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Rogue Farms Dirtoir Black Lager - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

580 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 580
Reviews: 284
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 45
Gots: 27 | FT: 1
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.

15º PLATO
35 IBU
130 AA
75º Lovibond

(Beer added by: Cresant on 12-22-2009)
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4.24/5  rDev +5.5%

victoriarugby, Oct 03, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -10.4%

Trey0023, Sep 18, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -8%

Hummingalong007, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Azza_G, Sep 07, 2014
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anon, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Aficionado_Shawn, Sep 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

BoomKentucky, Aug 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Axnjxn, Aug 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Giggy, Aug 25, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -2.5%

gambreeno, Aug 18, 2014
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OldManBike, Aug 15, 2014
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DrMindbender, Aug 15, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev -8.5%

ChefAndy555, Aug 13, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +3.2%

prosk8er480, Aug 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

zestar, Aug 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

jzlyo, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

MAUEX_MFA, Aug 05, 2014
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4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a jet black with a creamy, lingering tan head.

S: Aromas of vanilla bean, leather, dark chocolate, cream, roasted grain, grass, herbs, caramel, and lemon take a little while to express themselves on the nose.

T: Smooth, integrated notes of caramel, cream, dark chocolate, coffee, roasted grain, leather, vanilla bean, kola nut, minerals, herbs, grass, and lemon wash across the palate. The finish is moderately hoppy and roasty, offering notes of leather, roasted grain, lemon, and grass.

M: Full-bodied and relatively dry. Carbonation is crisp and firm.

O: Obviously, this is not an orthodox schwarzbier, but it is a pretty much exceptional New World take on the style. This lager is proof that Rogue still pumps out worthwhile beers with regularity.

mrfrancis, Aug 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Jovian00, Aug 02, 2014
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JLSIV, Aug 02, 2014
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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.

CalgaryFMC, Jul 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

CraigTravor, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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Rogue Farms Dirtoir Black Lager from Rogue Ales
90 out of 100 based on 580 ratings.