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Double Mocha Porter - Rogue Ales

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Double Mocha PorterDouble Mocha Porter

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BA SCORE
87
very good

302 Ratings
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Ratings: 302
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.6%
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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of bluejacket74
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with a couple inch frothy tan head. Head retention is good with a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate and some piney hops. Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma, but with the addition of some vanilla. There's also a nice bitter hoppy finish at first, but eases up some as the beer warms up. Mouthfeel/body is medium, but seems a bit light at times. It's a bit coating, but also has high carbonation (which does settle down some after a while). Drinkability is decent enough, it's not hard to drink at all. I think it's a good brew.

Photo of claspada
3.54/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours black, faily decent tan color head.
Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, hops, and roasted malt, not as much coffee/chocolate as expected. Fits the style of an Imperial American Porter. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with an moderate carbonation level. There is also a noticeable bitterness from either the hops or the coffee, I'm guessing the latter. Tastes of coffee, roasted malt, hops, sweet malt, and alcohol. An overall good beer for a sample but NOT at all worth the inflated pricetag. Not a signifigant enough improvement over the standard Mocha Porter. Maybe I drank it too young but I won't be investing anytime soon to confirm or deny that suspicion.

Photo of DrDemento456
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.

Photo of Gobzilla
4.26/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured a very dark brown with a finger head and pretty good lacing sticking to the glass.

S: chocolate coffee aromas hit hard up front with some nice roasted malts blending well in the mixture.

T: good chocolate coffee flavors like the nose with a light backend sweetness and roasted malt notes as well.

M: medium body with decent carbonation and a frothy start on each sip.

D: good mocha beer overall and I'm not a big coffee fan. This is the second time I've had this beer and will try to get some more.

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is smoky with molasses and fishy tones. It pours a deep sable with a fairly thick, if not too persistent, pale tan head. Flavor has tones of molasses and coffee, with a fairly strong alcohol bite. Texture is quite fizzy, not quite as thick as most porters, and leaves a fizzy and bitter aftertaste.

Photo of OWSLEY069
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep amber to brown-ish color with a light tan head. In the aroma, coffee, mocha, and sweet chocolate. In the taste, dry coffee and bitter chocolate. A small bite and medium to bigger bodied mouthfeel, and a semi dry coffee in the aftertaste. Nice big flavors of coffee and mocha, quite nice.

Photo of dgilks
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark, inky black colour with a thick, creamy milk chocolate head. Good head retention.

Rich milk chocolate and cocoa, mild coffee, light citrussy, earthy hops with the distinct character of Willamette coming through.

Bitter chocolate on the palate with a slight fruitiness. Mild coffee in the background. Noticeable hoppiness.

Medium body with moderately-low carbonation.

A solid effort from Rogue but there's just a bit too much hop character.

Photo of sweemzander
2.59/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Thanks to cjacobsen for sharing!

(A)- Pours a pitch black color. Produced a decent tan colored head. Some lace.

(S)- A very dry caramel and raisin profile. Some dark fruits and a mild roasted component.

(T)- Pretty similar to the smell. A dry toasted caramel with some dark fruits. Hints at a coffee character; very subtle though.

(M)- A good carbonation level. A bit bland and not what I expected considering the name. The flavor drops off the palate fairly quick. Its almost thin; more like a brown ale with what I am seeing in front of me.

(D)- Not bad, but maybe Rogue should go back to the drawing board on this one. Definitely was expecting it to taste a certain way due to its name, but this certainly threw me for a loop.

Photo of rfgetz
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Photo of mynie
4.37/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark and black chocolately. Looks, tastes, and smells like dark barley--no burn, no ash or peat, just loads of mocha, sweetened coffee, and bitterspicy willamette. Also delicious pacman. Good lord, if you go a few months without drinking one of Rogue's stouts, you forget how fantastic that yeast tastes against dark barley and dry hops. Things get a little pleasantly rough in the back end, but it's not sour or earthen; more like the last couple sips of a cup of French press coffee.

So... is this the regular mocha porter? It's been so long since I had that--really if you just poured this in a glass and told me it was a 5.5%ish coffee stout I'd have believed you. The only place where this beer seems Big is in the aftertaste, which is a prolonged node of the aforementioned coffee craziness.

Glad I poured this into a pint glass, instead of a snifter. Every little bit about it belies its strength: it's a great, smooth session porter that just happens to have over 8% ABV.

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cool bomber: royal blue with red and white lettering. In a tulip the beer was black with a thick mocha head. A fair amount of lacing. Roasted malt aroma, some chocolate. Bittersweet chocolate taste, coffee, pretty good dose of hops. A strong, substantial beer with a nice dry finish. Very good.

Photo of Pencible
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: This poured a nearly opaque black mahogany with some tan head.
S: It smelled like milk chocolate and dry cocoa powder, with some roasted coffee and a bit of roasted barley and caramel.
T: It tasted like sweet chocolate and bitter coffee with a bit of caramel and bready yeast. It had a mellow and smooth bitter aftertaste.
M: It was pretty thick with a little carbonation - nice and creamy.
D: This had great balance and rich flavors, with great body too. It hid the alcohol well also, and was super clean and enjoyable. Not sure if this would improve with age, but it was quite good fresh and really easy to drink, even if it wasn't unique or extreme.

Photo of ADZA
4.23/5  rDev +9%
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.

Photo of thegerm87
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Bung
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. Near black pour with a large rocky tan head. A slight amount of lacing.
Aroma has some roast malt, peat and light coffee with dark chocolate.
Taste is a little more robust. Solid earthy malt and mocha, not as much coffee roast as I thought their might be. The coffee is nice and complimenting, not harsh like some coffee porters I've had(looking at you Black Butte XXI). The mocha really comes through mid and the finish. Mochachino finish.
Not real heavy bodied, light/mid. Mouthfeel is ok also. No problems drinking the whole bottle. For $14, I will probably only be admiring this one again. Now that and Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald has just been distributed down here in NC. I can get a sixer and 2 singles for that much.

This is pretty good, but the biggest thing holding it back is the pacman yeast. For the longest time I couldn't figure out what it was that was holding my opinion back on many of their brews. The thing that made their recent black lager outstanding was that they did not use it.

Photo of ffejherb
4/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Photo of jmdrpi
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

750mL bottle painted blue. I guess this is the 2009 release, but no date. poured into nonic pint glass

pitch black in color, with a nice creamy tan head that stays throughout drinking. leaves great lacing. as expected, the aroma is coffee and chocolate.

taste is a nice mellow balance of roasty malts, coffee and chocolate. flavors are blended well adn not overpowering. mild carbonation, super creamy body, smooth.
very drinkable. no hint of the increased ABV. no problem downing the whole big bottle myself.

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of david18
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

Photo of srandycarter
4.23/5  rDev +9%
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.

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.41/5  rDev +13.7%
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.

Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

Photo of Exiled
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of BMMillsy
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Double Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 302 ratings.