Rogue Farms Dirtoir Black Lager
Rogue Ales

Rogue Farms Dirtoir Black LagerRogue Farms Dirtoir Black Lager
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Style:
Lager - Schwarzbier
Ranked #4
ABV:
6%
Score:
90
Ranked #5,743
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 10.42%
Reviews:
294
Ratings:
634
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Rogue Ales
 
Oregon, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  78
Gots
  49
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Rogue Farms Dirtoir Black LagerRogue Farms Dirtoir Black Lager
Notes: 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
Reviews: 294 | Ratings: 634 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Chucker17 from South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Oct 15, 2013
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Dieck from Missouri

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Aug 19, 2013
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northaustin from Texas

4.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

pours a thick black with a fat finger of even brown head. long retention and a spotted stringy lacing.

smell has a nice presence of roasted malts. smells like a very good stout is hidden somewhere in there. the smell reaches farther than many other beers and i can honestly smell its goodness from the other side of the room. im getting some coffee and lots of black malts.

taste has a smooth shot of coffee, good phenol, and other roasted malts blended with very earthy yet bitter hops. the first black lager i have ever enjoyed.

mouthfeel: nothing in a good way.

drinkability: i absolutely love the concept of estate ales. massive props to the people at rogue for making this beer from scratch and providing me and others with a product that is all natural and affordable as well as great tasting. i bought two bombers tonight and i am feelin great.

Mar 13, 2010
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mmilyko from Nevada

3/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

More like a disappointing stout than an interesting black lager.

May 20, 2015
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EgadBananas from Louisiana

4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I've passed over this a few times before, and glad I finally picked it up.

This thing pours thick...it plots into the glass like sludge. A rich mocha head forms, sticks around and laces well. Retention is very good. Honestly, I had to double check the bottle just to make sure that this thing wasn't an Imperial Stout... its that thick and rich.

The smell is rather roasty and malty, with a nice hop undertone in the distance.

Scharzbier of steroids. The taste is classic, but pumped up. It's very balanced with the malts and the hops. Hops at the end, roasted, toasted malts at the beginning. Theres a little bit of toffee or burnt chocolate faintly as well.

Since about half of the rating should be judged to style, I have to take a bit off...it just does not really fit a typically Schwarzbier feel. Even though it doesn't, it's amazing! Rich and creamy, with a full body. Not to style = not a bad thing.

Any time is the right time for this black beast.

Apr 11, 2010
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kingcrowing from Vermont

4.52/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Jan 22, 2010
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Paccamacca from California

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Jun 02, 2013
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mactrail from Washington

4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This tastes to me exactly like a Porter, but if it's got to be a Schwarz, it's one of the best ones I've had. Big beige head, fine foamy mouthfeel, and a subtle roast malt aroma. Black and dense and hugely flavorful for the modest alcohol.

Wide range of dark roast flavors, a little charred. Excellent balance of the sweet touch along with the burnt flavors and the hops. Has that "black" flavor that is quite exceptional. I'd venture to say it's the best Rogue beer I've had, among their peculiar and not always appealing offerings.

Bought the 22 oz bottle for $5.89 at Windmill Farms market in San Diego.

Mar 12, 2012
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abex44 from Texas

4/5  rDev -0.7%

Nov 16, 2012
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TheNightwatchman from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

Sep 29, 2012
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Roland45s from Virginia

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wrightst from Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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tbryan5 from Louisiana

4/5  rDev -0.7%

Dec 29, 2013
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Beerandraiderfan from Nevada

4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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 . . .

May 23, 2010
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mikeradebaugh from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

May 11, 2013
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TMoney2591 from Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Budweiser pokal.

Pours a surprisingly opaque black with the darkest tan head I've yet seen, which lingers for quite some time. The nose is chocolate, soil, coffee, and a bit of florality. The taste is pretty similar, with the chocolate and coffee really coming through, along with a slight bit of bitterness. The body is a very light medium, with a nice kiss of carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a surprisingly great schwarz that stands as very highly drinkable.

Mar 23, 2010
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OMPH from California

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Apr 15, 2013
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NewGeneric from California

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Fred from Beverages 4 Less for hookin me up.
Poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours an opaque black with the ever-so-smallest touch of brown around the edges. Fair amount of head fades quickly leaving a few traces of lacing and a thin layer on top.

S: Big roasty boldness followed by smidgens of fruity aromas. Pretty nice for a dark lager.

T: Kinda stoutish. Very nice flavors of roasted barley, coffee, and chocolate blend very well. Hints of dark fruits play around ever so gently to round it out.

M: Wow! Two beers in a row that leave my mouth feeling that I've had the perfect drink. Smooth on every count. Beautiful.

D: A bit extra roasty for my taste, considering the lager characteristics allow for much less esters and such. Other than that though, a very refreshing beverage.

Mar 07, 2010
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Cark from New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Nov 06, 2012
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ZeroSignal from Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle

A - Pours a very dark brown/black color with a one finger mocha head; laces clings briefly to the sides of the glass

S - The nose is relatively light; I smell toasted grain, light cocoa notes, and a light, fresh hop aroma

T&M - This is light and refreshing, with a medium to full body and a carbonated tang on the tongue. Roasted malts is predominant to me in the flavor, with a nicely balanced hop bitterness. The roasted flavor remains long after swallowing

D - This may be my favorite Rogue beer at the moment, and I'm looking forward to seeing how their GYO system progresses. I think this is very nicely balanced and easy to drink. The relatively modest ABV makes this sessionable.

Apr 09, 2010
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GeneralDow from Oregon

4/5  rDev -0.7%

Oct 11, 2012
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Lakes from Idaho

3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An interesting brew. I was surprised by it.

22 oz bottle into a Rochefort challis.

Apprearance is as the label suggests, black. It has a nice an head that migrated to the edge of my glass.

Aroma is as black as the color. Coffee and Chocolate. Sweet malt and alcohol mixed with faint hops.

Taste is smokey. Rich malt, good balance. Some hops comes through but only as a balance against some pretty big malt.

mouthfeel is a little light for my taste but drinkability as pretty nice. I could put a few of these back real easy.

Sep 15, 2010
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Maltmaiden from Alabama

4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow, this beer looks like a stout! Huge creamy brown head with great retention. It leaves a film and a fair amount of lacing. Absolutely black and cant see through it. no carbonation.

I smell some roasted caramel malt sweetness with hop bitterness. A little lager yeast. Some chocolate notes (I hope that’s not just my imagination). Vanilla. Something metallic?

The chocolate was definitely not my imagination. It does have that crisp bitter lagery hoppiness.
Touch of licorice. Molasses. Not as burnt/hoppy as a porter or stout. Bit of an aftertaste. Still something metallic.

Mouthfeel is like a porter. Sticky upfront and a little dry in the end. Thin to medium body.

Very easy to drink and I would enjoy it as a session beer.

Nov 03, 2012
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mikeincharleston from North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

May 26, 2013
Rogue Farms Dirtoir Black Lager from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 634 ratings