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Rogue Farms Dirtoir Black Lager - Rogue Ales

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Ratings: 570
Reviews: 284
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 42
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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 watermelonman:
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3.9/5  rDev -3%

Nearly black, this held on a touch of head and a few specks of lace.

I enjoyed the flavors of the smell but it was a little muted. Cocoa hides behind dark malt. The taste in the mouth has no such shortcoming, with strong and well balanced flavors. The mouthfeel is smooth and full, and I could use another.

06-13-2013 01:42:14 | More by watermelonman
More User Reviews:
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North Carolina

4.53/5  rDev +12.7%

This beer is just awesome to look at,it's the blackest schwarzbier I have seen,jet black with a large fluffy deep mocha colored head that settles very slowly into a creamy froth.Big fruit aromas jump out with a tinge of coffee.A great mix of earth and smoke mixed with dark fruit on the palate,the coffee tones are great mixed with some bitter chocolate.Hands down easily the best of style I have had,I know its not nearly true to style (more big American stout),but its fantastic!

01-21-2010 23:12:49 | More by oberon
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4.38/5  rDev +9%

Pours more like an imperial stout than any sort of lager, black or otherwise. Black and oily with a dark brown head and good lacing.

Very nice roasty nose (coffee bean), cookie, dark chocolate. I would never guess this could be anything other than a stout.

The taste isn't as intense as the nose, but still pretty dark and roasty, bitter more from the malt than the hops, chocolaty fade. The mouthfeel is a little lighter than it looks from the pour. Very easy to drink.

This has to be one of the best examples of the style, if not the best.

02-16-2010 02:39:39 | More by brownbeer
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4.15/5  rDev +3.2%

Rogue Dirtoir Black Lager. 6% alcohol Schwarzbier style.

A- Pours a pitch black fluid with a heavily active dark tan head that retains a nice quarter inch froth that leaves light lacing.

S- Fresh scents of chocolate and toasted malts upfront, followed by coffee and cream.

T-M- Almost like the smell. Coffee and expresso beans upfront with a mix of very lightly toasted malts and chocolate. Mouthfeel is excellent with smooth creamy texture allowing the drinkablity to be perfect for session drinking.

D- A very drinkable lager with stout tendencies
and a ABV to work with. But for 8.99 i'll have to limit the session drinking for now.

05-09-2010 02:26:37 | More by wesbrownyeah
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-29-2013 07:19:34 | More by tbryan5
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-14-2013 06:06:13 | More by EastBay_Nick
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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-18-2013 16:00:47 | More by FadetoBock
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

In a pilsner glass this beer was jet black with a thick orange/brown head. The head provided a nice contrast to the beer. There was ample lacing. The aroma was chocolate and roasted malt. Interesting taste. Definitely chocolate, but also a sweet/sour fruity taste. Some bitterness in the finish. I thought this beer was rather unique, and enjoyed it tremendously.

03-03-2010 15:45:29 | More by lordofthewiens
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South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

06-21-2014 20:30:25 | More by SD-Alefan
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3.93/5  rDev -2.2%

Bomber pours a jet black and viscous body with a large, tightknit and creamy cocoa head. Retention is good and there is abundant sticky lacing. Looks more like a stout than anything else.

Aroma is full of dark roasty notes of dark chocolate and freshly roasted coffee. Hints of roasted almonds and earthy hops underneath.

Medium full body is creamy and coating.

Taste has a dominant dark roasted malt bitterness. Coffee and bittersweet chocolate notes are prominent throughout. Spicy and earthy hops emerge midway through. A smoked nuttiness adds a nice touch. Finishes dry and roasty.

Unusual dark roastiness for a schwarzbier. Actually, this is more like a stout brewed with lager yeast. Strange, but enjoyable.

03-20-2010 20:39:01 | More by merlin48
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-10-2014 16:19:38 | More by henryclay_
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4.33/5  rDev +7.7%

Appearance: black in color, 1/2 inch head, clear

Smell: chocolate malt and coffee

Taste: chocolate malt and coffee

Mouthfeel: low carbonation, medium/heavy bodied for the style, moderately sweet, smooth

Drinkability: I am usually left a bit disappointed from Rogue, but this one is a big winner. Very good for the style and super drinkable. I had no idea this was six abv and could have several. Nice, good, and clean. Not the most complex beer but one that is executed excellently.

03-10-2010 14:26:49 | More by tigg924
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4.03/5  rDev +0.2%

Thanks to ilovedarkbeer for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours dark brown to black with a large, mocha-colored head. The aroma is roasted malt and coffee. The flavor is bitter chocolate, burnt malt and coffee. The aftertaste is hop bitterness and burnt malt. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Dry finish. Overall, an interesting beer that doesn't really fit the style for schwarzbier, but I am not sure what else to call it. A nice hybrid.

02-05-2010 20:59:45 | More by Mora2000
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4.55/5  rDev +13.2%

22oz bomber poured into a tulip.

Pours a very dark black with a thin dark brown head. Nose is quite smokey and bitter with lots of coffee.

Taste has a lot of coffee and chocolate as well. It's got a rich and creamy bitterness with a very light coffee bitterness.

01-22-2010 00:49:57 | More by kingcrowing
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

01-17-2013 02:00:07 | More by Bullfrogchef
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-14-2013 16:54:32 | More by Moo5152
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South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-19-2014 19:27:31 | More by wehttam
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

10-26-2012 17:37:27 | More by ryser2k
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4.08/5  rDev +1.5%

Big ol' black pour with ample cherry cola head. Carbonation on the low to average side, just right for this style. Aroma is minimal, a little bit of choco smell, very faint.

Good dry taste, very comparable to Black Butte, but maybe a little more bitter and that dry aspect big time. Good roasting. Hops play well, if you like black ipas, you'll prolly be more than down with this. Call it a winter beer, but this would seem quite enjoyable any time of year. Nice mismarked price in WY where I got this . . .

05-23-2010 19:25:45 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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West Virginia

4.33/5  rDev +7.7%

A quote from xlperro:

"A fair assessment from the brewery. The roast comes from Carafa II so it doesnt carry some of the harsher roast qualities, but it is more roasty than a typical German Schwarzbier, and some black malts come through giving a touch of dryness near the end. Yes, this is a lager, and claims to use "German" yeast, not any sort of lagerized Pacman blend. This also uses Rogue "First Growth" Risk™ Malts, and Independent & Revolution hops. Moderately hopped to 35 ibu's. The bitterness seems reminiscent of Perle flavors. One of the more enjoyable Rogue beers I've had in awhile."

It's an Americanized flavorful roasty dark black lager, not the average Schwarzbier by an means go and seek this one. Dark bitter roasts may seem more stout/porter like than the average watery Kostritzer Schwarzbier but an awesome experience nonetheless. I enjoyed my sample with my bro, who's a dark beeradvocate at heart.

05-24-2010 19:21:55 | More by WVbeergeek
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

650 ml bottle served in a pint glass.

Pour looks a bit like used motor oil; this is a truly black beer. Completely opaque with an unusually dark brown head that reduces at a moderate rate to a thin ring.

Aroma: Not strong. Primary component is dark roasted malt. to very sweet, with lots of chocolate/smoky notes. Toasted malt and burnt toast, powdery cocoa, hints of coffee, and molasses.

T - Some sweetness initially, but certainly not as sweet as a typical German schwarzbier, and the finish is mildly bitter with a clear coffee note. Hints of dark chocolate and licorice. Mainly, there's plenty of rich dark roasted malt flavor that is pronounced and lasting but not challenging.

M - nice medium/full body with some crispness from carbonation and/or hops.

O - recommended for fans of schwarzbier who also like an imperial stout: This schwarzbier heads in that direction.

06-19-2011 00:07:43 | More by chinchill
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-07-2014 12:05:53 | More by valkyre65
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-05-2013 14:05:01 | More by mrosenfeld32
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4.23/5  rDev +5.2%

Poured from a bomber into a tulip.

A- My boss popped this one at work when I wasn't looking so I didn't catch the head on it unfortunately. There was a saturn ring of mocha hugging the side of the glass though, and some carbonation surfacing the top of the beer from what I can only assume was uniformed since I couldn't see through the charred brown body. Looked very nice in the tulip though.

S- Roasty toasty malts! Some dark chocolate, and a hint of coffee. Smelled very "stouty." It was an inviting aroma indeed!

T- Yummy!!! Lightly roasted malt, chocolate and some coffee. Nice dry hop finish. The nose and palate is not overwhelmed with complexity, however this is a very solid taste that follows a solid nose. I loved it!

MF- Smooth. Medium body and carbonation, and a nice dry finish. Interesting for a lager! Flavor really sticks too!!!

O- Great beer! Rogue has never disappointed me, not once. I would definitely recommend trying this out, and I know I am looking forward to the other two beers in their Chateau series! Worth the buy, hands down.

09-09-2012 11:38:24 | More by Blackwolf
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4.35/5  rDev +8.2%

Bottle purchased from Mac's in Atlanta.

Pours an inky black color with a two-finger light brown head. The head recedes slowly into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of strongly roasted malts with good amounts of coffee. As the beer warms the roastiness subsides just a bit allowing notes of dark chocolate to waft out.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Robust roasted malt flavors up front are augmented with smooth coffee. Hints of leafy hops enter into things midway through the sip and carry through to a solidly bitter ending. As with the smell the beer sweetens as it warms.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a smooth thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could certainly have another.

Overall I was a big fan of this beer and while I wouldn't call it a quinessential schwarzbier it very well may be my favorite that I've tried. Definitely worth a shot.

01-16-2010 22:55:41 | More by glid02
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Rogue Farms Dirtoir Black Lager from Rogue Ales
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