16 June, 2010

Chatoe Rogue Dirtoir Black Lager


no alc given

When they say "Black" lager, they mean it. This sucker poured out wicked dark black, with a very thick and creamy head. Aroma is fantastic, with thick scents of malts, coffee, and chocolate. If the bottle didn't say Lager, I could have sworn I was eying and smelling a super dark Porter.

The taste is equally dark and full bodied. It has a very thick and syrupy mouth feel that really sticks to the tongue. There is a lot of malt, but it has a real dark roasted taste to it, if that makes sense. Like how a local coffee bean roasting company can smell and you drive by. You can just taste that dark outer edge of the roasting. It isn't overpowering, but it does dominate over the sweetness of the malt.

This is proving quite a unique and exceptionally good Black Lager. Actually, it is proving an exceptionally good beer in general. Possibly one of my favorite dark beers I've had in a while. Well done lads from Oregon!


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