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Mocha Porter - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,591 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,591
Reviews: 1,322
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 91
Gots: 202 | FT: 3
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-16-2001

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Photo of cswhitehorse
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Mocha porter pours a black as night with a head that stays only for a second or two.

The aroma of the porter is of chocolate and roasted malts.

The taste is real smooth and is balanced of chocolate, coffee and the roasted malts. Overall a refreshing porter either on a hot summer day or a lonely cold one in the winter.

Photo of Brad007
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black color with a decent brown head. Aroma is rich and roasty with coffee undertones. Taste is much of the same except that the coffee kind of falls flat within the taste. It's very much a porter still. Coffee goes well with dark beers and this is just proof of that. I like it.

Photo of happygnome
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a: dark brown almost black color with about a quarter to half inch of tannish head that dissapears slowly leaves a good amount of lace around the rim of the glass
s: sweet roasted malts, very coffeeish nice, a little chocolaty
t: sweet chocolaty flavor, nice roasted malt backbone, subtle hop bitterness
m: medium to full bdied beer with little carbonation

overall, wow i really enjoyed this one

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pour a solid black color with a tan head. Aromas of caramel, coffee, and chocolate. A bit of the same in taste, caramel, coffee, and chocolate, in that order. A sweet dry aftertaste lingers for a couple of minutes. Big flavor, good for a dessert beer.

Photo of kernalklink
3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was a good refreshing porter- nice dark pour with some sharp aromas- dark coffee beans, espresso, some bittersweet chocolate. Decent flavors, not as promising as the aromas but there- very dry dark cocolate and coffee flavors mingle with an almost sour character- like a gritty unripe grapeskin. Nice and clean but somewhat unrefined. Some mineral flavors in the aftertaste but nothing too detracting from the rest. Very decent brew, wish i could try it fresh on tap.

Photo of meechum
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark black pour with highlights of red to the light and a fluffy, large pillowy tan head. Head retention was pretty good and then it laced nicely down the glass

S - Smell was of roasted malts and chocolate and of course mocha
had a good strong nose to it

T/M - Mouth was full and smooth with just the right amount of carbonation, taste was rich and full with a slight bite up front from the hops quickly mellowing into the signature mocha flavors with a finish of chocolate and fruitiness

D - I certainly could put back several of these in any given session and actually had several last night. A great beer for a night's relaxation.

Photo of biggmike
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown pour with tan head that didnt stay long. Medium body, mouthfeel was very pleasant. Aroma was very pleasant with chocolate and coffee notes. Taste was also of chocolate and coffee with a slight fruit finish. Drinkability was very good on this one as well. I liked it a lot.

Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice solid black with nice head that stays for a while and is brown. Strong coffee and chocolate overtones plus nice malt smell. Very nice coffee taste and some dark chocolate aftertaste and bitterness very enjoyable dark roasted porter. Very full mouth feel but goes down smooth.

Photo of Erdinger2003
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice soft head that leaves a sticky lacing behind and a head that thins out, but doesn't stop covering the top of the beer. The color is black with a slight amount of light coming through the edges in an amber brown color. Smell has some chocolate tones of a good porter. The taste is heavy coffee with some good bitter tones that seems to match up with the hops. Mouthfeel is well carbonated leaving a little bite on the tongue. Overall this will be something I drink more of, very enjoyable.

Photo of ArrogantB
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is deep black with a head the color of a chocolate malted. Smells a little bit roasted and a little like some good coffee. The taste is chocolate and dark, but not too strong. This is one of the first Rogue beers I really like and I didn't really taste the "Rogue" flavor I get from most of their beers.

Photo of bgraney
4.43/5  rDev +14.8%
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!

Photo of ColoradoBobs
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Moderate pour into a .4l pokal yields a very large tan-orange head over an opauq black body. Head fades to a lid fairly quickly, and leaves decent lacing.

Smell is espresso, bitter chocolate, and light note of pine-floral hops.

Taste follows the smell, with the coffee dominating the roasted chocolate malts. Intense sour-roasted bitterness. This tastes so much like coffee, I'm tempted to heat it in the microwave and put some sugar and cream in it. Aftertaste is coffee as well.

Mouthfeel seems a bit thin for a porter.

Very drinkable. Sessionable.

A fine porter, and definitely worth having on hand.

Photo of jayfarley3
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

from a 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass pours very dark with a good sized frothy tan head. smells of roasted malt, coffee and slightly chocolatey. tastes of coffee and roasted malts with a nice hoppy bitterness, this is a very tasty brew. mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium-bodied and a very smooth, this is a very drinkable beer, i would highly recommend it.

Photo of HoustonTX
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown with a creamy off-white head. Scents of sweet glazed molasses and freshly brewed coffee. Deep dark roasted malts solidify the base of the beer, with fringes of chocolate, and light caramel. Mocha is present with a semi-sweet fringe, yet regains it's balance and neutrality. This is a very good Porter, lots of flavor and depth.

Recommended.

Photo of blackheartbilly
4.83/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

If you like coffee and dark malty beer, try this one! I loved it....

12 Ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearence: Pours dark, with a medium to small tan head.

Smell: Heavy malt aroma, coffee bean presence, didn't really notice any hop presence in the smell. As someone else said unsweeted chocolate.

Taste: I wanted a coffee porter and Rogue delivered exactly what I wanted. I found the taste to be exceptional, this being one of my most favorite styles. Heavy coffee after-taste, and roasted malty sweetness. Slight bittering hops presence.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, crisp.

Drinkability: I went through the six pack and was craving more.

Photo of SSBrennan
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It pours a dark caramel, slightly red around the edges with a thick tan head that falls slowly with good lacing.

The smell is relatively weak with dominant malt flavors and a little hop bitterness.

The taste is characterized by chocolate malt that gives way to the coffee before finishing with dry bitterness. Complex and dense.

The beer is smooth but slightly lighter than I expected.

A good beer but probably to be enjoyed only occasionally or the bitterness will overwhelm the other flavors.

Photo of Pinto21
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A friend picked up a case to share at our friends going away party, a long with the many other cases that were brought. Out of all of them this was my favorite. For a porter it was hoppy up front, which at first I thought was just me, but then someone else said something out of the blue. Anyway the hops melded to roasted chocolaty malty goodness.

well anyway this beer wasnt spectacular but it was by no means bad, a nice beer for the cool summer night around the fire saying goodbye to a good friend. So what if i may be a little prejudice due to it

Photo of YankChef
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle with no sign of freshness date of any sort poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Completely opaque black with a 1 inch thick creamy thick off white head.

Smell: Smells like rogue! All they're dark beer have this odor that just is like hey its rogue! besides that we have some very strong roasty malt aromas as well as espresso. Dark chocolate as well as some subtle apple and cherry.

Taste: Not as full flavored as i expected, strong roasted malt upfront with all of the formentioned characteristics carrying over the the flavor. The malt upfront fades to a sharp and crisp hop bite that slightly lingers, but still a relatively shirt finish. Vanilla, Toffee, Cherry, Coffee and chocolate of course.

Mouthfeel: light bodied, much more so than i was expecting, almost as light bodied as guiness. Carbonation is relatively low but the beer does not taste flat at all, very smooth.

Overall: Certainly a good beer and an interesting american interpretation of a porter. I don't know if i would buy more of this beer since im not a big porter fan in the first place but i felt this one was pretty good. Give it a shot if you havent yet.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.2/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a dark (dark) brown body with a wispy, thinning beige head.

Smell: Fairly delicate, Kahlua-ish aroma of bittersweet chocolate and breakfast blend coffee.

Taste: Mildy bitter coffee flavor dominates, with lesser notes of unsweetened chocolate. Roasty, ashen dryness on the finish that bears a bit of grassiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Mild carbonation.

Drinkability: Its nice enough, but a bit too thin for me, both in depth of flavor and body.

Photo of beerphan
3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle -> pint
no date

Pours back with a small quickly receding tan head, that leaves behind clumpy cliffs of lace. Some visible steady robust carbonation.

Nose: Milk cocoa, touches of dark fruit,

Smooth, sweet stout like velvety mouth feel. Burnt coffee grinds, chalky cocoa and some caramel malt. Finishes with a little astringency behind some mild bitterness. Drying.

A good desert beer that wants to be a stout.

Photo of Night
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours black with crimson flecks. Huge, chunky, light brown head leaves medium to thick lacing. Aroma is mild with espresso and some caramel notes; vague hops underneath. Light-medium body with a mildly effervescent mouthfeel; a touch of dryness. Flavor hits with roasted malts, earth, and a sour-grassy background. Strong dark chocolate in the finish, along with some spice. Bittersweet and lightly sour aftertaste.

Photo of BucBasil
3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a mug from the 12 oz bottle. Appearance is very dark, with some light coming throught the bottom revealing some ruby notes, but not a lot. Pours with a good foamy head that sticks around for a while. Inviting.

Smell is faint chocolate with hops a bit of the coffe comes through, but that might just be me anticipating the taste...

Taste is very strong coffee, especially in the finish. The taste dominates this beer - very good, but seems to be missing something. I don't quite know what though. Solid taste all around however. Very enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: Light carbonation dies down after about 2 or so seconds, allowing you to fully absorb the taste if wanted. Surprisingly thin in my opinion... not the strongest part of this beer but pretty good.

Drinkablility: An interesting beer that turned me off at first, but after drinking it for a little while I really started to like it. I'd probably go for another...

Notes: Very good as a kick-back-after-dinner beer. If you like coffee this is right up your alley, but if not it doesn't offend. I might pick up a sixer of these in the future, but there are so many better beers out there right now for me to go out and get one that's just so-so in my eyes. A solid attempt by Rogue.

Photo of rowew
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz longneck. No information on the label at all - come on Rogue, how about a date?

Appearance: Very dark brown/black, with just a bit of ruby around the edges. Nice dark tan colored head, great retention and lacing.

Smell: Bitter chocolate, a bit of roasted flavor, and some piney hop.

Taste: Lots of coffee bitterness, with some chocolate flavors, and a fair amount of hops too.

Overall impression: Nice example of an American porter - lots of different flavors. Still maintains a nice drinkability.

Photo of Tyrawlings
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Deep dark brown in color with minimal amber hues. Thick tan head pors two fingers thick. Decent retention. Thin and spotty lacing clings to the glass.

S: Roasted coffee. Chocolate. Raw leaf. Soft pine scent. Toasted malts.

T: Roasted coffee bean and dark chocolate meld into a raw wet hop bitterenss that has a floral and pine taste. Burnt caramel malts give off an astringent tickle on the tongue. Muted tastes of wet earth and more coffee on the back end.

M: Creamy and smooth. Miniaml carbonation. Slightly dry.

D: This was one of my first true loves. It's always nice to return to something familiar. As time has passed I have had many better porters, but I will always come back to this one. Recommended.

Photo of hckyfn9999
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a 22 oz. bomber a dark, opague, almost black color, with a little more than one finger's worth of creamy tan head, that has good retention, with some lacing. Aroma is of sweet dark chocolate, a bit of roasted malt, and a suprisingly (well, maybe not for a Rogue beer) high level of hops, Centennial and Perle according to the bottle.

Hops are the first thing noticeable upon entering the palate, but they give way to bittersweet chocoalte and some fresh roasted coffee. Finish is a little dry, and mouthfeel is pretty smooth and medium bodied. Pretty drinkable porter, although I prefer my porters with less hop character. Overall, a pretty solid brew, from a brewer that I am yet to have a bad beer from.

Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 2,591 ratings.