Mocha Porter | Rogue Ales

Mocha PorterMocha Porter
BA SCORE
70.1%
Liked This Beer
3.86 w/ 2,894 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:
#8,630
Reviews:
1,369
Ratings:
2,894
Liked:
2,029
Avg:
3.86/5
pDev:
11.66%
Alströms:
4.12
 
 
Wants:
127
Gots:
407
Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,894 |  Reviews: 1,369
Photo of RHVC59
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Profchaos20
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of tabhill
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of wingman14
4.17/5  rDev +8%
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 -2.8%

Photo of kpowledge
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of fostachild
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
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 +3.6%

Photo of nortmand
4.8/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours deep red brown, with a dollop of fluffy dark tan head.

Coffee and caramel dominate the smell. A nice ruby red grapefruit hoppiness.

Sweet chocolate flavors up front, blend into an astringent roast flavor. Ends with a sharp bitter roast.

Full bodied, very nice beer. Easy to drink and full of flavor.

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Photo of Phi_Psi_OR_Beta
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IcemanCometh
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Shanty76
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of double2chin
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of dcscientist
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I'm a porter fan in general, and even though I'm not a coffee drinker, I enjoyed this mocha porter. The coffee flavor wasn't so strong as to make me think I was drinking that instead of beer, so that's a plus in my book. It's a bit on the dry side but nothing too intense, and it's pretty well balanced as a result. Good middle of the road porter.

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Photo of Arch578
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Quaffer
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: This beer is black. Period. No questions asked. It had a big, dark brown head that dissipated quickly and left a lot of pretty lace.

Smell: No surprises here. This beer smelled like it looked. Definitely bitter chocolate and coffee aromas. You can tell this bad boy is going to be bitter. Oh, yeah . . .

Mouthfeel: A little thin for me on the mouthfeel, and thinner than many other porters that I have had.

Taste: Once again, no surprises here. This was a powerful, bitter porter. It's hard for me to pick out individual flavors in beers with this much *umph*, so I won't even try. But trust me, it was good!

I've had it before and I will definitely have it again.

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Photo of pentathlete
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown pour, with a 1 inch beige head. Smell is toasted malts, some dark cocoa. Taste is sweet, with bitter dark chocolate and some hop bite. Finish is long with multiple flavors of resiny molasses and mild hoppy bitterness. Mouthfeel is thin to medium, but nothing terrible. No creaminess. Easy to quaff, great price. Another Rogue winner.

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Photo of Yoonisaykul
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Reddish brown highlights to this black. Only half of the 12oz fit in my tulip because the rest was creamy beige head. Lacing looks, well, like lace. A nice crisscross design all around.

S- Smells of pink grapefruit hops and sour roasted malt.

T- Very hoppy and green. Not really a black IPA but sure reminds me of one. Cocoa bitterness in the finish. Not enough mocha... false advertising ( I kid, just being an asshole here). A little cookie.

M- Medium carbonation. Pretty gooey when the sugars present react with your saliva. Still not quite a full mouthfeel.

D- Maybe I had enough to drink these last few days but this feels awfully bloating.

Good beer. Ordinary porter. Not much more to say. Would drink it again if someone offered it and maybe even in a bar if there wasn't much else to drink.

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Photo of Franchise
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Love a nicely done porter and this one is not a dissappointment, pours a clear dark chocolate brown with a nice thick tan head. The nose of this brew is fantastic, espresso, chocolate, roasted cocoa beans, vanilla, just all the comfort your looking for in a brew. The taste is very pleasing to the palate starts with a slight bitterness followed by some sweet chocolate/caramel presence and finished with some carbonation and a watery feel on the palate. Not as strong in terms of the body as I expected but still was great.

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Photo of theghost3
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is dark brown, almost black with a cafe au lait, 2-finger head. Minimal lacing.

The smell is roasted malts with chocolate & coffee hints. The taste is really malty & bitter. The burnt coffee flavor overpowers the dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is moderately thick, slightly carbonated.

This is a drinkable porter, but it really seems more of a coffee porter than mocha.

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Photo of poppyjohn
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Pillowburn
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of twb0392
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

22 ounce silkscreened bottle. Pours deep brown with russet highlights and a sticky tan foam cap -- loud fizziness and big carbonated bubbles make it look like a soda. Soft aromas of cocoa powder and earthy hops. Dark malt flavors, initially, then a more sour, vinous taste creeps in to finish with an essence of dusty cocoa. Sour aftertaste lingers. Thinnish body. Not a bad porter, and better than many, but still a little unimpressive.

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Photo of Erdinger2003
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice soft head that leaves a sticky lacing behind and a head that thins out, but doesn't stop covering the top of the beer. The color is black with a slight amount of light coming through the edges in an amber brown color. Smell has some chocolate tones of a good porter. The taste is heavy coffee with some good bitter tones that seems to match up with the hops. Mouthfeel is well carbonated leaving a little bite on the tongue. Overall this will be something I drink more of, very enjoyable.

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Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 70.1% out of 100 with 2,894 ratings
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