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Mocha Porter | Rogue Ales

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Mocha PorterMocha Porter
BA SCORE
3.86/5
Very Good
2,900 Ratings
Mocha PorterMocha Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-16-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,208
Reviews:
1,369
Ratings:
2,900
pDev:
11.66%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
Wants:
126
Gots:
409
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 2,900 |  Reviews: 1,369
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 LordAdmNelson
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- A nice dark opaque brown with about two inches of tan head that retain and lace well.

S- Not getting too much here. Some sweet malt with a hint of chocolate and coffee. Smells sweet and clean.

T- Coffee, chocolate, pale malt in the background. A bit of a menthol-like cooling sensation as well (phenols?). Reminds me a bit of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Finish is a bit hoppy, while also sweet from the malt. Well-balanced and interesting.

M- A bit dry on the finish, wet and coating in the mouth. A bit thin, IMO.

D- Can move through this one pretty quick. A good and enjoyable porter.

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Photo of climax
3.31/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a dark brown, about the color of the bottle, head was tall and tan.

The aroma was more caramel than anything. A tart hop bill of citrus balances. Some roasty flavors lingered, but nothing to prominent. Not sure what makes this one mocha from the looks or the nose, perhaps the flavor?

Theres the roasted coffee I had been expecting in the flavor. Astringent, bitter, and dry, it tastes better than it smells. Some vanilla, dark chocolate, and a bit of resiny flavor round it out.

The body was about medium, as was the carbonation. Somewhat chalky feel lead to a dry finish. Not convinced this is Rogue's best brew.

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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 damienblack
3.31/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cola black in appearance, pitch dark. Lots of nice foamy lacing and head, big and billowey. Lots of small bubbles. Smell is quite underwhelming, A bit of coffee, but hops are the overwhelming scent here. Taste is also a bit of a letdown. Doesn't really taste much like coffee at all. Very dry, but at the same time not roasty. Not much malt sweetness, just dry. A lot more hop bite than I would expect, too. Another user compared this to Guinness. It's not creamy like you'd expect Guinness canned to be, yet it also lacks the punch of Guinness Extra Stout. It's not terrible, definitely not offensive. But from Rogue, I would expect a lot more. Kind of watery, not much depth of flavor at all. Very drinkable, though. Methinks this one will be one and done for me.

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Photo of 21Maestro8
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of JxExM
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Atlas1
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
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 mountdew1
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Color was a nice dark solid brown that was completely opaque with a light brown foamy head. The head started as 2 fingers, and within a few minutes was just froth on top with a little clinging to the side. Aroma was sweet, brown sugar, chocolate, brown bread with a hint of coffee. Taste was sweet, like a Hershey's chocolate bar, with a touch of vanilla, and a slightly bitter aftertaste. Coated very well in the mouth, not overly carbonated, just slightly watery in the throat. Very very easy to drink, drank was faster than I realized.

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Photo of BWED
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a tumbler.

A- Very deep brown, some dark red hues shine through against some light. Brown head is pretty creamy but isn't thick. Good lacing, however.

S- The mocha comes out, more on the chocolate side. Pretty sweet. Light on the coffee, but a gentle roast hits the nose.

T- Roast comes out more in the flavor, with the coffee and cocoa in the background. There a slight flavor of vanilla as well.

M- Rather light in body, but a slight creaminess. Very smooth and easy to drink. There's a bit of a roasty, dry finish as well.

O- One of the better Rogue's I've had. It has a nice flavor and drinks well.

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Photo of scoobybrew
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured from the bottle into a pint glass. It is very dark and opaque with a large frothy head that is well retained. It has very nice lacing. The scent has a very roasted malt character with a slight hoppiness similar to a robust porter. Rich roasted malt dominates the flavor with a distinct hop character common to robust porters. The 'mocha' taste is mostly on the finish but not very distinct from the roasted grain character. It has a smooth medium-light body with moderate carbonation.

Overall, it's a good robust porter, very tasty.

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Photo of GDBEERMAN
3.41/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into pint glass: from notes
A: Pours a deep brown body, with some red around the edges. The head is a foamy layer, that holds into a small layer. Lace is left in small patterns.
S: A subtle aroma that have a profile of bitterness and a malty note.
T/M: The front is expressed by a malt character that shows a bit of a grainy note. A dry mouthfeel, that holds an almost sour note. A bit of bitter chocolate, that I do not find very pleasing.
D: While not on the overly drinkable side, due to the explosion that are the shambled flavors. The overall beer is nice and easy to drink.

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Photo of windypete
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Sam-VW
3.9/5  rDev +1%

Photo of RummyRedbeard
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Harvest06
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KornWallace
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of Johnroby
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Nbdreher
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of informaticsDoc
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SolipsismalCat
4/5  rDev +3.6%
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 -2.8%

Photo of Desimoaj
4.28/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of jmbranum
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
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 Jameswoody
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 2,900 ratings
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