Mocha Porter | Rogue Ales

BA SCORE
87
very good
2,880 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:
2,880
Reviews:
1,366
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
Wants:
122
Gots:
399
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,880 |  Reviews: 1,366
Photo of abex44
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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Photo of MrBoh
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of shick1
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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Photo of andrewkgray91
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.28/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A 12oz bottle with no visible BB date. Picked up a while back from Great Grog in Edinburgh.

Poured into a Delirium chalice. A dark ruby-brown hue. Yields a large head of creamy tan foam that hangs around for a few minutes before reducing to a thin surface layer. Aroma of dark roasted malt with notes of chocolate, mild coffee, burnt grain, hints of dried fruit and earthy yeast. A whiff of sweetness. Surprisingly subtle - I was expecting a more in-your-face olfactory experience.

Tastes of dark malt with a burnt, roasted character and a dry finish. The flavour seems muted. Mild notes of coffee, chocolate, burnt grain, a hint of molasses, faint dried fruit and earthy yeast. Slightly sweet, with a twinge of acidity in the background. A restrained, dry bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry, tingly and a little oily. Body seems rather thin and insubstantial for the style. Somewhat astringent, with an aftertaste of bitter roasted grain and hints of chocolate.

Hmmm - I'm left unimpressed by this one. It certainly has hints of mocha and chocolate, but both aroma and flavour seem deadened and lacklustre. I was hoping for more intensity - perhaps this bottle is simply too old (hard to tell with the lack of dating). The body also leaves something to be desired; it's too watery. An OK beer that goes down easily enough, but nothing special. No need to seek it out.

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Photo of Coldsnack
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of KCM
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Jasoncolliver
3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of harrisjohnson
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Patriot19
2.25/5  rDev -42%

Photo of BFick
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of marvmoreno
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of CB_Crowe
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of pin
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of tripledbrew
2/5  rDev -48.5%

Photo of OregonGrown7
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.76/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into a regular glass.

A: Pours a very dark red color. The head is a very nice two finger mocha (ha!) shade with great texturing and excellent retention.

S: There's a coffee - albeit slightly stale - and hazelnut quality to the aroma in general, and even a little bit of licorice. The aroma could be stronger, and as a point of nitpicking, slightly less vegetal as well.

T:The flavor is more coffee forward in general, from the starting flavors all the way to the finish. Problem is, just like the aroma, it seems awfully stale and vegetal. The said quality kills the finish with excessive bitterness. The hoppiness and roast don't really get along, either. Can't say I enjoy this one too much.

M: Airy and bone dry; normally, this is a quality I enjoy in my dark beers, but not when it's so dry it comes off as watery. A thicker texture (not to mention a bit more residual sweetness) would really help this out, but it helps make an otherwise mediocre beer more drinkable.

O: This is way too thin, bitter, and vegetal for me to enjoy this in any significant capacity. Needless to say, I won't be repeating this one in the future.

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Photo of polktheimpressionist
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of gtermi
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
3.88 out of 5 based on 2,880 ratings.
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