Mocha Porter | Rogue Ales

BA SCORE
87
very good
2,882 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:
2,882
Reviews:
1,366
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
Wants:
124
Gots:
402
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,882 |  Reviews: 1,366
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Braz
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark pitch black color with a frothy head.

Very roasty aromatics with coffee ground scents.

Burnt coffee flavor is prominent, maybe a touch a dark chocolate as well. Fair amount of bitterness. Full body with a thick texture. Average carbonation with a long and bitter coffee aftertast.

This beer is exactly as the name says. Good one.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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2/5  rDev -48.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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2/5  rDev -48.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of secondtooth
3.47/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep, dark brown (nearly black), with subtle ruby highlights. Average head, and minimal lace.

Nose is a little roasty. I get a hint of mocha, but it's not strong at all.

Taste is deeply roasty, with hints of dark chocolate, coffee, burnt fruit. This is a rich porter, definitely with a heavy character, and the mocha tones come out better as it warms a bit. Still, not a favorite of mine, and not one I'd care to try again.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of brother_rat
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours out a frothy, dirty tan head with the color and pitting of bubbling caramel. The beer is very dark, an opaque black, with only a faint redness at the ends of the glass when held up to a lamp. Deep and dark. The head fades quickly, after a few minutes, with very minimal lacing. 3.5/5

S: Pours tart, with dry, salty, smoky notes. Very pronounced sweet malts, minimal hops. 4/5

T: A very delicious balance, with many flavors poking out with each sip: tannins, chocolate, smoky hints, shaved wood, espresso, charcoal, and unripe fruit, etc. Hops in the background, well balanced. Finishes dry, with a mouthwatering creaminess. 4.5/5

M: Very drinkable, with a meaty, thick taste up front, which I love in a good porter, and yet it finishes dry and yet with a touch of lactose. Medium carbonation. 4/5

O: Not sure if there's lactose in this, or if it just tastes like there is; in any event, this is a fabulous porter: drinkable, dark and tannic but balanced and complex. The coffee/chocolate flavor is there but not slapping you in the face. I've had this many times (bottle & draught) and it's delicious by itself or paired. Tons of flavors that release as it warms up. 4.5/5

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
3.88 out of 5 based on 2,882 ratings.
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