Rogue Dirtoir Black Lager

Rogue Dirtoir Black Lager
Tonight marked the first day back in class. Feels like I have forever to go to get this MBA, so I’m just taking it one class at a time. This go around I’m taking an International Management course. 1 week down, 7 to go.

I came home fully expecting to watch some football, but found no Monday Night Football on TV. WTF is going on around here?

Instead, I’m sitting down with these PB&J sandwiches and watching Ice Road Truckers on DVR.


After quickly polishing off my cost-saving dinner, I’m ready to move onto this Rogue Dirtoir Black Lager. The first thing that has to be said is that the head on the beer is awesome. I had to take a snapshot of it.

The aroma is powerful and reminds me a bit of coffee. Ditto on the flavor. Pretty complex beer here, with lots of different hops and malts added. There is almost a slightly sour aspect to the beer…very difficult to describe. Maybe it’s not sour, maybe it’s actually licorice I’m tasting..Finishes bitter and it lingers.

Worth noting that Rogue brewed this beer with all of their own home-grown ingredients.

This is one big beer. I’d like to try it on draft somewhere, but probably wouldn’t buy another bottle of it.

Rogue Dirtoir Black Lager

Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.

6 thoughts on “Rogue Dirtoir Black Lager”

  1. Ha! Ditto on the Family Guy. After I was done with Ice Road Truckers I switched over to TBS.

    Love the Family Guy Star Wars episodes. I've never seen this "New Brian" episode…laughing my nuts off here.


  2. Barb:

    I didn’t like it quite enough to buy again. There are too many delicious beers out there, so if I’m not in love with something, I won’t buy it again.

    Thanks for stopping by!


  3. I don’t know if you’ve had other black lagers before, but don’t let this one guide your thoughts on it. They’re usually not as heavy as this beer. In fact, this is closer to a stout than a black lager, though I do really enjoy this beer. It’s been around for a while now and I just had a bottle that wasn’t as good as the first bottle.

    The Sam Adams Black Lager is actually a good example of the beer as it was meant to be.

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