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Mocha Porter - Rogue Ales

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Mocha PorterMocha Porter

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very good

2,357 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,357
Reviews: 1,305
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 75
Gots: 98 | FT: 3
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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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Photo of montageman


3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this in my fridge and thought I'd give it a whirl. Pours a nice deep brown color that turns almost blood red when held up to the light. Smells like roasted malt and strong coffee - very nice, reminds me of my days at the coffeehouse. Taste is excellent - coffee, dark chocolate, and a nice crisp finish. Great stuff.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2006 02:34:55 | More by montageman
Photo of natelocc787


4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours black with a tan foamy head.

Head was gone pretty quick. Decent lacing.

Aroma is of Dark Chocolate, Roasted malts, Molasses and Espresso. Very strong and complex nose.

Taste is of mocha, molasses and cocoa nibs. Hops bite in the middle somewhere and add a bitterness to the finish.

Heavy, thick, chewy body.

Like a hybrid between a Stout and a Porter. Very very good.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2009 17:57:26 | More by natelocc787
Photo of BWED


3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a tumbler.

A- Very deep brown, some dark red hues shine through against some light. Brown head is pretty creamy but isn't thick. Good lacing, however.

S- The mocha comes out, more on the chocolate side. Pretty sweet. Light on the coffee, but a gentle roast hits the nose.

T- Roast comes out more in the flavor, with the coffee and cocoa in the background. There a slight flavor of vanilla as well.

M- Rather light in body, but a slight creaminess. Very smooth and easy to drink. There's a bit of a roasty, dry finish as well.

O- One of the better Rogue's I've had. It has a nice flavor and drinks well.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 17:28:19 | More by BWED
Photo of Liondiscs


3/5  rDev -22.5%

05-31-2013 08:33:38 | More by Liondiscs
Photo of briman


3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into standard pint glass.

Pours dark brown, with some reddish hues around the edges. About a one inch brown head, retains well, settling into moderate lace.

Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee, and dark roasted malt.

Flavor is essentially the same. Bittersweet dark chocolate, coffee, with a dry roasty finish. Hint of black malt bitterness into the aftertaste, but not overly acrid.

Medium body, moderate carbonation. Balance is fine, teetering on the edge of being a little thing. No real obvious hop presence. Overall a solid example of the style. Flavors much more pronounced after letting this one warm up a bit. Session candidate.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2008 01:58:29 | More by briman
Photo of beefandbean22


4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-23-2011 18:57:03 | More by beefandbean22
Photo of nickss


4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark as night... pitch black with a huge tan foamy head. The head simply refuses to disipate in the least bit.

Dark berries, chocolate, malt... reminiscent of Storm King's aroma, though not quite as hefty.

Chocolate and coffee bitterness on the front end, strong mocha bitterness on the finish.

A bit thin... leaves something to be desires in my mind.... then again, I know I prefer thicker beers, so for a porter, I suppose this isnt bad.

Immensely drinkable and equally enjoyable... another good one from Rogue.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2005 20:20:06 | More by nickss
Photo of lwillitz


4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

on tap at Rogue Ales in Newport - served in a ROGUE pint glass

A - dark but transparent ruby/brown body under a khaki head; great lace

S - sweet coffee smell with notes of dark chocolate

T - rich coffee and roast malt up front, chocolate, bitter coffee finish

M - full-bodied, low/medium carbonation, smooth

O - just an outstanding porter

Serving type: on-tap

10-20-2011 00:05:03 | More by lwillitz
Photo of elmocoso


3.15/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A dark dark beer with a bitter, coffee smell. It came to the table with a tan blanket of head that was on the thin side, and a decent collar with pretty good lacing.

I couldnt get a good smell out of this one. There was the basics: Roasted and Chocolate smells, some hops. The taste was a good, well rounded and tasty.

an all around decent beer.

Serving type: on-tap

09-05-2003 19:55:53 | More by elmocoso
Photo of rickyleepotts


4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like coffee! So when I come across a beer with a name like Mocha Porter… well, needless to say I get excited! I have had several beers from Rogue before. As a matter of fact, I have had lunch in one of their breweries. It was one located in San Francisco, and I tried several of their beers while enjoying a nice salad. (Don’t ask me how I remember what I ordered. I just do!)

Porters are one of my favorite beers. Especially an after dinner beer. So taking a beer, a porter that is, and calling it a mocha porter… well, you had me at Rogue! The beer itself is VERY black, and without the head I would think it was coffee sitting in the glass. The smell is also quite intense, with a strong coffee note.

Cold the beer is delicious. But as this brew warms up, it gets better. Have you ever noticed that when you order a nice, good beer they serve it in a room temperature glass? Or perhaps you have seen bartenders warm the side of a glass before pouring the beer. There is a method to that madness… beer like this tastes better the closer it gets to room temperature.

My favorite part of this beer is the after taste. It’s almost the same flavors you get after eating a dark piece of chocolate. The aftertaste sticks around too, for quite some time. This beer is best served slightly chilled, with a room full of friends, after a nice meal. Of course I am drinking it straight out of the fridge sitting myself writing this review!

The beer is great, but not something you can drink a lot of. The ABV is low, but you’re not drinking this beer to get drunk. I am a HUGE fan of this beer… it combines coffee and chocolate… it’s a win win for me! Bottoms up people!

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2011 03:04:05 | More by rickyleepotts
Photo of TheJollyHop


3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Boho in Hollywood, CA; poured into a pint glass.

Jet black body with scents of burnt sugar and lightly roasted coffee with a brown, mocha (hey whaddya know?) head. The head exhibits, ahem, am adhesive quality. In other words it is sticky as hell.

The first thing I noticed taste wise was the oily, creaminess of the beer followed by a sweet chocolate finish that ends dry. Like drinking a damn cafe latte. The aroma was subdued and maybe a pinch too one noted (coffee) but not bad by any means as some caramel and chocolate can be identified, albeit with much more palate searching. The flavor is dominated by coffee and isn't very interesting, except for what I thought was a hint of tart, dark cherries. A touch of light woody hops flavor precedes a faint bitterness that tingles on the tongue and it hangs around after the swallow.

A solid porter that it smack dab in the middle. Can't go wrong, but don't expect a surprise.

Serving type: on-tap

05-10-2010 01:09:06 | More by TheJollyHop
Photo of DoktorZee

Alberta (Canada)

4.47/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a Schooner glass. Didn't see a best before date on the bottle.

A - dark brown, but not black. Slightly lighter than other porters with a bit of light actually passing through! Nice fluffy half inch head that hangs around and adds some nice lacing as I drink this beauty.

S - very slightly grass with big chocolate malt and caramel, and just a hint of coffee.

T - initially a little bitter with a bite resolving into a nice complex malt and coffee with just a bit of booziness.

M - nicely balanced between lightness and satisfying "weight" of a darker beer. Just a hint of bitterness at the back of the throat.

D - exceptionally drinkable, surprisingly so. Was expecting something heavier, but this goes down very well.

This is a great beer; heard good things about it, came with expectations and wasn't disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2011 04:05:40 | More by DoktorZee
Photo of RHVC59


4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-18-2013 02:37:23 | More by RHVC59
Photo of bacasnax


3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

04-01-2013 22:21:20 | More by bacasnax
Photo of Buster


4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-20-2012 16:18:04 | More by Buster
Photo of Jeremy6566


3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

03-05-2014 20:27:58 | More by Jeremy6566
Photo of hockenbeer


4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-17-2012 02:26:59 | More by hockenbeer
Photo of GuinnessSmurf


4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a deep brown wth a rocky, bulbous beige head. This beer is nearly impenetrable to light.

Smell is hints of coffee, toffee and cocoa with alcohol.

The taste has a distinct coffee flavor - malts and dark sugars meet to sweeten the taste. This low carbonation (and high carbohydrate) beer is silky smooth and basically runs (funs) down the throat with great ease.

Good for repeat drinking.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2004 06:54:07 | More by GuinnessSmurf
Photo of BirdFlu

New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pour is very RIS-like. Super dark with a dark tan/light brown head. Aroma is light coffee but not too present, certainly not as much as you would expect (unless the ABV being lower than your average coffee stout is accounted for). Taste is fairly light. A bit bitter, not much sweetness. Light black coffee flavor. Mouth is moderate in body with light carbonation. Fairly smooth and creamy. Overall a fairly nice drink. A bit heavy but not robust. So it might fill you up without being so satisfying.

Serving type: on-tap

10-27-2009 15:10:25 | More by BirdFlu
Photo of smibroncos

New York

3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A. Poured a slightly hazy walnut, with a nice two finger, coffe color, diminishing head. good lacing on the glass.

S. Roasted malt, leaves, bittersweet chocolate

T. Nothing sweet here, starts with bitter roasted malt, then black coffee, finish is dry and bitter. Good duration.

M. Medium bodied, good carbonation.

D. A pretty good brew, coffe flavor is a little late to hit the palate but the duration is really good.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2010 01:45:27 | More by smibroncos
Photo of HiroProtagonist


3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Rogue Mocha Porter was served from a 12 paper labeled bottled. In a pint glass, the beer was nearly black (back-lighting revealed a deep ruby tone), and was topped by an ample and persistant light brown head that left excellent sheet lacing. The nose yielded a well developed mocha maltiness that was cut through by a cola-like sharpness. These notes were carried through into the taste, which offered an effervescent mocha-cola malt profile, which became more chochlatey in the transition to a nice choco-cola bittered finish which left long-lingering coffee notes. The body seemed a little thin for the character of the beer, and the carbonation was certainly over-fluffy....which would explain the nicely persistant head. Despite these flaws, Mocha Porter was a enjoyable beer, and would make a fine session brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2004 05:17:55 | More by HiroProtagonist
Photo of twax


3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-06-2013 23:36:25 | More by twax
Photo of Ralphus

Ontario (Canada)

3.18/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I'm always interested on what Rogue has to offer.. so when I spotted a Rogue's Mocha Porter at a Whole Foods Market in Orlando I picked it up.

This one poured well. A dark amber black with a coffee colored head. The head recedes to a small ring of foam..no lacing to be found on the way down.

The smell is nice .. caramel sweetness, chocolate and coffee. My first few gulps had lots of chocolate but after that the taste is dominated by bitter coffee. There is some complexity but it's hard to find in all that bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is a bit on the poor side.. heavily carbonated and rather uninteresting. I could see this being more drinkable in the winter but right now (prime summer).. it's just not in the cards.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2009 21:52:44 | More by Ralphus
Photo of ZPB


4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-12-2012 16:10:39 | More by ZPB
Photo of Kingcurio


4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-03-2013 03:14:26 | More by Kingcurio
Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
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