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 SolipsismalCat
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Dark brown/black with one-finger, tan, creamy head that lasted a couple of minutes. Nice lacing.

S: Caramel malt and dark fruit.

T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Coffee and chocolate. Nice roasted/charred finish.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Creamy.

O: Solid American porter. Above average in every way. Will try again.

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Photo of BradShook
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Desimoaj
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Atlas1
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown-black with some reddish tint at the base and the top; a nice porter color. The head dissolved rather quickly, though, and there was not much of a lace to note. To capture the fullness of the aroma, I poured it into a Belgian snifter-type glass, but was rather disappointed that there was not much aroma present. Hints of malted coffee rose to the top after a stir, but otherwise I didn't notice much. Could this have been my fault? Entirely possible, as I hope to give the aroma another shot in the future. Tasted nice. Strong coffee notes with chocolate and some wood. That bitter coffee finish was great, in my opinion. Sturdy mouthfeel and nice drinkability for a "mocha" porter. I will drink this again, even though it's not my favorite porter out there. A solid effor all around by Rogue.

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Photo of Jameswoody
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of dherling
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out a dark dark dark dark dark brown, with a big ol thick cappuccino head, that eventually left lacing. Eventually because it took forever for the head to die down a bit. Nose was sweet with caramel and coffee, a little milk chocolate in the back and a bit of sour fruit. Taste is wonderful, starts fairly light, then goes a bit malty, to coffee, and then finally a little malty bitterness. Crisp mouthfeel, and a long coffee aftertaste.

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Photo of shirfan
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a very dark porter; only a small amount of light passes through the base of the glass. A thin tan layer of lace lingers on and on.

Aroma is predominently roasty malt, not especially strong.

Taste is big on bitter, oxidized malt, with a mildly mocha/coffee finish. Sour notes in the finish, and doesn't have an overly-burnt aspect. Just enough sweetness to balance things; any hops stay well in the background. Fairly one-dimensional, but it's a good dimension.

This strays well towards the stout side of things without going overboard...nicely done.

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Photo of Natural510
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pitch-black with thick tan head; small amount of lacing on the glass.
Smells of roasted malts, coffee & chocolate, but not quite as strongly as I would've expected.
Rich coffee flavors, definitely more Starbucks than Folgers. A sweet cocoa runs through the brew as well. The roasted malts are quite apparent, with a very subtle hoppiness toward the end. Slightly dry finish.
Robust in the mouth, not quite as creamy as a stout. Not much of a reverberation as in other brews of the style.
All in all a nice take on a porter. Flavor-wise, it's about halfway between an American Porter and a Milk Stout.

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Photo of Fish113d
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pouring into a tulip glass, it pours an oily black color with lots of yeast dripping from the bottle on the finish. It leaves a big 3 inch billowy tan head that sits and sits on top of the beer.

Aroma is of robust, roasty and chocolate malts w/ some coffee tones and even maybe some slight hops somewhere in there. I even get the aroma of some almonds maybe to go with the roast malt; very complex!

Taste is of sweet roasty malts up front with a slight bitterness on the swallow of coffee and baker's chocolate; maybe even some smoke flavors as well (just a tad though). Enjoyable!

This is a balanced brew between smoothness and carbonation; thin overall, but yummy! Not a whole lot of alcohol to kick you in the arse, but well-balanced.

Wonderful session brew this is, YES! (Yoda inspiration) I thoroughly enjoyed this one from Rogue. Just another example as to why they are one of America's best!

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Photo of santoslhalper
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearence: Pours a dark brown with a creamy chocolate head.

Smell: The smell is of smoked meats and roasted nuts. A hint of chocolate backs it up ok.

Taste and Mouthfeel: The taste is a light fizzy but incredibly chocolatey coffe flavor, with a wonderful roasted quality to it. The aftertaste is a little rough, but not horrible. The mouthfeel is creamy but fizzy.

Drinkability and Overall: To me, Rogue is always a solid choice, but very rarely do they do something earth shattering. This beer is a good example of that. It's good, enjoyable, and high quality, but nothing about it really sets it off or makes it shine. But still, I enjoyed it.

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Photo of jmbranum
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful dark black beer with a massive fluffy tan head

Aroma is rich with coffeeish notes and some hops, but not super strong either. The taste is nicely bitter, with quite a bit of coffee (but really not that much chocolate despite the name) and nice undertone of hops.

The mouthfeel is delightfully fluffy.

The alcohol content is deceptive. It doesn't seem that strong at first, but it really kicks in on the 2nd and 3rd bottle of this brew. It definitely seem stronger in ABV than most porters.

An excellent Porter. Not my favorite, but definitely a contender.

(I also drank this on tap in Portland, OR which was really a great experience)

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Photo of Magpie14
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: in a 12 oz bottle. Cream colored head bursted its way to the top of the glass with big foamy craters. Sporadic lacing was just as impressive. Rich oily brown color and active bubbles in the glass

S: dark roasted malts with a mild coffee/mocha presence, a kiss of hops

T: dark rich malts, stale coffee, burnt caramel sweetness. Touch of dryness in the finish as hops give a bitter snap. I was left with a pined hop, espresso, chocolate aftertaste. I must say that a faint and fresh smokiness flavor is in their as well

M: light creamy feel, good smoothness and easy on the tongue

D: I could see myself drinking these regularly for a porter. No doubt that I am a sucker for coffee based beers. This is a good one, I recommend it.

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

A- Poured into a nucleated tumbler... has a nice semi creamy head that seems to be lingering around... beer is a murky chocolate brown color, with no light showing through when held up

S- Not super overpowering, but definate notes of chocolate and coffee or espresso beans

T- Starts upfront with definate mocha/chocolatey flavor, finishes with more of a dry toasted flavor

M- Fuller bodied with a tiny bit to much carbonation for me

D- Bit filling, but tasty and easy to drink. Not to sweet that it would get sickening after 1 or 2

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Photo of jryanj927
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Shnanign
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of SamuelR
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Beardo
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CHSLBrew
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

A-Huge light-brown head retained strongly. Dark brown brew, relatively murky/opaque.

S-Coffee and roasted malts with some black character. Also, a degree of a choco-coffee aroma.

T-Again, coffee and roasted malts. The most prominent flavor is the roasted maltiness with a lingering chocolate. Hop character and bitterness was not perceptible.

M-Medium, smooth carbonation and a delightful moderate body.

D-Decent enough. Tasty brew with a nice drinkable feel and flavor.

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Photo of beerhast
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Tumble
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Eastside151
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Steban
3.17/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BrewMaster
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: 12 oz bottle poured into a Duvel glass. Thin 1 cm tan head on top of a dark brown beer. The head gradually thins leaving nice lacing on the side of the glass.

Smell: Toasty malt nose with a bit of coffee and a sandy scent. Very malty with a gritty brown sugar scent.

Taste: Big coffee flavor up front with a sweet caramel top to it. Very roasty and toasty with a gritty coffee ground feel. This beer lives up to its name very well. It is sweet with toasty dark malts like a good porter. The coffee flavor enhances the malt instead of covering it or hiding a lousy beer. Well balanced sweetness with toasty malt and coffee round out a this lovely brew.

Mouthfeel: Gritty and raw and rich. The texture matches the brown sugar and coffee flavors very well.

Drinkability: Very tasty and well rounded. Lovely coffee flavor in a tasty sweet porter. Enjoyable if you like coffee...and I like coffee.

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Photo of Svendozen
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It wasn't too bad. Nothing I would go out of my way to get again. Completely forgettable amongst a sea of porters.

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Photo of TheQuietMan22
3.51/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Poured a deep, probably opaque black (I don't have a trusty lamp to test the glass). A thin, foamy, tan head developed and dissipated to leave a spotted lacing.

Smell: Lots of toasted coffee malts, and there's also dark chocolate mixed in. I think there's also a little bit of caramel. Mainly the smell is dominated by a toasted scent. That's it -- just toasted.

Taste: The initial taste starts off bitter with the toasted coffee malts, but ends smooth and balanced with the dark chocolate and hint of caramel from the smell. As it warms, something a little sweeter, almost sugary, comes into play, but I can't really pin it down. Plum, maybe.

Drinkability: Mocha Porter is a decent dark beer, but it's a little too much of a one-trick pony for me. Too much toasted malts and not enough variety for balance.

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