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Double Mocha Porter - Rogue Ales

Double Mocha PorterDouble Mocha Porter

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290 Ratings
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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.

78 IBU
76 AA
133º Lovibond

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 02-26-2010)
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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
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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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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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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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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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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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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rogue Double Mocha was served to me in a Rogue Goblet. Damn that goblet is heavy. The head is brown, small, and large-bubbled. The body is somewhere between black and very dark brown. Overall, it looks a little bit like cola.

The aroma is strong coffee.

Powerful coffee. Black coffee and a bit of black malt. A touch of warmth and booze in the background, and more coffee. This beer is fine, but it is pretty one-dimensional. The finish does have a bit of fruity hops and some bitterness.

The carbonation is a little bit prickly, but the body has enough heft to it.

Lots of coffee. The coffee is well-done but not fantastic. If you like coffee beer, this is a probably one you want to try.

Serving type: on-tap

06-25-2011 14:14:39 | More by Hojaminbag
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4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Deep and dark with a short creamy brown head. Lots of lacing.

S - Lot of vanilla and caramel to the nose. Quite a bit of sweetness.

T - The beer has a strong malty backbone with hints of vanilla and chocolate. The flavors are bold. A bit of hop bitterness on the finish.

M - The beer has a thick and rich feeling on the palate. The flavors tend to linger and cling to the tongue.

Overall - This is a solid porter with deep satisfying flavors. I am sure having it on tap was a big help to bringing out these qualities. Drinkers of stouts, porters and brown ales will go for this.

Serving type: on-tap

06-20-2011 23:03:36 | More by wampahoofus
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3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery the other day.

The beer pours the expected blackish brown color with good head retenion and lacing. The nose is pretty good, albeit rather predictable, showcasing coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla and light licorice. The flavor profile generally replicates the nose, except the beer was not as sweet as I was expecting (thankfully), and there was considerably more licorice as well. Otherwise, dark chocolate, vanilla and light coffee are countered very well by some pretty impressive hoppy bitterness, which tends to dry this beer out on the finish. In combination, it seemed to impart a roastiness to the malt flavor, and I picked up some underlying leather and tobacco as well. Mouthfeel is fairly full, though this beer is a bit more more boozy than I was expecting for an 8.2% beer.

I don't know. This is a solid enough beer, but I can't say I found it to be all that drinkable. The considerable licorice and all too noticeable alcohol detracted from what I thought was otherwise a pretty decent beer from Rogue. Oh well....

Serving type: on-tap

05-01-2011 14:00:32 | More by johnmichaelsen
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3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from the tap at Tops, poured into a shaker pint.

Like molten dark chocolate in the glass, though a hold to the light reveals a bit more clarity, with hints of burgundy liquid shining through. It’s topped with a frothy khaki-colored head about a finger thick that slowly collapses to a medium-sized ring. Thin vertical strings of lace.

Lots of toast, espresso and dark chocolate in the nose. It leans toward the burnt malts. Some sweet cocoa and peanut emerges as the beer warms up.

They should’ve named this Double Shot of Espresso — I get a ton of heavily roasted coffee beans at the start. Tangy dark chocolate and of bready malts emerge mid palate before a lingering acrid bitterness.

Medium-bodied, soft and creamy. Carbonation pokes the tongue lightly and breaks it apart in moderate fizz. Appropriately light on the palate to balance the heavy flavor.

These imperialized versions of Rogue’s regular beers are infinitely better than the originals. Double Mocha blows Mocha Porter away with roasty, caffeinated goodness.

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2011 01:28:09 | More by Phelps
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Ontario (Canada)

4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Cole's, in Buffalo.

A mossy brown foam extends across the surface like coral. Beneath the reef lies a pitch black liquid, dark and opaque as the deepest parts of the ocean. All in all, it looks, as you'd expect, a lot like coffee (I even note some coffee bean brown colouring around the edges). The lacing it leaves looks like it'd be durable enough to use as packaging film.

May I offer you an espresso? How about a chocolate? The aroma is almost too eager and generous, like a neurotic, overly insistent dinner party host trying to force more food on her guests. I feel like saying: "No, really, Double Mocha Porter, I'm fine, you've put out enough rich, smoky decadence for five noses to smell! I don't have room for any more."

But I'll damn well make room. You know why? Because this is among the most rich and satisfying coffee and chocolate flavours I may have ever tasted in beer. It's like Africa's best and darkest dark chocolate mixed with Italy's best and strongest espresso. There's even a delicious hazelnut-like nuttiness (a subtle, but needed, source of sweetness).

I could *smell* the bitterness for Pete's sake, so I'm not surprised to find it stacked shoulder high in the mouthfeel. I struggle to think of two things more bitter than chocolate and coffee. And then add Rogue's usual trigger-friendly level of hopping; sweetness has about as much a chance surviving in this environment as a penguin does the Sahara.

But bitterness is not a bad thing. Especially not since it's accompanied by a distinct chalkiness - a fatty, filling, strong texture - like that you get in the darkest, unrefined chocolate. It feels like someone is using a feather to brush my palate with melted cocoa butter. But a whipping booze-laden, black licorice finish jerks me out of that fantasy.

All you need to know about Double Mocha Porter is right there in the name: the richest (and darkest) chocolate paired with the richest (and strongest) coffee. I sipped it slowly on a bloated stomach after a big lunch and, wouldn't ya know it, I left the table feeling fully digested and freshly invigorated... that was, of course, until the alcohol caught up with me. In other words: consider it a great drink for post-meal (or pre-nap)!

Serving type: on-tap

04-14-2011 22:37:29 | More by biegaman
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3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in a pilsner glass at Delaney's Tap Room in New Haven, Conn.

A: Black with slight cherry-tinted edges beneath a thin, sticky cap of tan foam which leaves some nice, webby lace on the glass.

S: Quite roasted and herbal with a strong, bittersweet brewed coffee aroma and a bit of hazelnut.

T: Very sharp, bittersweet, roasted black malt flavors up front with loads of coffee and dark chocolate flavors melded in. A assertive, bitter charred malt, smoky tobacco leaf and herbal, earthy hop flavor race around to a bitter, lingering bittersweet chocolate and cappuccino aftertaste. Bitterness and chalky, sweet malts leave a resin of hops and some alcohol on the palate.

M: Full-bodied, slick, sharp and resinous on the palate, this brew would serve best as a digestive with a chocolate or raspberry dessert.

O: Surprised me with it's bittersweet, strong roasted character; guess I was expecting more of a chocolaty, coffee-like flavor. The 8.2% ABV is felt in the flavor a bit, as hop resins and alcohol detract from what little malt sweetness there is, but it's a solid, warming porter and could be dynamite with dessert.

Serving type: on-tap

04-13-2011 04:50:32 | More by Gambrinus1184
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4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rogue Double Mocha Porter
Pours a deep brown, light brown mocha cream head forms and leaves little in the way of lace. Aroma is malty, some espresso and roasted qualities. Almost smells like a good coffee that was left sitting at room temperature. In the flavor, moderate bitter coffee notes, unsweetened chocolate and an even bitterness. Nice roasted flavors, tastes like good quality coffee and porter blended, or is that what it is? Pretty tasty. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, smooth and well carbonated. Overall, I liked this beer and would recommend it to any fans of porter.

Serving type: on-tap

03-24-2011 13:33:36 | More by Stinkypuss
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4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Basically sniped from my wife's sixteen ounce pour, who does a pint pour of this beer? I won't go there...pours a deep dark chocolate black hue with tan mocca head that deserves recognition for it's beauty and circumstance. I'm in love with the milky cream chocolate coffee infused head this beer has going on...men shouldn't be able to interrogate this beer. Flavorwise it's full on dessert mode, with full luscious layers of creamy dark chocolate and hints of coffeee malt, a touch of toffee, caramelized espresso and dark chocolate malt content. Mouthfeel equates to a big brusin' ale that I'm sure I will have to throw down with eventuallly in the mean time this full bodied masterpiece has been working everyone's go to beer list. Overall impression is love at first sight and I'm glad I got a glimpse of what's to come in the beer world.

Serving type: on-tap

03-22-2011 05:29:54 | More by WVbeergeek
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice dark brown color with fantnaztic lacing! Smells choclotly with coffee. Tastes even and thick with cocoa sweet caramel flavors continuing thru. Good for its class this porter represents well, its much better than its younger brother. would drink again.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2011 00:16:13 | More by Frothboss
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3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With all the acclaim and delicacy of Rogue's standard Mocha Porter, the Double Mocha can't go wrong, can't it?

Strong brown colors are represented in the glass, definately a bold Porter or Stout. Sturdy head formation holds it's own against a thick and cream pour. Mild chocolaty haze gives visual weight to the unfiltered pour.

Aromas of heavy toast, light roast, coffee, and cocoa powder gives a deep and savory scent to the malt-forward beer. Straight forward and strong, the beer makes head way agianst more timid Porters and Stouts.

Flavors of cocoa, French roast coffee, walnuts, heavy cream and vanilla round out for a bold and bitter taste that exhibits great balance and strenght but sarifices in richness, sweetness, and complexity. Hop bitterness weaves into subtle hop bite in the finish for a cocoa-dry finish despite such body and sweet start.

Creamy and moderate up front despit being a 'Double' anything, the beer's quick transition into a malty-dry and powdery cocoa finish makes this beer palatable and drinkable but leaving me wanting much more rich flavor and feel in the end.

Serving type: on-tap

12-10-2010 04:56:21 | More by BEERchitect
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New Jersey

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

Pours a near pitch black with nice cap of khaki, merangue like foam, great sticky lacing. Scent is fairly contained with hints of char and dark roasted grains with only faint touches of coffee, chocolate and sweet cream. Taste is more aggressive with a solid roast profile with a blend of coffee, chocolate and cream. Hints of some herbal or spice on the back. Nice medium body, creamy but not coating. Slightly over carbonated for they style. A suprisingly good beer with a touch too much roastyness covering up the coffee and chocolate notes.

Serving type: on-tap

08-30-2010 15:33:19 | More by rfgetz
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3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown with a frothy head. Slight highlighting in the barlight. Nose is darkly roasted, with a chocolatey sweet note. Nice lacing and retention. As the foam fades, we get a deeper whiff at this thing. Tastes darkly roasted, with coffee, chocolate, and chicory doing their thing. A little bit metallic, but the full flavor keeps it at bay. Warming finish - a tiny bit too thin for the abv in fact. Another solid Rogue, but this one is a little less than I expect from them.

Serving type: on-tap

08-20-2010 02:47:55 | More by BretSikkink
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4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 16oz snifter at Eugene City Brewery. You're the man Ted for recommending this beer.

A very dark beer, but not quite black. Smells of coffee and dark chocolate. The alcohol aroma hits the nose very nicely right before you take a sip.

Tasted like a good coffee but a lot of alcohol. I only had one because I stopped in the brewery for just one beer, but I felt I could've drank another. The bike ride home was quite fun.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2010 01:50:50 | More by bradleyp
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3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Bailey's Taproom, PDX, 7.15.2010, $4.00 for 12 oz, poured into small generic snifter.

Medium tan head, 1/2 finger, medium dissipation with some lacing. Dark dark brown opaque body, no visible carbonation. Nose features significant amount of chocolate notes, some roasted malt, floral hops. Taste has a pretty big tobacco presence, some smokiness, and significant hoppiness in addition to the above aromas. Mouthfeel is medium light, a bit bittersweet, with decent effervescence. Good drinkability, a pretty tasty beer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-19-2010 18:31:07 | More by jdense
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4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the ale house in Portland.
It's a deep brown/black ale. Very slight latte head. Thick, dense looking beer. Seems more stout-like.
Nose is heavy dark chocolate. Strong roasted malts, powdered cocoa and nibs. Fantastic.
Taste is sweet dry chocolate. Nicely toasted malts.
Very solid mouthfeel and drinkability. Great beer!

Serving type: on-tap

07-03-2010 13:29:40 | More by shivtim
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4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap during happy hour at Smokin Joes in the south side

A - Pours dark black with a full cocoa head that poured a bit on the table meaning a lot of carbonation.

S - Mostly dark roasted coffee with slight chocolate to the nose. The roasted malts play well on the nose.

T - Really smooth. I enjoyed the sharp coffee taste more than Founder Breakfast. The bitter finish was toned down a bit as it warms. Very enjoyable.

M - Heavy roasted bitterness with medium body as expected for a imperial porter.

D - Wow I think I liked this more than the Rogue chocolate stout! Very good and balance coffee flavor that delivers. If they brew it again I would defiantly order another pint.

Serving type: on-tap

06-16-2010 21:07:03 | More by DrDemento456
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4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap into a snifter, the pour was very dark, nearly opaque, mahogany brown with a thin dark tan head. Lots of bitter chocolate and coffee on the nose. It does smell like something you'd find brewed in a coffee house. I really didn't notice much alcohol presence in the aroma. The taste is quite pleasant. The coffee is more of an espresso flavor. There's bitter chocolate, but also occasions where you get a hint of sweet chocolate. There's a nice piney hop presence lingering after the finish. This is a really good beer that I'll have to try in the bottle as well and compare.

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2010 23:13:18 | More by alkemy
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4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On Draft at Bocktown.

Poured into a small (not sure...maybe a thistle) glass. Very little head was formed, but the thin layer that did exist was dark tan/cocoa colored. The body is dark and thick looking...stout-esque.

Wow...great nose on this one! Lots of chocolate and roasted malts. Smells like something Starbucks may brew! Hints of vanilla beans and heavy cream in the background.

The flavoring is just as the nose would suggest. Deep, dark chocolate malts from start to finish. You get a little roasted punch of burnt malts in the middle that fades before the finish.

The mouth feel is medium-thick, creamy and mildly carbonated.

A very nice offering from Rogue! I would drink this more often if the price tag was lower!!!

Serving type: on-tap

04-23-2010 18:57:01 | More by mgbickel
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South Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was thrilled to see this one on tap on Saturday. I was in desperate need of a night cap and this fit the bill perfectly. Served cold and in a pint glass, this one was consumed on 04/17/2010.

Huge dark black pour, no light could be seen through this one. A nice finger deep head of tan lacing then rose up from the bottom of the glass and rested across the top. Fading quickly it left behind a touch of light lacing and a nice and well rounded body. Aroma was deep chocolate and coffee notes. Lots of sweetness going on in here and it worked very, very well. Warming brought out decadent chocolate notes, hints of vanilla and molasses and a rich, and superbly delicate balance of light hops. Smooth, creamy, very full body lended itself perfectly to the flavor and the style, really amping it up quite nicely. Rich warming with each sip left me stuck between the rich chocolate and lightly bitter coffee notes. As I finished I started to pick up light notes of smoke, touches of roasted malts and a touch of sweet vanilla. Nice smooth finish was just about dead on.

Overall a very welcome and very well put together night cap. I would have no issue with trying this one again and really though it came off quite well. One of the better rogue offerings I have had as of late.

Serving type: on-tap

04-20-2010 23:28:54 | More by mikesgroove
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Double Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 290 ratings.