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Mocha Porter - Rogue Ales

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Mocha PorterMocha Porter

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2,400 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,400
Reviews: 1,306
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 75
Gots: 107 | 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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Photo of ISmith87


4.19/5  rDev +8.3%

appearance - 4.0 - this is good looking beer, dark brown almost black, barely any head with basically no lacing.

smell - 4.25 - this beer smells like coffee, with a hint of chocolate, vanilla beans,roasted malt

taste - 4.25- this beer tastes like coffee,basically like if you mixed A mocha latte and a stout, coffee beans, espresso, dark Malts, roasted malts, vanilla, creamy milk

mouth feel - 4.25 - light mouth feel for a stout with medium-heavy carbonation, leaves a roasty coffee aftertaste which is light.

overall - 4.0 - a good moCha stout but more with respect to the English idea of what a stout is. Somewhat weak, one dimensional, and lacking a wow factor .

08-20-2013 01:19:14 | More by ISmith87
Photo of rocklibster


4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-25-2012 01:15:34 | More by rocklibster
Photo of bkilpatr


4.2/5  rDev +8.5%

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.

08-26-2008 00:37:24 | More by bkilpatr
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-03-2012 03:40:32 | More by jstewart1130
Photo of Shnanign


4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

07-22-2012 18:07:56 | More by Shnanign
Photo of Biscuit033


4.03/5  rDev +4.1%

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.

12-01-2007 03:58:14 | More by Biscuit033
Photo of sidetracked


3.9/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

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


4.68/5  rDev +20.9%

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!

07-28-2012 19:48:09 | More by TheRealBigC
Photo of BigGold


3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

02-26-2014 02:22:32 | More by BigGold
Photo of Darkale


3.58/5  rDev -7.5%

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.

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


3.85/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

05-22-2011 05:42:55 | More by WankelEngine
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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


4/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

04-17-2004 22:11:19 | More by soper2000
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-09-2012 16:14:23 | More by Polasiuss
Photo of CharlatanSin


3.98/5  rDev +2.8%

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.

11-29-2009 19:30:50 | More by CharlatanSin
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-31-2012 20:42:43 | More by GeoCait
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

02-08-2013 04:46:04 | More by elchingen
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3.68/5  rDev -4.9%

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.

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


3.85/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

01-03-2011 01:09:44 | More by mavbrew
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-05-2014 17:49:27 | More by rabiddawg
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-14-2011 14:07:34 | More by shuajw
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

12-05-2011 21:36:43 | More by rhino54
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Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-05-2012 00:17:36 | More by disemgrowler
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

10-16-2013 01:36:23 | More by IcemanCometh
Photo of HugoGrim


4.33/5  rDev +11.9%

Poured from the bottle into an imperial pint glass. Black body with a nice bubbly head. No lace.

Aroma is big an intense. Bakers chocolate, sweet cream. Excellent nose to this beer.

Flavor meets the billing quite accurately. Bitter coffee and dark chocolate. Hints of hopping, nicely balanced.

09-30-2007 22:02:14 | More by HugoGrim
Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
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