Double Mocha Porter - Rogue Ales

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164 Reviews
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Reviews: 164
Hads: 308
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 7.71%
Wants: 11
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bitterbill on 02-26-2010

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
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Reviews: 164 | Hads: 308
Photo of ADZA
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First things first love the bottle and have been looking forwards to this ever since i bought it,it pours a dense dark cola hue with beautiful carbonation that leaves behind a creamy mocha laced two finger head that stays and leaves a nice layer of lacing on the glass,the smell is very hoppy with a backdrop of roasty malts and some dark chocolate,it has a rather nice smooth velvety mouthfeel for the style with nice tastes of dark chocolate,roasty malts,dark coffee and of course bitter hops all through out the taste which i rather like and will easily finish this bottle but in saying that this bottle would do me for tonight but would buy again for sure,overall its a nice drop that i enjoyed and am not suprised as i am a big fan of this brewery and stoked that we continue to see new beers from them cheers. (815 characters)

Photo of david18
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

One of the Rogue Ale Beers that are in the coated bottles (clay coated?) all of which I like (the double ipa, double dead guy, etc.).

This one is as good as the others other than i don't think dark porter works in as many places (times, seasons, etc.).

Dark brown with a redish hue. Great mocha and dark malt aroma. Good flavor, great mouthfeel and a great beer to mix with pale ales or ipas. (395 characters)

Photo of ffejherb
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Kegatron for sharing this 750ml bottle on 5/15/10.

A - Poured a deep espresso bean-colored liquid with half an inch of frothy beige head that reduced to a bubbly patch, leaving behind lots of spotted lacing. Head really flared up to a sponge-like consistency each time I swirled the glass.

S - Coffee dominates the nose, although some milky lactic notes are present, as well as cocoa powder and rice-like malt. The coffee aroma only became stronger and more potent as the liquid reached room temperature.

T - Bitter chocolate and coffee notes are obvious up front, although both flavors subside a bit to make room for a nutty malt character in the middle with a fair amount of astringency. Finishes with an aggressive leafy, earthy hop bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with an oily texture and lively carbonation. Bitterness builds to quite an intense level in the finish.

D - This porter answers the question, "How do you make a good beer even better?" Double everything, of course! Much hoppier and more coffee-forward than its predecessor, Rogue takes a fine beer and intensifies all of the flavors, yielding a very solid Imperial Porter. (1,153 characters)

Photo of kwjd
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a very dark borwn with tan head. It smells like chocolate more than coffee, but there is some coffee there too. Mild roasted malt smell. It tastes like an alcohol chocolate milkshake almost, since it is very creamy. I prefered the regular Mocha Porter though as this was a bit boozier than it needed to be. (312 characters)

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.41/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - a burgundy hue through the dark beer. Three fingers of light mocha, stiff and rocky after a minute. A nice array of lacing; some high water ribbons up top, sticky splotches and patches below that.

Aroma - nice smelling roasty aroma with some coffee bean accents. Nothing too complex but solid.

Taste - malty, rather smoky grain. Excellent coffee influence at mid-palate. Any hops are kind of mitigated by some light char on the swallow. Ends dry but not bitter, just a big roasted grain aftertaste. Ends with an agreeable abv warmth, mellow and toasty.

Mouthfeel - creamy smooth, carbonation has difficulty fighting through the big body. Excellent feel in all aspects.

Drinkability - kind of an 'imperial' porter of sorts. Tasty, disappears alarmingly fast. Yum. (779 characters)

Photo of srandycarter
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Very dark brown near black. Nice tan head slow to leave. Some cling apparent.

S - Roasty malt and chocolate. Chocolate chip cookies creeping in there.

T - Rich full porter, full of all the smell notes in taste. Bittering coffee notes finish.

M - Medium to full, good carb and fair balance.

D - I like this one. (318 characters)

Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle poured into my 12 oz snifter.

A- Body is a nearly opaque cola color that pours with a foamy 2-3 finger light brown colored head. Head has very good, near perfect retention at 1 finger. Some lacing is left behind in the glass. Very beautiful porter.

S-Nose is good, and as expected for the title of the beer-the nose is of moderate strength and the main character is roasted malt and, of course, mocha. Not really much else to it.

T- Flavor is much like the nose. A moderate amount of coffee and mocha flavors upfront. Some roasted malt comes through for the finish. This isn't sweet like other coffee porters I have had, and it isn't really bitter, big, or too roasted either. Alcohol isn't really a factor in the flavor.

M- Moderate to heavy tingly carbonation and a body that is moderate weight. Not crass but has the opportunity to be a lot more smooth and creamy but it just doesn't take the opportunity.

D-This is a decent imperial porter. The most impressive thing about it is the nearly undetectable ABV. It could be a lot smoother while keeping the light drinkability of a porter, and it could also be a lot more complex. (1,147 characters)

Photo of Chaney
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: First of all, the color of the head was... well... mocha - 1.5 inches thick even! The brew itself was an extremely dark brown, with a little bit of light passing around the edges when held up to a light source.

S: Fairly faint overall, but here I did manage to detect the signature Rogue Pac-Man yeast right away. Grainy and bready, with a slight hint of alka-seltzer.

T: Yummy.... I've heard a lot of people criticize Rogue's taste profile, but as for me... I really dig the whole Pac Man thing and find the taste of most of their beers (even the extreme ones) very refreshing. Nice imbedded coffee and high grade cocoa!

M: Very thick and creamy, with the carbonation on the low side, yet still prickly. The lacing left on the glass was somewhat insane.

O: I really dug this one: not too coffee-like, chocolate-like, or complex - just a nice pleasant, dessert drink. However, I do wish they would lower the price a bit. (927 characters)

Photo of donkeyrunner
3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
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. (615 characters)

Photo of Hojaminbag
3.5/5  rDev -10%
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. (693 characters)

Photo of MDDMD
3.42/5  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 (307 characters)

Photo of IronDjinn
2.81/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

From a 750 ml blue enamel bottle. Pours out a deep brown/black, some translucent highlights when held to light. Creamy dense beige head with lasting retention and spongy lacing.

Some sharp roasted and burnt grains rounded out with rich coffee comprises the majority of the aroma.

Flavour is an overload of coffee, abundant bitter coffee. Malt only seems used to colour this beer as none is present in the flavour. Overwhelming coffee and nothing else. Just lots of bitter and astringent coffee.

Medium-bodied mouthfeel, starts thin but the texture fills out, moderate carbonation.

Yet another example of a once fine brewery resting on the laurels of their previous quality core of beers, but not following through or living up to it any more. This may have sounded good on paper or as a concept, but the final product does not deliver. Double Dead Guy stood on its own, but this has no depth or character beyond the original Mocha Porter at all. (949 characters)

Photo of mcallister
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a very deep brown nearing black with a small tan head.

Thick roasty aromas. With big chocolate and mocha. Caramel, vanilla dried blueberry and other dark fruits.

Thick, very roasty flavors, chocolate and mocha hide behind the bitter roast untill the finish, then really shine through. Black fruits throughout, nice and refreshing but slightly to bitter. (361 characters)

Photo of Arbitrator
3.14/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

Chilled bottle into a glass.

A: Pours a pitch brown body, possibly black, with two fingers of light mocha head filling the remainder of the glass. The receding head is composed of dense, creamy-looking bubbles. The head leaves tons of sticky lace down the sides of the tulip, in all 3 pours.

S: It's grainy, with a roasted component to it; cocoa powder is noticed. I don't pick up much coffee in the nose. Some earthy, floral notes to it.

T: I pick up more coffee than I got in the smell; the cocoa is pronounced, too. The beer lives up to its name. The hops aren't too bitter; they produce a perfumey, earthy flavor that is kind of like fresh, grassy dirt. Grains are prominent in the finish, with a roastiness that imparts some bitterness and dryness in the aftertaste.

M: Medium-plus bodied, with a shade under medium carbonation. Semi-dry, which is especially impressive for the ABV. The bubbles are fine and silky. It's quite good here.

D: A solid beer, though I find myself thinking that the regular Mocha Porter is a superior beer. It feels less heavy and seems to have a more complex flavor. I am also not thrilled about the $15 price tag (though I didn't pay it). (1,182 characters)

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

from notes
A - almost black, nice mocha head retained well with creamy lacing
S - bitter coffee, milk chocolate, and very roasty malt
T - dry cocoa, espresso, light cream, and very roasty malt
M - a chewy smooth that gets bitter and a little chaulky
D - all rich flavours with the alcohol very inconspicuous, very drinkable (323 characters)

Photo of BretSikkink
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
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. (476 characters)

Photo of djaeon
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown with a frothy milk-chocolaty head. The head has good retention and leaves moderate lacing.

The first aroma that hits my nose is a hot alcohol scent, which is kinda surprising seeing as this is only 8.2%. There are also dark chocolate and espresso notes in there.

The flavors are all of a heavy roasted quality. Dark roasted malt, dark roasted coffee, dark roasted chocolate... kinda like a chocolate covered espresso bean. The hotness in the aroma isn't there in the flavor, which is a good thing.

It has a good amount of carbonation. Also has moderate bitterness in the finish.

This is fairly drinkable. Definitely not the best out there, especially for the price ($12.99/bomber), but I'm glad I tried it. (730 characters)

Photo of BEERMILER12
4/5  rDev +2.8%
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 (490 characters)

Photo of FreshHawk
3.66/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Good looking dark mahogany with a slight ruby edge. Large, thick, frothy, creamy, meringue like, cafe colored head. Very good retention leaving a nice creamy lace.

S - Coffee and nutty aroma along with a touch of chocolate and earthiness. Some roasted malt is also present. Hints of the Pacman yeast also come out. It's just a little too faint to be great although as it warms it gets a little stronger.

T - Earthy coffee flavor dominates the flavor. Some dark chocolate and vanilla along with a strong showing of nuttiness. Slight bitterness and slight sweetness mixing in and out.

M - Lighter side of medium body with average carbonation. A little thin and watery.

D - I easily finished the 750 mL and enjoyed it, but wasn't astounded by it. I liked it, but nothing made me want to go out and get it again.

Notes: Nothing about this really made me think it was a "double" anything. A little to thin and a little to faint in all aspects. Not bad, but nothing that I would actively seek out - especially given the price. (1,029 characters)

Photo of david131
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- A deep, dark leathery brown with a creamy brown head that has some excellent retention.

S- Coffee, cocoa powder, and some associated roastiness. Smells rich and reminds me of Rogue Chocolate Stout. A little simple, but enjoyable.

T- Surprisingly bitter with some noticeable alcohol. The chocolate and coffee aspect is present, but is not the front and center like it is in the aroma.

M- A nice amount of carbonation keeps the liquid smooth, but the hoppiness provides a long lasting bitterness that is a bit odd.

D- An interesting beer that doesn't drink extraordinarly well for the alcohol content; but that is not to say that it is overly boozy. For the price ($13 for the bomber), I wouldn't seek this out again. (722 characters)

Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into the Sam Adams pint glass.

A - Pours a very nice dark brown with some reddish copper hues. There is a huge dark tan head that is 1.5 inches tall and very dense. The beer head recedes slowly and has some nice stickiness to it.

S - Delicious aroma! Starts of with nice sweet chocolate and some bitter dark chocolate as well that then turns into some roasted coffee notes that are still balanced with the chocolate. The aroma is absolutely delicious with nice malty aromas and finishes with some nice mild hop aroma.

T - The flavor starts off with nice roasted malt flavor that is perfect. Not overwhelming at all. There is a nice vanilla hint as well as the major chocolate sweetness and coffee like bitterness and roasted character. There is also a very nice mild hop bitterness and character that isnt too intense and goes well with all the malt.

M & D - Nice medium body with great CO2 and nice creamy feel. Great drinkability because of flavor. ABV on the higher side though. (995 characters)

Photo of Gambrinus1184
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
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. (1,138 characters)

Photo of budgood1
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle.

pours out a nearly opaque chocolate brown colour with crimson edges when held up to a light. huge dark tan head the recedes ever so slowly to thick chunky lace. rogue yeast aroma with chocolate, toffee, caramel, coffee and nougat nuances in the nose. plenty of herbal and pine hop notes wafting about. ripe fruit, a bit of sourness and some spice round things out. wow what a nose!! the taste is a bit more muted with lots of cocoa and dark chocolate notes backed up by some espresso and toffee. some chalkiness appears and a bit of booziness melds comfortably into the background as the slightly agressive hop profile digs in and asserts itself with some more spicy notes. pretty nice tasting. pretty full overall body with a mouthfeel that is half velvety half dry and chalky...just ok. drinkability is pretty good....but one might be enough to kill the curiousity.

well, for the price and expectations, i was disappointed in this offering. looked and smelled fantastic but tasted and felt less than fantastic. (1,029 characters)

Photo of Phelps
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
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. (1,048 characters)

Photo of adamette
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Live Review. Poured from the 750ML blue bottle that I bought at Save-On Tobacco & Beverage in Mentor, Ohio a few weeks ago for $10.99 into my Orval goblet. No observed "best by" date.
A Medium brown creamy head over an almost completely black body that I can see only a trace of deep, dark mahogany color in front of direct light. I really like this look which is not all that common for beers of this style. 4.5

S Distant chocolate, maybe some coffee but certainly a nice, soft smelling dark roast malt (not the harshness of an RIS but an approachable soft, coffee-with-cream dark roast malt smell). I am compelled to report that this smell reminds me of Founders Breakfast Stout, only more smooth and approachable. To constrast the two beers, the smell of this beer is more distant than the, by comparison, pungeant FBS smell. 4.0

T/M Looks like I hit the smell right on the head in my description because this is like Founder's Breakfast Stout younger sibling. Coffee, distant chocolate and dark roast malt abound in this robust porter whose smell may have been softer (to me) than a stout but the taste is a lot closer to a stout than the smell suggested. This is a challenging porter full of huge tastes and a lingering dark roast malt robustness. The taste, in my opinion is at least good, but it actually comes across much heavier, bigger and more harsh to my taste buds than I would have liked. 4.0

D Due to the bigness, the harshness and the stated 8.2% ABV I have to say that this is not a particularly drinkable beer. Unfortunately the average example of this style can be quite drinkable so I will have to mark my score lower when compared to other examples of the style. 2.5

Notes: I was attracted by the bottle and I do appreciate a completely opaque bottle (lets no light in). It simply has to be more expensive to produce such a bottle and I appreciate that. I recommend this beer but just beware that it is much more harsh than many beers within its style. (1,977 characters)

Double Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.