Mocha Porter | Rogue Ales

BA SCORE
87
very good
2,881 Ratings
Mocha PorterMocha Porter
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-16-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,881
Reviews:
1,366
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
Wants:
124
Gots:
402
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 2,881 |  Reviews: 1,366
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 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 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%

Photo of Murph
4.62/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorite beers. You really couldn't do a much better job of capturing a mocha flavor in a beer. The taste and drinkablity are great. Smouth mouthfeel and it finishes pretty clean for the abundance of mocha taste. All in all a highly drinkable beer.

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Photo of EStreet20
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a 16 ounce shaker glass.

A - Nice dark brown with some chestnut color when held to the light. Not quite a finger of tan head fizzes and bubbles.

S - Smell is of some chocolate malts with minor roastiness.

T - Taste is initially a bit sweet with some nice bitter coffee like notes rolling in. Finishes dry with no real aftertaste.

M - A nice medium bodied porter.

D - A nice session porter right here. Low ABV and some good flavors make it one you can sit and drink for a while.

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Photo of PBRstreetgang
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours jet black and totally opaque. Rushing carbonation produces a dense and creamy tan head that fills the glass. The retention is superb, and sticky lacing coats the glass. The simple burnt aroma is strong, yet inviting. Charred chocolate malt and roasted barley flavors. Black patent and coffee provide a bitterness that balance the taste without any need for hops. The lack of hops also allows a strong residual sweetness that is well perceived in the finish. Smooth and rich mouthfeel, medium body and flat carbonation. The burnt flavor is a bit high for a porter, but it still manages a decent drinkability.

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Photo of wahhmaster
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a nonic imperial pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark cola color with a thick tan head. The head lingers a while leaving spotty lacing.

Smell: Strong smell of roasted malts. Heavy on the chocolate and coffee notes as well.

Taste: Has the nice roasted flavor typical of most porters. Has a nice coffe flavor towards the finish as well. The coffee flavor is more subdued here than in some porters and stouts.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and a little chewy with a nice, dry finish.

Drinkability: A decent porter and another good beer by Rogue. Certainly worth a try.

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Photo of alwaysplayin
2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of washburnkid
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rocky froth of tan head over dark, cloudy brown beer. Body is cloudy with interesting swirls. Not sure where those come from, but it's fun! Aromas are acidic, milk chocolate, and mild breadiness. Flavors follow with bittersweet chocolate, dry roasted coffee, floral acidity. A bit cloying, but not so much that the beer is ruined. Medium mouth and the carbonation feels just right. Smooth and easily palatable. The bomber didn't last too long!

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Photo of Mineo
3.54/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ALESwhatCURESya
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice black body with a ruby hue to it when held upto light. The head comes on pretty strong and quickly releases to nothing more than a film. The aroma is nice and chocolaty an almost pine background. The taste is very well balanced with just the right amount of roasted barley and chocolate. The finish comes together very well and ends with a moderate burnt nut taste. This is a very nice porter from Rogue and is a very nice younger brother to the phenomenal Chocolate Stout.

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Photo of cvfish
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - This beer poured a dark brown color which produced a nicely sized, fluffy, light brown head which had good retention and a nice bit of lacing

S - The aromas of this beer had some of the chocolate and coffee tones you would expect from a Porter, but the hops are a little too much in this one

T - The taste of this beer was actually its strong point, a start of toasted malts is were this beer begins, anda bitter chocolate taste soon develops into a sweet one, the hops really do not show up

M - The mouthfeel of this beer had a medium body to with a moderate amount of carbonation

D - This beer gets good marks because I can get a 6-pack of it, but it is still a little high and the price a flavor of the Sierra Nevada Porter beat this one out

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

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

This one's black as night and I can see no light through the glass. Head is small and tan. Aroma reminds me of charred wood, chocolate and coffee. Very creamy and full bodied for a porter. A little on the bitter side as I'd prefer roasted malt to dominate in a porter. A craeamy porter but overall too bitter for me.

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Photo of Ultrarunner100
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of dgallina
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep dark brown with ruby highlights. Plenty of chunky tan head and thick lace with very good retention. Smells sweetly malty, with subdued roasted grains and fairly strong floral hop notes. Medium-bodied and creamy with surprisingly strong carbonation. Flavor begins with sweet graininess, builds into toasted bread, dry roasted coffee, and unsweetened cocoa. Finishes with a strong and puckering dry hop flourish.

A nice American porter rendition, if perhaps a bit over-hopped for the general style. Reminiscent of some dry stouts more than other porters.

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Photo of JIMTRK16
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of yuenglingade
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of mwa423
2.78/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Nice dark brown colors with a finger and a half of slightly brown head. Can't even see through the beer, good

S - Roasty and chocolaty, but nothing special. Smell is a bit weak

T - No mocha at all, a weak porter (almost on par with the level of taste of Guinness) and far too much hop bite.

M - Average, nothing to write home about.

D - Not enjoying it, I was really looking forward to the style and I love dead guy and a lot of other Rogue stuff, but I was just flat unimpressed with this.

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Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
3.88 out of 5 based on 2,881 ratings.
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