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Mocha Porter - Rogue Ales

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Mocha PorterMocha Porter

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very good

2,442 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,442
Reviews: 1,307
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 78
Gots: 128 | 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 disemgrowler
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

disemgrowler, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of MNMike
4/5  rDev +3.4%

MNMike, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of HugoGrim
4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

HugoGrim, Sep 30, 2007
Photo of alexanf
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

alexanf, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of Troublebar
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Troublebar, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of gunnerman
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.

gunnerman, Jul 25, 2006
Photo of cretemixer
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.

cretemixer, Jan 10, 2003
Photo of RenoZymurgist
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.

RenoZymurgist, Sep 10, 2003
Photo of nmeiborg
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

nmeiborg, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of 59rockabilly
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

59rockabilly, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of Liondiscs
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Liondiscs, May 31, 2013
Photo of NHSTEVE
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

NHSTEVE, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of LarryKemp
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.

LarryKemp, Jan 09, 2003
Photo of beersvh23
4/5  rDev +3.4%

beersvh23, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of Byeast
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.

Byeast, Jan 30, 2006
Photo of mhewes
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.

mhewes, Sep 11, 2008
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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

eagles22, Dec 28, 2008
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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.

McNealc31, Jan 21, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

LuckyJohn, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of jeffmonarch
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.

jeffmonarch, Nov 06, 2008
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

fitz284, Nov 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

Jasoncolliver, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of BigJTrucker
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.

BigJTrucker, Nov 15, 2007
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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.

BuffaloTapHugger, Jan 09, 2009
Photo of AdmiralDiaz
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.

AdmiralDiaz, Jan 10, 2009
Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 2,442 ratings.