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Mocha Porter - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,442 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,442
Reviews: 1,307
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 78
Gots: 128 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.4%

DavidHume, Apr 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

RMoeNay, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of iheartmyTHO
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The first few sips were amazing - lots of dark chocolate and roasted coffee. But as the beer started to warm up, these flavors became less prominent. Maybe it's because my palate became overwhelmed or the flavor just changes as it warms up. Anyways, still very tasty.

iheartmyTHO, Feb 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

frisk, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

jaydoc, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of ZorPrime
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Moniker for sending one bottle my way.

A: The beer is light dark color with some brownish/redish color on the edge. The head is brown but disappear rapidly.
S: Roasted malts with some notes of chocolate. Some hints of licorice.
T: Espresso taste like. The bitterness is one of the espresso types with some dark chocolate.
M: Very nice in the mouth, the taste lingers in the mouth.
D: So easy to drink.

Overall, an excellent Porter. Refreshing and tasty at the same time.

ZorPrime, Dec 29, 2009
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

gtermi, Oct 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

sludgy, Oct 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

bigbeers84, Sep 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

tommy5, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of jim102864
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yet another nice offering from Rogue. Chocolate brown in appearance with a modest head that dissaptes as you go. The aroma is mild with nuts and perhaps a hint of bitter chocolate but somewhat difficult to detect. The taste is nutty with some bitterness. Mouthfeel is malty with a mild bitter bite in the finish. Overall an enjoyable beer and perhaps a session brew for some.

jim102864, Dec 16, 2007
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

tclapper, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

rumorsofsurf, Apr 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

d_brommer_nh, Apr 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Rob315, Jan 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Travisnin, Nov 15, 2011
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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.

Slyjoker87, Oct 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

DrDietz, Wednesday at 02:44 AM
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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.

largadeer, Oct 04, 2006
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

OregonGrown7, Nov 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Beer-Ed, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Laklimell, May 03, 2013
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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!!!!

ThomasMetal75, Dec 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Telestic, Dec 23, 2011
Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 2,442 ratings.