Mocha Porter | Rogue Ales

Mocha PorterMocha Porter
BA SCORE
3.86/5
2,897 Ratings
Mocha PorterMocha Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-16-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,818
Reviews:
1,369
Ratings:
2,897
pDev:
11.66%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
Wants:
127
Gots:
409
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 2,897 |  Reviews: 1,369
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours nearly black, but is actually a relatively clear dark reddish-brown when held up to the light. The 1.5 finger head had some staying power and left nice lacing.

There's an obvious coffee and chocolate smell, along with plenty of roasted malts, and a touch of hops.

Taste wise it's a very smooth milk chocolate and latte combo, along with plenty of toasty, roasty malts. A light hops presence is there but faint.

It's well carbonated for a porter, medium bodied, and slightly slick going down, but relatively easy to drink.

Overall it's a tasty porter. If you like chocolate beer, this is an excellent choice.

IMO, Rogue's main problem is that the price of their sixers isn't commensurate with the level of quality (which is often equaled in similar styles, but at a considerably lower price with other breweries).

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Photo of JackieTH
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark brown with a khaki tan, bubbly head.

Smell: Roasted malt, bitter coffee and chocolate.

Taste: Follows the nose with roasted malt, coffee bitterness. Darker chocolate. Coffee, caramel and even a bit of smoke. More bitter than sweet. Slightly bitter finish. Quite nice.

Mouthfeel: It is somewhat silky but lacking, I thought was too thin to contain such stong flavors.

Drinkability: It's easy to drink several.

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Photo of Casey_L
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of misterscooter
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As most porters tend to be, this one is dark with just a hint of light showing through the brown at the bottom. Definite sediment of some kind in the bottle. Thick, foamy brown head that works its way down at a good pace and allows for the aromas to come out. Just a bit of lace at the end of the head.

This one smells like candy, but not the ultra sweet sugary candy you find at carnivals. More subtle with caramel, cocoa, brown sugar and just a bit of a Sugar Daddy smell in there.

This is a malty porter with the taste of dry cocoa powder in there, although not bitter at all. The mocha flavor is in the aftertaste and seems to hang around enough to remind you that it really is there. Very nice and mellow and fills you up.

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Photo of NewGeneric
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoying this with some UFC in the background. Poured an extremely dark brown with little bit of beige head and almost no lacing. Smells of chocolate malt and coffee with some caramel notes. Tastes pretty much the same with the coffee dominating the chocolate. Pretty smooth, but just slightly overcarbonated. Could kick back a few.

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Photo of AmishT
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into a tumbler

A - Deep dark brown with a huge tan, creamy head. Fair retention; not much lacing

S - Bold roasty malt character and, as one would expect, mocha -- chocolate and coffee. I know there are hops in this porter, but I'm not picking them up in the nose, but that may just be my poor sense of smell

T - As one would expect from the nose, the roasted malts and coffee are very prominent right off the bat, along with a faint bittersweet chocolate flavor. The roasted malts are quickly overcome by a stout bitterness, as if I was drinking straight black hoppy coffee.

M&D - The bitterness coats the palate after swallowing. Sometimes when I breathed in, I could detect a smoked coffee flavor. Medium bodied. The mocha character is not very pronounced when the porter is held on my tongue; I really only get bitterness. The strong bitterness and medium body limit the drinkability for me, but it's what I would expect from an American Porter.

Definitely an American Porter I'll have to revisit in the future when I refine my palate some more

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Photo of MidloRapid
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dwarbi
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light brown head that provides excellent lacing. Rich, dark brown color. Smells like s'mores! Sweet, chocolatey, smoky, and slightly burnt (just like I like my s'mores) Charred taste. Dark chocolate - not too sweet. Very chalky mouthfeel. Bitter. A good beer for one pint. I'll get another sometime.

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Photo of JamesS
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An excellent beer. Pours a great dark brown/black color with great tan head (almost too much) and decent lacing. Nice dark porter scent, deep and rich with a bit more coffee aroma than usual (of course). Good clean taste, a very good porter, with a bit of nice bitterness, along with nice mocha/coffee strains. Goes down very smoothly. A good porter anyway, but very nice if you want something a little different.

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Photo of Tballz420
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Overall not a bad drink. Almost completely black in color, a good looking fluffy tan colored head. Some great lacing down the sides of the glass. Its similar to some other coffee flavored beers that i have had in the past. Nothing special, but worth giving a try if you see it.

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Photo of Holyterror
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As a big fan of Rogue brews, it wasn't hard to convince myself to try this.

Pours a dark, murky brown with a creamy tan head. Looks good. Smells slightly malty, rather coffee-like. Big roasted malt flavors which recede into a burnt coffee flavor. Chocolate notes are present, but this isn't quite the little brother to Rogue's chocolate stout. Mouthfeel is dead-on for a good porter, and this makes an excellent substitute for an after-dinner coffee. A perfect brew for enjoying the coming cold season. Not a bad brew to enjoy a cigar with, either.

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Photo of unclejimbay
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mocha Porter
Rogue Ales Brewery
Style: American Porter
ABV: 5.30 %

Reviewed @ home 12/16/08, bottle>dimpled mug
A 4.0 - deep opaque brown color, small frothy head, seems porter appropriate?
S 4.0 - roasty toasty malty notes
T 4.0 - roasty malt on palate, mocha in background, smooth taste
MF 3.5 - medium + body, medium carbonation, crisp finish
D 3.5 - respectable rep of a stout, try it if you like 'em, but not really my type of style

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Photo of cbn
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

An easy pour raises three quarters of an inch of froth that settles quickly to form several islands amid a hazy cloud of a head perched above a dark brown brew barely translucent around the edges.

Sweet roasted "mocha" aroma, hint of vanilla and alcohol, slightly woody.

Bitter dark chocolate, smooth dark roasted coffee, vanilla and a touch of brown sugar flavors.

Starts smooth and clean with fairly light yet consistent carbonation, tongue coating and sticky with a slightly dry finish.

A well made beer with plenty of complexity. Nice hoppy American porter. Probably not for session.

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Photo of hckyfn9999
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a 22 oz. bomber a dark, opague, almost black color, with a little more than one finger's worth of creamy tan head, that has good retention, with some lacing. Aroma is of sweet dark chocolate, a bit of roasted malt, and a suprisingly (well, maybe not for a Rogue beer) high level of hops, Centennial and Perle according to the bottle.

Hops are the first thing noticeable upon entering the palate, but they give way to bittersweet chocoalte and some fresh roasted coffee. Finish is a little dry, and mouthfeel is pretty smooth and medium bodied. Pretty drinkable porter, although I prefer my porters with less hop character. Overall, a pretty solid brew, from a brewer that I am yet to have a bad beer from.

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Photo of ajmoody76
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bought this at a beer store. pick a six 12 ounce bottles. poured into an imperial pint glass. deep dark brown color. good clarity up to the light. thin light-brown head that stays pretty thin throughout. looks pretty good.

fruit hoppy nose with a subtle chocolate presence. the malt is mixed in behind the hops. some sweetness- maple. no off odors.

get chocolate with a nice hoppy crispness. good amount of sweetness. no bitterness until the aftertaste- bitter chocolate. good balance.

enough carbonation for me. full bodied beer. no lace. being called a mocha i would have expected more coffee. maybe i just cannot taste it. otherwise i dig this beer. i could get into some trouble with this beer. would like to pick up a whole six pack next time. american porter is one of my favorite categories. this is a good one.

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Photo of oldirtycaffrey
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours a beautiful black body with a slightly fizzy/foamy tan head. Nice amount of lacing on the glass. The smell is amazing – a burnt, chocolate-y, sweet aroma. The taste is also excellent – mocha is very present in the aftertaste. Bitter, yet smooth and drinkable. Perfect beer for the fall/winter, perfect to have as a session beer because of the overall smoothness.

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Photo of coalcracker
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a near-black color with tan head that sticks around for a bit.

Smell: Sweet and roasted malts with notes of chocolate. Also seems to have a hop presence.

Taste: Roasted malts jump out early, balanced out a little by a hop bitterness towards the back end of the tasting. Subtle but present notes of chocolate and coffee.

Mouthfeel: Seems to be a little on the light side.

Drinkability: Pretty good drinkability, but based on its unique character, not sure if I would have more than one in a given session.

Overall: I'm not a big fan of coffee-like products (espresso, et al), but this is a tasty brew for those seeking such flavors. Well-crafted.

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Photo of treehugger02010
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My girlfriend got me this in a mixed six pack, and I poured into a flared pint glass.
Appearance: It poured a deep deep black with a couple fingers of tan head. The head had large bubbles with below average retention but left lots of lacing.
Smell: A solid malted aroma, not much depth, but not overpowering either.
Taste: Good, well balanced. An awsome malt backbone and without losing the porter character a tinge of hop, just to spice things up.
Mouthfeel: Since the pour was very syrupy, I guess it is not suppirising that this was very smooth.
Drinkability: Awsome porter.
Don't drink and review.

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Photo of Imsothirsty
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown slightly red. A full finger of creamy brown head.

Smells a little bit like chocolate and a lot like coffee.

Taste: Coffee big time, some chocolate, some caramel, and just a tiny bit dark fruit. No alcohol, no yeast

Mouthfeel is a little lighter than I expected, low/moderate carbonation.

Overall a nice porter, probably wont get it again though.

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Photo of Beerando
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of neenerzig
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another good, solid beer from the folks at Rogue. This beer pours a very dark brown color with a very tall and foamy tan head that sticks around for quite awhile and eaves some nice lacing as well. Aromas of dark chocolate and roasted coffee. the taste is pretty much the same as the smell with some malt thrown in as well. The taste also needs to be stronger IMO. The taste is very well balanced, but it is a bit too weak for my palate. It has a nice frothy and smooth mouthfeel with light to moderate carbonation. This might very well be the most drinkable porter I have had up to this point. This is a very good beer that could become even better.

Eric

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Photo of EvoRich
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Pours a VERY deep, dark brown color. Light does shone through the edges of the glass. About a two finger head that slowly dissipates to just a thin layer.

Smell: Very malty with a hint of chocolate, vanilla and coffee. The smell is good, but seems weak.

Taste: Very roasted malt flavor. Only a small hint of mocha, or any kind of chocolate and coffee.

Feel: Smooth and creamy, with a medium body feel.

Overall: I expect it to be better. But it's a good, drinkable beer.

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Photo of thechaacster
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an ultra dark mahogany, damn near black, with a splendid two fingers of tan head. Really a beautiful beer. Roasty smell with a sharpness that is part hops and part astringency. Dry, roasted maltiness dominates, with the mocha hints leaning more heavily toward java than chocolate. Substantial hop bitterness comes in and makes for a lasting bitter finish. Surprisingly drinkable as well. Not my favorite porter but definitely worth recognition.

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Photo of briman
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into standard pint glass.

Pours dark brown, with some reddish hues around the edges. About a one inch brown head, retains well, settling into moderate lace.

Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee, and dark roasted malt.

Flavor is essentially the same. Bittersweet dark chocolate, coffee, with a dry roasty finish. Hint of black malt bitterness into the aftertaste, but not overly acrid.

Medium body, moderate carbonation. Balance is fine, teetering on the edge of being a little thing. No real obvious hop presence. Overall a solid example of the style. Flavors much more pronounced after letting this one warm up a bit. Session candidate.

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Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 2,897 ratings
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