off while a solid backbone of coffee and anise compliment nicely. There's a nice soft earthen maltiness flashing through here and there that's reminiscent of leather at times. Earthy hoppiness, a little herbal, wraps up the mouthwatering nose. Very nicely done!

This is a damn good beer! The roast is smooth and inviting before segueing into coffee and cream. The black licorice is soft and adds good depth. The earthiness from both the malt and hops pick up a bit toward the finish and leave an easy bitterness. This is one of the most perfectly balanced beers I've had in a long time and while being balanced it's also very flavorful.

Decadence! The mouthfeel is pure bliss. The body weighs in at medium with a body that's so silky smooth it's ridiculous. The finish slowly dries out and leaves an easy lingering bitterness after each drink. The balance is such that this beer is extremely satisfying while being incredibly drinkable.

Now, I'll start off by saying I'm not the biggest Rogue fan around, as a matter of fact this is the first beer I've drank of theirs in a few years. With that said, Dirtoir Black Lager is one of the best schwarzbiers I have ever had. It's up there with the likes of Monschof, Black Bavarian, and Duck Rabbit. It drinks more like Duck Rabbit's than the previous two with the weight and boldness. A great beer. Toss this into six packs and I'll be a happy camper.

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Rogue Farms Dirtoir Black Lager from Rogue Ales
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