Mocha Porter | Rogue Ales

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Mocha PorterMocha Porter
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3.86/5
Very Good
2,922 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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-16-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,302
Reviews:
1,372
Ratings:
2,922
pDev:
11.66%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
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128
Gots:
421
Trade:
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,922 |  Reviews: 1,372
Photo of Gajo74
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown, nearly black and with mahogany tones. Modest mocha head recedes and leaves a thin cap.
The aroma consists of chocolate, burnt caramel, roasted malts, mocha and a whiff of alcohol. Very nice.
Smooth in the mouthfeel, almost creamy and mocha like. The carbonation is gentle but slightly tingly. There is a coating of sweetness from the malts; burnt caramel and chocolate. The roasted malt, mocha/coffee and hops bitterness. Slightly nutty and even some spice from the hops. Medium bodied and light for a Porter. Drinkable and even seasonable. I liked it overall.

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Photo of dirtyharry2489
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of my favorite beer styles from a great brewery, so I have pretty high expectations for this one. This porter pours a very dark black, with a barely detectible red tint. There is a medium, frothy, light tan head. The smell is very pleasant, with some strong roasted grain notes, sweet chocolate mocha, and a light espresso. The taste is much the same. The roasted grain notes are very bold and come to the forefront, but there is a significant mocha presence as well, which is more sweet chocolate than coffee oriented, but not as much so as in smell. There is a measured bitterness in the aftertaste and a slight dryness as well. The body is heavy to a degree that is fitting for the style. This is a bold porter that lives up to my expectations for the most part. It lacks some polish to be sure, being a little overly carbonated and a little lacking in smoothness. However, I think it is definitely underrated. There are better, but it’s a very good porter in my opinion.

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Photo of Jjmj51
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of darksun360
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kkazemi
3.56/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of King_Lich13
4.11/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of B_B
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of williahd
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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 akopczyk
4.52/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Keg at The Barley Mow, Bristol - Pours jet black with a medium tanned head. Medium carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma - roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee. Taste - roasted coffee at the front with dark chocolate notes leading to a nice long bitter finish. Solid coffee based porter.

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

Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grnmtnman
4.46/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LittleMurphyDog
3.41/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BrutisDestructus
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of twb0392
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured to a teku glass.


A: The body is pure black with a beige to brown head, just like an expresso's head. The beer appears to have some lacing but minor head retention.
S: The aroma is great. There's a hoppy accent, very smooth, on a pile of coffee and specially cocoa. This smells wonderfully good.
T: The taste is an extension of the aroma using the hoppiness as a base for the coffee and cocoa profiles. I was actually expecting the coffee to be more powerful than any other flavor but the cocoa is really strong here, specially because it's no milk chocolate variation or a very sweet one. Instead, it's a bitter almost 100% cocoa that's present in the beer and that makes this specific taste be over everything else.
M: The mouthfeel is very consistent, dense and smooth. It's actually more liquor-y than beer-y. :)
O: For a coffee induced beer, this is not the best experience available. I'd say that, besides the aroma, all other characteristics are almost average. But it's an always good to go beer when available.

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Photo of alaffoon0221
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of travis875
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 2,922 ratings