Mocha Porter - Rogue Ales
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3.5/5 rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Black in color with a small tan head. Sticky lacing around the glass.
Aroma is of roast and a little caramel. No hop aroma, not much mocha or chocolate in the nose.
Taste reminds me of a middle of the road porter. Quite a bit of roast, slightly bitter finish.
Overall an okay beer. I am not sure I would call it a mocha porter though. Not a whole lot of chocolate in the beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2014 01:29:29 | More by LeeryLeprechaun
2.89/5 rDev -25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown color with a huge billowy tan colored head. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading to leave a fantastic level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is strongest of a roasted malt smell with some sweeter aromas of caramel and cola. Along with these smells are some notes of a dark chocolate smell as well as a bit of a coffee. Some grainy and grassy smells mingle with all the rest creating a somewhat odd blend of roasted, sweet and grass/grain.
Taste – The taste begins with a somewhat watery dark chocolate and roasted malt flavor with a sweetness of caramel and some vanilla. As the flavors advance the sweetness dwindles a bit with quite bitter and somewhat astringent flavors then hitting the tongue. Some bitter coffee begins developing in the middle of the taste, being accompanied by some grassy and hay like flavors. Along with these comes some light grainy flavors along with a flavor of char. While the caramel from the front fades toward the end, it is replaced by some cola like sweetness, where it mixed with the rest of the flavors to leave a rather off bitter, burnt coffee mocha flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is quite thin for a porter with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower to average side. The thinner body is good for the porter nature of the beer, but the body is way too thin, with it rather incapable of supporting the darker flavors of the brew.
Overall – Nothing too great here. Way too thin and weak in flavors with it lacking much balance. Not one I will come back to.
Serving type: bottle
04-12-2014 02:41:03 | More by Darkmagus82
Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 2,357 ratings.