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Mocha Porter - Rogue Ales

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Mocha PorterMocha Porter

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,348 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,348
Reviews: 1,305
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 74
Gots: 95 | 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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IcemanCometh

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

10-16-2013 01:36:23 | More by IcemanCometh
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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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rabiddawg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-05-2014 17:49:27 | More by rabiddawg
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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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mlklein27

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-13-2014 01:21:12 | More by Mlawrence
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LarryKemp

Texas

3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I was struck by its red tint while pouring. The head was good but because of the 8.0% alcohol retention was poor. The choclate malt aroma was evident and I could not detect any hop aroma. The first taste was overpowered by a hoppy bitterness that lingered on the roof of my mouth long after the liquid was swallowed. Only after holding the beer in my mouth did the choclate come out. It had a moderately creamy mouthfeel. Overall I was disappointed by this beer and would recommend it only to Rogue Hop Heads.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2003 18:45:50 | More by LarryKemp
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beersvh23

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-19-2012 03:07:40 | More by beersvh23
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Byeast

Florida

3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured deep black with a good 1 1/2 inch head. Left some nice bands of lacing as it went down , also retained a short creamy head all the way. Nice, faint, bittersweet-mocha chocolate smell as well as fair amount of hoppy aroma. Taste is of dark-chocolate , slight coffee , nice hop bite. Good American porter , i would not turn one down.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2006 06:50:11 | More by Byeast
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mhewes

Colorado

4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A : Pours a dark brown with about a one finger tan head

S : Lots of coffee and chocolate. Some roasted malts also

T : Big on the coffee flavor. The chocolate and roasted malts are pretty subtle. There's a surprising hop bitterness on the finish.

M : Medium-bodied, good carbonation

D : Real easy to drink. Not quite what I was expecting (expected more coffee) but one worth ordering another round of.

Serving type: on-tap

09-11-2008 18:11:35 | More by mhewes
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eagles22

Pennsylvania

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

Appearance: ebony color with white head and alot of carbonation

Smell: lots of roasted malts and heavy coffee scent

Taste: lots of coffee flavor and earthy hops but nothing exceptional

Mouthfeel: is very nice and moist...not thin at all

Drinkability: great session beer

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2008 23:03:39 | More by eagles22
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yaksurf

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

04-29-2012 16:23:22 | More by yaksurf
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jeffmonarch

Maryland

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

12 oz. bottle in a pint glass.

A - Deep dark brown with a thick light brown head that leaves a thick lace around the rim.

S - Smokey chocolate, very rich.

T - Good rich smokey flavor. Good bitterness in the finish.

M - Medium to full bodied with good carbonation.

D - Great porter. I really like this beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2008 22:44:13 | More by jeffmonarch
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BigJTrucker

Oregon

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle, no visible freshness/bottling date. Pours a very dark mahogany color, thin tan head settles fairly quickly. Aroma is roasted malt, with hints of fruit, some cocoa. The expected mocha shows up a bit in the flavor department, but is more mellow than i expected. Mouthfeel is fairly smooth, a bit creamy as are most rogue brews. Very drinkable. Mocha flavor is not too in your face, and the abv is rather low, so i would bet it'd be rather easy to put back a few pints of this.

*Edit* : A second, more vigorous pour into the glass resulted in a thick creamy head, much like a root beer float would have.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2007 11:00:55 | More by BigJTrucker
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AdmiralDiaz

Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: very dark brown that is borderline black. Creamy looking tan head that dissolves quickly.

S: it's hard to pick out much more than roasted malt and coffee scents.

T: coffee upfront with roasted malts and a bitter coffee/chocolate finish. I was surprised that it wasn't as chocolaty as I assumed from the title. I would have just called it coffee porter and let the drinker assume it has chocolate qualities as one expects a chocolate stout to contain hints of coffee.

Overall it was a little thin for me but that made for a highly drinkable beer that looks and tastes great. Always impressed by Rogue.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2009 07:11:40 | More by AdmiralDiaz
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Mdodge8837

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-29-2011 00:37:53 | More by Mdodge8837
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Jasoncolliver

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -22.5%

11-16-2012 03:34:55 | More by Jasoncolliver
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BuffaloTapHugger

New York

4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass. Head tension noticeable. Smells of chocolate and mild roast coffee present. Gulp. Nice bite, smooth and warming. The Mocha in the title is not a lie, it plays very will in the finished product on this one.

Been trying several Rogue beers in recent times. This is a perfect example of a chocolate infused porter. This beer makes for a great end of dinner drink and a better night cap.

Recommend: Yes, for my friends and myself. Foes not included.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2009 07:47:05 | More by BuffaloTapHugger
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rhino54

California

5/5  rDev +29.2%

12-05-2011 21:36:43 | More by rhino54
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McNealc31

Ohio

3.35/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I feel like the name is a little misleading. I think it would be better classified as a mocha stout. It has more of the roasted and bitter flavors that I associate with a stout rather than a porter. And while the mocha flavors and creamy texture are there, it's all in the finish.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2011 02:12:53 | More by McNealc31
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gregshead

California

3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 11/21/10, from notes:

A: Pours a nice brownish black w/ a half finger of head.

S: Mocha coffee/chocolate smell w/ the roasted grain.

T: Lots of bitter dark chocolate. Coffee taste is there but more faint than I would expect for a mocha porter. Finish is hard to describe, almost a dry/spicy finish and after taste.

M: Lots of carbonation with a strange feel to the carbonation, can't put my finger on it.

D: An enjoyable porter. Go Rogue. Would pick up a sixer of this.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2010 03:18:32 | More by gregshead
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engagechad

Virginia

3.15/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased as a bottle from Capital Ale house in Glen Allen, VA - pint

Pours a dark brown with minimal to moderate head and not really any lacing. Smells like a mild porter. Not much coffee or chocolate to note. Taste follows. A basic porter with no real stand out characteristics.

Overall this is an overpriced, okay porter.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2011 18:21:00 | More by engagechad
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Ahhdball

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown, with hints of amber after hitting light. Foamy beige top with minmal lacing.
Coffee and chocolate aroma, roasted chestnuts followed.
Great blend of chocolate and coffee malts veering over to a nice hop bitterness in the middle, which smoothed for a clean silky finish.
I expected a little more coffee but I wasn't disappointed in the least. A complete porter with an extra creamy finish and over all good taste. I would love to have this again.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2005 16:09:18 | More by Ahhdball
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NHSTEVE

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

08-16-2012 00:27:30 | More by NHSTEVE
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AHeaston8

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

01-31-2014 04:08:47 | More by AHeaston8
Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 2,348 ratings.