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Mocha Porter - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,539 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,539
Reviews: 1,315
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 86
Gots: 164 | 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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3/5  rDev -22.5%

tjeppaint, Mar 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

whahappened27, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of jlenik
4.48/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

a: aggressive two fingers worth of head appears rapidly and has moderate staying power. almost black with some dark amber and ruby hues.

s: caramel, dark chocolate, coffee.

t: coffee and chocolate bitterness is apparent. malt sweetness follows through and ends with a caramel taste on the tongue.

m: creamy yet dry.

o: I know that Rogue doesn't get a lot of love and admittedly I don't like many of their brews, BUT, this is a great beer. I'm a big fan of porters so I'm happy to see Rogue doing this style right.

jlenik, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of BarrelAgedBarry
4/5  rDev +3.4%

BarrelAgedBarry, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of andrewinski1
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. The body is black, there is a half inch light tan head.

The aroma is chocolatey with a bit of coffee. Some vanilla is hinted at, but that might just be because I associate those flavors with each other.

The taste is mildly sweet, with more chocolate coming through than vanilla. There is a bit of a hoppy finish. This is nicely balanced, not too chocolatey or coffee filled with a nice malt base.

The mouthfeel is creamy, with a light body.

This is pretty good. I've had it before and was disappointed, maybe I have a fresher bottle here.

andrewinski1, Feb 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

BugTownPub, Feb 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

shelby415, Feb 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

shockrocker65, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of onewetpaw
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A- Slight coffee

A- Nearly black with slight reddish/garnet character at the edges.

F- Proper porter flavors with some nice chocolate notes. Minimal astrigency. The rogue house flavor is there gently reminding my of Dead Guy Ale. I'm sure this is from the PacMan Yeast.

M- Light and easily drinkable.

O- A really nice darker beer. I'm not a huge porter/stout drinker. This one works for me, probably because of the lack of astrigency. A perfect winter beer for someone how likes to have more than one at a sitting.

onewetpaw, Feb 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

hilgart1, Feb 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

SHCC, Feb 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

azorie, Feb 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

brendaniel, Feb 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

TheBeard89, Feb 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Crstumpf, Feb 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

OregonMicrobrew, Feb 19, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

chrispoint, Feb 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

jfcaa193, Feb 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

savagepm, Feb 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

jk3, Feb 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

hockenbeer, Feb 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

redleg411, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of RyanLigeia
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- 3 Very dark brown with a small head that fizzles away sort of quickly, could have had something to do with my pint glass.

Smell- 3 Pretty weak. Notes of chocolate and malts. Pretty average smell for a porter I'd say.

Taste- 4 MUCH better than the smell. Coffee, chocolate, malts. Lives up to the name "Mocha Porter" (may be a tiny bit too heavy of the coffee though).

MF- 3.5 Heavy body but a little too much carbonation for a porter.

Overall- 3.5 Not my favorite by rogue but still enjoyable for sure!!!

RyanLigeia, Feb 16, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

Zaphog, Feb 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Bluerabbitbell, Feb 12, 2012
Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 2,539 ratings.