1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Mocha Porter - Rogue Ales

Not Rated.
Mocha PorterMocha Porter

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

2,539 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,539
Reviews: 1,315
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 86
Gots: 164 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Mocha Porter Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,539 | Reviews: 1,315 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Slongie
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%

Slongie, Oct 23, 2014
Photo of Fat_ninja
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%

Fat_ninja, Oct 23, 2014
Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev +3.4%

DeadeyeOTDO, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of ThaHealer
4/5  rDev +3.4%

ThaHealer, Oct 21, 2014
Photo of LuukGx
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%

LuukGx, Oct 21, 2014
Photo of eawolff99
4/5  rDev +3.4%

eawolff99, Oct 20, 2014
Photo of MikeHRayn
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

MikeHRayn, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of buzzedup
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

buzzedup, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of Flathead_Monster
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Flathead_Monster, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of NeoClassicist
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%

NeoClassicist, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of Sam-VW
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%

Sam-VW, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of elroacho
3.32/5  rDev -14.2%

elroacho, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of RobGronkowski
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%

RobGronkowski, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of Michaeldmanley
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Michaeldmanley, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of ThePaleRider
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

ThePaleRider, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of khargro2
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

khargro2, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of caustin90
2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

caustin90, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of beardown
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%

beardown, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of jsh420
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

jsh420, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of seungheonhan
3.12/5  rDev -19.4%

seungheonhan, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of chogm54
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle, BB date of mid 2015. Poured into a flute glass.

A - very dark, almost black. Free of sediment. Pours a thin fizzy pale brown head than lingers as a 5mm lacing on the glass.

s - rich roasted malts, a huge smack of coffee, molasses and cocoa rich chocolate. Faint whiff of dates.

T - roasted malt, mild hop bitterness with a sour turkish coffee taste towards the finish. Dark chocolate overtones are muted at the beginning, until halfway through.

M - Texture is dry at first, but with a slight slickness to the aftertaste. Light bodied - feels a tad watery compared to other porters. High carbonation for style.

O - good, but does not distinguish itself from other porters. The coffee is more present in the aroma than the taste, but I did enjoy the sourness (being a mediterranean coffee lover). Hoppy bitterness, while present, isn't as noticable as other Rogue beers.

chogm54, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of PaleAleSean
4/5  rDev +3.4%

PaleAleSean, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of doktorhops
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is one brew that has been sitting on my to-drink list for a while: Rogue Mocha Porter. Rogue do some pretty wild limited release brews (such as their Voodoo Doughnut Pretzel, Raspberry & Chocolate Ale) but it is the year-round releases which are the bread and butter for any brewer worth their hops. Will it be up there with the mightiest of Stouts, i.e. Founders Breakfast Stout? Because really that is the one to beat for this and any Porter out there in the Beerosphere.

Poured from a 355ml bottle into a nonic pint.

A: A deep dark murky brown that no light shines through (checked it with my trusty petrol station LED flashlight) with a foamy 1cm mocha coloured head. 7/10.

S: Dark chocolate notes mingle with vanilla, brown sugar and hints of prune. Not getting any coffee characters in the aroma with this Mocha Porter, which is surprising given its name. 7/10.

T: Very much an American styled Porter with the above noted flavours, and a bitter herbal hop finish. The coffee comes in to play now with that distinct roasted bean touch towards the end. Another sip presents an even more espresso note. Hmmm, it starts out sweet and chocolaty, brings out some herbal cacao nib bitterness and the coffee flavours become more pronounced, nice. 7/10.

M: Mid to light bodied with a dense carbonation. 7/10.

D: It’s no FBS that’s for sure. However I did enjoy my time with RMP and if I wasn’t a Humulus lupulus lover (that’s hops people) I would have downgraded my score due to that hop note in the finish. This Porter does indeed fall short of the glory that is FBS for many reasons: flavour, mouthfeel, the aroma, etc... but sometimes a rare change from what you know and love is nice. 8/10.

Food match: This is a classic after dinner cigars and chocolate brew ;)

doktorhops, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of JayNat
3.6/5  rDev -7%

JayNat, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of HipHopAnonymous
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

HipHopAnonymous, Oct 08, 2014
Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 2,539 ratings.