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Mocha Porter - Rogue Ales

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Mocha PorterMocha Porter

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very good

2,415 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,415
Reviews: 1,306
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 76
Gots: 115 | 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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2/5  rDev -48.3%

11-30-2012 06:55:53 | More by jucifer1818
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2/5  rDev -48.3%

11-06-2012 04:03:08 | More by tripledbrew
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2.03/5  rDev -47.5%

Poured from the bottle into a pub glass.

Appearance: The beer poured black but had a amber opaqueness to sunlight. The head was almost nonexistant.

Smell: I could smell toasty roasty coffee but nothing else.

Taste: The taste had a combination of coffee and chocolate no surprises.

Mouthfeel/ Drinkability: Overall this beer strikes me as being thin and watery.

11-06-2005 14:03:35 | More by nlmartin
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2.25/5  rDev -41.9%

11-11-2012 01:26:34 | More by Patriot19
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2.25/5  rDev -41.9%

10-08-2013 20:12:45 | More by DarthVegas23
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2.25/5  rDev -41.9%

03-02-2013 11:04:11 | More by troobie
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Hong Kong

2.44/5  rDev -37%

A: Deep chocolate with dirty cream head

S: Medicinal, cough syrup, some coffee and roasted malt

T: Sweet and a bit sickly. Not flawed but not particularly pleasant.

M: Smooth though syrupy.

O: Not my style. Seems well enough made but there are lots of beers I look forward to drinking, this not being one of them.

11-13-2013 14:49:26 | More by GarthT
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2.48/5  rDev -35.9%

Dark mahogany brown, with a moderate sized tan head. Aroma has slight hints of chocolate, but no noticeable coffee. Flavor is mostly of chocolate with coffee highlights, and some roasted malt, but no hops. The surprising and overpowering sweetness of the flavor is offputting. Also, the mouthfeel is slick, greasy, and somewhat heavy. No need to come back to this one.

04-27-2003 04:43:04 | More by far333
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

12-06-2013 06:23:40 | More by NOLTERN
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

05-14-2012 21:39:52 | More by Irish7r
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

11-17-2012 17:38:58 | More by KCM
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

10-02-2012 00:35:54 | More by bubseymour
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

02-18-2012 17:18:06 | More by chrispoint
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

10-16-2012 03:07:57 | More by gonemicrophishing
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North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

07-26-2014 14:55:54 | More by MIchael_D_Larkin
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

12-10-2012 23:37:01 | More by tmm313
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

06-10-2012 16:51:32 | More by olbubba
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

04-05-2012 05:32:12 | More by MarkyMOD
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2.53/5  rDev -34.6%

Beer pours to a beautiful black with a tan head, foam clings to the side of the glass and dissapates after pouring. Smells very roasted and almost astringent. The roasted malt is very aggressive, but is severely beaten down by hop bitterness. The beer has a very fizzy feel to it, which really is none too pleasant in a porter.
The roasted malt was huge in this beer, and right on, but the bitterness and effervescence were way to aggressive in a porter, in my opinion.

02-06-2002 22:57:25 | More by hooligan
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2.58/5  rDev -33.3%

I've only had a few Rogue beers before, this being my most recent. I had been putting off trying it because I haven't liked many of their beers except for their stouts. This beer was no acception, it was an over hopped and coffee lacking mocha porter. You dont get much coffee taste in it, a lot of bitter hops. Not well rounded at all, tried it at room temp and cold. Both were no good, nothing spectacular here.

05-31-2011 22:48:29 | More by liveandletdie
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2.58/5  rDev -33.3%

The pour into my Fuller's nonic raises a one finger dark tan head that leaves slippery lacing. The head falls pretty fast to a thin glass ring over a very dark brown/ruby body. The nose is lightly roasted, with some bare hints of coffee and perhaps some citrusy hops. The taste is quite forward in its coffee/chocolate character, within some strong roast. Hoppiness hits early, but gives way to a lasting roasted bitterness. Finishes quite dry. Too roasted and bitter, in my opinion. The mouth is very thick, with smooth carbonation. I should have reviewed this the first time, almost two years ago. I won't be coming back.

11-14-2006 22:21:19 | More by mjc410
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2.58/5  rDev -33.3%

I tried this a long time ago and remembered liking it. So I thought I would try it again. I love coffee, I love beer (esp. porters). What could go wrong?

Pours a beautiful, nearly opaque black with a 1" tan head that quickly disappears. The smell is glorious...lovely malts, chocolate, sweetbread(?).

Taste is another beast. Yes, there is sweet malt here, but its overwhelmed by bad flavors. Burnt coffee (not in a good way), burnt bisquits, burnt everything. I like porters, but something is really wrong here. There is a odd chemical astringent taste, and it's overwhelming. Halfway through I have to eat some saltines just to continue. Something is out of whack here.

The mouthfeel is actually good, a medium body with good carbonation. It improves slightly as it warms, but this is not the beer I remember. Rogue is a good brewery and one that I respect, so I can only assume that I simply got a bad batch. I'll have to review this again some other time.

06-26-2005 18:20:50 | More by 1whiskey
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2.58/5  rDev -33.3%

This porter is a very very stout dark. The head is small, light brown, and doesn't hang out very long at all.
The smell is mainly hop aroma and a faint coffee.
My first taste, and oh man...way too much bitterness! I expected a rich, creamy, smooth porter. And what I got was a bitter, faintly coffee and roasted malt flavored, fizzy dark beer. I only noticed flavor other than bitterness when I swished the brew around my mouth for about 5 or 6 seconds. The mouthfeel was rather thin for a porter and the aftertaste was a long lasting unpleasant bitterness. I was very disappointed. I much prefer a less hoppy, more thick and creamy porter like Fuller's London or Edmund Fitzgerald. I highly recommend those two porters, but not this one, unless you love hop bitterness.

02-03-2003 14:29:23 | More by AudioGilz
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United Kingdom (England)

2.63/5  rDev -32%

Perhaps not as "big" as i was expecting. Some light roasted malt and chocolate malt, with a fair hit of citrusy hops towards the finish, and perhaps some light smokyness, fairly pleasant, if a bit uncomplex, not really what i was expecting, but fairly tasty, i don't think the flavours quite blended either.

06-28-2003 01:45:12 | More by rastaman
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2.73/5  rDev -29.5%

12 oz bottle poured into a regular glass.

A: Pours a very dark red color. The head is a very nice two finger mocha (ha!) shade with great texturing and excellent retention.

S: There's a coffee - albeit slightly stale - and hazelnut quality to the aroma in general, and even a little bit of licorice. The aroma could be stronger, and as a point of nitpicking, slightly less vegetal as well.

T:The flavor is more coffee forward in general, from the starting flavors all the way to the finish. Problem is, just like the aroma, it seems awfully stale and vegetal. The said quality kills the finish with excessive bitterness. The hoppiness and roast don't really get along, either. Can't say I enjoy this one too much.

M: Airy and bone dry; normally, this is a quality I enjoy in my dark beers, but not when it's so dry it comes off as watery. A thicker texture (not to mention a bit more residual sweetness) would really help this out, but it helps make an otherwise mediocre beer more drinkable.

O: This is way too thin, bitter, and vegetal for me to enjoy this in any significant capacity. Needless to say, I won't be repeating this one in the future.

10-31-2012 22:29:35 | More by ThisWangsChung
Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
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