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Mocha Porter - Rogue Ales

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Mocha PorterMocha Porter

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,562 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,562
Reviews: 1,317
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 88
Gots: 172 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-16-2001)
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Reviews by kristiekatk:
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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Photo of oberon
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid beer all the way around for me but maybe a little to hoppy for a porter for me,pours a deep mocha color with a light stichy head,aroma is of powdered sugar and of course mocha.Taste like I said is a little hoppy for the style in my opinion but there is some nice chocolaty tones with some dried fruit tones as well.A nive earthy flavor hits in the finish to give this beer a decent taste grade.

Photo of Marty
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured an extremely dark brown with a surprisingly large, light brown head that left a sticky web on the inside of the glass. The chocolate and coffee in this porter is very noticeable and up-front, but it's tastefully done and does not overwhelm the palate. This was a very satisfying beer that woke up my taste buds and left me with an appetite for a good meal.

Photo of RoyalT
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – Solid black with a decent dark head.

Smell – Roasted malt and dark chocolate form the backbone of this aroma. There’s also some good sweetness here; a combination of dark, ripe fruits and table sugar.

Taste – I was quite surprised with the stiff hop balance, although I shouldn’t have been because it’s a Rogue. The bitter hops though are a compliment to the main show – dark malt and chocolate. The sweetness fades a bit but is still noticeable.

Mouthfeel – Somewhat light in the mouth, more like the Anchor Porter than the Stone, but solid nevertheless. This porter is both creamy smooth and refreshingly dry.

Drinkability – There may be some die-hards complaining about the big hops, but I thought it was a very interesting rendition of the style.

Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On cask at the Public House in SF.

A: Black with mahogany traces when held to direct sunlight. Otherwise, jet black. A very dark beer. Thick frothy white head, abundant and surprisingly lasting for cask.

N: Heavily roasted. Coffee, chocolate, a hint of something bitter to come.

T: Tastes like a roasty mocha with drops of caramel and slight pine hops. Heavier on the coffee side of the mocha. A bit light on cocoa.

MF: Sweet front, medium body, mildly bitter finish. Highly astringent. Dusty. Very dry.

D: Average.

Photo of DanGeo
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of liveandletdie
2.58/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I've only had a few Rogue beers before, this being my most recent. I had been putting off trying it because I haven't liked many of their beers except for their stouts. This beer was no acception, it was an over hopped and coffee lacking mocha porter. You dont get much coffee taste in it, a lot of bitter hops. Not well rounded at all, tried it at room temp and cold. Both were no good, nothing spectacular here.

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of JudgeRoughneck
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a pitch-black beer with a burnt caramel hu at the edges. It has a thick, chocolate-milk head.

Bitterness from hops cascades over the palate and slides into roastiness, and then a mellow coffee tone with sweet chocolate only at the very end. Cane syrup and nut tones emerge with warmth. Aftertaste is sticky and slightly smokey.

The beautiful thing about this beer is how many simple, un-muddled flavors are stacked neatly on top of one another. It has sweetness and depth but still manages to forefront a great bitterness that doesn't rely on harsh roasted or acrid, or pushy, out-of-place hops.

Photo of tbryan5
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Shakerman
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of sgoodship
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at Binny's in the South Loop, Chicago.

A: Nice 2 finger head. Dark brown - almost black. Quite a bit of red mahogany highlights on the edges. Craggy dark oatmeal head. Nice big spotty lacing.

S: Coffee - duh!. Big roasted malt. Yum.

T: Just as you would imagine. It has a great flavor but it dies too soon to a more diluted finish. Improved a bit when it warmed up and flattened. Lovely sweet espresso aftertaste. The aftertaste was my favorite part of the drink.

M: Medium carbonation livens things up but it maybe a little too much. It was much smoother during the last third of the drink but it still felt a little too thin.

D: Don't let my nit picking fool you. This is a very nice porter that I would be happy to drink anytime. A very simple coffee treat - very pleasurable.

Photo of SIRIUS2
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured from bottle into a pint glass producing short foamy light brown head with short retention and about average lacing. Very dark brown and slightly syrupy.

S: Faint aroma of coffee malts.

T: Deep flavors of coffee and toffee with later hints of bitter chocolate. The heavy flavors don't cover the complex flavor combinations of the malts. A nice hop presence only enhances the bitter chocolate flavors.

M&D: Full heavy mouthfeel combines with a smoothness that has a bit of a snap at the swallow. Nice and chewy.

Great brew. Definitely not balanced but I say that in a good way. The heaviness is perfect with the malt/hop balance and it ties together for very smooth drink ability. Very good!

Photo of joemetric
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Dmann
4.83/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a wonderful beer! The Mocha Porter poured a very dark brown, almost black color with a nice creamy tan head. The smell lured me in and was full of chocolate and malt. The flavor was great and had a bit of sweetness from the chocolate and malt in the front and finnished with a slight hoppy/coffee like bitterness. I really liked the mouthfeel as well as it was not too thick and had just the right ammount of carbonation. If you like Porters, this one will rise to the top of your list.

Photo of skybluewater
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very deep, almost black color, with a bit of reddish-brown at the edges. The smell is rather funky, almost pruney. Taste's a bit bitter, and I don't really like it at first, but it gets better as it warms. It tastes almost like a light imperial stout, with an underlying pruniness.

I don't know if I'd buy this beer again. It's not bad at all, just rather average, and not what I'm really looking for in a porter. But it'd do in a pinch.

Photo of orbitalr0x
3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Super deep dark black pour with a hefty sticky two finger tan head resting firmly on top. Gobs of lacing stick to the side of the glass as the light fails to break through the darkness. Sweet baking cocoa along with roasted coffee beans and a smidge of molasses.

Bitter roasted coffee beans and cocoa powder mixed up in some toasty maltiness. An arid dryness flows across the palate along with just a smidge of piney hops on the way down. Nothing really jumps out at me here, although it's still a good porter overall.

Medium bodied with quite a bit of carbonation...the dry, chalky aspect is off putting. This is a pretty standard porter with more coffee notes....nothing too special in my book and there are plenty of other porters I'd turn to first.

Photo of Imaster
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of bulldogg915
3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of FadetoBock
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

We seem to get a fair amount of Rogue offerings here in Maine, which is fine with me. This beer was a dark brown with a small coffee-colored head. It had a coffee, chocolate odor with a little roasted grain. I thought the taste was predominately coffee (like espresso) with a chocolate undertone along with some hops. A little bit on the light side, but still a nice beer.

Photo of NWer
3.13/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a chalice.
Nice head, good appearance. Pleasant enough coffee taste.
A nice beer but the aftertaste is a bit off putting. Slight cloy that makes me wish I had selected something else.
I'm glad I tried this beer but wouldn't recommend it.

Photo of Beaver13
3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The Mocha Porter pours an opaque black with a semi-creamy brownish head that quickly dissipated to a thin film and collar. It has a chocolate, coffee, roasted malt aroma. It has a nice malty initial taste that is heavy on coffee flavors. The finish is way too bitter for a porter though...kind of overwhelming. If not for that, this would be an excellent brew. As it is, it becomes very difficult to drink for me.

Photo of babyhobbes
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark coffee color with a small tan head.

Smell is very slight and requires a good deep sniff to even notice. There's some chocolate malt scent, but again, hardly at all.

Taste is nice and pleasant. It's not overwhelming or too bold. You can taste the chocolate malt and a slight bit off coffee and some hopiness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is smooth, bubbly and creamy. Not bad at all.

Drinkability is where this beer is at. This could easily be a good session beer.

There is nothing Earth-shattering about this brew but it is definitely one to try.

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Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
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