Mocha Porter | Rogue Ales

Mocha PorterMocha Porter
BA SCORE
70.1%
Liked This Beer
3.86 w/ 2,895 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:
#8,650
Reviews:
1,369
Ratings:
2,895
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: 2,895 |  Reviews: 1,369
Photo of Cnote_crafty_1
4.84/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Rogue Mocha Porter
5.6% ABV. 54 IBU's American Porter
Look: Pitch black, inch. tan head that dissapates to a tiny ring, little lacing.
Smell: Coffee, dark malts, bread and cacao
Taste: Coffee, dark chocolate, roasty bitterness, goes down smooth and has a bitter aftertaste.
Feel: The feel is almost akin to a Guinness, but not as thin.
Overall: Whether, or not the coffee is added during the brewing process, it ends up being a really well balanced porter that feels more like a stout. I did not see any red hues to the ale even when held up to the light.

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Photo of SerpentX
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown close to black color and leaves the same colored body with a one and a half finger rocky white head that rises, holds for a good minute and dies at a gentle pace; lacing is actually kinda all over the place, I mean its there, its just sporadic and messy; the aroma has mocha coffee up front with a nice dosing of cocoa to add a nice sweetness to it; slightly roasty yet sweet; the taste is bittersweet - combined nicely through the coffee and cocoa, and even as it warms it stays balanced and still has a nice roastiness to it; no aftertaste, dry finish; its pretty easy on the palate and sessionable; overall, a porter well worthy of coming back to in the winter months.

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Photo of zapiszak
3.57/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Bueschere
3.31/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaveCash
3.28/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of josanguapo
4.72/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

At Bierkraft. In pint glass. Lunch with Pedro, Miguel, David, Alberto && Miguel Angel Muñoz. With chicken casserole. Really pleasant coffee and chocolate notes with a vanilla sweet ending. Very smooth drinking and all packed in a low abv brew. Great

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Photo of Casey_L
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 bb-magic
3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 70.1% out of 100 with 2,895 ratings
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