Mocha Porter - Rogue Ales
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3.83/5 rDev -1%
A different bottle than the picture shows. A listing of ingrediants, with some scary chemical. In your mouth carbonation and hops and bitterness with some mocah masking. Light and whipped Expresso Coffee and creamy but somewhat artificial. Reddish brown colour.
03-23-2004 03:11:58 | More by Sammy
3.5/5 rDev -9.6%
Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a 1/2 inch tan head that fades to an oily film on the top of the beer. Small dots of lace stick to the glass on the drink down. Smell is of roasted malt and some subdued coffee and chocolate aromas. Taste is of dark roasted malt and dark chocolate covered roasted coffee beans. This has a medium amount of roasty/coffee bitterness that lingers on the palate after each sip. This beer has a higher level of carbonation with a crisp and light bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good porter that has a somewhat bitter coffee flavor that I just don't care for.
10-04-2011 02:33:05 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.05/5 rDev -21.2%
Bottle picked up at Total Wine in Alexandria. Served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass.
Pours near black with a thin off-white head and quite a bit of lacing as it eventually moves down. The nose brings some very dryly-roasted malt plus a bit of faint chocolate with some bold coffee in the background. The flavor has some strong roast and nothing much more than that. Very, very small amount of chocolate there as well. With the finish, the espresso and coffee from the nose begin to take over. Finish is very dry and uncompromising; it's also quite bitter. Not a bad beer, but not something I'd go out of my way to get again.
03-16-2011 01:16:04 | More by Thorpe429
3.95/5 rDev +2.1%
A: The beer poured very dark amber in color (near black) with a finger sized mocha head. A light to moderate amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There are moderate bitter aromas of chocolate and coffee in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of dark roasted malts as well as bitter notes of chocolate and coffee. There are some lingering burnt flavors in the aftertaste.
M: It feels light-bodied and rather thin on the palate.
D: The beer is very easy to consume. I could easily have a few of these in one sitting.
06-12-2010 02:44:06 | More by metter98
4.1/5 rDev +5.9%
Deep dark brown (almost black) with sepia highlights. The crown is pastel brown, large in size, stiff and pitting. It falls very slowly at the edges, leaving a large hump in the middle and a fair amount of lace in thick rings.
Whoa, a porter that smells like hops! I haven't been a big fan of hoppy porters and stouts, but that might be starting to change right here, right now. Plenty of dark maltiness keeps things style-accurate.
Mocha Porter isn't as hop flavorful as expected, though it is pleasantly bitter. Chocolate dominates, with a splash of cold coffee in the background. This may be the chocolatiest beer that I've had yet. Young's Double Chocolate Stout has nothing on this brew.
Each mouthful starts off sweet and malty, is well-balanced midway through, and becomes more bitter and dry late. Spruce-like hops are most noticed on the finish and become even more aggressive with warming. The mouthfeel is on the full side of medium, which is just like I like 'em.
Mocha Porter isn't as good as my all-time favorites of the style, but it's still a quality brew that is exceptionally drinkable. Two thumbs up.
03-10-2004 20:16:11 | More by BuckeyeNation
4/5 rDev +3.4%
Appearance: Pours a nearly coal black color with a tan head that retains well and leaves lacing on the way down
Smell: Roasted malt, coffee and chocolate
Taste: Starts out with a very nicely balanced malt presence with flavors of coffee and chocolate; the bitterness kicks in mid-palate and continues to build through to the finish
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation
Drinkability: Surprisingly hoppy for a porter but rather enjoyable
12-19-2005 01:16:46 | More by brentk56
4.18/5 rDev +8%
Aroma: Nice chocolate smell come through imediately. Bold roasted and coffee tones not far behind. A mild tartness shows that this beer has a little more than just malt.
Appearance: A little thicker and richer looking than the normal porter. A tan head pours to about 1" and remains firm and rocky. Opaque brownish to black. Laces well.
Taste: complex maltiness hits the toung. Bittersweet chocolate is pronounced imediately. Tartness of cherries and coffee round out in the body. Body is full and firm. Bittering follows through to the finish. Mouthfeel is firm and soothing.
Aftertaste: Bitter, tart, and sweet, much like a high quality coffee or tea. Does not leave the mouth too dry, but doesn't leave it too tacky either. Alcohol is barely detectable through it all.
Impression: terriffic beer. Must like porters, coffee, and chocolate in order to enjoy. Would make a great winter warmer.
06-09-2005 12:42:46 | More by BEERchitect
4.1/5 rDev +5.9%
having had this beer maybe 10 times it is always one of my favorites but i just never got around to reviewing it. served on tap at barelys and into a pint glass.
nice dark brown pour with a good inch and a half of dark tan head that hangs on top of the glass for what seems like forever before it falls back down to earth. very solid look i have to admit. aroma is deep coffee and sweet chocolate notes that just seem to layer themselves on top of each other. smooth, sweet, and lightly bitter it coats the tongue and offers such a smooth, and easy flavor it comes across simply great. touches of light vanilla and a lightly dry and sweet finish seal the deal for me.
overall one of the most solid and dependable beers that there are.
02-26-2011 23:34:32 | More by mikesgroove
3.5/5 rDev -9.6%
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color beer with a nice foamy head with great retention. Aroma of roasted malt is dominating and seems to leave little place to the coffee aroma that I was expecting. Taste is dominated by bitterness and roasted malt and again I find little of the coffee/chocolate taste I was expecting. Overall, not bad but Im a bit disappointed by this one.
04-25-2005 15:55:12 | More by Phyl21ca
3.58/5 rDev -7.5%
Dark brown in color with a khaki head. Stale coffee, harsh roastiness, bitter dark chocolate, and coffee grounds. Not a fan of the aroma. The flavor is really no better. Quite bitter with tons of roasted malt and coffee ground flavors. Some bitter dark chocolate, a bit of earthiness, maybe some slight malty sweetness. Meh.
07-31-2012 01:55:19 | More by womencantsail
3.2/5 rDev -17.3%
Appearance: Pours a dark (dark) brown body with a wispy, thinning beige head.
Smell: Fairly delicate, Kahlua-ish aroma of bittersweet chocolate and breakfast blend coffee.
Taste: Mildy bitter coffee flavor dominates, with lesser notes of unsweetened chocolate. Roasty, ashen dryness on the finish that bears a bit of grassiness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Mild carbonation.
Drinkability: Its nice enough, but a bit too thin for me, both in depth of flavor and body.
07-07-2007 22:24:18 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.03/5 rDev -21.7%
Very dark in glass; big bubble medium tan head that stays.
Light, unassertive dark chocolate nose that is simple with no complexities or layers.
Pleasant, though weak, simple brewed coffee with dark chocolate flavors in a medium to thin body with little character and no complexities.
Lasting coffee/chocolate finish, although simple-the finish is perhaps the only redeeming quality in this one; light fresh hop character is integrated. Pleasant in the most simple of ways; a "refreshing" porter if such a thing exists. Very bitter chocolate all around character but a relatively thin, somewhat weak and watery effort.
Another disappointing effort from Rogue in my opinion.
09-20-2009 16:13:03 | More by GRG1313
3.78/5 rDev -2.3%
A solid beer all the way around for me but maybe a little to hoppy for a porter for me,pours a deep mocha color with a light stichy head,aroma is of powdered sugar and of course mocha.Taste like I said is a little hoppy for the style in my opinion but there is some nice chocolaty tones with some dried fruit tones as well.A nive earthy flavor hits in the finish to give this beer a decent taste grade.
10-30-2003 23:39:41 | More by oberon
4.2/5 rDev +8.5%
A seriously dense and opaque pour, deep tan foam billows to the top of the glass. Looks thick like a stout. Earthy aroma of roasted malt.
Initial taste brings chocolate, dark malt, and a residual bitterness over the palette. The mildly bitter aftertaste has more of a chocolaty quality, so it's hard to pick out if it comes from the addition of hops or coffee. There's also a stout-like fullness in the mouth, but just to a moderate degree. Silky smooth, it whispers across the lips. More, please!
It's autumn, and my love affair with the porter has officially been re-kindled.
10-15-2006 00:04:40 | More by emerge077
3.83/5 rDev -1%
A - Poured out a black hue with reddish hints and a tan, one-finger head. Good head retention and left long trails of lace.
S - It smelled of dark chocolate and roasted malt.
T - Tasted of bitter chocolate and malt. Also, a bready quality.
M - A soft and creamy mouthfeel. A medium-bodied beer.
D - This is a good porter. The name had me expecting something coffee-like but that wasn't the case. Still it was quite good.
05-11-2007 00:24:25 | More by zeff80
Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
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