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Mocha Porter - Rogue Ales

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Mocha PorterMocha Porter

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,399 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,399
Reviews: 1,306
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 75
Gots: 106 | 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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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-15-2011 18:06:24 | More by bpfrush
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dbmernin83

California

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%

Pours a burnt brown with a light khaki head, and great lacing.
Chunky sweet chocolate on the nose, coffee.
Sweet chocolate followed immediately by roasted coffee bitterness.
A lingering bittersweet finish sits on the tongue well after each sip
Well carbonated, medium bodied with a slightly chewy finish.
One of my favorite go-to porters. Once upon a time, this was one of the introductory dark beers in my beer education. This one will always hold a special place in my beer heart.

11-15-2011 09:25:54 | More by dbmernin83
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Travisnin

Idaho

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-15-2011 07:39:27 | More by Travisnin
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Pellinore1

Illinois

5/5  rDev +29.2%

11-15-2011 05:07:28 | More by Pellinore1
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-15-2011 03:34:28 | More by leftoverburrito
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Lawnboy33

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-15-2011 02:55:11 | More by Lawnboy33
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Adamostella

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-14-2011 23:21:25 | More by Adamostella
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blackened1339

New York

5/5  rDev +29.2%

11-14-2011 21:14:23 | More by blackened1339
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sbricker

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-14-2011 19:39:59 | More by sbricker
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JRod1969

New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-14-2011 18:55:26 | More by JRod1969
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-14-2011 17:21:50 | More by Jspriest
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dnh2

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-14-2011 17:08:53 | More by dnh2
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shuajw

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-14-2011 14:07:34 | More by shuajw
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mater

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-14-2011 09:35:01 | More by mater
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BierStein711

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +6.7%

Bottle poured into pint glass

This smooth porter was great from start to finish!

The aroma is of malt, coffee, and hints of chocolate. The taste is of coffee, hints of cocoa, and finally classic burnt malt characteristic of the style. As the beer warms you can feel more of the coffee.

This is truly a beer that may find its way to my fridge one day.

11-08-2011 02:28:10 | More by BierStein711
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seesnow3

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%

Shot glass-flight, originally reviewed 11/1/11

Pour-Some effervescence, light black with some brown tint, thick off white head, some lace sticks.

Nose-Huge coffee and some bittersweet chocolate, a lot of roasted aroma.

Palate-Hint of sweet at first, very bitter, moderately sour. Everything fades and chocolate covered espresso beans come forward, very roasted, nice complexity.

Body-Heavy, smooth, sort of dry finish, some effervescence on the tongue. Good stuff, highly recommended if you like a closer to burnt taste, yet not overwhelming.

11-07-2011 01:31:14 | More by seesnow3
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

3.8/5  rDev -1.8%

Poured into a standard pint glass. A dark, almost tar black beer after it settles. A dark creamy head of froth sits on top that dissipates some, still leaving a pretty decent layer of head as the beer goes down. Sticky lacing. The beer smells of bitter chocolate and roasted malts. The taste of burnt malts and a bitter cocoa taste is present. Also a biter hop presence to finish. The mouthfeel is just abut right for a porter. Overall this beer doesn't stand out as exceptional, yet at the same time it's not overpowering from Rogue, which makes me like it. But for the price, it's unlikely I'll revisit this very often, if ever again.

11-06-2011 12:11:22 | More by JuicesFlowing
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MEsoJD

California

3.85/5  rDev -0.5%

[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.

11-01-2011 03:44:00 | More by MEsoJD
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -2.3%

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of chocolate, coffee. Taste is of roasted malts, some coffee, a bit of hops are present, just a touch of sweetness. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

10-29-2011 14:38:27 | More by tone77
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barleyroad

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -21.2%

Appearance is dark brown to black, rich light brown foam. The smell is strong on the coffee side. The mouthfeel is ok while the beer is in your mouth. After the beer leaves your mouth there is a strong coffee taste on the back of the tongue, which is good if you like that. The taste is good as porters go, but we feel it falls short of the other great porters out there. Overall if you like strong coffee in your beer you will like this beer. This is a muffin beer. enjoy...BR

10-26-2011 23:31:23 | More by barleyroad
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IllNate

British Columbia (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -7%

A - Pours a very dark brown with excellent ruby red highlights and a couple fingers of froathy beige head, retreats to a webbing. Good looking porter.

S - Nose is malty with chocolate and roasty coffee notes. Not the best part of the beer.

T - Very nice. Up front with some roasty chocolate and then some malt and bitter hops and leaving a lingering coffee/chocolate.

M - A bit thin for a porter and it can be a bit biting at times with the dark malt and hops.

O - It's pretty good, appearance and taste a highlight, and really what else do you want?

10-26-2011 03:12:42 | More by IllNate
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pBRale

Iowa

3.33/5  rDev -14%

From tasting notes 10-4-11
Poured into a snifter

Appearance: Very dark brown to black pour with a nice 2-finger light tan head that has nice retention, replenished by a steady stream of bubbles. Leaves spotty lacing.

Smell: Not too impressive--A nice toasty malt backbone and some coffee notes along with toffee to round out the nose.

Taste: Can taste some roasty malts with a strong coffee taste. The finish is crisp, bitter, and tastes strongly of coffee. Mostly just tastes like coffee. Bleh.

Mouthfeel: Medium to medium-thin body, high carbonation. Crisp finish, more wet than dry.

Overall: A decent beer but honestly it just tastes like a carbonated glass of cold coffee. The aftertaste tastes exactly like I just drank a cup of Joe (after each sip of the beer).

10-21-2011 05:11:25 | More by pBRale
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lwillitz

Florida

4.05/5  rDev +4.7%

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

10-20-2011 00:05:03 | More by lwillitz
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ncsutton

Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev +9%

Serving - Bottle

A - Very dark, head around 1 finger, some minor lacing but it doesn't stay, looks how a porter should

S - Rich coffee aroma mixed with chocolate, also smells a bit hoppy

T - Starts out with a nice chocolate and malty taste. Also can taste the coffee, its strong but not overwhelming. The after taste is a bitter mocha taste, but not unpleasant if you like coffee flavoring

M - Very smooth and pleasant

O - It is exactly whats advertised, if you want a good mocha porter look no further. If your not big on coffee and porters this is one to avoid. I like both things and thought this was a solid brew

10-16-2011 00:16:07 | More by ncsutton
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Pintofbrown

Iowa

3.3/5  rDev -14.7%

Appearance- The tawny head is a thick two fingers that falls quickly. There is some residual soapy lace on the side of the glass, but it does not stay. It is very slick as it pours and settles into a dark chocolate and opaque body.

Smell- Coffee roast bread malts, and even the slight bite of grassy hops. It is a mocha porter smell, but not that interesting.

Taste- Well, it is all mocha. I mean, coffee all the way down. It overwhelms the flavor and finishes with a strong bitterness. The bread malt does give it a little sweetness.

Mouth feel- It has a medium body and it is a little bubbly, warming helps smooth this thing out. That bitter coffee finish interferes immensely.

Overall- Mocha porters are probably not something I will really be pursuing again. This type of beer is a little too bitter and overwhelming for my tastes. To Rogue's credit, they have a product that is exactly as advertised.

10-14-2011 19:32:02 | More by Pintofbrown
Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 2,399 ratings.