Mocha Porter | Rogue Ales

very good
2,880 Ratings
Mocha PorterMocha Porter

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-16-2001

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Ratings: 2,880 |  Reviews: 1,366
Photo of swinyeju
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of coasterfreak75
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour was pitch black with a good, beige choppy three finger head that slowly dissapated and left a thick beige lace on top of the beer.

The smell was heavy in fruit. Raisons and figs were very prominent, somewhere in the back of the nose was hidden just a hint of hop spice.

The drink started with a thick kick of malt and coffee. The middle was a very quick hit of fruit. The finish was a lingering spice and coffee flavor. This beer was thick and chewy throughout the drink.

Well Rogue is growing on me. This is two in a row I've really enjoyed. This was, to me, just the way a porter should be. This one was quite drinkable and enjoyable.

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Photo of Zachb4au
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of RTrain12
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of MikeDre
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of JustinWhipple
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of jnoelani
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of Golden32
2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of Dybasi
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of BeerSingh
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of jt31914
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. Bottle:

A: 1 finger of head with a dark brown (chocolate) color; no carbonation rising, head retention was fine.

S: Great smell, coffee and chocolate notes with a char flavor in the aroma.

T: Coffee chocolate flavor on the finish (that's probably the mocha part) with bitter coffee on the palate. A little watery maybe, but still very very good.

M: Carbonation is a bit strong but still very good beer.

D: Good beer, very drinkable.

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Photo of cnwillis31
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Mattsk1
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of dantezeull
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of avylover
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours out fairly black with a tan head. To be honest my wife is asleep so I can't turn the lights up to check the highlights...aahhh the life of a BA. Aroma of bitter coffee and some sweet milk chocolate, backed by a health dose of some rogue style hoppiness. Taste starts off sweet, with a malted milkshake and cappuccino taste. Suddenly, the hops take over like highjacking islam radicals. These are merciful radicals, as the creaminess seems to mesh with the hop presence and roasted malts in the aftertaste. The initial creamy taste is great but doesn't last long enough for my pallette. Carbonated yet slightly creamy in mouthfeel, and quite drinkable for a thick porter.

Not bad at all, pick this one up if you enjoy porters and hops

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Photo of horndecker
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Absolute opacity. The head foams and hangs for a short while, then becomes an afterthought, a bit of suds lace remains. It's almost purplish black. The predominant aroma is, surprisingly, piney hops. Scent of stone and earth and, perhaps celery, coffee and something vegetal as well. The taste begins with a mineral wash of pleasingly bitter hops. Cocoa, espresso, and a host of burnt flavors follow, malty and persistantly charred. It's medium to light bodied, and fills the mouth okay, but never approaches chewy. More like the consistency of an unsweetened espresso egg cream. Still there is a hint of sweetness which emerges after the hop bite subsides and just before the burnt malt takes over. Finish is dry and dusty, bitter and beautiful. Aftertaste is clean.

A wonderful, light and bitter brew.

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Photo of nighthawk
3.46/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber with no freshness date poured into pint glass.

Pours an opaque, dark brown, with ruby-hued mahogany at the edges. Cap is off-white and yellowish, one finger for the first half of the beer and just a thin cap for the remainder, but does stick around until the finish. Plenty of lacing left around the glass.

Aromas of dark fruit, raisin and dark cherry, with plenty of dark chocolate and charred grains. Definitely on the sweet side.

Taste leans more toward the charred barley and bitter chocolate, with some pleasantly sweet milky sugars. Still some background raisin or currant flavour. Pleasant, but where's the mocha?

Mouthfeel is light-medium with plenty of carbonated fizz, and a slightly creamy feel. Finishes dry, with a lingering dark chocolatey taste that's just a touch astringent.

Pretty drinkable, goes down easily, tastes nice. Not sure it lives up to its name though. There's some chocolate and some charred flavour, but I'm not picking out anything that I would call coffee, so although it's a decent porter it doesn't seem much of a mocha porter.

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

Poured dark brown almost black, with a great dark tan light brown thick head.

Aroma slight unsweetened slightly burnt chocolate, and roasted malt.

Flavor Coffee unsweetened chocolate and bitterness...very nice mixture...

creamy mouthfeel

I will definately pick more of this up...maybe next week...

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Photo of MattyV
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Pretty much an opaque black, maybe letting the faintest amount of light through. Small beige and khaki head that leaves little lacing.
Nose is pleasant-- big dose of chocolate that dominates over the coffee and roasted malt. Getting funny whiffs of marijuana as it warms.
Taste has decent piney bitterness that's complemented by the coffee and dark roasted malt. Milk chocolate rounds it all out a nice crisp finish.
A bit thin, decent carbonation silky/creamy body.
This would make for a great session porter if that's what you're looking for.

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Photo of bambam2517
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 0z. Bomber poured into a pint glass at 45F.

A - Dark and opaque ink-black. Very little froth and it dissipates into nothing rather quickly.

S - Just as advertised. Strong espresso dominates, with sweet cream and chocolate in the background.

T - Overwhelmingly dark roasted coffee, some background dark fruit esters and a milder chocolate finish than I expected. Missing the sweetness also.

M - Its watery, kind of like drinking coffee again but it's less astringent. Just so-so for me.

O - I like this one, but I will admit that I also really enjoy my coffee several times a day. If those arent flavors one enjoys, this would be a bit disappointing from a porter standpoint.

Having now had both the Mocha Porter and the Chocolate Stout from Rogue, I prefer the Stout. It's a little sweeter which goes better with the flavors evoked.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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

6-pack of 12 oz bottles purchased at Reservoir Wine and Spirits in Brighton. Poured into a pint glass.

Jet-black, with a quickly receding head. The smell isn't that strong, but what's there is coffee with a little bit of yeast. The taste is chocolately, with some coffee. It is very smooth and drinkable, but the body is not as full as I would have liked. It is a pretty good offering.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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

Black in color and poured a creamy full brown head that reduced in size, but maintained a good presence. The lace ringed the glass. Aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. The taste is sweet, roasted, and chocolate with a real dry hop finish. The mouth feel was smooth and creamy with some carbonation. Not very complex, but offered a good balance of sweetness and a hop finish.

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Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
3.88 out of 5 based on 2,880 ratings.
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