Mocha Porter | Rogue Ales

BA SCORE
87
very good
2,887 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
Ratings:
2,887
Reviews:
1,368
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
Wants:
125
Gots:
404
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,887 |  Reviews: 1,368
Photo of BrewMaster
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: 12 oz bottle poured into a Duvel glass. Thin 1 cm tan head on top of a dark brown beer. The head gradually thins leaving nice lacing on the side of the glass.

Smell: Toasty malt nose with a bit of coffee and a sandy scent. Very malty with a gritty brown sugar scent.

Taste: Big coffee flavor up front with a sweet caramel top to it. Very roasty and toasty with a gritty coffee ground feel. This beer lives up to its name very well. It is sweet with toasty dark malts like a good porter. The coffee flavor enhances the malt instead of covering it or hiding a lousy beer. Well balanced sweetness with toasty malt and coffee round out a this lovely brew.

Mouthfeel: Gritty and raw and rich. The texture matches the brown sugar and coffee flavors very well.

Drinkability: Very tasty and well rounded. Lovely coffee flavor in a tasty sweet porter. Enjoyable if you like coffee...and I like coffee.

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Photo of Svendozen
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It wasn't too bad. Nothing I would go out of my way to get again. Completely forgettable amongst a sea of porters.

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Photo of TheQuietMan22
3.51/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Poured a deep, probably opaque black (I don't have a trusty lamp to test the glass). A thin, foamy, tan head developed and dissipated to leave a spotted lacing.

Smell: Lots of toasted coffee malts, and there's also dark chocolate mixed in. I think there's also a little bit of caramel. Mainly the smell is dominated by a toasted scent. That's it -- just toasted.

Taste: The initial taste starts off bitter with the toasted coffee malts, but ends smooth and balanced with the dark chocolate and hint of caramel from the smell. As it warms, something a little sweeter, almost sugary, comes into play, but I can't really pin it down. Plum, maybe.

Drinkability: Mocha Porter is a decent dark beer, but it's a little too much of a one-trick pony for me. Too much toasted malts and not enough variety for balance.

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Photo of rusty3335
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of ColoradoBobs
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Moderate pour into a .4l pokal yields a very large tan-orange head over an opauq black body. Head fades to a lid fairly quickly, and leaves decent lacing.

Smell is espresso, bitter chocolate, and light note of pine-floral hops.

Taste follows the smell, with the coffee dominating the roasted chocolate malts. Intense sour-roasted bitterness. This tastes so much like coffee, I'm tempted to heat it in the microwave and put some sugar and cream in it. Aftertaste is coffee as well.

Mouthfeel seems a bit thin for a porter.

Very drinkable. Sessionable.

A fine porter, and definitely worth having on hand.

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Photo of danielharper
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased from Great Spirits, Huntsville, AL.

Pours a dark black color, completley opaque, from the 12oz bottle into the pint glass. A large brown head quickly forms, which dissipates until it is simply a small brown head -- the smaller head remains until the end of the beer. Heavy lacing around the glass for the length of the beer.

Has a nice smoky smell with hints of chocolate and coffee -- the hops presence that is usually so prevalent in Rogue beers is muted here, probably due to the strong aroma from the porter itself.

Taste is also really nice -- has a bitter coffee taste with a strong helping of chocolate. The dark chocolate taste balanced out the hops very nicely, so that I neither felt this beer was overly sweet, nor overly bitter. Very enjoyable, although the carbonation was a bit higher than I'd like -- it seems more difficult to drink these than I think was inteded by the brewer.

This is a bit thicker than other porters I've tried, more like a stout than anything else, but I'm not complaining. The beer isn't quite thick enough to be called "chewy", but it's pretty damn close -- overall, it's a very enjoyable mouthfeel that's only offset by the relatively high carbonation.

Overall, this is a nice, very drinkable beer. I enjoy it quite a bit, and will purchase it again next time I'm in the mood for something like this. At least it might hold me over until the Rogue Chocolate Stout is available in my area, or I can go back to Tennessee to get some more. Recommended.

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Photo of Anthony1
3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

bottle poured into a sniffer

poured a nice chocolaty brown with a nice head. amazing lacing that sticks around until the very last drop. smells of malt and hops mixed with chocolate, roasted mocha, and hits of sweetness. a full bodied beer with a medium level of carbonation. a nice beer, just slightly to bitter an after taste.

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Photo of Ilafan
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of informaticsDoc
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aflies
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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

Black in color with a small tan head. Sticky lacing around the glass.

Aroma is of roast and a little caramel. No hop aroma, not much mocha or chocolate in the nose.

Taste reminds me of a middle of the road porter. Quite a bit of roast, slightly bitter finish.

Medium body.

Overall an okay beer. I am not sure I would call it a mocha porter though. Not a whole lot of chocolate in the beer.

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Photo of switzer
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of shockrocker65
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of azorie
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of d_brommer_nh
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of theopholis
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Dark brown/black with a thick lasting head and a fair amount of lacing.

Aroma- Lots of roasted malt and coffee bean with a hint of dark chocolate. Very enticing.

Taste - Nice blend of roasted malts, coffee, and bittering hops. Just a hint of chocolate. Some malt sweetness in the middle, but you have to look for it.

Mouthfeel - Agressive body. A tad overcarbonated. It actually taste quite a bt better if you let it go slightly flat.

Drinkability - Pretty good. Just barely sessionable, but a very good overall beer.

I would definitely drink this again.

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Photo of malcontent
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Even for a porter, the Rogue Mocha pours a tremendously opaque brown, almost black. A thin, but uniformly solid tan head with minimal fragrances, mostly malt but with the faintest touch of cocoa also present.

The taste really built with every subsequent sip. The first provided a smooth, smokey, but otherwise unremarkable flavor. The second opened up the chocolate & the following drinks sustained these notes with the additional presence of tobacco & maltiness making for an exceptionally well-rounded porter.

The carbonation & thickness are just perfect as porters go, making for a supremely drinkable liquid. And as usual, the holywater used by Rogue prevents any lingering aftertaste to ruin the experience. A great beer.

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Photo of NorthCoastPranqster
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of thebooyakid
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tonistruth
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- pours a deep dark brown accompanied big a huge tan head that does not want to freakin go away. tan lace on glass, head get all fluffy like as it goes down

S- sweet smell mix of choclate, coffee, hint of caramel. Faint smell of roasted malts as well

T- Chocalte flavors come out first as the beer hit the palate, followed by a bitterness from burnt malts, roasted malt aftertaste. creamy and sweet throughout.

M- feels more like a stout than a porter being as creamy as it is. Medium body and very smooth.

D- probably the most sessionable porter I've come across. Great and interesting take on a porter. Gotta love what rogue does.

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Photo of akopczyk
4.52/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lauries444
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Danno48
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of RandyKemka
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
3.88 out of 5 based on 2,887 ratings.
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