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Mocha Porter | Rogue Ales

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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:
#9,409
Reviews:
1,369
Ratings:
2,906
pDev:
11.66%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
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Ratings: 2,906 |  Reviews: 1,369
Photo of SpecialK088
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A-Pours a very deep espresso brown with about 1 finger head.
S-Very fragrent of rosted malt, esspresso, with hints or chocolate.
T-Rosted malts with hint of coffee and chocolate also seems to have a hint of carmel.
M-It is a little overly carbonated for a porter but overall pretty smooth.
D-Easy to drink could very easily be a dessert beer.

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Photo of wingman14
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a super dark black with a dark tan head. The smell is mostly of hops which is a huge suprise, also has some sweet and malty undertones. The hops lead the flavor and linger for a time. The aftertaste is where you find the mocha and the malty characteristics of most porters. It is a sweet aftertaste that also has a small hint of that hoppyness. The mouthfeel is well balanced giving many different flavors that all contribute to a good beer. It is easy to drink, not as filling as the color would suggest. Another great beer from rogue. Enjoy.

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Photo of MrHassellYaHurd
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The beer pours into a pint glass as an opaque reddish brown. Dense khaki head.

The smells here are primarily of roasted grains, a sweet undertone of malts, dark roast coffee, and bitter chocolate.

The taste is similar to the nose, with the roasted flavor up front, and a sweetness just beneath the surface. Slight bitterness backed up with the coffee flavor.

Medium-bodied with a smooth and slick mouthfeel. Delicious beer, with great drinkability.

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Photo of jwc215
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours almost black with a thin off-white head.

The smell is of dark-roasted coffee with hints of chocolate.

The taste is of roasted black coffee. Bitter undertone takes balances out sweetness nicely. Dark graininess. Hints of sweet chocolate come through, especially as the drink progresses. Nicely balanced with a long, bittersweet finish.

Smooth - firm, but not heavy. Nice medium-body.

A good coffee-like porter.

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Photo of FormatKid
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I grabbed a single of this as part of a mixed six-pack arrangement from Riverside Beverage in Chattanooga. I’ve loved every single beer I’ve tried from Rogue so far so I’m sure this one will fall in suit.

This beer pours out a characteristic black with deep blood red tinges at the edges when held to light. The head rolls up titanically and is surprisingly white. The lacing is stoic and clings in chunky web like patterns down the glass.

The smell is magnificient. An ale fruitiness hovers about it. Underneath are tangy bitter aromas and playful hints of unsweetened cocoa and dark roasted coffee beans. I could sit here and sniff until it turned warm.

The taste is amazing! A four course meal streams over my tongue in one sip it seems. Soft, bitter cocoa notes lead off and blends slowly into mellow, roasty coffee flavors. Earthy bitterness from the hops snap about the back and edges of my tongue. A vaguely tart, fruitiness is evident in the middle as well. Mouthfeel is an even up medium I’d say, carbonation is light and playful.

This is just an amazing porter. It seems like Rogue will never let me down. I really wish I would’ve picked up a six of this sooner, as I would have no problem drinking them all in short notice.

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

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

From the cask into a faceted mug. Poured at the correct temperature however the barkeep wasted quite a bit of beer with the pour. Overall the final pour did end up with a mighty fine looking serving of a porter. There was about a finger of creamy tan head. This was exactly what I was seeking.

Had a nice chocolate aroma. Hints of bananna and other non-cirtus tropical fruits (perhaps mango). Tasted awesome. Really could taste the meduim roasted malts, some cocoa, and some yeast. The hops used in this one probably in combination with the proper serving temperature balanced the sweetness well.

Felt medium to light bodied with the nice thick head leaving a mustache. Very drinkable, after sampling a few other beers, I had another RMP.

Maybe the best Rogue experience I've had to date.

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Photo of Act25
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: silk screen bottle poured into a chalice named Leffe. Beautiful dark brown. Massive lacing left behind from a brown crown, that is thick and robust. A beauty.

FULL DISCLOSURE: I am a hop / java head who drinks 6+ java cups a day, usually half decaf, mostly brewed espresso style. This beer is heaven to someone like me. But it doesnt 'fake' being coffee or chocolate like - in my view.

S: All good reviewers agree: this is a porter that smells like hops. Hops, malt, chocolate syrup without any cloying bit. Outdoors, hay, grass, freshness. This beer smells great.

T: Chocolate and iced black coffee dominate. Flows into a hop bitter, dry finish, so without any cloying sweetness. A nice flavor arc & finish. This is good all-year round. Starts sweet, malty, then arcing to bitter and dry. Gets dryer and more herbal with warming (instead of sweeter, which is good!) Very good beer to serve at warmer temps.

Great food beer. Great after dinner beer.

F: Full - to - medium feel, but really just a medium weight. "How do they do that?" Excellent!

Mocha Porter is as good as any I have tried, and is moderate alcohol (Good) to boot. Highly, highly recommended, I'd drink this any time. A favorite!

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Photo of hgrong
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650ml Btl. 2005

Beer pours dark brown but not black with a short tight head that fades to a thin film of carbonation and leaves a nice lacing. The nose is based on dark malts. It starts with roasted malts reminiscent of any porter but moves quickly to rich chocolate and coffee. There is little, if any, hops in the nose. Faint hints of caramel and sugar. The palate starts sweet and slightly dull. The malts come through beautifully. The main expression is roasted grains and coffee. As the malts fade there is a rather powerful hop bitterness to balance the sweetness of the malts. The hops do not last long however. They are quickly replaced by a strong aftertaste of pure chocolate that lingers for a minute of so. The mouthfeel is surprisingly crisp and clean for a beer as dark as this. It is highly carbonated which I believe makes the beer much more drinkable than the more syrupy dark beers.

I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. I was expecting it to be cloyingly sweet and thick. I was happy to discover that it is well balanced and crisp. A very nice surprise.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours a near black cola brown with a 2 finger tan head that fades in due time. Leaves a fine, sticky lacing.

Smell - Chocolate with faint coffee notes.

Taste - Strong, semi-sweet chocolate notes backed by a subtle coffee undertone. Also, a bit of hop bitterness. Finishes with a bit of caramel. Great balance, but a little more aggressiveness would be nice.

Mouthfeel - Wonderfully drinkable. Goes down with a velvet smoothness, and the carbonation has a nice tickling quality.

Overall - One of my favorites. While I have had stronger porters from a flavor standpoint, few match it's great balance and smoothness.

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Photo of Orrshow
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – This beer is extremely dark, almost black, with slightly red shades around the edges of the glass when held to light. The head is tan and frothy. It leaves some lacing around the glass.

Smell – The smell is dominated by coffee and chocolate with the addition of roasted malt. Aromas aren’t as strong as I would have expected or liked though.

Taste – This beer reminds me of chocolate covered coffee beans. I used to love eating those as a kid. Espresso is all over the place here and it’s good. The roasted malts kick in strongly towards the end and are accompanied by a nice bitterness from the hops. Very pleasurable.

Mouthfeel – Carbonation was right and the body was somewhat creamy but at the same time could have used a little more viscosity. Good feel all in all though.

Drinkability – For a guy who likes coffee flavors this one is easy. Very smooth with pleasant flavors all around.

Glad I picked this up. It’s a solid Porter and makes me look forward to more from Rogue Brewing.

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Photo of Boilermaker88
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into an imperial pint glass. Black coffee hue shot with brownish-red edges. A foamy, rather dense light beige head blossomed and hung around until the beer disappeared, leaving streaks of lace behind.
Smell: espresso beans, dark chocolate, roasted (damn near burnt) malts. Lesser notes of dark fruits.
Taste: cappacino-esque with burnt coffee bitterness and dark fruit sweetness. Singed malts and scorched bakers chocolate mid-palate. Decent hops bitterness in the finish.
Feel: medium body with rather high level of carbonation.
Overall, quite a drinkable porter. Damn tasty and worth trying out.

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Photo of EgadBananas
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Slighly heavy pour for a porter, pretty still though. dark tan head; a fingers. Ample lacing.

Definite roasted coffee, malts and over all roastiness.

Coffee hits you first. Roasted malts and moderate bitterness follow. Very flavourfull.

Medium body, slight silkyness, and really smooth.

This is a very good brew, and now one of my favorite Rouges.

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Photo of EliottJW
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured into a rogue tumbler, this is a VERY appetizing looking porter. with a 1 finger head that slowly recedes to a thin layer, leaving a sporadic lace down the side of the glass, the body of the beer looks formidable and delightful. all of this beer's color stays true to both the mocha and the porter. the head is mocha in color and holding it up to a light, just a shade of dark reddish brown shows through in the thinnest parts of the glass.

smells nice and light. roasted malts, brown sugar and the slightest hint of chocolate. all of which give way to a wonderful taste of all of the above with a bitter coffee bite to finish things out. the "mocha" in this is not at all overbearing, as some may think about rogue's chocolate stout. it's really a nice balance!

mouthfeel for me is just a BIT off. this is definitely a bit more creamy than I would have liked. it's not bad necessarily, just a bit much for me.

definitely a very drinkable porter overall. almost a desert beer, but not quite. I could drink plenty as the ABV is entirely tolerable.

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Photo of reillybeer
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Black color, dark amber when held up to light. Looks like coca cola. Frothy beige colored head, eighth inch high. Thin patchy lacing.

S - Mostly dark roasted coffee, tangy grapefruit hop undertones. Very sharp smelling.

T - Definitely lives up to its name as a mocha flavor dominates at first, then it segues into a bittersweet hoppy flavor.

M - Moderate carbonation. Light creaminess.

D - Surprisingly this is not a very heavy beer,which enhances its drinkability as its flavors are somewhat intense. This beer is tasty :)

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Photo of SAtaMi
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - 3 solid inches of head. Thickest i have seen in a long time. Head lasts for days. Deep brown to black color. Awesome lacing from the top of my 22 1/2 oz glass to the bottom.

Smell - Nuts, Chocolate, with a background of smokey roasted malt.

Taste - Malty sweetness with some hops coming through for a great balance. The chocolate is not overbearing just a nice addition. The blend of sweet and bitter is again oh so nice.

Mouthfeel - Has a great feel to it creamy medium bodied smooth and delightful.

Drinkability - I wish id have bought a 6er or a 12 pack instead of a single. Oh my goodness i found my new favorite.

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Photo of markb33
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a sixer of this recently. Delicious.

A--Bottle poured into a pint glass. Formed a light bubbly tan head two fingers tall. Quickly dissipated after the first sip, save for a bit of lacing and bubbles around the rim. Deep brown in color.

S--Toasty malt aroma with a resiny hop scent coming in at the end. Coffee aroma balances the toasty malt.

T--Very smooth smoky malt flavor at the nose. Balanced with light hop notes. Coffee malts really come through at the finish.

M--Fairly thin for such strong taste. Light carbonation tickles the tongue just as the hops come through. Silky coffee aftertaste is what does it for me though.

D--Just great. One upside to the thinner mouthfeel is that I could still drink this on a cool summer evening w/o it feeling too heavy. I like a dark beer even if its not winter, so this is a great pick for me.

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Photo of ZAP
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

These coffee style stouts/porters aren't my thing but this is a dandy....black with a tan lace that lines the glass...not a huge aroma but some nice sweeter type coffee notes...very creamy mouthfeel. A sweeter mocha style and thick...A heavy porter...Boy you catch the hop bitterness big-time on the long finish (Just as I prefer on this style)..immediate taste is a sweeter mocha taste, but followed by that deeper hop finish...a pretty amazing beer. Like I said, not my bag of tea(err coffee) but I must give props to an extremely well made beer.

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Photo of scriabin
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a great porter for a crisp autumn night. Pours with a lovely dark chocolate hue and a coffee colored head. The taste is a great mix of chocolate, espresso, and barley. The carbonation level is a little on the high side, but tis a minor quibble. Cheers!

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Photo of naterock
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a dokel

A: pours dark and opaque with a two finger tan head.
S: very malty, DArk roasted barley, almost burnt
with a hint of coffee
T: tastes of chocolate an malt. fades to a very rich hoppy bitterness.
M: almost too carbonated, once the carbonation is aggravated the taste comes out further.
D: all around a decent Porter not my favorite but it certainly exhibits the name.

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Photo of AdmiralDiaz
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: very dark brown that is borderline black. Creamy looking tan head that dissolves quickly.

S: it's hard to pick out much more than roasted malt and coffee scents.

T: coffee upfront with roasted malts and a bitter coffee/chocolate finish. I was surprised that it wasn't as chocolaty as I assumed from the title. I would have just called it coffee porter and let the drinker assume it has chocolate qualities as one expects a chocolate stout to contain hints of coffee.

Overall it was a little thin for me but that made for a highly drinkable beer that looks and tastes great. Always impressed by Rogue.

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Photo of Tivlavrie
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SisuPride
4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed a bottle of this at Nashville's Mellow Mushroom with a "White" pizza. This beer smells amaizing with coffee and chocolate dominating your sniffer. It had a small to non-existent head. Very dark. Honestly it had almost too much flavor - and it was more bitter than sweet and my beer tooth leans on the sweet side. Also, I prefer a creamery beer and the mouth feel on this brew was much lighter. If you are looking for something that packs the flavor this is the beer for you.

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Photo of Damian
4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drank from a 12 fl. oz. bottle purchased at Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA

Poured a translucent, dark mahogany with a one-finger, foamy, mocha colored head. The head faded to a substantial film with a thick ring of lace.

Smell was exceptional. Intense, sweet, light chocolate with hints of vanilla. Very smooth. Some sweet cream/lactose also detectable.

Taste was rich and full as well yet not quite as sweet as the aromas. Malty (roasted malts) and coffee-like initially, as well as a bit smoky. Some dark chocolate was noticeable later along with some hoppy dryness. The aftertaste was quite hoppy as well and resonated long after the beer was done.

Mouthfeel was a bit thinner than expected but still decent.

Drinkability was quite good. This was a very pleasant, well balanced, easy drinking, after dinner/dessert porter.

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Photo of ISmith87
4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

appearance - 4.0 - this is good looking beer, dark brown almost black, barely any head with basically no lacing.

smell - 4.25 - this beer smells like coffee, with a hint of chocolate, vanilla beans,roasted malt

taste - 4.25- this beer tastes like coffee,basically like if you mixed A mocha latte and a stout, coffee beans, espresso, dark Malts, roasted malts, vanilla, creamy milk

mouth feel - 4.25 - light mouth feel for a stout with medium-heavy carbonation, leaves a roasty coffee aftertaste which is light.

overall - 4.0 - a good moCha stout but more with respect to the English idea of what a stout is. Somewhat weak, one dimensional, and lacking a wow factor .

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Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 2,906 ratings
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