Rogue Farms Dirtoir Black Lager | Rogue Ales

Rogue Farms Dirtoir Black LagerRogue Farms Dirtoir Black Lager
BA SCORE
83.8%
Liked This Beer
4.01 w/ 634 ratings
Rogue Farms Dirtoir Black LagerRogue Farms Dirtoir Black Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

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

Added by Cresant on 12-22-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,574
Reviews:
294
Ratings:
634
Liked:
531
Avg:
4.01/5
pDev:
10.47%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
70
Gots:
47
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 634 |  Reviews: 294
Photo of q33jeff
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

**
04/26/14

Bottle to goblet.

A gorgeous looking beer. I'd give it a 6 for appearance if it let me as I don't think i've. Ever seen a beer behave this way upon pouring. Almost like it is creaming bubbling up in the bottle. Dark black, big big big tan head. Mighty bubbles. Great legs. Aroma is lots of mineral and dark chocolate. Taste is the same with some toasted barley smoothing it out. Creamy feel, with some zip. A very nice beer. Very different. Very interesting. Only ""downer"" is that I think 22 oz. is really the limit on what you can stand because of how strong the mineral flavor is. This is from 3.13.14."

**

 627 characters

Photo of rsuarez1982
4.37/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.61/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Mixture of black srm appropriate for a schwarzier and that cherry cola head you often see from imperial porters. Aroma has some of the roast but lacks the hopping, this one seems to stress the malt.

Has a dry mouthfeel compared to expectations, even though appropriate for style, the chocolate malt really made me think the opposite of dryness. This really tows the line between schwarzbier, porter and black ipa.

I enjoyed it, but it definitely was malt forward taste and mouthfeel wise. Plenty of dark chocolate and coffee comes out from the malt like almost no other in this genre. One of Rogue's better beers. Bomber format sucks though.

 655 characters

Photo of JJKBeerLvr
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sampled in August 2016 from 22oz (650ml) bottle in pint glass. No Bottled on date on the bottle.

Appearance: Pitch black, dark color, with a thin dark tan head. The head lasted a little time, and left a little lacing on the glass, but not a lot.

Smell: There are roasted malt aromas, along with some strong chocolate and a little spice and hops bitterness aromas. Interesting combination and balance between the various aromas.

Taste: Full-bodied with nice balance of malts, chocolate, coffee, and hops. There is a hint of sweetness like a dark chocolate flavor that may be due to the malts, but it is balanced with strong coffee flavor, and a little bitterness from hops. Overall it has a good taste.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, but very smooth. Very creamy. Moderate alcohol which matches with the 6.0% on the label.

Overall: Overall, this is a very good Schwarzbier. It has more chocolate flavors than other Schwarzbier, but not overly so. I will buy it again.

 966 characters

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eire
3.12/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of innominat
3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sohearn
3.56/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CorkandCageAllentown
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puboflyons
3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on January 18, 2016.

The pour is jet black with an attractive lingering and soft tan head.

The aroma has a kind of charred or burnt toasted malt character to it.

The body is medium and better but it also delicate in texture.

The taste was a bit of letdown after the build up. Yes, I get the same burnt toasted malt flavor but there is something kind of butter-like in the taste.

 416 characters

Photo of Wheels2532
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hozersr
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brentk56
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Looks rather like a stout as it pours pitch black with a bubble show producing a frothy head; dots and dashes of lacing linger

Smell: Chocolate, roast and soy sauce tones

Taste: Roast, toasted black bread and chocolate forward, with ashy tones building; after the swallow; the soy sauce makes an entrance, and grows into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A bit of a hybrid beer here with a big, American take on the Schwarzbier style; but for the soy sauce finish I would like this a lot but I still found it rather enjoyable

 589 characters

Photo of Hohnbaum
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DarthV
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrazilianAussie
4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 303beer
4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black. gorgeous 2 inch tall rocky tan head that breaks into big bubble sinkholes. You can smell it 3 feet away. Awesome smell. Dark chocolate mabey a hint of maple in the nose. Coffee toffee roasty then light on the backend. Wow cool. I'm gonna enjoy this brew

 267 characters

Photo of phoenix155
3.54/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Interesting dark lager that pours and feels and tastes like a stout. Not bad not great. I wouldn't drink it again.

116 characters

Photo of mmilyko
3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

More like a disappointing stout than an interesting black lager.

64 characters

Photo of MisterKilderkin
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Rogue Farms Dirtoir Black Lager from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 83.8% out of 100 with 634 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.