Mocha Porter | Rogue Ales

BA SCORE
87
very good
2,880 Ratings
Mocha PorterMocha Porter
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-16-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,880
Reviews:
1,366
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
Wants:
122
Gots:
399
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 2,880 |  Reviews: 1,366
Photo of Yoonisaykul
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
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 APH
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Franchise
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
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 -3.1%
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 +3.1%

Photo of Pillowburn
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of twb0392
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IcemanCometh
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of orfeu
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
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%
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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Photo of bulldogg915
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of DelMontiac
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of unclejimbay
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mocha Porter
Rogue Ales Brewery
Style: American Porter
ABV: 5.30 %

Reviewed @ home 12/16/08, bottle>dimpled mug
A 4.0 - deep opaque brown color, small frothy head, seems porter appropriate?
S 4.0 - roasty toasty malty notes
T 4.0 - roasty malt on palate, mocha in background, smooth taste
MF 3.5 - medium + body, medium carbonation, crisp finish
D 3.5 - respectable rep of a stout, try it if you like 'em, but not really my type of style

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Photo of sabrills70
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an almost jet black very dark ruby color. Has a 2 finger tan head and decent lace. Smells of roasted malts, but sweeter than expected. Some nice chocolate and coffe aromas as well. Tastes of a very nicely raosted malt but has and nice coffee bitterness to finish. The coffee is not overpowering at all, usually the coffee flavor dominates but it sits nicely in the background. Thick and chewey but not as much as you would think - still refreshing, as much as a porter can anyways. Another good solid brew from Rogue

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Photo of Necronomad
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Coldsnack
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of UncleAddie
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Rschis16
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pretty much as black as coffee with some red highlights on the edges. Decent size on the coffee-tan head, dissapating down to a thin sheet shortly after. Good retention, lacing. Smells of coffee and dark roasted malts mostly, with a small backing of milk chocolate. Nothing overly potent about the smell, but its pleasant.

Coffee is featured prominently in the taste, mouthfeel and aftertaste. In fact, if I didn't know better, I'd say I was drinking slightly carbonated iced coffee minus the ice. There is a light coffee bitterness on the front of the palate followed by some faint chocolate taste that accentuates the coffee, not sweetening it. The mouthfeel is crisp and clean, dry in the end, but a nice pleasant coffee bitterness in the aftertaste. This is a very easy beer to drink, as it feels so light in body, but at the same time somewhat full and creamy. The carbonation level is dead on for the type of beer this is. Overall very enjoyable, and if you like coffee, then you will like this too.

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Photo of gabedivision
3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle to a 16 oz pint glass.

A- very nice opaque black witha firm brownish white head that cobwebs its self to the sides of the glass.

S- The smell is faint roasted coffee smell with strong bitter edge.

T- Tastes like an iced mocha, nutty and a tad bitter on the finish.

M- Stays in the mouth for awhile after sipped, the flavors of nuts chocolate and coffee stay around well after ingested.

D- This is a nice drinkable porter, i just couldn't get passed the smell. Although the taste more than makes up for it.

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Photo of ngandhi
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rogue Mocha Porter (22 oz., US3.99) rivals only Anchor Porter as the most impressive I've ever had. Many porters are sharp on the tongue, weak in body, and often unpleasant. Though Mocha Porter does nothing to remind me of mocha (I believe the term refers only to color), it achieves excellence perhaps previously unknown to porters.

It operates much like a stout but compensates for its necessary lack of unmalted barley bite with an equally satisfying bite from the Perle hops. The choice of hops -- Perle and Centennial -- is expert; they are local and (now) indispensable in any porter. The Perle hops give off a wonderful "authentic" flavor that makes me think what beer used to be like in the old days. Bitter, yet rich and flavorful. The Centennials are largely supressed; if you open the beer up by swishing it around in your mouth, the Cascade-like (think Sierra Nevada Pale) aromatics and sweetness reveal themselves from this wonderful flavoring hop. And, as opposed to Shakespeare Stout, the hops don't flood the nose. They are delicate and subdued.

This is also one of the few porters I've had that gets markedly better as you get closer to the bottom of the glass. It isn't a matter of temperature, I serve it warm from the start. Instead, there is a bit of sediment near the end that gives a little more body and develops the bittersweet/dark chocolate roast flavor into something a little sweeter; maybe it's the Crystal, I don't know. This beer is a learning experience.

Because of the slight hop focus, it is followed up nicely by any pale ales if you are having a session or tasting. There is a lot going on here and enough to satisfy many palettes in some way.

Considering all the malt that has gone into this beer, there is a wonderful symphony at play.

Welcome to Carnegie Hall. Quiet please; Rogue Mocha Porter takes the stage.

Relax, relax.
ng

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Photo of UDbeernut
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured out of 12oz bottle into pint glass

a: very deep amber/ruby color with frothly 1/4" head that reduces to lacing

s: roasted mocha with hint of alchohol

t: chocolate and coffee, slightly bitter aftertaste

m&d: medium to light body, decent carbonation exceptional porter

Deff worth a try!!

Cheers!!

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Photo of MSchae1017
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was tasted in a Pint Glass from a Bottle.

This beer pours a dark almost opaque color wiht amber trim. The Head is tan and laces nicely. There is a sweet smell with undertones of guess what... chocolate and coffee. It tastes similar to its smell. Eating Chocolate helps bring out the coffee flavor . Good bitterness and very enjoyable. There is a good thickness adn good carbonation. This is overall a very enjoyable beer that I could drink a lot of.

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Photo of KillaB
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of MNMike
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of akopczyk
4.52/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
3.88 out of 5 based on 2,880 ratings.
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