1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. 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

2,404 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,404
Reviews: 1,306
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 75
Gots: 109 | 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: 2,404 | Reviews: 1,306 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of HungarianCount


3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

05-15-2012 04:05:54 | More by HungarianCount
Photo of Bouder32


4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

10-22-2013 16:10:24 | More by Bouder32
Photo of modernartblues


4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-01-2011 00:27:22 | More by modernartblues
Photo of blackcompg


3.48/5  rDev -10.1%

Poured from their 12oz bottle...

Appearance - pours nearly 3 fingers of light mocha head, color is a murky opaque brown, with mahogany highlites. Leaves very nice lacing inside the entire glass after the session.

Smell - Rich black coffee, roasted malts, toasted grains, light minerals.

Taste - Starts out black coffee, then roasted malts (almost no sweetness), toasted breadcrust, light plum skins and minerals. Finishes with coffee grounds and hint of floral hops long into the finish.

Mouthfeel - Definitely on the lighter side, seems a bit on the watery side. Carb is medium, and provide a crisp cleansing that yields a mineral flavor along with the crisp edges.

Overall - Not a bad beer, but seems a bit on the light and watery side. Good complexity and balance, and very sessionable with the lower abv. Worth a try.

07-10-2012 03:25:28 | More by blackcompg
Photo of JudgeRoughneck


4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

This is a pitch-black beer with a burnt caramel hu at the edges. It has a thick, chocolate-milk head.

Bitterness from hops cascades over the palate and slides into roastiness, and then a mellow coffee tone with sweet chocolate only at the very end. Cane syrup and nut tones emerge with warmth. Aftertaste is sticky and slightly smokey.

The beautiful thing about this beer is how many simple, un-muddled flavors are stacked neatly on top of one another. It has sweetness and depth but still manages to forefront a great bitterness that doesn't rely on harsh roasted or acrid, or pushy, out-of-place hops.

04-13-2007 04:27:41 | More by JudgeRoughneck
Photo of jharkins07


3/5  rDev -22.5%

01-20-2012 20:23:56 | More by jharkins07
Photo of Mlawrence


3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-13-2014 01:21:12 | More by Mlawrence
Photo of silenius


3.65/5  rDev -5.7%

The label appears to have changed from the one in the picture on this site. Now it contains the ubiquitous man with raised left fist with right hand clenching mug handle. This guy has light blue shirt and blue baseball cap.

Pours an incredibly dark brown with an espresso crema head that is vigourous at first and then settles to a thin layer. There is some lacing. Very dark for a porter.

Smell is light roasted malt with coffee notes with a light nutty background. Nothing special here.

Taste is more robust than the smell. Hits with a bit of a sharp coffee taste then segues into smoother coffee, toffee, and nuts. Finishes with a charcoal character that is a bit bitter like unsweetened chocolate.

Mouthfeel is a little aggressive. Some carbonic acid bite with some astringency. Not a big fan of this mouthfeel, but it does contain a creaminess that is nice.

One at a time is enough for me. A little too much burning acid in flavor and mouthfeel for me makes this a bit harsh and drinkability suffers.

07-17-2004 21:22:24 | More by silenius
Photo of foureyedgeek


3.78/5  rDev -2.3%

My first Rogue review, 12 oz into my Dirt Rag 10 Year Anniversary pint glass.

Dark brown almost black body with a slight creamy head, not a rambunctious pour, so its a tad small but still very appealing. Fades to a thin topping of foam with light, fine lacing.

Smell is sweet and roasty with hints of chocolate and coffee. Even may be a little hoppy, at least in the nose.

Taste is quite sweet and has the same malty sweetness the aroma had. A nice slight coffee taste in the finish though I'm not sure its _that_ prominent. Yet, this may be another coffee beer that doesn't quite live up to its name... The coffee here makes the malty sweetness of this beer finish with a nice bitterness. Notes of chocolate as well. Its tasty, I'm just found wishing for a little more coffee presence.

Mouthfeel is rich and creamy with a nice filling character to it, though its not so heavy that it wouldn't be a good session beer, this is one I could have a few of.

11-11-2006 21:35:35 | More by foureyedgeek
Photo of MrDanno96


3.7/5  rDev -4.4%

A: Pours quite dark with just the slightest hints of brown/amber at the bottom of the glass when held to light. A finger of light tan head sticks around for a while. lots of foamy lacing.

S: Roasted malt, coffee, espresso, and dark chocolate. Pretty much what I expected based on this brew's name. I detect a little hoppy bitterness too.

T: Mocha porter? I think not. Dark roasted malts, and bitter espresso with maybe a hint of dark chocolate is what I get. Bitterness in the finish is probably from the good dose of hops they put in this one. As far as porters go it's decent, but I'm not really getting the "mocha" here. Note: I'm drinking this fairly warm too, so I don't think I'm missing any flavors due to cold temperature.

M: Medium to full body with the right amount of carbonation. Decently smooth.

D: A slightly above average porter, but that's really about it.

01-31-2010 21:30:10 | More by MrDanno96
Photo of flyingmick

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.5%

08-25-2012 01:13:05 | More by flyingmick
Photo of BigGold


3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

02-26-2014 02:22:32 | More by BigGold
Photo of ISmith87


4.19/5  rDev +8.3%

appearance - 4.0 - this is good looking beer, dark brown almost black, barely any head with basically no lacing.

smell - 4.25 - this beer smells like coffee, with a hint of chocolate, vanilla beans,roasted malt

taste - 4.25- this beer tastes like coffee,basically like if you mixed A mocha latte and a stout, coffee beans, espresso, dark Malts, roasted malts, vanilla, creamy milk

mouth feel - 4.25 - light mouth feel for a stout with medium-heavy carbonation, leaves a roasty coffee aftertaste which is light.

overall - 4.0 - a good moCha stout but more with respect to the English idea of what a stout is. Somewhat weak, one dimensional, and lacking a wow factor .

08-20-2013 01:19:14 | More by ISmith87
Photo of rocklibster


4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-25-2012 01:15:34 | More by rocklibster
Photo of bkilpatr


4.2/5  rDev +8.5%

Poured from a growler into a pint glass. 08/24/08. Picked up a growler of this from the Rogue brewery during a trip to Oregon.

Pours a very dark brown color with about two fingers of tan head. The head receded slowly leaving lots of beautiful lacing around the glass. Aromas of toasted malt, lightly roasted coffee, and dark chocolate. Aromas are somewhat mild but still good.

Taste is very nice. Great lightly roasted coffee flavor with a subtle amount of dark chocolate. Lots of semi-sweet toasted malt is underneath. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Not a terribly complex flavor profile, but it works very well and tastes great.

Feel is a bit on the thin side, but still smooth and creamy. Enough carbonation to keep it lively. Very clean finish. Drinkability is great. The flavor is good and the alcohol is low enough to make it very sessionable.

This is one of my favorite porters. On tap it's simply amazing.

08-26-2008 00:37:24 | More by bkilpatr
Photo of jstewart1130


3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-03-2012 03:40:32 | More by jstewart1130
Photo of Shnanign


4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

07-22-2012 18:07:56 | More by Shnanign
Photo of Biscuit033


4.03/5  rDev +4.1%

A: Dark as night with a fluffy tan heads that fades slowly.

S: Pine and citrus jump out first, then sweet malts, chocolate, butterscotch and toffee.

T: Pine hoppiness, tart fruit, a slight smokiness that reminds me of a dark, bitter coffee.

M: Good carbination and long finish.

D: Good winter session brew. I see more of these bombers in my future.

12-01-2007 03:58:14 | More by Biscuit033
Photo of sidetracked


3.9/5  rDev +0.8%

Pours black with a light-brown head.

Smells of roasted malts with just a little bitter coffee and chocolate. Slight hints of a brown sugar-like sweetness.

The taste is malty and slightly sweet up front. Coffee and bitter baking chocolate come through at the finish. The bitter malts linger pleasantly on the palate.

Smooth, creamy light/medium body.

Drinkability is great--there's a lot of flavor and the ABV isn't crazy making it easy to drink a few.

01-27-2010 04:04:12 | More by sidetracked
Photo of TheRealBigC


4.68/5  rDev +20.9%

For my money, this is the richest, best porter I've had to date. Despite its sort of flat appearance, the mocha smell and taste is strong and that's just what I wanted. It's a little creamier than some other popular porters, which is something else I appreciate. Last time I visited the Rogue alehouse I had the Hazelnut Brown and followed it up with this - tasted exactly like a chilled hazelnut coffee. Lovely!

07-28-2012 19:48:09 | More by TheRealBigC
Photo of Darkale


3.58/5  rDev -7.5%

Dark brown-black, with a thick tan head that settles down to a rim of foam around the glass. Moderate lacing. Aroma is of chocolate predominately, with coffee right behind it. Nicely carbonated. Chewy. Creamy at first, with a gritty aftertaste and mouthfeel. Long after the last sip, one tastes the mocha and coffee -- well named.

03-22-2003 13:44:12 | More by Darkale
Photo of WankelEngine


3.85/5  rDev -0.5%

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass

A: Pours a dark, nearly opaque black with just a bit of brown visible around the edges. There is a light tan head of maybe two fingers with excellent retention and a decent amount of lacing.

S: Smells of dark roasted and caramelized malt. There is a faint dry herbal smell.

T: There is a sweet malt flavor backed with a noticeable bitter taste from the hops. There are notes of chocolate, coffee and toffee. The aftertaste is dry, dark chocolate.

M: Fairly dry and smooth, a little bit creamy.

O: Chocolate and coffee dominate this beer with a notable hop bitterness.

05-22-2011 05:42:55 | More by WankelEngine
Photo of ohyayitstrey


3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

11-28-2013 22:19:12 | More by ohyayitstrey
Photo of soper2000


4/5  rDev +3.4%

Enjoyed on tap at Chumley's in Lafayette.
The pour resulted in a deep brown body capped off bye a small creamy tan head. Smell is very malty, notes of coffee and chocolate are present as well. First taste alludes to some bitter chocolate along with a subtle smokiness. Mouthfeel is a little thin though. I think I would enjoy this more if it had the body of their Chocolate stout. Overall it's a decent offering from Rogue.

04-17-2004 22:11:19 | More by soper2000
Photo of Polasiuss


3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-09-2012 16:14:23 | More by Polasiuss
Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 2,404 ratings.