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Mocha Porter - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,353 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,353
Reviews: 1,305
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 75
Gots: 98 | 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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Rob315

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-05-2012 13:45:43 | More by Rob315
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Travisnin

Idaho

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-15-2011 07:39:27 | More by Travisnin
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Slyjoker87

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A – Pours out very dark brown, almost black. The head isn't anything special at about an inch.

S – Heavy coffee (as you would expect) with a hint of light vanilla on the edges.

T – On the first sip you'll get a strong, coffee flavor - like a well roasted coffee brew. On the back end you get some of the chocolate and vanilla notes, but you have to actually look for them.

M - Not overwhelming on the tongue, nice carbonation, and a fair amount of body

O – This is a tasty coffee porter that delivers without complications. It's drinkable, but yet has enough complexity to keep you interested. The ABV is understandable, and you'll easily be able to drink a few of these without getting overwhelmed.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2011 20:19:34 | More by Slyjoker87
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark amber with moderate carbonation and a light brown head that dissipates somewhat quickly into a foamy lace.

N: Fresh coffee and dark chocolate. It lives up to its name.

T: Delicious, creamy and smooth, with strong chocolate overtones. One of the best porters around.

M: Not as thick as you'd expect, and more carbonated than your average stout. Rogue has definitely captured the essence of a porter with this brew.

D: A versatile beer. You could savor this in a snifter, or drink it straight from the bottle with a group of friends; it's great either way.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2006 04:20:40 | More by largadeer
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-02-2012 23:07:55 | More by OregonGrown7
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Beer-Ed

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-10-2014 12:02:48 | More by Beer-Ed
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Laklimell

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-03-2013 19:29:04 | More by Laklimell
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ThomasMetal75

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Poured into my Guinness pint glass, the beer looked dark black with some ruby red tints towards the bottom of the glass. Head was a nice "mocha" tan type color. Big bubbles; very creamy. Looks like a great dark beer!

S- HUGE CHOCOLATE NOTES! That is followed up with a roasted coffee and cream smell. Very malty. Semi sweet from the chocolate. Inviting!

T- Huge chocolate, with the roasted coffee and cream notes from the nose. Those elements create a dessert type sweetness overall. I also detected some light toffee and caramel notes. Bitterness is a little high, but it's not a dominating flavor by any means.

*-When warmer, the bitterness kicks in harder and there is a bigger coffee/toffee caramel maltyness. At this point very little, if any, chocolate comes through. The beer tastes better cold to me.

M- Medium bodied, but so smooth. Mild carbination, but enough there to notice. It's not like Guinness where you can't even tell it's carbonated. Finish lingers for a bit. It finishes smooth and semi sweet. Just like dessert I tell yeah! Very pleasant drinking, especially when cold.

*Overall this is a great beer. My only complaint would have to be with the bitterness, but that's just if I had to pick something to complain about. I think the bitterness could be less in a beer like this. But overall this is outstanding! Looking forward to the rest!!!!

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 16:50:21 | More by ThomasMetal75
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Telestic

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-23-2011 06:16:30 | More by Telestic
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bismarksays

Iowa

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-15-2013 10:34:08 | More by bismarksays
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MikeDre

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-23-2012 17:19:03 | More by MikeDre
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Gusler

Arizona

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark as midnight on the pour, the head is light chocolate, the lace thick sheets that cling to the very end of the glass. Nose is malt, semi-sweet chocolate, a tad coffeeish. Front is sweet, the top is medium, the finish is nicely hopped, dry, moderately acidic, and still a decent porter that ranks in my top 25 porters. Ranks #289 on my current 1000 beer master list.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2002 15:35:14 | More by Gusler
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HANGOVER


4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-19-2013 03:05:10 | More by HANGOVER
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WritersBlock

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-10-2012 20:32:20 | More by WritersBlock
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3Vandoo

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well; dark brownish darkish with some red hues coming from the lights going through it.

Smell is of malts, roasted coffee, mocha, shy alcohol esters coming in to tickle the nose.

Well the mouthfeel is watery and overall it is a bitter dry beer. At first, the flavors of mocha, burnt coffee and chocolate comes in and tickles your palate then it goes away rapidly. Some hints of small fruits are perceived, but are cut right away by a sharp bitter end.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2011 03:44:34 | More by 3Vandoo
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allstar255

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-17-2012 20:53:14 | More by allstar255
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-28-2013 15:16:46 | More by MN_Beerticker
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CWhite

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-10-2012 17:41:34 | More by CWhite
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mitlinks

Switzerland

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-03-2013 15:54:33 | More by mitlinks
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mountdew1

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Color was a nice dark solid brown that was completely opaque with a light brown foamy head. The head started as 2 fingers, and within a few minutes was just froth on top with a little clinging to the side. Aroma was sweet, brown sugar, chocolate, brown bread with a hint of coffee. Taste was sweet, like a Hershey's chocolate bar, with a touch of vanilla, and a slightly bitter aftertaste. Coated very well in the mouth, not overly carbonated, just slightly watery in the throat. Very very easy to drink, drank was faster than I realized.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2008 00:29:29 | More by mountdew1
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-27-2011 06:12:06 | More by TheBishopco
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freduardo

Alabama

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-16-2011 05:35:08 | More by freduardo
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frank4sail

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up this six pack with a six pack of their bitter and well both were quite what you would expect from Rogue.. they were good solid beers. The porter starts with a cocoa nose that has a little hop sting to it. Dark black in color and opeque in appearance the beer pours with a nice dense tan head with good retention and lace in the glass. Full mouth. Original expresso taste with roast malt sweetness dominating the tongue as well. Slightly sweet on the finish.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2003 12:29:06 | More by frank4sail
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Tumble

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-01-2013 22:09:46 | More by Tumble
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klittle250

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-29-2014 14:27:43 | More by klittle250
Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 2,353 ratings.