Mocha Porter - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by Zraly:
3.95/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A definate Porter that demands some consideration.
The color is a deep ebony with a tight, dark caramel head. It seems to be a bit darker than the Porters I am accustomed to...not that this is a bad thing. Just a point of interest.
This porter has a snappy, bitter, cocoa flavor. The complexity is really brought to the forefront when the bitterness of citrus and the cocoa flavors collide...now I can somewhat understand why people like orange chocolate. (I once thought that a private hell should be reserved for such enjoyment...heh)
However, it is a bit too far on the hoppy side for my personal liking...it's a bit on the side of "sensory overload". I enjoy it and it has a good quality to it...but if it was toned down just a notch, it would be excellent. The aftertaste hangs around a little bit too long. Maybe my judgement is a bit premature...I should probably have another one...:)
I think a nice food pairing with this brew would be something gamey. If not, hold off until the end of the night and have it to compliment a yummy slice of turtle cheesecake.
Serving type: bottle
11-11-2002 23:44:10 | More by Zraly
More User Reviews:
4.05/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
a. Deep dark brown with a .5 finger head when poured into a pint glass. Lacing on the glass is thin.
s. Coffee and malt.
t. Excellent balance with coffee and malt. Not finding the chocolate
side of the mocha, but who cares - taste is a notch above above outstanding (on this scale).
m. A bit dry on the finish, but good hidden carbonation.
o. A porter that is a step above most coffee porters. I find some coffee porters to be overwhelming - the mocha toned it down nicely.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 18:08:58 | More by gonzo000
Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 2,353 ratings.