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Mocha Porter - Rogue Ales

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Mocha PorterMocha Porter

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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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tabhill

New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-16-2014 01:57:46 | More by tabhill
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-04-2013 12:29:23 | More by DamageCase76
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Plonk

Alabama

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-29-2013 18:18:57 | More by Plonk
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pin

Australia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-07-2012 02:07:07 | More by pin
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rrski198

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-02-2014 00:14:31 | More by rrski198
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Stoffel

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-06-2012 20:35:55 | More by Stoffel
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baiser

Massachusetts

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

Pours deep brown with ruby highlights, deep tan head, and excellent lacing. Aroma of dark chocolates, caramel, and fruit. Lots of chocolate and coffee flavours, nice burnt and toasty flavours but easily drinkable. Great alternative to the heavier stouts, packed with roasty flavours. Finishes dry, with a semi sour aftertaste.

Serving type: on-tap

05-29-2005 08:28:30 | More by baiser
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mrmuskie

Illinois

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

This beer poured a black with burgandy highlights and a 1/4" tan head.
The smell was a roasty maple sweetness with a slight coffee aromma and maybe a touch of pine.
The taste wasnt the typical mocha flavor i was used to it had a sweet maltiness with good hop balance, i found the coffee flavor can through in the finish (very nice).
All and all i would say this is a very drinkable porter not the typical cloying sweet malt bomb.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2011 15:40:10 | More by mrmuskie
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laughingman4929

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-24-2012 05:30:11 | More by laughingman4929
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DrMindbender

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-17-2014 20:14:39 | More by DrMindbender
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pathman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-08-2013 01:31:04 | More by pathman
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

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

12oz Bottle

Appearance - The beer pours an opaque black/brown colour with a very large frothy light brown coloured head. I can't see much carbonation due the darkness of the beer and there is some very nice lacing running in stages down the sides of the glass. The head lasted for 5 minutes before it began to dissipate.

Smell - chocolate, malts, coffee, hops, smoke

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a large amount of carbonation and most of the taste consists of chocolate, coffee and malts. There is also a surprising amount of hop taste and a smoky aspect as well. The beer finishes with a hoppy/chocolaty aftertaste.

Overall - Not as heavy as some of the other craft porters I've tried which makes is really drinkable. I could actually see this working some what well as a session beer. It would also be a good beer for people that are new to the style. Worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2011 18:53:55 | More by spinrsx
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Rosquin

Iowa

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-02-2013 11:33:02 | More by Rosquin
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swaghawk

Kansas

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-18-2012 06:09:43 | More by swaghawk
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Ian_Hammons

New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-28-2013 01:42:35 | More by Ian_Hammons
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deac83

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-27-2013 03:31:11 | More by deac83
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BeerMeister8

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-06-2013 01:10:34 | More by BeerMeister8
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drtth

Pennsylvania

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

Served in a white wine glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As poured the beer is about as dark brown as you can get without being actually black in color. The ¼" light tan head recedes slowly to leave a ring and produces both rings of lacing on the glass and patches of small speckles of lacing. Later on sipping leaves a pattern of scattered speckles of lacing.

Smell: The aroma has clearly got chocolate or cocoa in there along with some nice roasted coffee and a trace of dark roasted malt.

Taste: The flavor is predominantly bittersweet chocolate and dark coffee and is nicely balanced so that sometimes it seems bitter and sometimes it seems sweet. Its hard to tell if the bitterness is from hops or from the roasted malt.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium bodied with moderate, soft, smooth carbonation. The finish is moderately long. It begins in with the chocolate and coffee flavors and ends in dry, roasted bitterness.

Drinkability: I thought this was a good beer and one I'd be happy to have again. Those who were tasting it at the same time enjoyed it and were quite happy to have more.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2009 19:14:35 | More by drtth
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Bobplack


4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-14-2013 00:06:33 | More by Bobplack
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-25-2014 19:54:26 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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DaveFL1976

Florida

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

Big, bold, deep mahogany color, topped with a tan head that unfortunately settled down to a skim quicker than I had hoped.

Smell is of baker's chocolate and coffee. Dry and roasty with a sweet malt base. No hops are perceptable. I expect a dry, but semi-sweet brew.

I was right, but it's even drier than expected. Quite a bit of roasted barley was used in this brew. After the swallow, a nice expresso coffee flavour.

Mouthfeel is on the heavy side, but carbonation is agreeble. Quite nice mouthfeel and pretty good drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2006 15:55:10 | More by DaveFL1976
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Zanico

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-02-2013 01:07:46 | More by Zanico
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gravit9

Kansas

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-17-2011 17:31:43 | More by gravit9
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-12-2013 04:31:23 | More by bostonryan
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Cramerican

North Dakota

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-22-2013 07:56:09 | More by Cramerican
Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 2,353 ratings.