Mocha Porter | Rogue Ales

BA SCORE
87
very good
2,889 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
Ratings:
2,889
Reviews:
1,368
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
Wants:
126
Gots:
404
For Trade:
3
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On my 4th of six of these beauties and they keep getting better. Pours a dark bubly midnight black color with a soft pillowly tan head. I could smell the roasted coffee and subtle chocolate aroamas from across the room ! Taste was very rich roasted coffee, sweet chocolate undertones.Very crisp finish, leaves you wanting another taste. Very well carbonated and fresh tasting. Smooooooooth and silky feel. A really refreshing and tasty beer. Another winner from Rogue. How do they: 1. Ship it so far, 2. Sell it so cheap, and 3. Make it taste so good ? I will never know.........

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

BOTTLE: 12 oz. longneck

Pertinent Preliminary Comments: Rogue beers have simply failed to disappoint me – they’re one of the breweries that consistently puts out brews that I think are outstanding. Even Odell Brewing, makers of my beloved 90 shilling, doesn’t fall into that category.

APPEARANCE: Black with cola brown highlights. Head is thick and tan, and leaves wonderful lacing on the sides of the glass as the head clears.

AROMA: Coffee and chocolate are strongest with a generous dose of hops. Somehow reminds me of Ovaltine and Frappucinos…

FLAVOR: Another rare beer that tastes just like it smells, but even more so. Cold coffee in front, malted chocolate milk on the sides, a little bitterness in the middle and a finish that is somehow both dry and sweet at the same time. Wonderful aftertaste; there’s something about it that reminds me of the way a breath mint makes your mouth feel after you’ve finished it. What a fun beer to drink!

MOUTHFEEL: Medium weight, good carbonation level.

DRINKABILITY: This is such an interesting beer to drink that I’d probably be happy if that’s all there was in the fridge for a week! Goes down waaay faster than I’d like.

OVERALL COMMENTS: Simple, elegant, balanced, flavorful, nothing cloying, nothing distracting, nothing to complain about… leaves me to wonder sometimes: Can Rogue do no wrong? KILLER brew, folks!

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

One of the best porters I have ever had. Looks great. Dark and rich with tan head. Smells chocolatety and taste of coffee and dark chocholate. The mouthful is the same as the taste. Not the best tasting, but it is very smooth for a crisp flavor if you like both chocolate and coffee. Could drink several of these beers as it smooth and creamy.

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is a porter for those that love the dark side of brewing. An obsidian body absorbs light like a black hole, but perched on top is a generous brown frothy head that lingers for awhile before it reduces to a nice thick collar on the inside of the glass. The smell alerts you to the alcohol hidden in the murky depths of this porter, with a nice rounded aroma of hops and roasted chocolates. The taste is sublime: rich with roasted malts, a sweet finish and well-balanced hop bitterness. The beer has some heft as well, making it a perfect porter for a long lingering drinking session once the weather turns chilly.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This exotic treat pours a dark, hearty red with a heroic, creamy tan head that sticks around till the bitter (and I do mean bitter) end. Smells of burnt toasty malts and dark coffee, followed by caramel sweetness and finally a creamy/bitter finish. The taste is certainly complex and lives up to this beer's moniker. Tall bitterness and roasty flavors hit first before mellowing out into a distinctive sweet creaminess that cooperates with a serious dose of tasty hops for a taste that lingers long. The mouthfeel is chewy and, in my estimation, perfect for a porter. What carbonation there is adds a nice dimension. The drinkability is fantastic, but this is certainly an indulgence for me. If any beer can be called "breakfast beer", this is the one.

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Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
3.88 out of 5 based on 2,889 ratings.
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