Just like you, but different
Rogue Farms – Dirtoir Black Lager – formely known as Chatoe Rogue – First Growth – Dirtoir Black Lager.
Jet black in color with a tan head, medium to full bodied, deftly balanced, seamless dark roasted malt flavors with a smooth bitterness, lingering long finish.
I’m really looking forward to this, for no reason other than it’s a Rogue beer, and they’ve been good to me so far. That and they didn’t have a Good Chit Pilsner that I was looking forward to trying. It’ll be in the other place I shop. Or not. I’m not sure I’ve ended up with a bad choice in this .
So it’ll be dark, mildly and pleasantly bitter, and nice. Here goes…..
Smells musty on opening. Pours thick like syrup with a brown foamy head, smells of coffee or cocoa, and vaguely bitter.
And it tastes like nothing like a lager tastes like, it’s more a coffee stout/porter taste but it’s also lighter in the mouthfeel.
Lighter is good., although it’s also a full flavour. There is a goodly amount of carbonation in this, not sure if that adds or detracts, it’s there though. There is also an underlying sourness to this, but it isn’t a big thing. It’s not overly sweet or sugary either, and I could see myself buying this again.
The intense coffee/cocoa makes this interesting every mouthful. And the finish ends more towards a dry note, it’s a bit of all things.
The pdubyah-o-meter things this is a bit good, and is 9 on it’s arbitrary scale of things. 9 makes this a great beer, and falls into that category of “give this a crack, you’ll be surprised”, category of things.
The Rogue people really do beer well, and although I’m dead against “bucket lists” if I had one Newport would be on it, and a week’s worth of barfly action would be called for, I should talk to MrsPdubyah. In the meantime I’ll be getting me another from the nice people at Liquorland in Forest Hill., not quite as romantic.