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Mocha Porter - Rogue Ales

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Mocha PorterMocha Porter

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,621 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,621
Reviews: 1,329
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 92
Gots: 229 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-16-2001

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a very dark brown to black color with a tan head. The aroma is mainly made up of chocolate malt, but I also get a little bit of coffee and some chocolate thrown in. The flavor is a nice mix of chocolate and roasted malt, with quite a bit of pine flavor from the hops. There is also some bitterness from the hops which was unexpected. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice brew from the usually boring Rogue. Pours a dark brown with light khaki head. Smells like a cup of Joe. This one is very up front with the coffee, some roast, and a little bitter chocolate. Finishes with a nice bitterness that keeps this plenty light and easy drinking. Very good.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured from the bottle into a pint glass

A - Pours an opaque black with rub highlights. Two-finger, tan head. Head is reduced to a ring of bubbles about two-thirds down the glass. Leaves behind a few splotches of lacing here and there.

S - A bit of roasted chocolate malt, crystal malt, earthy hops. Not too potent.

T - Burnt chocolate malt upfront. Body is very well balanced with earthy hops counteracting a very charred crystal and chocolate malt backbone. This gives rise to a pleasant chocolate mocha sensation. Earthy hops dominate as the beer passes over the back of the tongue, and slowly fade to a chocolate mocha finish.

M - Full bodied with plenty of carbonation too give the beer an exceptionally creamy mouthfeel. This beer expands in my mouth excellently, the way a great porter should.

The appearance and smell of this beer were disappointing considering the notoriety of this brew. However, the taste and mouthfeel more than made up for it. Unique chocolate mocha flavors and an exceptionally lively and creamy mouthfeel make me wish I had another in my fridge. Would make an excellent session beer during the winter or for camping in the summer. The only hindrance is that Rogue beers are somewhat rare in New Mexico and come with a hefty premium.

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3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a mug. Pours an amber-brown, almost the color of cola, with a thick, 1" tan head that is quite slow to reduce.

Has a biscuity, coffee aroma, with notes of straw and dark chocolate. There's a mild nutty smell as well.

Taste oaty to start, with a healthy amount of black coffee, cream, and biscuit. Bitter chocolate and hops combine to finish this off. The oaty-quality is quite pronounced, giving this a taste like a lighter, hoppier oatmeal stout.

Medium-bodied, there's enough hops in this ale to dry the tongue and mouth and leave a slightly chalky after-feel.

A nice porter, the oat-malt flavor is a welcome taste usually only found in a stout. The mocha quality is not especially prominent; frankly, they could have called it an oat-porter and been both more descriptive and more original.

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Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 2,621 ratings.