Day 3 of Taste-Mas 2017: Rorschach Brewing Co. Tenacious Vexation Black Lager 500 ml

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Tenacious Vexation: Black Lager; Brewed with a plethora of roasted specialty malts, hopped with Saaz, and fermented with our house lager yeast. Notes of chocolate, coffee, toasty caramel and a hint of dark fruit. 500 ml, 6% alc./vol.

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  One thought on “Day 3 of Taste-Mas 2017: Rorschach Brewing Co. Tenacious Vexation Black Lager 500 ml

  1. Russ
    December 21, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    I’m not sure if “black lager” is in any way defined differently from “porter”, but it seems to me this beer is a pretty standard porter. Like most porters, it has a toasty coffee note to me, and perhaps a hint of chocolateyness (using one’s imagination a bit). I’m gonna go ahead and call BS on “dark fruit”. What even IS that? Is there vitamin C in dark fruit? Does dark fruit grow on trees?
    Anyway back to the big picture. It’s a decent porter-like beer. Very dark in colour, not very foamy, toasty, malty flavour, not much aftertaste. All in all, decent.

  2. December 21, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    I think Russ is correct. There really only 2 types of beer in the world (but many variations); an Ale and a Lager. When it comes to dark beer there is a Stout (Ale) and a Porter (Lager). Using the term Back Lager is a way to calm people into drinking a porter when they might not have tried a Porter thanks to a misunderstanding of how heavy a Porter can be. History lesson over and if I’m wrong let’s talk, no big whoop.

    It is light, airy, and very malty; no real aftertaste. I liked it a lot and could have a few while watching the World Juniors come Boxing Day.

  3. Charles Noseworthy
    December 21, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    I find this a little more bitter than the porter yesterday. The toasty malt flavour is very present, and I like it! This is a beer that typifies a good winter beer for me.

    This dark fruit forward brew is very enjoyable to drink!

    The label intrigues me. I would like to talk to the brewers to see how they came up with it. I see Gene Simmons in the grey, with Abraham from Hellboy being eaten by Seymour from little shop of horrors in white.

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