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Mocha Porter - Rogue Ales

Mocha PorterMocha Porter

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,233 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2233
Reviews: 1302
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%


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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silver0rlead

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a really a stand-out porter. I've had a great many lackluster porters, with overdone roasted malt or sweetness but this is really a spot-on, kick ass brew. It pours a jet black color with no light penetration whatsoever (the first sign this is an awesome brew) and with a 1.5 inch brow head that leaves intricate lacing all the way down the glass. The smell is roasted and chocolate malt along with some coffee and raisins. The taste- where to begin, this is a very complex and intriguing brew. Beginss with a roasted malt note, followed by a dark chocolate flavor that lead into the big coffee taste, very much like a mocha (albeit a very, very dark one) from a quality coffee shop. The coffee flavor, while prevalent doesnt overwhelm the brew as i've seen in previous cases and leads into a bitter roasted malt/hoppy finish that lingers on the tongue. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy like a porter should be but slightly less so than a stout, also has a crisp carbonation thats just right for a porter. The drinkability is high for such a dark, complex brew. Awesome porter

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2005 03:56:23 | More by silver0rlead
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Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown color with a huge billowy tan colored head. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading to leave a fantastic level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is strongest of a roasted malt smell with some sweeter aromas of caramel and cola. Along with these smells are some notes of a dark chocolate smell as well as a bit of a coffee. Some grainy and grassy smells mingle with all the rest creating a somewhat odd blend of roasted, sweet and grass/grain.

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Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 2,233 ratings.