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Double Mocha Porter - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
87
very good

294 Ratings
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Ratings: 294
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 11
Gots: 32 | 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:
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Hawaii

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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fivetime

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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Jsmitty1967

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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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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Bobheed

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +16%

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New Jersey

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QuamLaetus

Oklahoma

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12-31-2012 19:08:45 | More by QuamLaetus
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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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Florida

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Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +16%

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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
Double Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 294 ratings.