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Mocha Porter - Rogue Ales

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Mocha PorterMocha Porter

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,440 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,440
Reviews: 1,307
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 78
Gots: 129 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

Irish7r, May 14, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

KCM, Nov 17, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

bubseymour, Oct 02, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

chrispoint, Feb 18, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

gonemicrophishing, Oct 16, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

MIchael_D_Larkin, Jul 26, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

tmm313, Dec 10, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

olbubba, Jun 10, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

MarkyMOD, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of hooligan
2.53/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Beer pours to a beautiful black with a tan head, foam clings to the side of the glass and dissapates after pouring. Smells very roasted and almost astringent. The roasted malt is very aggressive, but is severely beaten down by hop bitterness. The beer has a very fizzy feel to it, which really is none too pleasant in a porter.
The roasted malt was huge in this beer, and right on, but the bitterness and effervescence were way to aggressive in a porter, in my opinion.

hooligan, Feb 06, 2002
Photo of liveandletdie
2.58/5  rDev -33.3%
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.

liveandletdie, May 31, 2011
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2.58/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

The pour into my Fuller's nonic raises a one finger dark tan head that leaves slippery lacing. The head falls pretty fast to a thin glass ring over a very dark brown/ruby body. The nose is lightly roasted, with some bare hints of coffee and perhaps some citrusy hops. The taste is quite forward in its coffee/chocolate character, within some strong roast. Hoppiness hits early, but gives way to a lasting roasted bitterness. Finishes quite dry. Too roasted and bitter, in my opinion. The mouth is very thick, with smooth carbonation. I should have reviewed this the first time, almost two years ago. I won't be coming back.

mjc410, Nov 14, 2006
Photo of 1whiskey
2.58/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

I tried this a long time ago and remembered liking it. So I thought I would try it again. I love coffee, I love beer (esp. porters). What could go wrong?

Pours a beautiful, nearly opaque black with a 1" tan head that quickly disappears. The smell is glorious...lovely malts, chocolate, sweetbread(?).

Taste is another beast. Yes, there is sweet malt here, but its overwhelmed by bad flavors. Burnt coffee (not in a good way), burnt bisquits, burnt everything. I like porters, but something is really wrong here. There is a odd chemical astringent taste, and it's overwhelming. Halfway through I have to eat some saltines just to continue. Something is out of whack here.

The mouthfeel is actually good, a medium body with good carbonation. It improves slightly as it warms, but this is not the beer I remember. Rogue is a good brewery and one that I respect, so I can only assume that I simply got a bad batch. I'll have to review this again some other time.

1whiskey, Jun 26, 2005
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2.58/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This porter is a very very stout dark. The head is small, light brown, and doesn't hang out very long at all.
The smell is mainly hop aroma and a faint coffee.
My first taste, and oh man...way too much bitterness! I expected a rich, creamy, smooth porter. And what I got was a bitter, faintly coffee and roasted malt flavored, fizzy dark beer. I only noticed flavor other than bitterness when I swished the brew around my mouth for about 5 or 6 seconds. The mouthfeel was rather thin for a porter and the aftertaste was a long lasting unpleasant bitterness. I was very disappointed. I much prefer a less hoppy, more thick and creamy porter like Fuller's London or Edmund Fitzgerald. I highly recommend those two porters, but not this one, unless you love hop bitterness.

AudioGilz, Feb 03, 2003
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2.63/5  rDev -32%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Perhaps not as "big" as i was expecting. Some light roasted malt and chocolate malt, with a fair hit of citrusy hops towards the finish, and perhaps some light smokyness, fairly pleasant, if a bit uncomplex, not really what i was expecting, but fairly tasty, i don't think the flavours quite blended either.

rastaman, Jun 28, 2003
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2.73/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into a regular glass.

A: Pours a very dark red color. The head is a very nice two finger mocha (ha!) shade with great texturing and excellent retention.

S: There's a coffee - albeit slightly stale - and hazelnut quality to the aroma in general, and even a little bit of licorice. The aroma could be stronger, and as a point of nitpicking, slightly less vegetal as well.

T:The flavor is more coffee forward in general, from the starting flavors all the way to the finish. Problem is, just like the aroma, it seems awfully stale and vegetal. The said quality kills the finish with excessive bitterness. The hoppiness and roast don't really get along, either. Can't say I enjoy this one too much.

M: Airy and bone dry; normally, this is a quality I enjoy in my dark beers, but not when it's so dry it comes off as watery. A thicker texture (not to mention a bit more residual sweetness) would really help this out, but it helps make an otherwise mediocre beer more drinkable.

O: This is way too thin, bitter, and vegetal for me to enjoy this in any significant capacity. Needless to say, I won't be repeating this one in the future.

ThisWangsChung, Oct 31, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

Golden32, Aug 02, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

DOCRW, May 18, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

Moby, Jul 14, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

mmink27, Jun 19, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

Sazz9, May 17, 2014
Photo of livingregret
2.75/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Serving Type: Standard 12 oz bottle

Appearance: Pours a lovely almost black beer where no light can shine through. A dark tan head that leaves to quickly and has almost no lacing

Smell: Maybe it's just this particular one that I have but I find that the smell is rather tame. Some Porters you can easily pick up the different traces spread throughout the beer but this one it takes a bit to get a good smell. I get a faint dark chocolate w/ roasted coffee.

Taste: Has a chocolate taste that is almost overpowered by the roasted coffee taste. A light molasses taste lingers throughout the end of the drink. The balance of the 3 flavours seems a little off as the beer is a bit bitter than what I expected from smelling it. The roasted coffee comes across really strong compared to the chocolate

Mouthfeel: Smooth yet a little thick. It lingers in the mouth w/ a dry feeling

Drinkability: A enjoyable dark porter that is a touch bitter but not altogether what I was expecting. The bitterness overshadows any expectations you may have from the name of the beer

livingregret, Aug 29, 2007
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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

alwaysplayin, Jan 05, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

Zaphog, Feb 13, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

GeoffreyM, Sep 23, 2013
Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 2,440 ratings.