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Mocha Porter - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,357 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,357
Reviews: 1,305
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 75
Gots: 98 | 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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BigGold

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

02-26-2014 02:22:32 | More by BigGold
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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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gunnerman

Florida

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

Pours that nice dark reddish color with a nice inch head that is very sticky and adds to the complexity of the brew. Smell is of chocolate with espresso and other coffee fragrance. Taste is of Bitter sweet malt with a mouthfeel of chocolate coffee. I prefer to drink this after a nice meal prefebly some type of meat.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2006 00:29:30 | More by gunnerman
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cretemixer

Indiana

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

22 oz. bomber pours a deep chocolate brown with ruby hues. Caramel headiness that fades to a thin layer leaving little lace. Mochacciono aroma with a strong hoppy bite. What else would you expect from Rogue? Hoppy flavors are most prominent with coffee following right behind. Chocolate maltiness is overpowered by the hops. Thinner mouthfeel that I expected, but still adequate. Not my favorite style, but overall a pretty impressive beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2003 06:12:44 | More by cretemixer
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RenoZymurgist

Nevada

4.53/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Frothy tan head dissipated quickly which is surprising for a rogue brew. Aroma is light yet carries a dark roasted character and a scent of fresh coffee that is not bitter at all yet it has a faint citrussy hop accent. Taste is superb with a deep chocolate flavor that is clean and delicious. Follows with a malt sweetness that is not carmely but provides a perfect balance and it finishes with a bitter chocolate flavor that has a hoppiness blended into it in a way that i wish i could describe adequately. Mouthfeel is very good as well as it has a very smooth carbonation that lets the flavors roll around your mouth without having a carbonic bite. Very drinkable and as of now it is the best American style porter i have had.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2003 04:38:13 | More by RenoZymurgist
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nmeiborg

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-17-2012 19:35:21 | More by nmeiborg
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59rockabilly

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

09-01-2012 23:31:32 | More by 59rockabilly
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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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IcemanCometh

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a straight sided pint glass

A- dark, dark brown. No light makes it through this brew. Big, fluffy tan head, and very sticky lacing down the glass. I don't see how a porter could look better.

S- Dark, sweet malt, heavy on the coffee aroma.

T-Roasty, sweet malts, with a coffee finish. Hints of chocolate, but you have to search for them. A tad bitter on the end.

M- Deceptively medium bodied (you'd think it's heavier from the looks of it) Carbonation on the lighter side of medium.

O- A good example of an American porter. I could use a bit more chocolate notes, and a tad less bitterness on the finish, but I'm honestly nit picking. Tasty.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 03:47:44 | More by JWU
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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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Extrajoker00

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-29-2013 00:15:36 | More by Extrajoker00
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Johnroby

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-15-2014 23:45:53 | More by Johnroby
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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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Mdodge8837

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -22.5%

11-16-2012 03:34:55 | More by Jasoncolliver
Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
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