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Mocha Porter | Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
3.86/5
Very Good
2,906 Ratings
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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:
#9,394
Reviews:
1,369
Ratings:
2,906
pDev:
11.66%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
Wants:
126
Gots:
410
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 2,906 |  Reviews: 1,369
Photo of EStreet20
4/5  rDev +3.6%
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 -3.6%
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 -5.4%
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 washburnkid
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
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 APH
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of ALESwhatCURESya
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
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 +3.6%
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 BierReise
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
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 -2.8%

Photo of dgallina
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
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 -2.8%

Photo of yuenglingade
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of mwa423
2.78/5  rDev -28%
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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Photo of TheMrFarnham
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of dcscientist
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I'm a porter fan in general, and even though I'm not a coffee drinker, I enjoyed this mocha porter. The coffee flavor wasn't so strong as to make me think I was drinking that instead of beer, so that's a plus in my book. It's a bit on the dry side but nothing too intense, and it's pretty well balanced as a result. Good middle of the road porter.

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Photo of ultralarry2006
4.63/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle. Leaves a big two finger espresso foam colored head that has excellent retention, and it leaves excellent lacing. Body is black. Beautiful to behold.

Smell - the nose is filled with rich aromas of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and bitter pine resin. Mouthwatering.

Taste - exactly as promised by the smell. A big wash of bitter pine resin upfront, followed by rich flavors of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. Very delicious.

Mouthfeel - full bodied, and slightly semi-dry.

Drinkability - this is excellent ale, and it is totally sessionable.

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Photo of zdk9
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours with a small head that sticks around for a while. The color is just this side of midnight, only showing a touch of brown on the top and impenetrable to light.

S- Smell is weaker than the taste (not really unexpected so I guess I mean it's weaker than I wish it was). Cocoa powder, raisins, and chocolate covered espresso beans form the primary scents

T- The cocoa and raisins are joined by a stronger coffee taste. Very faint hops which blends really well into the bitterness of the malt. Aftertaste is bitter, like I need some sugar in my coffee. But altogether a very comple taste.

M- Pretty smooth, but not at all heavy.

D- The strong aftertaste limits the drinkability of this beer a bit in my opinion, though the complexity of the flavor overcomes this for the most part.

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Photo of nstygles
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WilliamPhilaPa
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour creates a very dark black color, with a very nice fluffy, creamy, foamy dark tan head. Notes of chocolate, mocha coffee, and hops in the aroma. The same can be found in the taste mocha, notes of chocolate, with nice hop balance. Overall I enjoyed this one very much! An excellent Porter!

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Photo of foghornleghorn22
3.52/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jonathaniler
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of Schwegler
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of igl
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of buzzedup
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 2,906 ratings
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