Double Mocha Porter - Rogue Ales
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3.91/5 rDev +0.8%
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.
01-14-2013 01:11:00 | More by GiantMidget
2.93/5 rDev -24.5%
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.
12-30-2012 01:46:41 | More by jesterx7769
2.93/5 rDev -24.5%
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.
10-15-2012 16:10:21 | More by Kooz
3.3/5 rDev -14.9%
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.
10-11-2012 22:46:54 | More by WynnO
4.05/5 rDev +4.4%
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.
09-09-2012 20:02:30 | More by BMMillsy
Double Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.