Mocha Porter - Rogue Ales
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3.85/5 rDev -0.5%
330ml bottle poured into a tulip july2 2010
A near black with a thumbs width of mocha colored head that falls to a thin film leaving several partial rings of lace
S mild coffee with a little chocolate milk
T a little better with some bakers chocolate and coffee but has a earthy smokiness working for it, decent beer gets better as it warms
M a little thin and it seems to fizz up a bit in your mouth but still fairly good
D solid beer that tastes pretty good and is quite easy to drink
I'd drink this again but I might hesitate to buy it in Alberta where its a 20$ 6er
07-03-2010 03:16:56 | More by wordemupg
4.53/5 rDev +17.1%
A deep brown color with a light brown head. Two fingers of head yielded after it was poured into my 650ml Family Guy mug. Went from filmy foam to ring-o-foam at the end of the beer. The smell was a mix of hoppy coffee and baker's chocolate. Flavor was similar to the smell. With more of a bitter chocolate start, a smokey coffee middle, and a roasted mocha, vanilla, kona, hop finish.
07-02-2006 21:19:07 | More by scruffwhor
4.13/5 rDev +6.7%
On draught at their PDX pub, poured into a Rogue pils glass, the Mocha Porter is a hazy, very dark amber with a very small, bone colored head that leaves heavy lace. Served too cold.
Smell is strong caramel malt, a bit more coffee as it warms, very clean.
Taste is very nice, a great mix of coffee and porter. This has always been a favorite homebrew combination of mine, yet most of the commercial versions our stouts, and I find the roasted malts overpower the coffee in all but the riches examples (e.g. Péché Mortel).
Mouthfeel is average, medium body and on the crisper side with the finish. Lots of burps, it wasn't the easiest on the belly.
Drinkability is good for me, as this is damn smooth and very tasty. Again, it's one of my favorite homebrew styles (coffee porter), and I'm not sure why I haven't had this before!!! Still, there's no denying the richness, I'm running out of time for my flight, will only be able to quickly slurp down one more beer, and this won't be it...as tasty as it is, I'll go with their new JLS pils, although I frankly didn't enjoy as much.
06-05-2008 05:15:43 | More by ccrida
3.88/5 rDev +0.3%
This bottle, bought in Sweden, got an abv of 5.7%.
The colour is black with a tint of deep brown, the liquid is clear and the finger thick brown foam sinks slowly down to a ring with some lacing. An odd detail; the beer was completely silent while pouring.
The smell is sweet with burned/roasted notes. I found some creamy notes of diacetyl, dark chocolate and a mild touch of coffee candies. Overall, the smell was milder and softer than I had expected.
A pleasant roasted flavour dominates the taste: There are notes of black coffee, fruity discreet hops, some liquorice, cocoa, maybe even a little bit smoke. The long aftertaste got a creamy flavour with notes of coffee, aroma hops, mandarin orange and a slight passing bitterness.
The carbonation is very strong with small bubbles that are a bit sharp to the tongue att he start (but its getting better later)
A nice and very American porter, very suitable for Swedish meatballs.
12-11-2005 20:53:21 | More by bark
3.53/5 rDev -8.8%
Review from 4/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a very dark red brown, nearly black. One finger dark tan head and lacing. Aroma of coffee and dark malt, light hops. All the porter flavors are there; dark malts, very light smoky malts, a bit of coffee. Nothing stands out. No off notes, but kinda boring.
08-03-2012 23:12:56 | More by LiquidAmber
3.75/5 rDev -3.1%
Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: nearly black; no light passes through when held up to the light. Two finger nice tan head which leaves a good lace as it dissipates.
Smell: nice aroma with coffee and chocolate well intermingled. There is also a little astringent/tart aroma present of which I'm not a huge fan.
Taste: mocha-ness is not in your face. Again, coffee and chocolate are combined in nice proportions; I'm glad to say the tart quality in the aroma is not nearly as prominent in the flavor. The beer is nicely bitter and what hops are present are earthy in character; there's also a little bitterness imparted by the roast malts.
Mouthfeel: medium body, rather low carbonation. It is rather dry and astringent toward the finish. Not bad, but not my favorite.
Drinkability: a pretty good porter. I'm not a fan of some of the astringent qualities of this beer, so I don't think I would make a session of it, but one or two wouldn't be bad.
11-22-2009 19:59:09 | More by flagmantho
4/5 rDev +3.4%
Poured from 12oz bottle a very dark brown with a large head of foam that subsides after a w2hile leaving a nice solid layerwith lacing.
The smell is a nice mix of sweet caramel malt and coffee.
The taste is strong on the caramel, chocolate and coffee and they all hit you right up front. Tasty. The finish ends on the hoppy side with a nice bit of bitterness that yearns for another sip. Very smooth and it's a very good drinker. Yum.
Bottom line: A very tasty interpretation of an American Porter that has no apparent negative aspects. I recommend it.
Thanks to Wasatch for this sample!
12-21-2006 00:37:19 | More by Bitterbill
4.08/5 rDev +5.4%
A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick texture. There was a big, creamy, tan-colored, long-lasting head. Very good lacing.
S: Chocolate dominated the smell, with some malt as well.
T: Tasted of dark chocolate, malt, and a bit of coffee in the finish. A completely solid flavor. One of the better American Porter flavors out there.
M: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.
O: This a good, solid, drinkable beer. If you like chocolate, try this one.
08-21-2011 12:09:48 | More by avalon07
3.83/5 rDev -1%
A - A nice deep brown colour. A little bit of head on the our that disappeared almost instantly.
S - Sweet; caramel and coffee. A hint of chocolate.
T - A bit weaker than expected. Definitely hints of coffee and chocolate. A bit of a burnt malt aftertaste. Was expecting more of a chocolate flavour.
M - average carbonation; lighter/thinner than expected.
D - Definitely a drinkable porter. Could have a couple of these no problem.
01-26-2010 05:44:32 | More by TheSevenDuffs
4.45/5 rDev +15%
Been a while since I tapped into a rogue beer!
A - Pitch black with little to no head
S - Very slight chocolate and coffee malt smell. Pretty good.
T - Mostly coffee but a really smooth porter. Little to no hop bite as expected in every rouge.
M - Somewhat creamy with a refreshing finish
D - May have this again but it really is a highly drinkable porter!
03-24-2010 06:14:25 | More by DrDemento456
4.15/5 rDev +7.2%
Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with a good sized (about an inch) tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. It smells like coffee, roasted malt and chocolate. It tastes the same way, but it's not really sweet at all, it's more of a coffee/bitter chocolate taste. Mouthfeel is medium, and the beer is smooth and creamy. Drinkability is good too, it goes down easy. This could become a session beer for me, it's good stuff.
01-01-2007 02:02:09 | More by bluejacket74
3.78/5 rDev -2.3%
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of chocolate, coffee. Taste is of roasted malts, some coffee, a bit of hops are present, just a touch of sweetness. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.
10-29-2011 14:38:27 | More by tone77
3.58/5 rDev -7.5%
Pour a solid black color with a tan head. Aromas of caramel, coffee, and chocolate. A bit of the same in taste, caramel, coffee, and chocolate, in that order. A sweet dry aftertaste lingers for a couple of minutes. Big flavor, good for a dessert beer.
08-19-2007 16:27:29 | More by OWSLEY069
3.08/5 rDev -20.4%
A: Dark brown body with a with a bit of a beigge head that left some wisps of lace on the sides.
Smell: Has some chocolate, bitter coffee and expresso, and richer toffee notes. Nothing exotic, but nothing to complain about
Taste: Coffee dominated, somewhat bitter, with lesser notes of unsweetened chocolate. Slight amount of grassy taste on the end for some reason..
Mouthfeel: Mediumish body with soft carbonation.
Drinkability: Wish this one had a bit more heft, not a favorite, would pass on it next time..
07-19-2011 20:00:15 | More by AgentZero
2.88/5 rDev -25.6%
12 oz bottle pours a near-black color with a thick froth of tan head. Fades slow and leaves great lacing. If nothing else, Rogue usually masters the art of a good-looking beer.
Nose is roasty and cocoa with a surprising waft of smoke. Low on the fruit and has a decent amount of sweetness to it.
Taste is more muted than I expected, not quite sweet enough for me and lacks depth. Has some flashes of cocoa here and there, but nothing substantial to warrant the term 'Mocha'. Roastiness is decent, some coffee flavors come through. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and watery, seems a little one-dimensional with just a bit of dark malt really showing anything worthwhile. I am glad I finally found this as a single, I have been avoiding a full sixer for years due to the absurd price and my lack of love for the house Pacman yeast. That appears to have been wise, as this beer really does not do much for me.
03-20-2011 21:57:41 | More by twiggamortis420
4.38/5 rDev +13.2%
Color is black with a creamy tannish head, faded fast leaving tiny bits of lace. Smells dark and earthy of deep dark, blackened malt, notes of espresso & coffee. Taste echoes of the smell, earthy roasted malt thats very deep, dark, blackened, quite robust with a great dark bitterness of coffee, all very tolerable. Feel is pretty strong, heavy, and full with a nice deep coffee-like dryness. This porter is drinkable and packed with dark flavors, but some of the strength of the taste and body makes for intimidation in my book.
Had to take some time to finish it. But man its worth it, time well spent.
05-11-2003 12:34:14 | More by tavernjef
4.63/5 rDev +19.6%
This comes out of the tap an opaque sable with a thick, camel color finely-bubbled head. Strong aroma is like smoky coffee and has a firm tone of unsweetened chocolate and hints of molasses. Rich, satisfying flavor is like a mocha, fine roast coffee and chocolate, not sweet but not bitter either. Finish is smooth and sleek. Recommended to all porter and stout fans.
12-16-2008 00:26:42 | More by Cyberkedi
4.13/5 rDev +6.7%
Had this on tap at the Saucer. Deep brown color that permits the slightest amount of light to penetrate. Creamy, frothy brown head leaves lots of lacing.
Fresh coffee smell with roasted chocolate malts and hops that linger as well.
Malts all come through in the taste. The bitterness of the hops aren't too overpowering, but seem to rule the roost.Tastes like bittersweet baker's chocolate and cappuccino. They definitely named the beer correctly.
On the lighter side of a medium mouthfeel with carbonation ever present.
Better than the bottle, but either way not hard to put a few of these babies back.
01-21-2004 22:32:47 | More by WOLFGANG
3.8/5 rDev -1.8%
Pours deep brown with a light bubbly tan head.
Roasty malt aroma with a fairly resiny hop scent coming in at the end, not too enjoyable if you ask me. Coffee aroma helps to balance the toasty malt.
Very smooth roasty/smoky malt flavor at the nose with added hop notes. Coffee malts really come through at the finish.
Fairly thin for such strong taste. Light carbonation tickles the tongue just as the hops come through. Silky coffee aftertaste is quite appreciated
Pretty darn good overall. I like a dark beer even if its not winter, so this is a great pick for me.
08-25-2010 19:10:03 | More by claspada
4.18/5 rDev +8%
These coffee style stouts/porters aren't my thing but this is a dandy....black with a tan lace that lines the glass...not a huge aroma but some nice sweeter type coffee notes...very creamy mouthfeel. A sweeter mocha style and thick...A heavy porter...Boy you catch the hop bitterness big-time on the long finish (Just as I prefer on this style)..immediate taste is a sweeter mocha taste, but followed by that deeper hop finish...a pretty amazing beer. Like I said, not my bag of tea(err coffee) but I must give props to an extremely well made beer.
04-26-2002 23:20:07 | More by ZAP
3.25/5 rDev -16%
Pours a deep brown-black with a luscious coffee coloured head. Head retention isn't great but lacing is okay.
Fruity aromas team up with hints of chocolate and coffee. Not great as it is a bit weak.
Tastes are light with good emphasis on the coffee and bits of chocolate. An okay malt backbone but overall it seems to be a little lacking.
Mouthfeel is a bit thin but carbonation is good overall and it works reasonable well with this beer.
Overall a reasonably tasty brew with reasonable flavour but it lacks depth and intensity.
08-04-2009 07:37:58 | More by dgilks
Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
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