Chatoe Rogue Dirtoir Black Lager Review-Grow The Revolution
Dirtoir Black Lager like many of Rogue's fine brews has won numerous accolades including the 2010 World Beer Awards Best Lager. Brewed In Oregon and one of four Chatoe Rogue beers available year round. Rogue always uses nothing but the best ingredients grown at their own farms.
Let's not forget without farmer's hard work and dedication we would not have the all important grains that get turned into delicious beer! Rogue gives a shout out to farmers right on the label of their Chatoe Rogue Dirtoir Black Lager! Being from Ohio, home to many farmers, I would like to second that thought. Here's to the farmers who grow our food and turn the seed into all those lovely grains that go into beer like this black lager. Now it's time to enjoy the fruits....errrrr....grains of their labor!
Beer Stats: Brewed using 9 ingredients; Melanoiden, Carafe, Specil II, Black, Chocolate and Rogue Micro Barley Farm first growth RISK Malts, Rogue Micro Hopyard first growth Independent & Revolution Hops, Free Range Coastal Water & German Yeast
15 Plato, 35 IBU, 75 L
No chemicals, Preservatives, or additives
22 ounce bottle
The GYO on the label stands for Grow Your Own. Rogue makes the lager with their own hops and barley.
A quick pour into the million dollar glass and we have a dark, dark eclipse of brew with a creamy, light brown, 2 finger head. The head is lasting and leaves a fair amount of lace on the sides of the glass.
A swirl and a whiff of the black brew wafts aromas of molasses, chocolate, coffee and roasty malts.
Medium bodied. Sweet and malty with hints of chocolate and traces of coffee bitterness. The finish is light sweet chocolate with a touch of hops bitterness.
Overall a great well put together beer. It is one of those beers that seem to evolve and change characteristics as you work through the glass. Well balanced and drinkable. I would definitely buy this one again.
Musical Pairing: Rogue says "Grow the Revolution!" What better music to revolt by than Rage Against the Machine, "Take the Power Back"! That's right! It's time to rise up against bad beer and declare freedom for our taste buds! No more watered down, flavorless, mass produced weak liquid masquerading as beer! Stop believing the "In House Drive By" and buying the beer that the set commands ya! Wake Up and put your fist in the air (careful don't spill your beer)! Freeeeeeeeeeeeeedom!!!!!!