Mocha Porter | Rogue Ales

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Mocha PorterMocha Porter

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Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-16-2001

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Ratings: 2,914 |  Reviews: 1,369
Photo of oldirtycaffrey
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours a beautiful black body with a slightly fizzy/foamy tan head. Nice amount of lacing on the glass. The smell is amazing – a burnt, chocolate-y, sweet aroma. The taste is also excellent – mocha is very present in the aftertaste. Bitter, yet smooth and drinkable. Perfect beer for the fall/winter, perfect to have as a session beer because of the overall smoothness.

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Photo of coalcracker
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a near-black color with tan head that sticks around for a bit.

Smell: Sweet and roasted malts with notes of chocolate. Also seems to have a hop presence.

Taste: Roasted malts jump out early, balanced out a little by a hop bitterness towards the back end of the tasting. Subtle but present notes of chocolate and coffee.

Mouthfeel: Seems to be a little on the light side.

Drinkability: Pretty good drinkability, but based on its unique character, not sure if I would have more than one in a given session.

Overall: I'm not a big fan of coffee-like products (espresso, et al), but this is a tasty brew for those seeking such flavors. Well-crafted.

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Photo of treehugger02010
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My girlfriend got me this in a mixed six pack, and I poured into a flared pint glass.
Appearance: It poured a deep deep black with a couple fingers of tan head. The head had large bubbles with below average retention but left lots of lacing.
Smell: A solid malted aroma, not much depth, but not overpowering either.
Taste: Good, well balanced. An awsome malt backbone and without losing the porter character a tinge of hop, just to spice things up.
Mouthfeel: Since the pour was very syrupy, I guess it is not suppirising that this was very smooth.
Drinkability: Awsome porter.
Don't drink and review.

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Photo of Imsothirsty
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown slightly red. A full finger of creamy brown head.

Smells a little bit like chocolate and a lot like coffee.

Taste: Coffee big time, some chocolate, some caramel, and just a tiny bit dark fruit. No alcohol, no yeast

Mouthfeel is a little lighter than I expected, low/moderate carbonation.

Overall a nice porter, probably wont get it again though.

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Photo of Beerando
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of neenerzig
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another good, solid beer from the folks at Rogue. This beer pours a very dark brown color with a very tall and foamy tan head that sticks around for quite awhile and eaves some nice lacing as well. Aromas of dark chocolate and roasted coffee. the taste is pretty much the same as the smell with some malt thrown in as well. The taste also needs to be stronger IMO. The taste is very well balanced, but it is a bit too weak for my palate. It has a nice frothy and smooth mouthfeel with light to moderate carbonation. This might very well be the most drinkable porter I have had up to this point. This is a very good beer that could become even better.


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Photo of EvoRich
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Pours a VERY deep, dark brown color. Light does shone through the edges of the glass. About a two finger head that slowly dissipates to just a thin layer.

Smell: Very malty with a hint of chocolate, vanilla and coffee. The smell is good, but seems weak.

Taste: Very roasted malt flavor. Only a small hint of mocha, or any kind of chocolate and coffee.

Feel: Smooth and creamy, with a medium body feel.

Overall: I expect it to be better. But it's a good, drinkable beer.

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Photo of thechaacster
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an ultra dark mahogany, damn near black, with a splendid two fingers of tan head. Really a beautiful beer. Roasty smell with a sharpness that is part hops and part astringency. Dry, roasted maltiness dominates, with the mocha hints leaning more heavily toward java than chocolate. Substantial hop bitterness comes in and makes for a lasting bitter finish. Surprisingly drinkable as well. Not my favorite porter but definitely worth recognition.

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Photo of briman
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into standard pint glass.

Pours dark brown, with some reddish hues around the edges. About a one inch brown head, retains well, settling into moderate lace.

Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee, and dark roasted malt.

Flavor is essentially the same. Bittersweet dark chocolate, coffee, with a dry roasty finish. Hint of black malt bitterness into the aftertaste, but not overly acrid.

Medium body, moderate carbonation. Balance is fine, teetering on the edge of being a little thing. No real obvious hop presence. Overall a solid example of the style. Flavors much more pronounced after letting this one warm up a bit. Session candidate.

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Photo of sidetracked
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a light-brown head.

Smells of roasted malts with just a little bitter coffee and chocolate. Slight hints of a brown sugar-like sweetness.

The taste is malty and slightly sweet up front. Coffee and bitter baking chocolate come through at the finish. The bitter malts linger pleasantly on the palate.

Smooth, creamy light/medium body.

Drinkability is great--there's a lot of flavor and the ABV isn't crazy making it easy to drink a few.

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Photo of bigpoppa67
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scott_Malone
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shark262
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours chestnut brown with a thin layer of head and minimal apparent carbonation.

Smell of brown sugar, raisins, slight coffee roast, and some chocolate.

Very nice, rich-tasting tones of dark malts mixed with some roasted coffee and faint toffee. Fairly bitter bite, gentle warming alcohol sensation after each sip.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. Perfect carbonation level rounds out the flavors.

Nice beer, well-rounded beer. Satisfying after only a couple.

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Photo of rdilauro
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours like a perfect Porter/Stout, dark with a nice but not over the top creamy head.. It has a nice aroma, nothing too much, not hppy, not chocolate, not much of anything distinctive.
First sip was nice, but then I lost something. I was hoping for a bit more on the mocha or at least smokey flavors
It was hard to even find the mocha in this one.
I have a love/hate relationship with Rogue brews. There are so many that I rate at the top and then there a few that are not my favorites.
But I guess that is why we are taste and drink different beers

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Photo of GrinkoN
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Brown, tan head, some carbonation and head

S: Roasted coffee, chocolate, some hops

T/F: the slight bitterness is up front, slight coffee leads to chocolate. Much thinner then most stouts but maintains a medium body.

O: Was a decent brew, wish it was more balanced with malts, was good not great. would consider again but woudnt look it for it.

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Photo of bark
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This bottle, bought in Sweden, got an abv of 5.7%.

The colour is black with a tint of deep brown, the liquid is clear and the finger thick brown foam sinks slowly down to a ring with some lacing. An odd detail; the beer was completely silent while pouring.

The smell is sweet with burned/roasted notes. I found some creamy notes of diacetyl, dark chocolate and a mild touch of coffee candies. Overall, the smell was milder and softer than I had expected.

A pleasant roasted flavour dominates the taste: There are notes of black coffee, fruity discreet hops, some liquorice, cocoa, maybe even a little bit smoke. The long aftertaste got a creamy flavour with notes of coffee, aroma hops, mandarin orange and a slight passing bitterness.

The carbonation is very strong with small bubbles that are a bit sharp to the tongue att he start (but its getting better later)

A nice and very American porter, very suitable for Swedish meatballs.

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Photo of jaluria
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours dark dark brown; opaque with tremendous head. Foam stays untouched for quite awhile.
Smell - Instant hit of chocholate with a hidden nutty character.
Taste - First impression is the beer is very well balanced, sweet enough to be enticing and yet subtle enough to be refreshing and sustaining. Not as complex as other Rogue brews, but still enjoyable with it's smokey nature.
Mouthfeel - Dry and slightly bitter aftertaste; as if I just a few sips of coffee.
Drinkability - I could only get the 22 oz. bottle, so it was plenty for me in one sitting. I really don't see this beer as one to sit back and relax with because of it's strong character, so I wouldn't be able to have a few of these in one sitting.

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Photo of ljbrisson
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this last night for dessert at a dinner party. Poured a cola brown into a pint glass, with a good-sized, rough sandy head that left a good amount of lacing throughout the drink, looked like a glass of Coke after it was poured. Aroma was chocolate, coffee, maybe a hint of sweet hops. Mouthfeel medium-bodied and carbonated perfectly, no slickness or chewiness to speak of. Taste was wood, coffee, burnt caramel, blueberry sweetness in the back with a touch of hops lingering but not overpowering in the finish.

Overall, this was quite good, and perfect for an after-dinner dessert beer, although not particularly sweet. I might choose this over other beers if I were at a friend's house; I wouldn't necessarily seek it out for my personal stock, however.

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Photo of ericmunley
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Whenever I see Rogue 22 oz. bottles, I instinctively reach for the Chocolate Stout. I decided to change things up a bit and get Rogue's Mocha Porter offering out of the Wegman's cooler.

This Mocha Porter pours a dark brown with a dissipating head, leaving behind some lacing. The smell is a little bitter, but has a fitting coffee scent.

The coffee really comes through in the complex taste...bitter but satisfying. Very creamy, smooth mouthfeel. Drinkability is there, but I wouldn't go putting down too many of these babies at once.

Overall, very satisfied with Rogue's Mocha Porter.

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Photo of MuddyFeet
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Incredible malty-chocolate flavor. The tase was rich and thick. Real heavy on the tongue and smooth to the palate. But that may work against it because you may get tired of the taste before you're tired of drinking. Excellent aroma which is enhanced even more after the first sip. Dark in color with a thin head and nice lace.

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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 sabrills70
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an almost jet black very dark ruby color. Has a 2 finger tan head and decent lace. Smells of roasted malts, but sweeter than expected. Some nice chocolate and coffe aromas as well. Tastes of a very nicely raosted malt but has and nice coffee bitterness to finish. The coffee is not overpowering at all, usually the coffee flavor dominates but it sits nicely in the background. Thick and chewey but not as much as you would think - still refreshing, as much as a porter can anyways. Another good solid brew from Rogue

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Photo of alcohline_trip
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of haddon
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a dark mahogany with a nice mocha brown head. lots of lacing down the glass.

chocolate malts and a hint of smoke on the nose. not much depth. a strange metallic smell present. I have noticed this in porters before but not sure what that is.

OK, much more depth and complexity in flavors. mocha, malts, & bitter chocolate. has that hoppy sourness on the aftertaste that tends to show up in chocolate porters. I'm wondering if this sour taste is not connected with the metallic smell?

medium to full body with a nice creamy feel. just right on the carbonation

this is a drinkable porter that has a good amount of flavor and feel for a 5% abv. would surely drink again.

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Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 2,914 ratings