Double Mocha Porter - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by HoopTime:
4.25/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A – Deep mahogany, completely opague, even when held up to an intense halogen desk lamp. The burly wood colored one-finger head quickly vanished, leaving some thick lacing around the edges of of the gobbler after pouring it from a 750 ml bomber.
S – Caramel, port, dark chocolate. There is a hint of banana on the backside. This smells rich and the aroma intensifies was the beer warmed a little.
T – Hits the tongue with a hint of barley wine and finishes with with dutch cocoa powder, deep and bitter. There seems to be a good amount of hops cutting the sweetness you might expect from a blend of six different malts. The label says Summit and Rogue Micro Hopyard Williamette Hops were used. The complexity you'd expect from a beer with that many flavor agents. It all comes from the malts and the hops – there is no added flavor – no coffee beans, cacao nibs or anything else commonly added to a big, dark beer. It has a nice traditional beer taste, only bigger. The flavor palate is very full.
M – This is one of those beers that would be good to offer that person who is scared of dark beers because they presume all dark beers are thick as oil. This has a nice medium feel. It is substantial. It makes you want to sip it slowly, But it is not stand a spoon in it, or even coat the back of the spoon thick. Close your eyes and you might never guess this is a dark colored brew.
D – It's 8.2 ABV, so it is probably good that this is not a beer you can drink a lot of.. The flavor is too intense to drink it fast anyhow. This would be a great beer after dinner before shifting to something more sessionable. Would also be nice in the evening by the beach, or late night by a fire. It's the kind of beer that demands and deserves your relaxed attention.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2011 02:14:05 | More by HoopTime
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3.41/5 rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A-dark brown black color with a decent tan head and some lacing
S-malty, coffee, hint of chocolate
T-dark roasted malt, coffee, minimal chocolate, some awkward bitterness
F-medium body with light to moderate carbonation, smooth and creamy
O-nothing special, flavor just seems a little off and unbalanced
Serving type: on-tap
05-09-2013 11:07:33 | More by MDDMD
Double Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 289 ratings.