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Mocha Porter - Rogue Ales

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Mocha PorterMocha Porter

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,596 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,596
Reviews: 1,324
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 91
Gots: 207 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-16-2001

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Photo of jrempel
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OldDirty
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ericfine50
4.57/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SitkaSteve
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of windypete
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of J2A2
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of liquorpig
3.34/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kwbs82
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jakis808
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Quite tasty. Would have enjoyed a bit more mocha taste

Photo of Ts1991
4.26/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Aleks_P
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Pours very, very dark brown. Could only tell it wasn't black when I held it really close to our kitchen ceiling light and could see the brown hues around the edges. Thin tan head, took a few seconds to appear and then disappeared quickly. After a sip or two just had very light lacing around the edges.

Smell: Coffee, chocolate, charcoal. As advertised, seems promising based on aromas.

Taste: Not what I expected, more bitter than sweet. I taste the chocolate notes, but it is a bitter chocolate like baker's chocolate. Very much like a dark coffee flavor. After the initial flavors subside there is a really strange, almost tangy aftertaste that I do not care for, some kind of biting sour residual flavor.

Feel: Pretty dry beer, almost chalky. Carbonation very average, more of a creamy carbonation than anything. Bitterness remains after each sip, similar to a dry hoppy beer.

Overall: I'm disappointed by this beer, but I see it is rated pretty highly on BeerAdvocate. The look and smell are great but there is something really offputting about the second wave of tangy, sour flavor once I waded through the initial coffee and chocolate notes. Not sure if it's just the batch I got or whether that was part of the plan. I'll manage through the six pack I picked up but there are a lot of coffee or chocolate porters I prefer to this one, generally something a little sweeter.

Photo of Tivlavrie
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of misternebbie
4.52/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NEdward
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: Massive head, persistent lacing

S: Sweetness, a mild scotch

T: First sip was refreshingly bitter and restrained. Sweetness eventually makes its way through, but doesn't overstay its welcome. Lingering dark chocolate aftertaste.

F: Surprisingly light, not sticky

O: Balanced, subtle, not overpowering, overall a good porter

Photo of Bottlefed1
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WiggyKGB
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jeffthepony
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Harvest06
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bens0n
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of porterman66
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A good though I didn't think great Mocha porter. It actually seems a bit too hoppy for my porter taste.

Photo of datalager
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeubTube
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of thisXwar
3.15/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 2,596 ratings.