Mocha Porter | Rogue Ales

BA SCORE
87
very good
2,880 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:
2,880
Reviews:
1,366
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
Wants:
122
Gots:
399
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,880 |  Reviews: 1,366
Photo of foghornleghorn22
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of icemanls4
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jnowak
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of cnagle28
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CreightonSM
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikepcarney
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brewmasterBO
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Bandi
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of BethanyB
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A true black, with tan head which starts out big, but is quick to melt. Not sure I feel the "Mocha" is a headliner here. Sure, this Porter has notes of espresso and dark chocolate, but not to an such an extent that it stands out from countless other commercial examples of this style. More prominent is the roasted grainy malt and gentle, yet peppery hops. It's a fine flavor profile, but not very complex, especially since a thin, watery mouthfeel is unable to support potentially stronger tastes. With medium carbonation and a smooth finish, this more closely resembles a Schwarzbier. Perhaps some of the disappointment comes from the letdown prompted by the many-layered aroma of dark fruit, brown sugar, and molasses--none of these Baltic Porter aspects of come through in the taste.

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Photo of TheBen5
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It's black with one finger of head that dissapates fast. It does smell like a stout, roastiness and coffee, but both faint. The first thing I noticed was how think and light it is. The flavors are lacking, just not much there. I will not buy again.

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Photo of gregcordle
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SCproUA
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Refloosh
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Arthuros
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A decent porter. Not that much mocha, all in all. But a porter, a good, classic one.

Nose has hints of coffee, but not more so than Anchor or similar ones.
Taste is what you'd expect, with a alight charred malt flavor, hints of caramel, chocolate, coffee.
Little carbonation, makes for a smooth beer.
Thin beige head, sticks around.

A good beer, I personally like Viven and such better, but still really good.

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Photo of cvengeance
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of couchsitta
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of FBGordon
3.49/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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