Mocha Porter | Rogue Ales

BA SCORE
87
very good
2,887 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
Ratings:
2,887
Reviews:
1,368
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
Wants:
125
Gots:
404
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,887 |  Reviews: 1,368
Photo of zdk9
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours with a small head that sticks around for a while. The color is just this side of midnight, only showing a touch of brown on the top and impenetrable to light.

S- Smell is weaker than the taste (not really unexpected so I guess I mean it's weaker than I wish it was). Cocoa powder, raisins, and chocolate covered espresso beans form the primary scents

T- The cocoa and raisins are joined by a stronger coffee taste. Very faint hops which blends really well into the bitterness of the malt. Aftertaste is bitter, like I need some sugar in my coffee. But altogether a very comple taste.

M- Pretty smooth, but not at all heavy.

D- The strong aftertaste limits the drinkability of this beer a bit in my opinion, though the complexity of the flavor overcomes this for the most part.

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Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is my first American craft beer if I don't count Samuel Adams and I'm very interested to taste an American interpretation of an English classic.

APPEARANCE: Typical porter brownish black. Head looks like that of an expresso, kind of yellowish.

SMELL: Soft porter smell, not strong. I can sense a sweetness. Sucking the last drip from the rim of the bottle I get a taste of mocha coffee and even rose water.

TASTE: A typical smokey, tart porter flavour with a pleasant softness that creates an interesting balance. The coffee is subtle, adding a levelling mellowness to the brew. Ever so slightly hoppy too. There's a subtle sherbet flavour which provides a tingling sensation on the gums.

OVERALL: Both disappointed and impressed. I thought the coffee would be way more upfront but it only imparted a soft mellowing sweetness to the balance, which actually made for a nice tasting porter anyway. One of the best I've had, albeit I've never had a bad one.

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Photo of WilliamPhilaPa
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour creates a very dark black color, with a very nice fluffy, creamy, foamy dark tan head. Notes of chocolate, mocha coffee, and hops in the aroma. The same can be found in the taste mocha, notes of chocolate, with nice hop balance. Overall I enjoyed this one very much! An excellent Porter!

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Photo of tmcarter23
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of jonathaniler
5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of Schwegler
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Phoneguy
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of patpbr
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with a head that dissipates but doesn't disappear. The smell is roast and coffee but not very strong. Taste of mild chocolate and coffee, dry fruit. Creamy with a mild bitterness. Thin feel, its smooth and easy to drink just to watery. Taste was similar to dropping a few ice cubes in a cup of coffee. A fine porter i just like mine more robust.

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Photo of sitarist
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer #6 from the blind beer bif.

Pours a deep brown, maybe 85% opaque? It has a thick, dense, khaki tan head...two fingers thick...it takes its time receding...it rest at an 1/8", and leaves sheets of lacing.

I smell wet dog and powered sugar...the scents are faint...but pleasantly different.

It has a bitter-sweet flavor. Pecan, coco, star anise, this one is stumping me, I swear I taste mushroom gravy?

Medium bodied, and dry...it has a slight astringency to it...numbs my tongue.

Great beer but one at a time. Probably would be good with food.

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Photo of slowdaddy
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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

My hundredth bottle of beer. Lets sing

Drinking while typing.

12 oz into Atlas mason jar.

A: Pours a dark dark brown with good clarity and a full hand of head that sticks about a while and laces all up and down my jar.

S: I smell those piny-citrusy beeswax honey hops that i often smell and need to look up so i know what they are. Maybe someone could drop a line and ej-a-ma-cate me.

T: Those hops again with a dark chocolate syrup flavor. Finishes with a nice bitter-dry coffee taste.

M: Light to medium bodied.

D: Good strong and bitter. A very flavorful beer. Drinkability is good.

If someone would like to tell me what kind(s) of hops I'm tasting here, I'd greatly appreciate it.

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Photo of beerphan
3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle -> pint
no date

Pours back with a small quickly receding tan head, that leaves behind clumpy cliffs of lace. Some visible steady robust carbonation.

Nose: Milk cocoa, touches of dark fruit,

Smooth, sweet stout like velvety mouth feel. Burnt coffee grinds, chalky cocoa and some caramel malt. Finishes with a little astringency behind some mild bitterness. Drying.

A good desert beer that wants to be a stout.

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Photo of Blueribbon666
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of CB_Crowe
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Ryancthomas7
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Slongie
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of necoadam
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My bottle might have been a little outdated, but nevertheless it still lived up to it's Rogue name. Poured out a nice black color with quite a bit of carbonation that lasted all the way through. Aroma of chocolate with some coffee undertones. Taste is a lot of bittersweet chocolate with undertones of coffee flavors and roasted flavors with malts. A little complex and quite balanced as well. Solid porter from Rogue.

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Photo of Profchaos20
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of tabhill
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of RHVC59
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of wingman14
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a super dark black with a dark tan head. The smell is mostly of hops which is a huge suprise, also has some sweet and malty undertones. The hops lead the flavor and linger for a time. The aftertaste is where you find the mocha and the malty characteristics of most porters. It is a sweet aftertaste that also has a small hint of that hoppyness. The mouthfeel is well balanced giving many different flavors that all contribute to a good beer. It is easy to drink, not as filling as the color would suggest. Another great beer from rogue. Enjoy.

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Photo of adkieffer
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of kpowledge
4.5/5  rDev +16%

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

very dark brown, slight tint of red around the edges of the glass. good amount of light tan head that lasts throughout.

smells of roasted beans, bit of chocolate. taste was nice - bitter, coffee/mocha and a nice balance of hops but the aftertaste kind of brought it down. second time trying it and overall it's a good porter.

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Photo of JT99125
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
3.88 out of 5 based on 2,887 ratings.
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