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 AngEo
3.21/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of travelguy
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robebo44
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Listed in the "1001", my notes are cryptic except that it is dry, but not bitter. Let's do a review upon another tasting.

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Photo of Trbtodd
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CraftBeerCellar-SpaCity
3.57/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

You can always count on Rogue ales for a good brew. Here you have a dark beer that pours with a thin foamy head. Aroma is roasty with hints of mocha. Taste is rich with roasted malt. Overall, this isn't my favorite of Rogue's lineup, but it is pretty awesome, nonetheless.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of JacobusFavier23
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L-Pours a dark brown color with a small frothy head that bubbles and hugs the side of the glass. Interesting appearance.
S-The smell is very mellow, yet with this mellow aroma I get quite a bit of notes of coffee. After the first initial draws I get a faint aroma of banana as well.
T-I taste bitterness from the roasted hops and it follows greatly with the slight flavor of coffee. The flavor really follows the nose. As the beer warms the flavor gets more complex.
F-Medium bodied. Frothy and full in the beginning. Hearty feel.
O-Everything about this porter is very good and I enjoyed drinking it! It is extremely complex and may be one of the most solid porters I've ever tried. Delicious coffee flavor mixed with unique bitterness makes this porter stand out. You will like it for sure.

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Photo of beertraveler08
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamminJay1986
3.38/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scap
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I really like Rogue beers, (with the exception of the chipotle ale), and this is no exception. While this isn't my favorite Rouge beer, that title goes to the Shakespeare Stout, it is very well done and enjoyable to drink.

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Photo of tfsimpkins
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of wuthrichj15
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Some coffee aroma. Pours dark, creamy looking. Drinks pretty easy. Coffee, malts, a little hop, chocolate taste. Nice light body. Pretty easy to drink.

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Photo of Sk8sean86
1.75/5  rDev -54.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.33/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Whoa!? Am I drinking a porter or an IPA? It says porter which it has hints of but this is more an IPA style than porter for sure. It's not a bad beer but it is misleading.

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Photo of northos
3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TargaFlorio
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of q33jeff
3.35/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

**
02/05/12
Bottle to pint glass.
Coffee aroma, but not much else. Dark black pour, small head.Slight bitterness. Great coffee / cocoa flavor.Low viscosity.
**

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Photo of ChrisCage
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Love the masculine bottle with the bold font and picture...the brew itself pours a heavy dark brown with caramel/tan colored foam on the head that dissipates quickly, however it remains dense and creamy in appearance. The carbonation looks to be fine and lacing is stringy and oily on the side of the glass....good overall!

S- Upon the initial pour, there were strong hints of booze laced chocolate covered ripe banana, but this subsides more into a dry coffee/dark chocolate aroma, with mild sweetness and dry unmalted grains, along with black and toasty malts...perhaps some coffee smells blended into the mix.

T- Heavy and dry in the sense of dense high cocoa content chocolate, black coffee, heavily roasted dark malts, hints of molasses sweetness, nutty richness and a well blended vanilla finish that lingers after the swallow....a well balanced and flavorful dry porter!

M/O- This is light in body but heavy and creamy in texture....the carbonation is fairly aggressive and the beer maintains its complexity throughout the experience....i don't find it changes much as it warms, which I kind of like....I would put this with the best porters out there and would buy again! It is highly drinkable and would pair well with a chocolate cake as an example....recommended!

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Photo of Pacman1425
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drewskihausen
3.46/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mpsmooth31
3.3/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CharlesK
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrb378
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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