Double Mocha Porter - Rogue Ales
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4.9/5 rDev +26.3%
Got the 1 pint 10 fl. oz/ 750 ml bottle which is colored blue.
poured black, the way a good porter should
smelled like dark chocolate with coffee just as anticipated. the smell didn't express the taste as well as i thought it could.
taste was predominately bitter chocolate with a slight middle sweetness, very slight, this is a bitter porter. the coffee is faint, it's in the after taste slightly. the beer sweetens more as it warms, i think it resembles a porter more as it gets warmer. i prefer it as it warms up slightly because the flavors are really present thoughout the palat.
the mouthfeel has slight amount of carbination but rather smooth, but not as smooth as a stout would be.
this beer is very easy to drink, the 8% alcohol is well hidden in this beer, but it can be slightly felt in the throat in the after taste. but for a large bottled beer i found it easy to drink the bottle, but i probably would try to drink another one in the same setting because it is such a large beer.
03-08-2010 02:49:15 | More by canislupus88
4.83/5 rDev +24.5%
750 ML bottle that was poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. The bottle is kind of cool. It's either painted or some type of sand blasted blue. Good idea I guess, protects it from the light. It pours out as close to black as it can while still being dark brown. No real highlights, but the edges slightly glow when you hold it up to the light. Big tan, light-brown head, good lacing.
Smell is good. Big malts, primarily dark/bitter chocolate. Little bit of grain. Noticeable hop presence while maintaining a good malt/hop balance. At the very end of every sniff your nose warms with the slight touch of alcohol.
The taste is top notch. Much like the smell, chocolate is a dominant feature with the taste, but there are some differences. It starts with dark bitter chocolate favors, then fades to a milk chocolate, than back to a bitter chocolate. Good overall, here's where the "Double Mocha" comes in. Obviously a good malt presence, caramelized, roasted, and even a little burned. Hops are also noticeable in the taste at the end. A big/bad/bold porter that attacks your taste buds.
Mouthfeel is great, smooth and full bodied. It's almost triple layered. It is bitter, sweet, then finishes bitter. The drinkability is outstanding. It could be a sipper is you want it to be, or go at your own pace.
I was a big fan of the Mocha Porter, one of the first beers I ever had from Rogue. I didn't get the "Double" part of the name until a little way through it. The flavor is certainly a double portion and the smell is increased as well. I've always been a huge porter fan and this is a favorite, very good. This and Long Trails Imperial Porter are at the top in my opinion. If more porters this big come up maybe the style "Imperial" or "Double" Porter will come into existence. That's a good world to be in.
11-29-2010 00:15:21 | More by AndyAvalanche
4.68/5 rDev +20.6%
APPEARANCE: Dark as pitch with a dark tan head. A thick, sudsy mocha head with good lacing.
SMELL: A combination of smokey caramel and coffee along with a touch of chocolate. It's a very rich smelling beer with a strong nose.
TASTE: Malt and coffee leads the way with a hoppy finish. This is a very roasty beer that is not for the faint of heart. The smokiness of this porter lingers in the mouth at the finish (and beyond).
MOUTHFEEL: At 8.2% ABV, Rogue did a good job at lessening the alcohol bite (though there's certainly a nip, which works for me). There's a nice earthy warmth at the back of the tongue.
DRINKABILITY: For those well versed in Porter Kung Fu, this is a fine, leisurely session beer. It's brilliant with red meat, by the way. If you're more accustomed to beers that allow some sunlight to shine through, then this is a fine walk on the wild side, but you'll probably have just the one.
VERDICT: I'm a big fan of Rogue beers and this brew is no exception. I find it hard to walk past this beer when I see it on a shelf. It's a strong beer (both in taste profile and alcohol content), so if you're not already a porter/stout fan, then this beer will be more than a little startling. But if you love porters, then this beer will probably make you very happy.
03-03-2011 01:16:15 | More by DirtybeerguyRI
4.6/5 rDev +18.6%
A: wow. a nice looking beer with a dark brown pour and a light head. nice amount of lacing on the glass.
S: The aroma includes a strong, almost powerful front og chocolate coffee that is followed by nice hint of toasted malt.
T: The taste is true to the aroma offered by this gem. Strong chocolate/coffee flavors balanced well by hints of the roasted malts sweetness
M: medium body, good carbonation
D: Seriously enjoyed this Brew. I'm not huge on double porters, but I really liked this one.
Serving type: bottle
06-12-2010 11:24:49 | More by murphyzd
4.58/5 rDev +18%
Poured vigorously into a signature dogfish head glass.
A - Thick brown, almost syrup looking when poured, 2 fingers worth of chocolate brown head.
S - Nice coffee aroma, with some chocolate, and sweet aroma.
T - Good balanced flavor, no alcohol taste here at all, great balance of coffee and chocolate, would never guess this was 8.2% abv.
M - Has the viscosity of chocolate syrup, not much carbonation at all. The high viscosity leaves the taste in your mouth for what seems like forever.
O - This was a great beer. good aroma, great job of masking the alcohol. However this does taste like there's quit possibly a whole days worth of calories in this one 750ml bottle. Not something I would drink on a regular basis, but a nice treat to myself every once in awhile.
01-25-2012 21:47:09 | More by rogueleonardi
4.53/5 rDev +16.8%
A- Deep burgundy almost black color. poured with a creamy head.
S- Very Roasty with huge hints of chocolate and coffee.
T- Espresso and malts right off the bat overwhelming any hop note that might be evident. Dry chocolatey finish with a coffee drink aftertaste.
M- Very smooth and low carbonation. Full Bodied
D- Excellant! This beer has high drinkability, the high alcohol has some describing as "Imperial Porter" But it's not boozy.
04-04-2011 21:26:10 | More by LittleOtts
4.5/5 rDev +16%
I really enjoyed this beer. I usually go for the brown ales and this double porter is heavier than the brown ales, but lighter than the stouts. There were definite tastes of both coffee and chocolate with the chocolate winning out. In spite of the high ABV level, this was a very smooth beer that went down easily. The deep brown color and mocha aroma only added to the overall drinking experience. This is what a Double Mocha Porter should be!
08-21-2011 22:17:19 | More by gerite
Double Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.