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Mocha Porter | Rogue Ales

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3.86/5
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2,901 Ratings
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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:
#9,272
Reviews:
1,369
Ratings:
2,901
pDev:
11.66%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
Wants:
126
Gots:
410
Trade:
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Ratings: 2,901 |  Reviews: 1,369
Photo of burtonbe
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Deep, deep brown color. Almost black. Opaque. Powerful brown head of two fingers that persists.

Strong chocolate caramel aroma. Coffee-bean like. Deep, rich, very nice.

Very strong, deep chocolate flavor. Bitterness is apparent. Coffee, burnt, rich, powerful.

A bit thin for a porter. Carbonation is also a bit too high. Not bad, but I was expecting more.

For this style, I would say it is drinkable, but not highly drinkable. the taste forces you to drink very slowly. Hardy.

Overall I like this one. The taste stands out, but it lacks somewhat in other areas.

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Photo of BretSikkink
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just past mahogany, very nearly black if not for some brownish red highlights. Large brown head is very tight, with nice pitting and great retention. Lots of brown lace.

Pine hop aromas, with plenty of cocoa and roasted malt as well. The bitter flavor works very nicely with the chocolate malt, lightly sweetened, and then finishes quite dry with notes of roast and cocoa.

Impressive chocolate themed beer, Rogue's trademark hopping leaves it a cut above the rest. Enjoy at cellar/room temperature to really let the flavors emerge. Great for a cafe or pub.

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

From a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass, on to the beer:

It's deep black in color with a big head that slowly drops. Smell of mocha in the beer's aroma. Very interesting, I thought I'd get something sweeter, and instead I got a coffee shop in my glass. Coffee, smoke, moderate roasted flavor, and of course subtle mocha. The bitterness on this brew is very mild, which won't hold back the drinkability. Nicely done.

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Photo of Floydster
3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Took one of my dad's 12 ounce bottles from his six pack, sorry pops

Pour was very dark brown with an off white head about a half inch high

Smell was strictly coffee beans

Taste was deep and had a nice smokiness to go along with the java

Very drinkable for a porter, most dark beers are real heavy, but not this one

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Photo of Jmamay22
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Last trip to the liquor store I was searching for some coffee influenced porters and stouts and came across this one.

Pours a very dark brown almost black with a thick creamy brown head. Very impressive head retention and creamy quality. Thick rings of lacing are left to the bottom of my glass.

This one smells fairly hoppy with a faint chocolate malt background. This smells similar to Sierra Nevada's stout, but with greater emphasis on hops.

Tastes too hoppy to begin with, but allowing this to warm up opens a wonderful bouquet of flavours. Starts out tasting chocolatey and moves into a roasted coffee flavour that gives way to a dry bitter hop finish. Very well rounded and balanced.

Mouthfeel is creamy and fairly full bodied given the 5.30% abv. Highly drinkable and enjoyable as the weather cools.

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Photo of Homerbag
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured very dark, no light passing through at all. Starts out with a a caramel-tan head that thins out as it laces down the glass but stays enough to cover the body.

Smells malty with strong hints of chocolate and citrus, like bergamot. Not much coffee smell to it.

Has a very dark malty taste to it, similar to some Black Bavarian beers out there. Noticable citrus taste under a bitter dark chocolate. Almost like drinking a cup of earl grey after eating dark unsweetened chocolate. Leaves a strong aftertaste.

As dark as it is, it has a pretty thin feel to it. Mine had a higer carbonation to it. I was expecting a beer that needed a knife and fork to get through it by the first impression.

Very good beer, have to be in the mood for a dark complex beer that leaves a strong aftertaste in your mouth.

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Photo of burnstar
4.26/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown/black with a nice sized long lasting rocky tan head that leaves lacing on the surface and sides. Nice fresh aroma. A lot of west coast citrusy hops in the nose. Taste is dark roasted chocolate malt with some coffee notes. Surprisingly, given the name of this beer, the coffee flavor isn't all that strong. Significant citrus hops. Nicely balanced. Medium mouthfeel. Not too heavy. Fairly drinkable. Pretty good porter overall.

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Photo of canucklehead
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I feel that this is the weaker of the dark Rogue beers ( Shakes stout et al). The depth of flavour was not there and the mouthfeel lacked that real bigness that the chocolate stout had. It is a decent beer but not one of Rogue's best. A bigger flavour would be appreciated in this style>

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Photo of merlin48
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle pours a dark brown body with a large light brown head. Lots of lacing on this one. Aroma is mostly chocolate, with hints of pine hops and coffee. Medium body is well carbonated. Taste is chocolate, mild coffee, some bitter dark roast, pine cone hoppiness, and a pleasant vague fruitiness that seems like red apples. Nicely balanced and very drinkable.

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Photo of livingregret
2.73/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Serving Type: Standard 12 oz bottle

Appearance: Pours a lovely almost black beer where no light can shine through. A dark tan head that leaves to quickly and has almost no lacing

Smell: Maybe it's just this particular one that I have but I find that the smell is rather tame. Some Porters you can easily pick up the different traces spread throughout the beer but this one it takes a bit to get a good smell. I get a faint dark chocolate w/ roasted coffee.

Taste: Has a chocolate taste that is almost overpowered by the roasted coffee taste. A light molasses taste lingers throughout the end of the drink. The balance of the 3 flavours seems a little off as the beer is a bit bitter than what I expected from smelling it. The roasted coffee comes across really strong compared to the chocolate

Mouthfeel: Smooth yet a little thick. It lingers in the mouth w/ a dry feeling

Drinkability: A enjoyable dark porter that is a touch bitter but not altogether what I was expecting. The bitterness overshadows any expectations you may have from the name of the beer

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Photo of cswhitehorse
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Mocha porter pours a black as night with a head that stays only for a second or two.

The aroma of the porter is of chocolate and roasted malts.

The taste is real smooth and is balanced of chocolate, coffee and the roasted malts. Overall a refreshing porter either on a hot summer day or a lonely cold one in the winter.

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Photo of Brad007
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black color with a decent brown head. Aroma is rich and roasty with coffee undertones. Taste is much of the same except that the coffee kind of falls flat within the taste. It's very much a porter still. Coffee goes well with dark beers and this is just proof of that. I like it.

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Photo of happygnome
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a: dark brown almost black color with about a quarter to half inch of tannish head that dissapears slowly leaves a good amount of lace around the rim of the glass
s: sweet roasted malts, very coffeeish nice, a little chocolaty
t: sweet chocolaty flavor, nice roasted malt backbone, subtle hop bitterness
m: medium to full bdied beer with little carbonation

overall, wow i really enjoyed this one

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pour a solid black color with a tan head. Aromas of caramel, coffee, and chocolate. A bit of the same in taste, caramel, coffee, and chocolate, in that order. A sweet dry aftertaste lingers for a couple of minutes. Big flavor, good for a dessert beer.

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Photo of kernalklink
3.33/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was a good refreshing porter- nice dark pour with some sharp aromas- dark coffee beans, espresso, some bittersweet chocolate. Decent flavors, not as promising as the aromas but there- very dry dark cocolate and coffee flavors mingle with an almost sour character- like a gritty unripe grapeskin. Nice and clean but somewhat unrefined. Some mineral flavors in the aftertaste but nothing too detracting from the rest. Very decent brew, wish i could try it fresh on tap.

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Photo of meechum
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark black pour with highlights of red to the light and a fluffy, large pillowy tan head. Head retention was pretty good and then it laced nicely down the glass

S - Smell was of roasted malts and chocolate and of course mocha
had a good strong nose to it

T/M - Mouth was full and smooth with just the right amount of carbonation, taste was rich and full with a slight bite up front from the hops quickly mellowing into the signature mocha flavors with a finish of chocolate and fruitiness

D - I certainly could put back several of these in any given session and actually had several last night. A great beer for a night's relaxation.

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Photo of biggmike
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown pour with tan head that didnt stay long. Medium body, mouthfeel was very pleasant. Aroma was very pleasant with chocolate and coffee notes. Taste was also of chocolate and coffee with a slight fruit finish. Drinkability was very good on this one as well. I liked it a lot.

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Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice solid black with nice head that stays for a while and is brown. Strong coffee and chocolate overtones plus nice malt smell. Very nice coffee taste and some dark chocolate aftertaste and bitterness very enjoyable dark roasted porter. Very full mouth feel but goes down smooth.

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Photo of Erdinger2003
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice soft head that leaves a sticky lacing behind and a head that thins out, but doesn't stop covering the top of the beer. The color is black with a slight amount of light coming through the edges in an amber brown color. Smell has some chocolate tones of a good porter. The taste is heavy coffee with some good bitter tones that seems to match up with the hops. Mouthfeel is well carbonated leaving a little bite on the tongue. Overall this will be something I drink more of, very enjoyable.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is deep black with a head the color of a chocolate malted. Smells a little bit roasted and a little like some good coffee. The taste is chocolate and dark, but not too strong. This is one of the first Rogue beers I really like and I didn't really taste the "Rogue" flavor I get from most of their beers.

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Photo of bgraney
4.43/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark black, lots of carbonation bubbles, huge sudsy/creamy cocoa head, beautiful.
The mocha aroma comes through right off the bat, followed by toasty malts.
Liquid chocolate burnt toast with just the right amount of hop balance.
Thick tongue coating with the fantastic cocoa-malt flavor lingering. The carbonation expands the flavors through the nose.
Very drinkable but the mocha, which adds so much to the flavor, might become tiresome after a while.
Great beer!

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Photo of ColoradoBobs
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Moderate pour into a .4l pokal yields a very large tan-orange head over an opauq black body. Head fades to a lid fairly quickly, and leaves decent lacing.

Smell is espresso, bitter chocolate, and light note of pine-floral hops.

Taste follows the smell, with the coffee dominating the roasted chocolate malts. Intense sour-roasted bitterness. This tastes so much like coffee, I'm tempted to heat it in the microwave and put some sugar and cream in it. Aftertaste is coffee as well.

Mouthfeel seems a bit thin for a porter.

Very drinkable. Sessionable.

A fine porter, and definitely worth having on hand.

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Photo of jayfarley3
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

from a 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass pours very dark with a good sized frothy tan head. smells of roasted malt, coffee and slightly chocolatey. tastes of coffee and roasted malts with a nice hoppy bitterness, this is a very tasty brew. mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium-bodied and a very smooth, this is a very drinkable beer, i would highly recommend it.

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Photo of HoustonTX
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown with a creamy off-white head. Scents of sweet glazed molasses and freshly brewed coffee. Deep dark roasted malts solidify the base of the beer, with fringes of chocolate, and light caramel. Mocha is present with a semi-sweet fringe, yet regains it's balance and neutrality. This is a very good Porter, lots of flavor and depth.

Recommended.

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Photo of blackheartbilly
4.82/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

If you like coffee and dark malty beer, try this one! I loved it....

12 Ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearence: Pours dark, with a medium to small tan head.

Smell: Heavy malt aroma, coffee bean presence, didn't really notice any hop presence in the smell. As someone else said unsweeted chocolate.

Taste: I wanted a coffee porter and Rogue delivered exactly what I wanted. I found the taste to be exceptional, this being one of my most favorite styles. Heavy coffee after-taste, and roasted malty sweetness. Slight bittering hops presence.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, crisp.

Drinkability: I went through the six pack and was craving more.

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Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 2,901 ratings
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