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Mocha Porter - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,533 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,533
Reviews: 1,315
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 84
Gots: 161 | 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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Photo of TerryW
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Handsome dark beer with a beautiful pour. Good head initially that settles to a heavy topcoat, good lacing. Good looking beer.

Lots of chocolate, coffee and malt in the nose, alongside a whiff of molasses. Solid and appetizing.

Slightly sweet up front, dry and bitter up the middle and to finish. Again, lots of chocolate and coffee, good hop presence. Slightly creamy, but also somewhat unexpectedly thin-bodied, touch of acidity to finish.

Overall an enjoyable beer with a number of interesting characteristcs. Definitely worth a try.

TerryW, Mar 21, 2006
Photo of allergictomacros
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Very dark - almost opaque, but with some small floaties that's not terribly attractive.Tan head is creamy and stiff.

S - Burnt toasted grain. Lots of coffee, fruit, a hint of cocoa, and molasses.

T - Coffee and rich fruit withsome upfront acidity and lots of bitterness in the finish. More of a roasted bitterness rather than hops.

M - A little bit chewy mouthfeel. Neither dry nor sweet - kinda in the middle.

D - Very drinkable. Well balanced and not over the top. Strong coffee edge.

allergictomacros, Oct 17, 2008
Photo of LuDookie
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I poured this from the bottle into a mug.

It looked great going in and had a good head, but it disappeared very quickly.

It smelled the part.

Upon first sip, I was a little disappointed. I picked up on a lot of carbonation and hardly any hint of mocha. I found it moderately bitter for a porter and not sweet at all, which is what I expected. However, I enjoyed it more as I drank it.

Could be a little creamier....I like a thick creamy beer.

Overall, it was a very good beer, and easy to finish, but if you really like porters but are looking for something a bit different, look elsewhere. This is just another good porter.

LuDookie, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%

WhiteHillsStore, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev +3.6%

t2grogan, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of tbryan5
4/5  rDev +3.6%

tbryan5, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of FadetoBock
4/5  rDev +3.6%

FadetoBock, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of mctizzz
4/5  rDev +3.6%

mctizzz, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of KolbMarley
4/5  rDev +3.6%

KolbMarley, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of Meyers1023
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Meyers1023, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep and dark brownish-black. Thin layer of persistent tan-colored lace speckles the glass nicely. Aromas are chocolate-covered caramel squares with a dash of bitterness. Flavor is thick and creamy, with lots of chocolate in there. There's also some coffee flavor as well. Finishes with a nicely-balanced dose of bitterness to match wits against the sweetness. Solid mouthfeel and quite drinkable. Rogue scores with anoter winner for me.

OldFrothingSlosh, Aug 16, 2004
Photo of MNMike
4/5  rDev +3.6%

MNMike, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev +3.6%

bpfrush, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of yankeeheel
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark chocoalte brown with a large tan head. Smells of dark malts, choclate, and perhaps a little cherry?

Bursting with coffee/chocolate flavor from the moment it enters your mouth. Has a nice bitter peak to it and gently fades away. Mouthfeel is medium/thick as a good porter should be. Definitely not stout thick.

A very nice interpretation of a porter from a very good brewery. I look forward to checking out the rest of their lineup.

yankeeheel, Aug 19, 2003
Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev +3.6%

williamjbauer, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of Oelschlager
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Oelschlager, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev +3.6%

stereosforgeeks, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of jmponder
4/5  rDev +3.6%

jmponder, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of Garrettshu
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Garrettshu, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of anders36
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown almost black colour into the glass. The head is cream colour but not big. It has a nice smell of chocolate. The taste is all about chocolate and licorice with a nice bitter aftertaste. This is a nice beer that i found in a small pub for students. How it got there I don't know, but i'm glad i found it.

anders36, Apr 17, 2004
Photo of nhirsch04
4/5  rDev +3.6%

nhirsch04, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of soper2000
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at Chumley's in Lafayette.
The pour resulted in a deep brown body capped off bye a small creamy tan head. Smell is very malty, notes of coffee and chocolate are present as well. First taste alludes to some bitter chocolate along with a subtle smokiness. Mouthfeel is a little thin though. I think I would enjoy this more if it had the body of their Chocolate stout. Overall it's a decent offering from Rogue.

soper2000, Apr 17, 2004
Photo of Garrett82
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Garrett82, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of Aficionado_Shawn
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Aficionado_Shawn, Aug 05, 2014
Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 2,533 ratings.