Double Mocha Porter | Rogue Ales

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Double Mocha PorterDouble Mocha Porter

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Rogue calls this an 'Imperial Porter' on their website.

10 Ingredients:
Malts: C120, C150, Kiln Coffee, Black, Chocolate and Rogue Micro Barley Farm Risk™ malts.
Hops: Summit and Rogue Micro Hopyard Willamette.
Yeast & Water: Rogue's Pacman Yeast and Free Range Coastal Water.

78 IBU
76 AA
133º Lovibond

Added by Bitterbill on 02-26-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 164 | Ratings: 311
Photo of irischmatt
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drinking from a Guinnes pint glass. Beautiful black color with a consistent and reliable head that doesn't seem to diminish after half of the pint is gone. Simpler aroma than expected, however, the very dark (almost burnt) coffee notes are deep and strong. Taste matches the smell of very dark coffee, with additional dark chocolate flavors that linger after swallowing. Very smooth but full mouthfeel, with very little tart or tangy notes that many stouts and porters of this strength have. Also, for an 8.2 percent ABV beer, this isn't at all sweet and has no alcohol burn. The smooth mouthfeel, lack of syrupy-sweetness found in other >5% dark beers, and complete absence of alcohol taste make this beer very drinkable.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rogue Double Mocha Porter
Pours a deep brown, light brown mocha cream head forms and leaves little in the way of lace. Aroma is malty, some espresso and roasted qualities. Almost smells like a good coffee that was left sitting at room temperature. In the flavor, moderate bitter coffee notes, unsweetened chocolate and an even bitterness. Nice roasted flavors, tastes like good quality coffee and porter blended, or is that what it is? Pretty tasty. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, smooth and well carbonated. Overall, I liked this beer and would recommend it to any fans of porter.

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Photo of MrStark
4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Appearance is dark brown with a big tan/light brown head that dissipates down to about a two finger head. A pretty good looking brew.

Smell is somewhat light with some mild hints of malt, coffee and a very small hint of chocolate.

Taste is upfront a fairly bitter but light coffee flavor almost hoppy which is followed by a smoother mild malt and chocolate sweetness. The chocolate and coffee stand out more as it warms. Overall a nice balanced flavor.

Motuhfeel is full bodied ans smooth with a good amount of carbonation that lightens as it warms.

Drinkability is good. It is quite easy drinking as the abv, while not particularly high, doesn't seem to rear its head at all. A nice addition to the style. I would have another but probably not anytime soon just because of the price point and the size of the bottle. But Its certainly worth a try.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Basically sniped from my wife's sixteen ounce pour, who does a pint pour of this beer? I won't go there...pours a deep dark chocolate black hue with tan mocca head that deserves recognition for it's beauty and circumstance. I'm in love with the milky cream chocolate coffee infused head this beer has going shouldn't be able to interrogate this beer. Flavorwise it's full on dessert mode, with full luscious layers of creamy dark chocolate and hints of coffeee malt, a touch of toffee, caramelized espresso and dark chocolate malt content. Mouthfeel equates to a big brusin' ale that I'm sure I will have to throw down with eventuallly in the mean time this full bodied masterpiece has been working everyone's go to beer list. Overall impression is love at first sight and I'm glad I got a glimpse of what's to come in the beer world.

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Photo of Kromes
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pitch black with a finger's width brown head that dies down to a thin line of bubbles. Some lacing left on glass.

S: Sweet roasted malt and chocolate. There is also a fruitiness to the aroma with a little hop.

T: It starts out sweet and milk chocolate and that gives way to a more roasted bitterness with the darker chocolate flavors. In the middle you can taste a little hop and dark fruit. Very nice.

M: Smooth, creamy, medium body.

O: This is a very good double porter. It has a great flavor and aroma. Even though the alcohol is high, it is hidden very well.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

"Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow."

--Swedish proverb

Polished pumpernickel with somewhat generous edges of cherry and tangerine. In other words, not a black hole... no sin in an Imperial porter. More than half the pint glass is currently filled with carmal nougat colored foam that has a moonscape surface and is beginning to lay down streamers of sudsy lace.

The nose features the usual elements of dark caramel, dark chocolate and coffee beans. Hops are having their say as well, which suggests good things to come on the palate. So far, Double Mocha Porter is not appreciably better than Single Mocha Porter.

Tasty beer... which is no surprise when it says Rogue on the bottle. Probably not worth $10.99, but that's another discussion for another time. Oddly enough, this brew doesn't taste, feel or drink Imperial. That could be either a positive or a negative, depending on your preferences and your point of view.

Malt flavor leads the way, as it should, while hop flavor rushes in at the end to tighten the finish and ready the palate for the next mouthful. Specific flavors include toasted brown bread, dark chocolate shavings, flecks of roasted coffee bean, and a tea leaf bitterness that is gaining confidence as the middle of the bottle approaches.

Excellent job with respect to burying the alcohol. The mouthfeel, while not massive, is big enough and silky smooth enough to be considered good. It also aids (ease of) drinkability, which is beginning to catch up to me. Time to slow down a little.

Double Mocha Porter is yet another well-crafted Rogue beer that borders on impulsively drinkable. Having said that, it isn't head-and-shoulders better than its more available and less expensive smaller brother. Bottom line: if you're a fan of this brewery, you'll be a fan of this beer.

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Photo of brownbeer
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Comes in an awesome blue painted 750ml bottle.

Opaque, black in the glass, with a frothy cappucino head.

Dusty, earthy, almost chalky, chocolaty nose. Roasty char, coffee bean, and a piney hop undertone that's apparent but not in the forefront by any means.

The first thing I notice is the high level of carbonation, almost too much for this style. The taste has big doses of earthy dark chocolate and slightly smoky coffee. It's finish turns to dry, bitter chocolate blended with just enough resinous hops.

It drinks more like a stout, a really well made stout, as there are some similarities to a stronger version of their Chocolate Stout. I'm anxious to see how Imperial Chocolate turns out. I'm noticing a certain "Rogue taste" with their dark beers.

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Photo of Bung
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. Near black pour with a large rocky tan head. A slight amount of lacing.
Aroma has some roast malt, peat and light coffee with dark chocolate.
Taste is a little more robust. Solid earthy malt and mocha, not as much coffee roast as I thought their might be. The coffee is nice and complimenting, not harsh like some coffee porters I've had(looking at you Black Butte XXI). The mocha really comes through mid and the finish. Mochachino finish.
Not real heavy bodied, light/mid. Mouthfeel is ok also. No problems drinking the whole bottle. For $14, I will probably only be admiring this one again. Now that and Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald has just been distributed down here in NC. I can get a sixer and 2 singles for that much.

This is pretty good, but the biggest thing holding it back is the pacman yeast. For the longest time I couldn't figure out what it was that was holding my opinion back on many of their brews. The thing that made their recent black lager outstanding was that they did not use it.

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Photo of joepais
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle pored into a pint glass produced a nice two finger tan head that laced out well. The body of the brew was a typical dark porter black.

It had some big roasted notes coming from it nose with definite chocolate and espresso aromas' there along was a light alcohol note there too. The flavor was a mirror to the nose with a slight yeast not that is present in most Rouge's I try. It had a medium to full feel with good carbonation to it.

I enjoyed drinking this brew and the bottle was not to much to handle. Yes, I would gladly drink it again

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Photo of BMMillsy
4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Love the regular mocha porter. Loads of awesome chocolate here on the nose, really not much else. No coffee or roastiness to speak of as I would expect from a porter. The flavor is nearly chocolate syrup, but short of cloying. Thick and viscous with just adequate carbonation. Really more of an imperial stout. Despite being off of the porter style, this beer is damn good. Great for dessert, just like their double stout.

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Photo of eggodoom
4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Had a thick two finger dark brown head. Completely opaque maybea hint of deep brown tones if i hold it to the light. I smells like a malt/coffee dream. Smells almost as thich as the mouthfeel actually is. Mouthfeel is heavy and sticks with you with that faint coffee taste. Lacing wasn't heavy but definately apparent. Taste was that of a heavy coffee malt festival in my mouth. I like this for a mocha porter I didn't get much of the typical chocolate flavors, which I would have loved but I really enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of Hoops4life511
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from blue 750 ml bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Poured dark, almost black, slight reddish tint when held toward the light. It started with an enormous 4 finger tan head that fell quickly to a manageable cap that left decent lacing throughout the session.

Smell: Not a whole lot going on in the smell department. Some malt smells, not getting much mocha as I would have expected.

Taste: Much better than the smell led on. Deep roasty flavors of malt, coffee and chocolate. Slightly bitter and dry similar to a black coffee. No alcohol harshness at all. All in all, very good.

Mouthfeel: Smooth medium to full bodied, not overly carbonated.

Drinkability: Very drinkable for a double porter. It coats the inside of your mouth, not in an unpleasant way, but in a way that makes you want to take another sip, and before you know it you're looking for another bottle.

Overall a very good beer, I would love to have this on tap. I'm not over anxious to hunt down a case of this to hoard, but plan on having it again, possibly on a cool summer night by a fire.

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Photo of Avagadro
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Opaque with a mocha colored head. No noticeable lacing or haze.

S: Bouquet is quite muted, with only hints of chocolate and coffee coming through.

T: Semi-sweet, with heavy doses of baker's chocolate, coffee, and caramel.

M: Full bodied with little in the way of carbonation.

D: A well rounded coffee brew. Roasty, robust, and well rounded.

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Photo of Kegatron
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Capped 750 ml bottle split with some friends.

Pours black out of the bottle, topped with a finger of smooth burnt mocha head. This retains with a VERY rich and frothy look, which leaves a big creamy cascade of foamy lacing behind. Well the mocha aspect of this definitley dominates the aroma, smelling like a straight-up black cup o' joe in the glass, that's mixed with some deeper roasted malt character to give the nose a burnt and bitter feel overall. A touch of chocolate and caramel malts adds some light sugary sweetness to this, while I swear I'm picking up just a smidge of citric hop activity as well.

The taste is just about as dark as the aroma was, being fairly bitter on the palate with a aggressive blend of roast, coffee, and hops. A deft touch of sweeter cocoa, caramel, and vanilla tones helps pull some of that sharpness back but this still finishes with a deeply burnt roasted and dry feel that really sticks around in the mouth for a good bit. The mouthfeel is fuller bodied, with a very creamy carbonation and generally smooth feel in the mouth that belied the instense dark feel and 8% ABV on this.

Well, I think one's enjoyment of this is going to be determined on whether or not you like cream and sugar in your coffee. Just loads of java character and bitterness here, with only the bare minimum of sweetness being present to help balance it. I personally didn't mind this one bit but I could see how some others might.

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Photo of Franz4
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- poured with a really nice cascade, dark tan head that was pretty durable.

S- powerful nose with chocolate, coffee, and smokiness

T- Toasted dark chocolate with a touch of nuttiness to it. Well balanced flavors.

M- feel is very soft, light carbonation, this goes down like a milkshake.

D- A very nice beer from Rogue they seemed to find the right blend of flavors and made this a bold selection... maybe try this one with ice cream?

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Photo of beerthulhu
4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Appeared black coffee in color in the glass with dark caramel and ruby chestnut highlights glistening around the edges from the light. A monstrous mocha colored head ,4 fingers and counting, rises to the occasion with a firm foam structure that displayed moderately good retention before lapsing to a full sheet band around the glass for a lacing.

S: Fresh pine, almost forest like, with some dried conifer underbrush set against a soft roasty nature. The nose was much softer then anticipated considering the name with hardly any strong roasty character or chocolate malting present. Sorry to say the aroma didn't lend any insight or incentive towards the drink coming off rather average with little regard.

T: What the nose lacked strength wise, the flavor sure made amends to with a huge roasty beginning along with dry piney hops. Freshly brewed coffee, almost of espresso nature, comes through but in a refined and smooth manner that combines with dark bitter chocolate malts really sets this flavor apart from most per style. A powdery coating of rich coffee beans settles on the tongue with rich and rewarding results. The finish finds a fresh roasty character of bitter proportions that was enough to satisfy the heartiest of coffee-beer fans.

M: Roasty feel with grainy coffee grounds smothering the tongue in a rich earthy dark coating. Ample effervesce provides both feel and texture with a medium fullness. After the swallow comes the big reward of a tongue smothering coating of residual coffee grounds that leaves a roasty fresh and bitter lacing long after its departure.

D: Drinkability was good, bitter, roasty but extremely smooth and easy to handle. A huge 2x coffee presence makes this stand out with a rewarding experience that cant be missed by fans of the style.

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Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very dark amber in color and poured with a light tan head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface. It also left some lacing running down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light to moderately strong aromas of chocolate in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of roasted malts and bittersweet chocolate and is accompanied by a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The is a very easy beer to drink and makes for a good selection on a cold winter night.

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Photo of erosier
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours a deep color with a tall and thick tan colored head that fades slowly down the sides and leaves some nice lacing as it goes.
S: Smells of sweet malts, darker roasted malts, nice aromas of coffee and chocolate, caramel, and a hint of nuttiness in there as well.
T: Tastes of sweet malts, more darker roasted malts that give way to a sweet caramel, chocolate, and coffee flavor mixed with some nutty flavors and a hint of vanilla with a slight hop finish.
M: Smooth and rich, perfect amount of carbonation, medium to heavy bodied, warming.
D: Pretty drinkable, I liked it because it was a more subtle tasting double beer and really was pretty enjoyable.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep amber to brown-ish color with a light tan head. In the aroma, coffee, mocha, and sweet chocolate. In the taste, dry coffee and bitter chocolate. A small bite and medium to bigger bodied mouthfeel, and a semi dry coffee in the aftertaste. Nice big flavors of coffee and mocha, quite nice.

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Photo of TMoney2591
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Devil's Backbone willibecher.

"Double Mocha", eh? I'd better find all sorts o' coffee-ness in this brew, or else! (I know you can't see it, but I'm shaking my fist in the air.) Let's find out. It pours an opaque black-brown with a healthy dark creamy head that dissipates, but not completely, leaving a nice spread on the surface. Kinda coffee-like, right? Well, those roasted beans get the 'strils in a rush (and no one's head got made into a canoe...), joined by sympathetic notes of cocoa and maple syrup. It's always helpful to have friends, right? The tongue experiences the same posse attack, led by the Coffee Brothers (Wyatt, Morgan, and Virgil). A drunken Doc Chocolatey's got two guns, one fo' each of ya, and the Coffees' backs. A dusty, grainy mixture of molasses and syrup round out the group that hunts down tastebuds for vengeance. No one challenges the peace of the still liquid and gets away with it. They swear it! As they ride along the lingual prairie, they camp only shortly and don't overly disturb the natural surroundings, giving them the healthy reputation necessary to allow them a return if necessary. Hopefully the need is not there in the future, but, if it is, the posse is more than welcome back.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very dark brown/mahogany with a fingers worth of mocha head

S: Very malty with notes of coffee, milk chocolate, and some hops

T: Follows the nose with coffee, chocolate, sweet malts and then finishes with a light bitterness from the hops and coffee

M: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A nice full porter that has a nice combination of coffee, chocolate, and alcohol that work perfectly for the colder months. Price is a little high, but it's good to try at least once

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Photo of ffejherb
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Kegatron for sharing this 750ml bottle on 5/15/10.

A - Poured a deep espresso bean-colored liquid with half an inch of frothy beige head that reduced to a bubbly patch, leaving behind lots of spotted lacing. Head really flared up to a sponge-like consistency each time I swirled the glass.

S - Coffee dominates the nose, although some milky lactic notes are present, as well as cocoa powder and rice-like malt. The coffee aroma only became stronger and more potent as the liquid reached room temperature.

T - Bitter chocolate and coffee notes are obvious up front, although both flavors subside a bit to make room for a nutty malt character in the middle with a fair amount of astringency. Finishes with an aggressive leafy, earthy hop bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with an oily texture and lively carbonation. Bitterness builds to quite an intense level in the finish.

D - This porter answers the question, "How do you make a good beer even better?" Double everything, of course! Much hoppier and more coffee-forward than its predecessor, Rogue takes a fine beer and intensifies all of the flavors, yielding a very solid Imperial Porter.

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Photo of Clones21
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This beer will catch you off guard. First off I suggest you don't smell this beer because it may stray you away at first...but don't let that fool you. Smell is a really sweet, but not that great of smell. The up front taste right when it hits your lips and tounge is really sweet and hoppy...AGAIN don't let that fool you..the after taste is crazy good. Very Mocha/coffee like. Lots of Chocolate too. This beer is pricey, but I recommend you give it a try if you are into dark beers.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

from notes
A - almost black, nice mocha head retained well with creamy lacing
S - bitter coffee, milk chocolate, and very roasty malt
T - dry cocoa, espresso, light cream, and very roasty malt
M - a chewy smooth that gets bitter and a little chaulky
D - all rich flavours with the alcohol very inconspicuous, very drinkable

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap 11/19/2011 at Dave’s Bar & Grill in Warwick, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a short dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains coffee, roasted malts, chocolate and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out very sweet with flavors of coffee and milk chocolate followed by a hearty roasted malt character. The hops presence is mild but complementary and creates a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and a little crisp but a little watery, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a decent stronger porter to drink for a while but there are better choices within the style.

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Double Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
3.89 out of 5 based on 311 ratings.
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