Mocha Porter | Rogue Ales

Mocha PorterMocha Porter
BA SCORE
3.86/5
2,898 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-16-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,873
Reviews:
1,369
Ratings:
2,898
pDev:
11.66%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
Wants:
127
Gots:
409
Trade:
3
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,898 |  Reviews: 1,369
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 informaticsDoc
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 bbeane
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
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 +3.6%

Photo of Shnanign
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of SamuelR
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Beardo
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CHSLBrew
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
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 Ilafan
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of beerhast
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Tumble
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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 Eastside151
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Steban
3.17/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BrewMaster
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
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 -22.3%
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 -9.1%
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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Photo of rusty3335
3/5  rDev -22.3%

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 thebooyakid
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Purchased from Great Spirits, Huntsville, AL.

Pours a dark black color, completley opaque, from the 12oz bottle into the pint glass. A large brown head quickly forms, which dissipates until it is simply a small brown head -- the smaller head remains until the end of the beer. Heavy lacing around the glass for the length of the beer.

Has a nice smoky smell with hints of chocolate and coffee -- the hops presence that is usually so prevalent in Rogue beers is muted here, probably due to the strong aroma from the porter itself.

Taste is also really nice -- has a bitter coffee taste with a strong helping of chocolate. The dark chocolate taste balanced out the hops very nicely, so that I neither felt this beer was overly sweet, nor overly bitter. Very enjoyable, although the carbonation was a bit higher than I'd like -- it seems more difficult to drink these than I think was inteded by the brewer.

This is a bit thicker than other porters I've tried, more like a stout than anything else, but I'm not complaining. The beer isn't quite thick enough to be called "chewy", but it's pretty damn close -- overall, it's a very enjoyable mouthfeel that's only offset by the relatively high carbonation.

Overall, this is a nice, very drinkable beer. I enjoy it quite a bit, and will purchase it again next time I'm in the mood for something like this. At least it might hold me over until the Rogue Chocolate Stout is available in my area, or I can go back to Tennessee to get some more. Recommended.

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Photo of Anthony1
3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

bottle poured into a sniffer

poured a nice chocolaty brown with a nice head. amazing lacing that sticks around until the very last drop. smells of malt and hops mixed with chocolate, roasted mocha, and hits of sweetness. a full bodied beer with a medium level of carbonation. a nice beer, just slightly to bitter an after taste.

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Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 2,898 ratings
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