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Mocha Porter - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,361 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,361
Reviews: 1,305
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 75
Gots: 100 | 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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rocklibster

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-25-2012 01:15:34 | More by rocklibster
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flyingmick

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.5%

08-25-2012 01:13:05 | More by flyingmick
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bkilpatr

Oregon

4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler into a pint glass. 08/24/08. Picked up a growler of this from the Rogue brewery during a trip to Oregon.

Pours a very dark brown color with about two fingers of tan head. The head receded slowly leaving lots of beautiful lacing around the glass. Aromas of toasted malt, lightly roasted coffee, and dark chocolate. Aromas are somewhat mild but still good.

Taste is very nice. Great lightly roasted coffee flavor with a subtle amount of dark chocolate. Lots of semi-sweet toasted malt is underneath. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Not a terribly complex flavor profile, but it works very well and tastes great.

Feel is a bit on the thin side, but still smooth and creamy. Enough carbonation to keep it lively. Very clean finish. Drinkability is great. The flavor is good and the alcohol is low enough to make it very sessionable.

This is one of my favorite porters. On tap it's simply amazing.

Serving type: growler

08-26-2008 00:37:24 | More by bkilpatr
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jstewart1130

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-03-2012 03:40:32 | More by jstewart1130
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dwtyler

California

3.25/5  rDev -16%

02-02-2014 23:10:22 | More by dwtyler
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mlklein27

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-21-2014 01:52:34 | More by mlklein27
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foureyedgeek

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first Rogue review, 12 oz into my Dirt Rag 10 Year Anniversary pint glass.

Dark brown almost black body with a slight creamy head, not a rambunctious pour, so its a tad small but still very appealing. Fades to a thin topping of foam with light, fine lacing.

Smell is sweet and roasty with hints of chocolate and coffee. Even may be a little hoppy, at least in the nose.

Taste is quite sweet and has the same malty sweetness the aroma had. A nice slight coffee taste in the finish though I'm not sure its _that_ prominent. Yet, this may be another coffee beer that doesn't quite live up to its name... The coffee here makes the malty sweetness of this beer finish with a nice bitterness. Notes of chocolate as well. Its tasty, I'm just found wishing for a little more coffee presence.

Mouthfeel is rich and creamy with a nice filling character to it, though its not so heavy that it wouldn't be a good session beer, this is one I could have a few of.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2006 21:35:35 | More by foureyedgeek
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sidetracked

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a light-brown head.

Smells of roasted malts with just a little bitter coffee and chocolate. Slight hints of a brown sugar-like sweetness.

The taste is malty and slightly sweet up front. Coffee and bitter baking chocolate come through at the finish. The bitter malts linger pleasantly on the palate.

Smooth, creamy light/medium body.

Drinkability is great--there's a lot of flavor and the ABV isn't crazy making it easy to drink a few.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2010 04:04:12 | More by sidetracked
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TheRealBigC

Nevada

4.68/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

For my money, this is the richest, best porter I've had to date. Despite its sort of flat appearance, the mocha smell and taste is strong and that's just what I wanted. It's a little creamier than some other popular porters, which is something else I appreciate. Last time I visited the Rogue alehouse I had the Hazelnut Brown and followed it up with this - tasted exactly like a chilled hazelnut coffee. Lovely!

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2012 19:48:09 | More by TheRealBigC
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Darkale

Virginia

3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown-black, with a thick tan head that settles down to a rim of foam around the glass. Moderate lacing. Aroma is of chocolate predominately, with coffee right behind it. Nicely carbonated. Chewy. Creamy at first, with a gritty aftertaste and mouthfeel. Long after the last sip, one tastes the mocha and coffee -- well named.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2003 13:44:12 | More by Darkale
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WankelEngine

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass

A: Pours a dark, nearly opaque black with just a bit of brown visible around the edges. There is a light tan head of maybe two fingers with excellent retention and a decent amount of lacing.

S: Smells of dark roasted and caramelized malt. There is a faint dry herbal smell.

T: There is a sweet malt flavor backed with a noticeable bitter taste from the hops. There are notes of chocolate, coffee and toffee. The aftertaste is dry, dark chocolate.

M: Fairly dry and smooth, a little bit creamy.

O: Chocolate and coffee dominate this beer with a notable hop bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2011 05:42:55 | More by WankelEngine
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ohyayitstrey

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

11-28-2013 22:19:12 | More by ohyayitstrey
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soper2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at Chumley's in Lafayette.
The pour resulted in a deep brown body capped off bye a small creamy tan head. Smell is very malty, notes of coffee and chocolate are present as well. First taste alludes to some bitter chocolate along with a subtle smokiness. Mouthfeel is a little thin though. I think I would enjoy this more if it had the body of their Chocolate stout. Overall it's a decent offering from Rogue.

Serving type: on-tap

04-17-2004 22:11:19 | More by soper2000
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HungarianCount

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

05-15-2012 04:05:54 | More by HungarianCount
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Biscuit033

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark as night with a fluffy tan heads that fades slowly.

S: Pine and citrus jump out first, then sweet malts, chocolate, butterscotch and toffee.

T: Pine hoppiness, tart fruit, a slight smokiness that reminds me of a dark, bitter coffee.

M: Good carbination and long finish.

D: Good winter session brew. I see more of these bombers in my future.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2007 03:58:14 | More by Biscuit033
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Polasiuss

Ireland

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-09-2012 16:14:23 | More by Polasiuss
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Shnanign

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

07-22-2012 18:07:56 | More by Shnanign
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GetTheYayo

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16%

03-17-2013 00:42:24 | More by GetTheYayo
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CharlatanSin

Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pint on tap at the wonderful Bronx Ale House.

Appearance: Dark brown, with a light tan one-finger head. I like the color contrast, but I don't like how quickly the head vanishes with no lacing.

Smell: Delicious. Roasted espresso beans dominate with notes of bitter chocolate. I like where this is going.

Taste: Extremely reminiscent of those dark chocolate-covered roasted espresso beans I popped to stay awake for big papers in school (hey, it beats Ritalin). It's pretty bitter on the way down, which I like.

Mouthfeel: Body's on the light side for a Porter, with low carbonation. Not doing a lot for me.

Drinkability/Overall: A very solid Porter. I'd have one in place of a post-dinner coffee. The mediocre mouthfeel stops it from being the best Mocha beer I've had recently (Southern Tier), but it gets the job done.

Serving type: on-tap

11-29-2009 19:30:50 | More by CharlatanSin
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GeoCait

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-31-2012 20:42:43 | More by GeoCait
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elchingen

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

02-08-2013 04:46:04 | More by elchingen
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groleau

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

08-11-2013 20:44:59 | More by groleau
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Bouder32

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

10-22-2013 16:10:24 | More by Bouder32
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winomark

Missouri

3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep dark brown with a generous, frothy meduim tan head.

Wonderful hoppy tones. Centennial hops make a huge impact. Toasty dark malt also quite noticable. Very nice.

Lots of roasted malt, with coffee and chocolate tones throughout. Hops add a nice bitterness, with carbonation offering lift.

Flavorful, but not too heavy. Rich and coating throughout. Light, dry finish.

A good brew. The centennial hops add a great balance to the dark malts. Another Rogue winner.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2004 16:58:19 | More by winomark
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mavbrew

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep brown color with a finger thick, frothy, mocha colored head that slowly dissipates.

S: The nose is mainly that of roasted malts, which brings out a coffee scent in the beer. There is also hints of chocolate or cocoa.

T: The taste is just like the nose, major roasted malt/coffee bean taste throughout. There is also a subtle sweetness and a hint of hops. The finish is dry and the taste of the roasted malts is left in the palate,more of a smokey flavor.

M: Medium bodied with average carbonation, finish is dry and smooth.

D: Overall this is a good beer. The roasted characteristics mesh well with the slight bitterness and sweetness and it goes down nice and smooth.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2011 01:09:44 | More by mavbrew
Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 2,361 ratings.