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Mocha Porter - Rogue Ales

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Mocha PorterMocha Porter

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

2,632 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,632
Reviews: 1,332
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 93
Gots: 241 | FT: 3
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Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-16-2001

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Ratings: 2,632 | Reviews: 1,332
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of poskok
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Pours deep brown with ruby highlights, deep tan head, and excellent lacing. Aroma of dark chocolates, caramel, and fruit. Lots of chocolate and coffee flavours, nice burnt and toasty flavours but easily drinkable. Great alternative to the heavier stouts, packed with roasty flavours. Finishes dry, with a semi sour aftertaste.

Photo of CaptJackHarkness
1.68/5  rDev -56.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

From 12 ounce bottle.

The first thing on opening the bottle is the sour smell that hits the nose!

The pour looks beautiful, deep brown/black liquid with frothy beige head that lasted well untill I took a taste!

I will not finish a brew that I do not like, so this was tossed after 2 mouthfuls! It tasted to me of rancid coffee and it left a nasty aftertaste that unfortunately lingered quite a while!

Photo of Dapper_Dan_Man
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Lerxst
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a dark brown with a one finger mocha head that leaves decent lacing. Looks nice.

S-Coffee, chocolate, malt, caramel. Nose isn't very strong.

T-A nice balance of coffee, chocolate and malt.

M-Nice medium body, not overly carbonated. Coats the palate nicely.

D-Very drinkable. Makes a good session beer.

Photo of rtratzlaff
4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very dark brown to a black color. When held up to the dim bar lights rubyish brown colors come through. A small head that dissipates. Smell is of sweet malt with roastiness and some chocolate flavors. Taste similar, but with a bit of hop flavor joining the party. The chocolate taste pulls through strong with a bit of coffee. Mouthfeel was right on medium. I had a couple of these and could have kept on going. Quite a tasty beer. I would think of it as desert

Photo of RWLawman
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured from a bottle into pint glass, yielding a jet black, milky-textured liquid with a generous head which dissipated to about a half-inch in thickness, and retained well throughout. Moderate lacing left behind.

S - Notable coffee grounds, bitter chocolate, and roasted malts along with a touch of alcohol. Smells delicious and inviting.

T - Chocolate nibs are immediately apparent, followed by roasted malts and bitter coffee notes. Also, a touch of dark fruit on the back, and the slightest hint of alcohol warming as it rolls down the back of your mouth and into your throat.

M - Velvety, with moderate thickness. Goes down smooth, with some creaminess as well. I was very impressed with the mouth feel on this one, especially since it was poured from a bottle. I would LOVE to try this out of a nitro-tap.

O - One of the finest porters I've ever had. I highly recommend this one. Like a previous reviewer said, "There are good porters, and great porters." This one is definitely ranked as a great. Can't say I'm surprised, as Rogue rarely disappoints.

Photo of dubmax
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Jon
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This brew looks great -- almost pitch black, perhaps a bit too dark for its style, though. The smell exudes nice coffee tones, and the taste certainly is that of coffee, roasted malt and hops. I definitely like a little bitterness in my porters. It is still a bit sweet for a porter, perhaps, but it still does the trick. As far as drinkability is concerned, it is pretty easy drinking. This is, in my opinion, another excellent offering from the folks at Rogue.

Photo of mcorwin
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of MmmIPA
2.95/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Dark brown,almost black body with a brown head that fell pretty fast.Some lacing on the glass.

"Rogue" smell, I think its the pac man yeast.Some chocolate and coffee.

Chocolate taste ,pac man yeast.Dank taste on the top middle and sides of my tongue.I dont really taste the hops in this brew but the IBU is around 50.You can taste the malts in this one.

Sorda heavy on the carbonation but goes down smooth.

Does Rogue use there PMY in all there beers? It sure taste like it,I always wonder how these beers would taste if they never had that strain of yeast in them.I dont mind this beer but it wasnt the best porter ive had recently.I dont think I'll be coming back to this one.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of CMOrak
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of mostpoetsdo
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark brown with red streaks. Tan head dissipates to a thin film, but nice lacing remains.

S: Faint smell of coffee and chocolate, but also an odd metallic odor.

T: Bitter coffee and chocolate, a little burnt. Nothing special here, the flavor is kind of underwhelming.

M: Feels incredibly thin, especially for a porter, pretty smooth overall.

D: It has a decent taste to it, worth trying and easy to put down. Nothing special.

Photo of mlklein27
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Rootdog316
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mocha Porter pours a clear coppery-amber, sprouting a dense tan head. You can really smell cocoa in the nose, though the coffee half of the mocha equation is far more muted; it's more a roasty aroma than anything resembling Starbucks. There's little else aside from a very slight sourness. The flavor switches the equation initially, producing a solid medium-roast coffee flavor and roasted barley to go with a complementary cocoalike second banana.Incidentally, the high hopping rate seems to do little until the finish. Apparently the beer is weighted heavily toward bittering hops (little aroma or flavor hops), as the sides of the mouth seem to be abuzz with this roughness without contributing much resiny flavor. The hops are surprisingly muted by the bitterness of the dark grains until the finish, where the hops finally come through and wind up dominating the finish.

Photo of rdilauro
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours like a perfect Porter/Stout, dark with a nice but not over the top creamy head.. It has a nice aroma, nothing too much, not hppy, not chocolate, not much of anything distinctive.
First sip was nice, but then I lost something. I was hoping for a bit more on the mocha or at least smokey flavors
It was hard to even find the mocha in this one.
I have a love/hate relationship with Rogue brews. There are so many that I rate at the top and then there a few that are not my favorites.
But I guess that is why we are taste and drink different beers

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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

Photo of grayburn
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

She pours a nice reddy brown into the glass, with a heavy rocky head that stays for a while.
The smell is a bit subdued, there are coffee and chocolate notes, a bit of malt, and a lingering alcohol presence.
The taste is well rounded, it starts sweet and is balanced well by the bitterness from the hops and the chocolate.
The mouthfeel is a bit watered down, but the carbonation and bitterness are pretty nice.
I could drink quite a few of these, they go down easy and have a very pleasant aftertaste.

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

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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

My 1st Rogue offering. Its amazing how beers that pour opaque always have a hue or value to their impenditrable magic. This slick, thick ebony beer had a warm, burnt caramel quality to its darkness, with a nice 1" thick head of tight mocha hued foam that laced subtly as I drank. Nose is subtly sweet, wisps of burnt coffee, dark chocolates.

Its surprisingly crisper than I imagined, nice, a little sharp on the tongue with a pleasingly bitter quality like the last sip from your morning coffee. The pallete is a bit watery as the tastes disperse & mix, then a most pleasing old black coffee refrain on the throat. Alas, the aftertaste is filmy and bitter.

This is good, but its like drinking a weaker, less complex & enjoyable version of an Edmund Fitzgerald. I would certainly drink another, and would recommend it to try, but I'm not sure I would buy this again when there are others that are superior, IMHO.

Photo of jaluria
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours dark dark brown; opaque with tremendous head. Foam stays untouched for quite awhile.
Smell - Instant hit of chocholate with a hidden nutty character.
Taste - First impression is the beer is very well balanced, sweet enough to be enticing and yet subtle enough to be refreshing and sustaining. Not as complex as other Rogue brews, but still enjoyable with it's smokey nature.
Mouthfeel - Dry and slightly bitter aftertaste; as if I just a few sips of coffee.
Drinkability - I could only get the 22 oz. bottle, so it was plenty for me in one sitting. I really don't see this beer as one to sit back and relax with because of it's strong character, so I wouldn't be able to have a few of these in one sitting.

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Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 2,632 ratings.