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Mocha Porter - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,438 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,438
Reviews: 1,307
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 78
Gots: 126 | FT: 4
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 beerluvr
4.85/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Mocha Porter indeed! Lovely chocolate tones...I love to swirl the thick sediment at the bottom & dump it into the glass...like viscuous mud!

beerluvr, Nov 06, 2001
Photo of JackTheRipper
4.85/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Cask conditioned at Sharp Edge Beer Emporium
A: Pours a brown so dark it's almost black. Opaque. Nice khaki~tan head with nice lacing.
S: Dark roasted malt aromas with a heady whiff of a strong bitter coffee smell. Sweet dark molasses. Wow.
T: Smooth malts perfectly balanced by a touch of hops and a strong coffee taste with just a hint of dark chocolate. Nicely lingering bitter aftertaste.
M: So smooth it should be a crime. Smooth and creamy with a heavenly mouthcoating feel. Alcohol is just wonderfully warming.
D&N: Cask conditioned beers are like heaven in a glass. This beer had it all, great smells, great flavors, unbelievable mouthfeel. Heaven in a glass.

JackTheRipper, May 13, 2005
Photo of ralree
4.85/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Murky brown, almost black, color. Tan head of 2 fingers, stays solid and laces beautifully. One of the best looking beers I've tried.

S: Very strong roasted coffee malt smell with a background of flowering hops and chocolate. A little skunky, but otherwise perfect.

T: Oh man, this is a delicious beer. Very sweet beginning with chocolate and coffee flavors dominant. Alcohol is undetectable. Second flavor is flowering hops, which are very good and consistent throughout the Rogue Brewery beers. There is coffee bitterness all throughout the aftertaste, but the chocolate sticks around as well. Slight breadyness in the end as well. Perfect.

M: Medium-heavy bodied. Slightly astringent, but not anything to complain about - it goes well with the coffee bitterness. Almost too carbonated for my taste, but still great.

D: I've already drank half of this, which is rare for me when I'm finishing a review. I could easily drink 2 or 3 of these in a sitting.

ralree, Sep 30, 2007
Photo of BeerBob
4.85/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Mocha Porter pours just about opaque... just about. I had to look three times for the filament of the torch before I at last found it dimly making its way through the blackness of onyx red. Head is massive, brown, and with small dense bubbles that are leaving a tapestry of foam rather than mere foam lace down the sides of my glass.

The nose of dry and fresh fruit and nut, that can be found in a most pleasant way. pecan, spicy pear, with dried fig, an analogy would be as if one where passing by a candy factory.

It is as I have feared... rather than I being the consumer of the fluid, this fluid is consuming me. I am over taken by the intensity, the shear power of all the flavors. Espresso, burnt malt, and a fruity citrus, followed by bitter chocolate. After glow from the alcohol is very apparent along with a drying from the pleasant bitter hops.

Rogue Mocha Porter is a Brew to seek out... but please use caution, as this Brew will try to seduce you!

BeerBob, Sep 24, 2002
Photo of budgood1
4.85/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours out dark as night and a nice looking tan head develops which sticks around to the end of the glass. i worked up the sediment left at the bottom of the bottle and added that to my glass also. smell is a delight of roasted coffee, chocolate, and hops. the first thing i thought of after smelling it and taking the first few sips was how similar it is to summit great northern porter of st. paul mn. but after having a few more sips i'd say this is a bit more complex and a just a bit smoother. taste is a combo of bittersweet chocolate and hops with some vague coffee notes that linger on the palate quite a long time after consuming. bitter beer face never made me smile so big!

budgood1, Feb 19, 2002
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.89/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Rouge Mocha Porter has a very thick, beige head, a dark brown appearance, with red highlights, and impressive, heavy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of dark-roasted malt and chocolate powder. Flavor is of sweet, dark bread crust, cocoa powder, dark-roast coffee, astringent bitterness, and even a touch of sourness. Mouthfeel is on the lower side of medium, and Rogue Mocha Porter finishes semi-dry, refreshing on this hot day, somewhat rich, and drinkable. It’s a seriously wonderful beer, and I recommend it in the strongest terms.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of RBorsato
4.93/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Black with ruby highlights with a nice solid brown colored head, nice carbonation, and some lace. Aromas of "Chocolate covered hops". Big chocolate and espresso-like flavors with a nice hop balance; nicely bittersweet. Medium bodied and smooth which is not surprising considering the bold flavors.

Very nicely balanced bitterweet chocolate, espresso, and hop flavors - Excellent!

Per bottle:
13P. 73 AA. 54.51 IBU. 77 L.
Northwest Harrington and Klages; 135-165, 95-115, and 70-80 Crystal; Beeston Chocolate, Black, Munich and Carastan malts. Centennial and Perle hops.

($3.99 / 22 oz.)

RBorsato, Sep 15, 2006
Photo of Loki
4.95/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sampled from a 12oz bottle. A little to cold at first, as with most porters, stouts, etc much better server at 60 degrees plus, otherwise both the smells and tastes are a bit muted. But when this baby warms up, look out.

Poured a pitch black, can you say oil, black gold, Texas Tea, midnight. The used oil out of your car isn't this black. The pour creates an inch thick beige head that fades fairly quickly to leave a mountain range of lacing and a quick swirl recreates a small canopy head.

The nose of malt, cocoa, and coffee. Fresh roasted coffee beans anyone? You can smell this aroma train coming for miles.

Taste of coffe, semi-sweet chocolate, and roasted malt. Wonderful and complex. This is coffee and chocolate and wow. Truly magnificent. Rouge does it again, and again, and again.

Loki, Jun 10, 2003
Photo of beerman999999
5/5  rDev +29.2%

beerman999999, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

rhino54, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

Beertracker, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of AaronRed
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A Wonderful beer! Smooth, yet complex. Feels like velvet in your mouth.

AaronRed, Aug 12, 2001
Photo of Hdredfern
5/5  rDev +29.2%

Hdredfern, Jun 08, 2013
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

SammyD, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of Brent
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very bold with tons of coffee/dark chocolate notes. Be sure to check for freshness, however, because this beer goes downill fast with age.

Brent, Mar 08, 2001
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

spazx, Apr 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

comicblunder89, Mar 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

tjseveryday, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

acharpster01, Dec 12, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

Pellinore1, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

MyKroberts237, Jan 05, 2012
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

paum, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

blackened1339, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

jonathaniler, Apr 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

Bilymoonshine, Dec 15, 2011
Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 2,438 ratings.