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Double Mocha Porter - Rogue Ales

Double Mocha PorterDouble Mocha Porter

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BA SCORE
87
very good

290 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 290
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.86%


Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Rogue calls this an 'Imperial Porter' on their website.

10 Ingredients:
Malts: C120, C150, Kiln Coffee, Black, Chocolate and Rogue Micro Barley Farm Risk™ malts.
Hops: Summit and Rogue Micro Hopyard Willamette.
Yeast & Water: Rogue's Pacman Yeast and Free Range Coastal Water.

19º PLATO
78 IBU
76 AA
133º Lovibond

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 02-26-2010)
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

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
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GiantMidget

Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought at Total Wine in Claymont DE a few weeks ago.

Continuing with my Rogue journey, surprisingly I haven't had the regular Mocha Porter but went straight for the Double.

Poured into a tulip from a bomber, gave a relatively strong/fast pour to release the scent and test the headiness.
Gave me a 3 finger head of brownish cream.
The mocha malt scent, as many reviewers have said, is so strong but it's not unpleasant or overpowering.
I would argue that it's right where it needs to be. If it were less, I'd almost be disappointed in expectations of a double porter.

The taste is very malty and the mocha is there, I can taste a lingering alcohol but it isn't overly so. Some nuttiness and coffee like drinking a non-cream cafe mocha with no sugar, but it is most definitely a porter beer.

It's a smooth drink, enjoyable and worthy of the Rogue name in my opinion.

Slightly lighter mouthfeel that I would think, but it's still quite good.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 01:11:00 | More by GiantMidget
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jesterx7769


2.93/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

serving: poured into glass
Color: very dark, frothy mocha colored head, does not stick
Smell: very faint mocha/malt, not much smell. disappointing as I expected much more mocha. Not sure where people are getting the overload of smell from.
Taste: Light consistency for a dark beer, malt like in taste, not very strong mocha/chocolate taste. Leaves a nice mocha after taste. Slight bitterness not too much.Very easy to drink.

Solid beer but not worthy of a high rating IMO. Good entry level dark beer for someone who does not drink them but would like much more smell and taste.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 01:46:41 | More by jesterx7769
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Kooz

New York

2.93/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Sorry for the stunted review, but until there's an app, it's going to be hard to review beers from bars and restaurants...

Poured very dark brown and left a sticky tan lacing on the pint glass. Looks good.

Smells malty and I can get the mocha (slightly). I expected a stronger nose.

I get the mocha taste, but it's more malt (like malted milk) than mocha. Slightly bitter, maybe too overly hopped.

The body is a little too watery for my preference. It is disappointing.

Overall, it's not bad, but it didn't blow me away.

Serving type: on-tap

10-15-2012 16:10:21 | More by Kooz
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WynnO

Florida

3.3/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The name of this beer is inviting, but after going inside you realize its hype is *a bit* oversold.

Serving vessel is a Chimay goblet.

Looks fine. Dark brown. Head is nice and brown, and it has good hang time---a light sheen remains to the last sip.

Smell seems a little weak to me, not enough to complain, but I was hoping for a stronger aroma of everything. Still though, a big inhale reveals some good maltiness and chocolate notes.

Taste is a bit hot. At 8.2 I would think it could have been masked more. After your palette gets accustomed, it becomes more agreeable.

Mouthfeel is straight down the line porter---what you would expect.

Overall, not my favorite of this genre. It is drinkable, but I might select a Yeti or Southern Tier version before this. I would not turn it down though.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 22:46:54 | More by WynnO
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Love the regular mocha porter. Loads of awesome chocolate here on the nose, really not much else. No coffee or roastiness to speak of as I would expect from a porter. The flavor is nearly chocolate syrup, but short of cloying. Thick and viscous with just adequate carbonation. Really more of an imperial stout. Despite being off of the porter style, this beer is damn good. Great for dessert, just like their double stout.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 20:02:30 | More by BMMillsy
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Clones21

Iowa

4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This beer will catch you off guard. First off I suggest you don't smell this beer because it may stray you away at first...but don't let that fool you. Smell is a really sweet, but not that great of smell. The up front taste right when it hits your lips and tounge is really sweet and hoppy...AGAIN don't let that fool you..the after taste is crazy good. Very Mocha/coffee like. Lots of Chocolate too. This beer is pricey, but I recommend you give it a try if you are into dark beers.

Serving type: on-tap

06-23-2012 00:23:14 | More by Clones21
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BEERMILER12

Maine

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very dark brown/mahogany with a fingers worth of mocha head

S: Very malty with notes of coffee, milk chocolate, and some hops

T: Follows the nose with coffee, chocolate, sweet malts and then finishes with a light bitterness from the hops and coffee

M: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A nice full porter that has a nice combination of coffee, chocolate, and alcohol that work perfectly for the colder months. Price is a little high, but it's good to try at least once

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2012 22:10:05 | More by BEERMILER12
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jlenik

New Jersey

4.23/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

a: pour a pleasant dark brown color. not black and not opaque and when held to the light it retains brown hues rather than the reddish which I would usually associate with this type of brew.

s: a lot of coffee and dark chocolate notes. roasty dark malt comes through as well.

t: it is surprisingly bitter yet sweet. loads of coffee flavor, dark chocolate notes are present in the aftertaste.

m: rather dry but in a good way, this really brings out the coffee and dark chocolate flavors.

o: I think this is a nice upgrade from the regular Mocha Porter (which I really enjoyed). It's also a bit expensive for what it is.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 01:27:05 | More by jlenik
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Heatwave33

Florida

3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle to a Dogfish Head Snifter.

Color: A very dark brown with a milk chocolate head.

Smell: Chocolate and coffee hit me in the beginning. Followed by some toasted malts and earthy hops.

Taste: Same as the aroma.

Mouthfeel: Mid-low carbonation, smooth with a medium dryness on the palate.

Overall: Full bodied with a nice subtle aroma and taste. Well balanced with the chocolate, coffee, malts and hops. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 04:40:01 | More by Heatwave33
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suspect

New York

3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a painted blue 22oz bottle into a Duvel Tulip.

A: Pours a dark brown color. Aggressive pour leads to a 3 finger light brown head that sticks and sticks and sticks. Lacing is strong and thick.

S: For something called a "Double Mocha Porter" I half expected there to be some chocolate in the nose. There is a touch of coffee, not a ton.

T: Actually, the flavor of this one is a lot nicer than the nose. The coffee shines through as does some of the chocolate, in the form of cocoa nibs. Nit a huge flavor, but not bad either.

M: Great porter mouthfeel, medium body, perfectly carbonated, just enough to lift flavors off the tongue.

O: Outside of the smell this is a really good beer. This is my second Rogue brew in the same week and I've been pleased with both, although not blown away. This one, is overpriced, though at $13/22oz.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 05:04:07 | More by suspect
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rogueleonardi

Ohio

4.58/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 21:47:09 | More by rogueleonardi
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MattU

Texas

3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1 year old bottle.

Appearance- Dark ruddy brown with ruby highlights when held up to the light. Poured into a snifter produces a one finger head that quickly falls to a light but consistent stream of bubbles. Leaves moderate lacing as it goes down.

Aroma - Perfumey/vinous alcohol, not hot or solventy. Slight coco-nib aroma followed by toasty malts.

Taste - Is pleasant but not what I was hoping for/expecting. Slightly sweet upfront, I have a feeling this is a function of the aging. Followed by luscious vinous characters and a slight alcohol bitterness. Ends on soft notes of chocolate, but I'm missing the coffee component (aging?)

Mouthfeel - Chewy and velvety with low carbonation. High alcohol keeps it from being sticky and allows for a clean finish.

Overall - A nice and interesting beer that did well with a year of age. I could stand for more of the coffee aspect of the "mocha" but still very interesting. Would pair well with some braise lamb saddles.

B+

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 03:49:55 | More by MattU
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metter98

New York

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very dark amber in color and poured with a light tan head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface. It also left some lacing running down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light to moderately strong aromas of chocolate in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of roasted malts and bittersweet chocolate and is accompanied by a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The is a very easy beer to drink and makes for a good selection on a cold winter night.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 13:53:20 | More by metter98
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured aggressive into a 20 oz Duvel tulip glass. Pours close to pitch black, with a four inch fluffy dark tan head that, hangs around for awhile before it turns into a quarter inch of foam, plenty of lace. Smell coffee, dark chocolate, hint of smoke, and dark fruits. Taste is mainly mocha and smoke. The body is a little thinner than I expected, on the dry side, good amount carbonation, and very approachable for its abv. This is a good Porter, but was hoping for more for the fairly large price tag.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 13:37:08 | More by SawDog505
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DavidST

Texas

3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass, no date. This pours a very dark brown, almost pitch black with a large Mocha colored head. The smells are of roasted malts, dark chocolate. The feel is medium much thinner than I expected. The taste is good, lots of dark bitter roasted malts, dark chocolate (although gritty), overall not a bad porter/stout, but at this price there are many stout which are better.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 02:33:31 | More by DavidST
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BeersCriteria

Texas

3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Dark brown, almost black with a sienna colored head.

S- Chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts.

T- Bittersweet as in bittersweet chocolate with an espresso coffee bitterness. Full body and thick with some carbonation. Good porter overall.

Food Pairing- Beef stew or simply as a desert beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 03:42:27 | More by BeersCriteria
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap 11/19/2011 at Dave’s Bar & Grill in Warwick, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a short dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains coffee, roasted malts, chocolate and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out very sweet with flavors of coffee and milk chocolate followed by a hearty roasted malt character. The hops presence is mild but complementary and creates a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and a little crisp but a little watery, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a decent stronger porter to drink for a while but there are better choices within the style.

Serving type: on-tap

11-20-2011 23:52:11 | More by TheManiacalOne
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GarrettMD

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pitch black, 2 fingers of tan head that doesn't fade much at all.

S - Chocolate, alcohol, dark fruits such as figs or dates. A bit of coffee. Mostly the chocolate/dark fruits.

T - Right off the bat, it's all booze and dark fruits, but changes almost immediately to sweet chocolate/mocha. Mostly chocolate, I don't get too much coffee along with it.

M - Heavy body, low carbonation, slick mouthfeel from the alcohol. Finish is wet and sweet with a lingering sweet chocolate taste.

O - Seemed a bit boozy, fairly well-balanced though. For a lower price, I would buy this more often, but it's always just way to expensive.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 22:55:55 | More by GarrettMD
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Domingo

Colorado

3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Grabbed this just prior to GABF 2011. I guess our area didn't get many and some stores stashed 'em for that week.
Looks pretty standard for the role. Brown/black, although it does have a bit more of a head than most, and the carbonation never fades. No issues here at all.
The nose is also par for the course for a bigger porter/stout. Heavily roasted malts, a little coffee and baker's chocolate. Like almost all Rogue beers, there are some unmistakably evident pacific NW hops in there, too.
The flavor profile (dare I say it) is more of the same. Par for the course, but no real wrinkles at all. Semi-sweet dark malts, with hints of mild dark chocolate. Piney bitter hops take over a little in the middle and fade into a roasty blend. The coffee character is milder than I expected and for that matter, the chocolate is too. I think you probably could’ve just called this a random big porter and nobody would have any idea that there was any coffee or cocoa in it.
There’s nothing wrong here, but it wasn’t cheap and it wasn’t really memorable either.
It’s certainly not a miss, but there’s just nothing outstanding about it. I’ve been pretty happy with the other Rogue big beers in this series, so I guess you just can’t win ‘em all.
Still absolutely worth drinking, but just not worth seeking out or paying a premium price for.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2011 14:22:16 | More by Domingo
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown pour with a tan, convex head that makes my glass of beer look like a porter ice cream cone. Good retention and impressive branches of lace.

Wet, woody, slightly nutty aroma with a roasty underlayer. Doesn't smell like a double anything.

Tastes roastier than it smells. Expansive roast character that starts mild and finishes almost char-like. Monotone but nice. Rogue Pacman yeast body. Like the aroma, I ain't pickin' up no mocha.

Not as good as my memory of it, I remember this as a standout from the American Craft Beerfest. Doesn't taste, smell or feel like a big beer but I like it just the same.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2011 00:04:29 | More by donkeyrunner
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corylew

Oregon

2.45/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

One thing that bothers me about using the name Mocha, is that I get almost no coffee flavor from this beer. It's a very solid double porter with a misleading name. for being a double porter, it's pretty good. Heavy on the bittering hops, low on the aroma and flavor to bring out the malt flavors. Nose is dominated by malt and slight alcohol mixed with hops. Tasty, but like I said... where's the coffee?

Serving type: on-tap

09-19-2011 04:02:01 | More by corylew
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bobhits

Kentucky

2.17/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I was told this beer wasn’t going to wow me, but I decided to risk it. At 12.99 a bottle it certainly is priced to impress the hell out of me.
Pours a deep brown but not nearly black body. A tall head forms and dissipates almost as quickly as it formed. Doesn’t look overly thick but it is an imperial porter so I suppose that’s why this is a porter?
Nose has some roasted coffee, a hint of perhaps cocco, some vanilla, and surprisingly a LOT of hop character.
This just isn’t an “imperial” anything. I think other than a touch more abv than is needed there aren’t really any intense flavors here. The Shakespeare, oatmeal, and chocolate stouts all pack more flavor and cost less. You have some coffee, a lot of roasted malt flavors, plenty of hops for a porter, vanilla, and I suppose there are some chocolate notes somewhere in this. I’m not thinking mocha with this beer and I honestly do think that with their regular offering. Honestly, can I get some coffee flavor here?
Based on abv the body is about right though a touch thin. Based on the double rogue lable, it’s way too thin! The body really comes off medium for the stout/porter world. Almost watery for an imperial version. Alcohol is lower than most in these categories, but I can still taste it.
Lately I have been trying to give Rogue a chance. I mean they take up an insane amount of shelf space in a lot of places, and I know people buy their beer. The problem is they just make mediocre beer and charge absurd prices. They have less than 5 beers today worth what they charge for them. They choose the wrong format for most of their beers. They don’t bottle date. I’m sorry but Rogue seems hell bent on being a shitty brewer with great distribution.

FYI price was strongly factored into this review. This is a 36 dollar 6 pack equivalent which might be acceptable for a really world class beer. This is so far from it.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 04:31:58 | More by bobhits
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gerite

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: on-tap

08-21-2011 22:17:19 | More by gerite
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ahq514

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 750 ml bottle into tulip glass.

Pours a near black color with a nice, latte colored frothy head. Some nice lacing occurs.

Smells of coffee and chocolate right off the bat. Some nice roasted character, complemented by some nice, subtle earthy hops.

Aroma matches the taste. Creamy chocolate and slight coffee right away (kinda disappointed on the coffee flavor). Some nice thick, milkshake like qualities. A little bit of roasted bitterness at the end.

Nice and full bodied. A little more carbonation than I would like. Nice bitter chocolate taste sticks around in my mouth.

Overall, this is a good beer, not great. Wish this was a little stronger on the coffee taste. Not overly complex or anything, just solid and straightforward. Pretty drinkable for just over 8%

Edit: This beer gets better as it warms up. Creamy malts really come through more, and enhance this beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2011 04:16:34 | More by ahq514
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Double Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 290 ratings.