Mocha Porter | Rogue Ales

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3.86/5
Very Good
2,919 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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-16-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,898
Reviews:
1,371
Ratings:
2,919
pDev:
11.66%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
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128
Gots:
418
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Ratings: 2,919 |  Reviews: 1,371
Photo of Rootscipio
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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 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 LeeryLeprechaun
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black in color with a small tan head. Sticky lacing around the glass.

Aroma is of roast and a little caramel. No hop aroma, not much mocha or chocolate in the nose.

Taste reminds me of a middle of the road porter. Quite a bit of roast, slightly bitter finish.

Medium body.

Overall an okay beer. I am not sure I would call it a mocha porter though. Not a whole lot of chocolate in the beer.

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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 buzzedup
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Johnroby
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of foghornleghorn22
3.52/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nbdreher
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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 Jameswoody
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of dherling
4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
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 -0.8%
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 +2.3%
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 +10.1%
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 -3.4%
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 Magpie14
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
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 rex_4539
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L: Jet black color, one finger brown head, superb lacing, no visible carbonation.

S: Mocha coffee, dark chocolate. Amazing aroma!

T: Coffee, dark coffee. Not nearly as good as the aroma. So sad!

F: Smooth, drinkable, light to medium bodied.

O: I was so hopeful from the aroma that I got disappointed by the taste. Really sad. It's not a bad beer, it's good. But I expected something like Vanilla Cake Fever from Sori Brewing. Not even close.

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Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 2,919 ratings