Mocha Porter | Rogue Ales

Mocha PorterMocha Porter
BA SCORE
70.1%
Liked This Beer
3.86 w/ 2,893 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:
#8,625
Reviews:
1,368
Ratings:
2,893
Liked:
2,029
Avg:
3.86/5
pDev:
11.66%
Alströms:
4.12
 
 
Wants:
127
Gots:
407
Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,893 |  Reviews: 1,368
Photo of Wizzle32
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of delgotit99
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonkeyPilates
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shanegatter
2.8/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bitter, with a rough feel

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Photo of Iamjeff6
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.1/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown, nearly black, body that seems disproportionately transparent at thinner amounts. A creamy but thin light tan heady forms only to disappear to wisps. The nose offers wet stone and a bit of chocolate; it's disappointingly mild. The flavor only gets worse: more wet stone, which itself isn't unpleasant but should work more as a supporting role, soap, very mild chocolate, and bitterness. No mocha, barely any porter. Body is good, with a medium-heavy weight and some creaminess but is a tad flat.
I was hoping for another genius beer like their Hazelnut Nectar, but I got stony creek water instead.

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

From notes taken 02/23/17:

Reddish brown and clear in most of the pour itself, but in the glass it might as well be black. Very opaque with final pour with some fine tannish particles in suspension. Medium-brown, creamed-coffee looking head of pillowy fluff on top of fine albeit rocky foam. Great retention. Toast, medium-roast coffee, semi-sweet chocolate, caramel to the nose. Even more coffee forward on palate, and quite dark chocolatey as well. Somewhat roasty and soily and tart but not quite as rich as others of similar style, making it seem almost smoky. Well-balanced with earthy, leathery, and herbal to nearly spicy hops for an overall pipe smoke sensation. Peppery, boozy, smoky retro-olfaction, somewhat strong and long-lasting. Medium-bodied, light to medium level of extra fine but sparse and tingly carbonation. Lower astringency and even acidity than expected from flavors.

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Photo of rex_4539
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L: Jet black color, one finger brown head, superb lacing, no visible carbonation.

S: Mocha coffee, dark chocolate. Amazing aroma!

T: Coffee, dark coffee. Not nearly as good as the aroma. So sad!

F: Smooth, drinkable, light to medium bodied.

O: I was so hopeful from the aroma that I got disappointed by the taste. Really sad. It's not a bad beer, it's good. But I expected something like Vanilla Cake Fever from Sori Brewing. Not even close.

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Photo of Jodio
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Blackop555
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown/ black with thin, foamy, tan head that doesn't last long.

Smells of roast malt, chocolate and coffee

Tastes bitter chocolate, roast malts, slight char and light coffee. Fades to a medium but finish with a lingering of lightly bitter coffee.

Medium body with higher side of medium carbonation

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Photo of Nunya
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Momon
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bwbetts
3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DucksFan16
3.41/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

01/11/2017

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Photo of KrissyKat6
4.31/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Crisp and easy drinking for a dark beer. I get the bitterness of a dark chocolate without the chocolate or mocha flavors, though it's not bad by any means.

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Photo of gbw5009
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mmorris15
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MGibbons
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JJKBeerLvr
4.29/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bottle into pint glass in December 2016. I did not see any brewed on or drink by dates on the bottle.

Appearance: Deep black with thick dark tan head. Beer is thick and not hazy. Head is thicker than average, with alot of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Aroma filled with sweet malts and coffee, with some hops. Interesting variety and balance. Love the hops in the aroma.

Taste: There is a sweet and creamy porter, and tastes more like a Stout than a porter. There is some bitterness from the hops and some coffee and chocolate flavors to balance the hops. The hops were not as pronounced as they are in teh aroma. There is a moderate alcohol bite as well. This was done in a nice combination with the other flavors. There is a great variety of flavors in the aftertaste too.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium alcohol level, which confirms the 5.3% on the bottle. Maybe a little too much creaminess like a cream stout.

This is a very smooth, complex, and creamy porter. It is an interesting combination of flavors, especially with the coffee, chocolate, and a bitterness from the hops. I like this and would drink it again. One of my favorites from Rogue.

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Photo of seansean95
3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SuomiHobbit
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of duceswild
3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dakin
3.54/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look: Dark brown with little carbonation and a slight yellowish head.

Smell: Boozy, hops, slight coffee.

Taste: Hop forward, boozy.

Feel: Decent mouthfeel.

Overall: Was expecting to be better. I love their Hazelnut Brown Nectar, but this doesn't do it for me as far as porters go. There are better ones out there. 6/10.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A beautifully dark porter, but with a short-lived head and no lacing to speak of. The strong scent of chocolate is certainly distinct that comes with a light almost distance smell of porter. The mouthfeel was very up and down for me - in the end I just couldn't over look the carbonation and the tacky, distracting after taste. The taste was very good though, a solid porter with a slightly sweet, slightly tart chocolaty taste - distinctive and unique. Overall, though not as strongly flavored with chocolate as other's of its kind, it's definitely a great porter and I will look for more during the impending holidays.

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Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 70.1% out of 100 with 2,893 ratings
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