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Mocha Porter - Rogue Ales

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Mocha PorterMocha Porter

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very good

2,324 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,324
Reviews: 1,304
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 70
Gots: 90 | 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)
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-18-2012 02:02:58 | More by sludgy
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-16-2012 07:15:51 | More by BCash
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-12-2014 15:02:55 | More by Apok23
Photo of atrus138


4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown that looks a lot like a cola, with a small head that actually leaves a bit of lacing. Smell is great. Very powerful aromas of coffee and dark chocolate, though the coffee is definitely prominent. Taste is pretty bitter, as the name would suggest. I was expecting a little more sweetness, but this isn't bad at all. Definitely one to sit back and enjoy. Nothing spectacular, but still a very solid porter. I think it is actually a compliment to Rogue to say that this is one of their inferior brews. Glad I picked up a six pack of this.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2007 21:26:57 | More by atrus138
Photo of gatorbreath


4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

dark brown with a tan head that retreats rapidly and doesn't leave much lacing, a bubbly head it is. a nose of malt, possibly some chocolate. taste is rich caramel chocolate and not so much malt, a different twist this one...the mouthfeel is smooth and full bodied, nice job rogue. will def swoop another one or 2 in the coming, cooler months..cant wait fer winter..

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2011 21:59:37 | More by gatorbreath
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3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

[Poured into an generic tulip glass]

B: [12 FL OZ]The bottle doesn't do much for me, though it seems appropriate for a porter with it's black label. Little information, including an absence of abv%.

A: Very dark brown body with a red hue, beautiful large fluffy mocha head(moderate dissipation), and underwhelming lacing(spotty).

S: The usual smells you get from a stout/porter. Roasted sweet malt, chocolate/coffee/toffee notes.

T: Roasted sweet malt and toffee dominate, with faint bitterness. Others flavors would be caramel and vanilla.

M: Smooth and dry, med/light(watery) bodied, low/med carbonation, and decent alcohol presence(apparent, but doesn't intrude).

O: It was good, but one can do much better. The body hurts this the most with it's watery element. Defiantly a good beer, but not great. Worth a try and I defiantly wouldn't turn one down.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2011 03:44:00 | More by MEsoJD
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-04-2011 01:41:09 | More by jmarklan
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

11-01-2013 08:33:41 | More by Das_Reh
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-17-2013 22:42:43 | More by ScottyBonzai
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New York

4.45/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is another great one from Rogue. I got this in the bottle at Loco's in Auburn, AL, and I was immediately impressed. I am not a fan of porters, so all those out there who don't like the usual porter, try this one. It pours very dark, has a medium head, and has some chocolate overtones and balanced hoppiness that is just great. I highly recommend this brew. It leaves a residual flavor that can complement a steak, or other hearty meal. Keep it up Rogue--This one is a winner!

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2007 01:02:31 | More by zymurgy4all
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4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark black, lots of carbonation bubbles, huge sudsy/creamy cocoa head, beautiful.
The mocha aroma comes through right off the bat, followed by toasty malts.
Liquid chocolate burnt toast with just the right amount of hop balance.
Thick tongue coating with the fantastic cocoa-malt flavor lingering. The carbonation expands the flavors through the nose.
Very drinkable but the mocha, which adds so much to the flavor, might become tiresome after a while.
Great beer!

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2007 14:28:02 | More by bgraney
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

05-08-2013 00:44:32 | More by rrryanc
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3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When poured into the glass, it has a nice dark brown color to it. It's almost black. Light barely passes through and it's so dark you can't tell if there is any cloudiness to it at all. . It poured a three quarter inch tan head that faded to a film on the top of the glass. No lacing was noticeable.

The first thing you smell is a strong scent of hops. It is followed by a kind of sweet chocolate. The first thing you taste is bitter hops, but it turns to a dark chocolate flavor. There is a roasted malt accent that comes through as your drink it as well. It has a very dry finish. The after taste is a bit bitter.

This is a nice medium bodied beer. There is some creaminess to it. The carbonation isn't over done.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2008 22:52:10 | More by Contagion
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-20-2012 19:54:32 | More by andrewkgray91

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-19-2013 03:05:10 | More by HANGOVER
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3.21/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very dark brown with a slight reddish tint when held to the light. Very large tan head with heavy lacing all the way down the glass.

The smell is slightly sweet with a coffee hint but also has a very off, pungent smell.

Taste is sweet with a strong espresso/coffee taste at the end. The hops are definitely there.

Slightly carbonated. Heavy feel. Dry on the way down and the beer seems to linger in your mouth. Very sticky.

Overall it's a good beer. I would drink again but don't know if I would buy.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 01:01:23 | More by dowen17
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New York

4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice brown pour with one finger off white head. Coffee, chocolate and hops in the nose, some roasted malts as well.

Taste was roasted malt, coffee and hops...lots of hops. I was surprised by the amount of hop burst, but maybe I was expecting something along the lines of Anchor Porter or similar. All in all, a very nicely done porter that is different than the norm. Well rounded and balanced, and so easy to drink thanks to the relatively subdued carbonation. A very nice addition to the Rogue family.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2003 13:11:52 | More by steelreign
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown almost black colour into the glass. The head is cream colour but not big. It has a nice smell of chocolate. The taste is all about chocolate and licorice with a nice bitter aftertaste. This is a nice beer that i found in a small pub for students. How it got there I don't know, but i'm glad i found it.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2004 00:10:57 | More by anders36
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Poured into my Guinness pint glass, the beer looked dark black with some ruby red tints towards the bottom of the glass. Head was a nice "mocha" tan type color. Big bubbles; very creamy. Looks like a great dark beer!

S- HUGE CHOCOLATE NOTES! That is followed up with a roasted coffee and cream smell. Very malty. Semi sweet from the chocolate. Inviting!

T- Huge chocolate, with the roasted coffee and cream notes from the nose. Those elements create a dessert type sweetness overall. I also detected some light toffee and caramel notes. Bitterness is a little high, but it's not a dominating flavor by any means.

*-When warmer, the bitterness kicks in harder and there is a bigger coffee/toffee caramel maltyness. At this point very little, if any, chocolate comes through. The beer tastes better cold to me.

M- Medium bodied, but so smooth. Mild carbination, but enough there to notice. It's not like Guinness where you can't even tell it's carbonated. Finish lingers for a bit. It finishes smooth and semi sweet. Just like dessert I tell yeah! Very pleasant drinking, especially when cold.

*Overall this is a great beer. My only complaint would have to be with the bitterness, but that's just if I had to pick something to complain about. I think the bitterness could be less in a beer like this. But overall this is outstanding! Looking forward to the rest!!!!

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 16:50:21 | More by ThomasMetal75
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Korea (South)

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-24-2012 16:41:37 | More by starlight37
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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

04-03-2013 02:39:12 | More by Travis1221
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

02-04-2014 02:53:17 | More by IrishFrenchman
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

12-06-2013 06:23:40 | More by NOLTERN
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4.78/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This exotic treat pours a dark, hearty red with a heroic, creamy tan head that sticks around till the bitter (and I do mean bitter) end. Smells of burnt toasty malts and dark coffee, followed by caramel sweetness and finally a creamy/bitter finish. The taste is certainly complex and lives up to this beer's moniker. Tall bitterness and roasty flavors hit first before mellowing out into a distinctive sweet creaminess that cooperates with a serious dose of tasty hops for a taste that lingers long. The mouthfeel is chewy and, in my estimation, perfect for a porter. What carbonation there is adds a nice dimension. The drinkability is fantastic, but this is certainly an indulgence for me. If any beer can be called "breakfast beer", this is the one.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2004 02:32:18 | More by MobBarley
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3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark dark chocolate look to the beer. Just a hint of dark amber at the bottom of the glass where the beer lays thin. Head was fluffy but didn't last very long. Lacing is very wet and doesn't stick too well. Smell is surprisingly weak with just a hint of cocoa and coffee.

Taste is fairly balanced. Chocolate malts aren't overpowering. A little too carbonated for my liking on a porter. Too rough on the mouth. The after taste is just slightly of coffee.

As someone mentioned a few posts down, this should have been creamier and had more mocha going on. That would have really made it nice.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2006 04:20:36 | More by chakadrum
Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
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