Mocha Porter - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by thecheapies:
3.89/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12oz bottle with no freshness info poured straight down into a Guinness nonic.
Extremely dark brown, where it almost looks black, but I can see light through the bottom of the glass. A dark caramel-like glow shows through. The head was huge from the pour, some three inches or more. Tons of sticky lacing and rockiness of the head as it slowly fell. Looks damn lovely.
Roasty and lightly creamy in the nose. Picking up some of those dark mocha notes. Mostly black coffee. Light cocoa powder dustiness. Earthy aromas rise up into the nostrils along with some mild hop presence. A little milder than I would have liked, but still an agreeable aroma.
Dark roastiness with mocha and cocoa flavors that dry up the palate. Almost puckering with a solid bitterness aided by pithy hops that feature nuances of pine. Earthiness is here, too, following the nose. Represented by ashy malt char, soil minerality, and a distant medicinal quality. The finish is a bit long with lingering hop bitterness and dry burnt notes. The burps taste pretty good.
Medium-bodied with some decently lively carbonation. Drinks with good speed, and the beer is at session strength, so that's a big positive. Feels pretty good, if not just a tad too gassy.
A nice American Porter. It's good to know that I can turn to this, and more often. Not gushing with the mocha notes, as you'd might expect from the name, but still solid.
Serving type: bottle
01-23-2013 00:50:55 | More by thecheapies
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 2,348 ratings.