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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Ratings: 311 |  Reviews: 164
Photo of hanlonrn
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of johnnyboy76
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Bradbury
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of delta490
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

This big bodied porter pours a nice dark brown, almost black, with a nice thick head which holds for a while after pouring.I didn't get much off of the aroma, but for some reason that didn't matter when it came time to drink it. The taste is a very strong, pleasant, roasted malt with the bitter flavor coming through in the dark malt. The alcohol does not overwhelm the flavor and it is quite easy to drink. An excellent porter.

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Photo of Ajax84
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of edwardprung
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of mmcnaughton
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of jlenik
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

a: pour a pleasant dark brown color. not black and not opaque and when held to the light it retains brown hues rather than the reddish which I would usually associate with this type of brew.

s: a lot of coffee and dark chocolate notes. roasty dark malt comes through as well.

t: it is surprisingly bitter yet sweet. loads of coffee flavor, dark chocolate notes are present in the aftertaste.

m: rather dry but in a good way, this really brings out the coffee and dark chocolate flavors.

o: I think this is a nice upgrade from the regular Mocha Porter (which I really enjoyed). It's also a bit expensive for what it is.

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Photo of dragomni
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into the Sam Adams pint glass.

A - Pours a very nice dark brown with some reddish copper hues. There is a huge dark tan head that is 1.5 inches tall and very dense. The beer head recedes slowly and has some nice stickiness to it.

S - Delicious aroma! Starts of with nice sweet chocolate and some bitter dark chocolate as well that then turns into some roasted coffee notes that are still balanced with the chocolate. The aroma is absolutely delicious with nice malty aromas and finishes with some nice mild hop aroma.

T - The flavor starts off with nice roasted malt flavor that is perfect. Not overwhelming at all. There is a nice vanilla hint as well as the major chocolate sweetness and coffee like bitterness and roasted character. There is also a very nice mild hop bitterness and character that isnt too intense and goes well with all the malt.

M & D - Nice medium body with great CO2 and nice creamy feel. Great drinkability because of flavor. ABV on the higher side though.

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Photo of srandycarter
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Very dark brown near black. Nice tan head slow to leave. Some cling apparent.

S - Roasty malt and chocolate. Chocolate chip cookies creeping in there.

T - Rich full porter, full of all the smell notes in taste. Bittering coffee notes finish.

M - Medium to full, good carb and fair balance.

D - I like this one.

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Photo of ADZA
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First things first love the bottle and have been looking forwards to this ever since i bought it,it pours a dense dark cola hue with beautiful carbonation that leaves behind a creamy mocha laced two finger head that stays and leaves a nice layer of lacing on the glass,the smell is very hoppy with a backdrop of roasty malts and some dark chocolate,it has a rather nice smooth velvety mouthfeel for the style with nice tastes of dark chocolate,roasty malts,dark coffee and of course bitter hops all through out the taste which i rather like and will easily finish this bottle but in saying that this bottle would do me for tonight but would buy again for sure,overall its a nice drop that i enjoyed and am not suprised as i am a big fan of this brewery and stoked that we continue to see new beers from them cheers.

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Photo of HoopTime
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A – Deep mahogany, completely opague, even when held up to an intense halogen desk lamp. The burly wood colored one-finger head quickly vanished, leaving some thick lacing around the edges of of the gobbler after pouring it from a 750 ml bomber.

S – Caramel, port, dark chocolate. There is a hint of banana on the backside. This smells rich and the aroma intensifies was the beer warmed a little.

T – Hits the tongue with a hint of barley wine and finishes with with dutch cocoa powder, deep and bitter. There seems to be a good amount of hops cutting the sweetness you might expect from a blend of six different malts. The label says Summit and Rogue Micro Hopyard Williamette Hops were used. The complexity you'd expect from a beer with that many flavor agents. It all comes from the malts and the hops – there is no added flavor – no coffee beans, cacao nibs or anything else commonly added to a big, dark beer. It has a nice traditional beer taste, only bigger. The flavor palate is very full.

M – This is one of those beers that would be good to offer that person who is scared of dark beers because they presume all dark beers are thick as oil. This has a nice medium feel. It is substantial. It makes you want to sip it slowly, But it is not stand a spoon in it, or even coat the back of the spoon thick. Close your eyes and you might never guess this is a dark colored brew.

D – It's 8.2 ABV, so it is probably good that this is not a beer you can drink a lot of.. The flavor is too intense to drink it fast anyhow. This would be a great beer after dinner before shifting to something more sessionable. Would also be nice in the evening by the beach, or late night by a fire. It's the kind of beer that demands and deserves your relaxed attention.

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Photo of Frothboss
4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice dark brown color with fantnaztic lacing! Smells choclotly with coffee. Tastes even and thick with cocoa sweet caramel flavors continuing thru. Good for its class this porter represents well, its much better than its younger brother. would drink again.

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Photo of WesWes
4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a black color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is excellent. It has a dry, roasted scent along with a mild mocha and caramel malt sweetness. The taste is good. It's smooth as hell with a nice mocha character. It's dry with an earthy, coffee-like feel as well as a mild chocolate/caramel malt sweetness. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a terrific beer. It's much like the original; smooth and dessert-like, but with a bit more of everything.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cool bomber: royal blue with red and white lettering. In a tulip the beer was black with a thick mocha head. A fair amount of lacing. Roasted malt aroma, some chocolate. Bittersweet chocolate taste, coffee, pretty good dose of hops. A strong, substantial beer with a nice dry finish. Very good.

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Photo of hdofu
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A different beer then what I was expecting but not bad at all. Poured rich and black with a foamy jeweled looking head. Taste is like a bitter sweet baking cocoa with hints of dark coffee. The Smell is like dark chocolate cake. It's intensely thick to the tongue. It went down fast and had my hay fever not been going mad I'd have wanted another.

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Photo of knoxtennessee
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Visual... Standard high gravity Rogue, not a lot of bubbles, way to dark to see through, nice and black. All the things you'd expect from a "double porter".

Aromatics... Layer upon layer of caramel, cocoa, coffee, slight citris/berry, whisps of yeast, toffy, and a little creamy.

Flavor... Hops aren't as prevelant in the flavor. Has the standard "Rogue" character, ie good solid crystal and chocolate malt, bready, sweet, ect. It's like a less roasted heavier shakespear stout.

Mouthfeel... is a little lighter than what you'd expect in a beer this big. A little more carbonation would be nice, it seems a little watery for a big beer.

Drinkability... Even on a 90 degree TN afternoon it was still pleasent. I could have had another one if they didn't cost 14 dollars a bottle.

Overall... I liked it. If you want a big beer that won't make you feel like you just ate a whole birthday cake it's great. I am not however planning on spending another 14 bucks on one.

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Photo of DNICE555
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ended the Warcraft 3 gaming extravaganza with this one. What a Sunday. Dual macbooks, leather couches, good beer, and pure unadulterated video gaming. We played from 5 - 10:30 with only a short break for Plan B. We had to celebrate with a special beer.

A - Dark brown body with a brown head that is very dark, very impressive.

S - Coffee. Chocolate, and a bit of vanilla.

T - Very nice coffee base with chocolate and vanilla mixed in nicely.

M - The flavors really jump out at you, yet everything is pretty smooth. Alcohol is barely even noticeable.

D - Very solid porter. Rogue has yet to let me down.

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Photo of AlexanderSelby
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ahh...After trudging my way through a sixer of Victory's Storm King Imperial Stout last week, I am infinitely refreshed by this brew. The look is par for the course, dark color ruby brown with a frothy chocolate milk colored head. Smell may be it's biggest setback from perfection, as it is a little sharp and almost sour at first, but it then comes around with some roasted espresso, and ultimately rounded out by a hint of milk chocolate. The taste is much more balanced than the nose, bringing a uniformed flavor as opposed to an army of notes that many other big, dark imperials/doubles enlist. But straightforward does not mean lacking in character or complexity, the Double Mocha Porter just knows what it wants to be. It tastes like a well made latte: there are some serious roasted coffee bean flavors smoothed out by an almost creamy malt base, and it is both bitter-sweet and dry-smooth.

This is a well crafted, completely self-aware brew. I could drink this all night and never be stunned by a single off flavor, but still be excited for the next sip.

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Photo of bradleyp
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 16oz snifter at Eugene City Brewery. You're the man Ted for recommending this beer.

A very dark beer, but not quite black. Smells of coffee and dark chocolate. The alcohol aroma hits the nose very nicely right before you take a sip.

Tasted like a good coffee but a lot of alcohol. I only had one because I stopped in the brewery for just one beer, but I felt I could've drank another. The bike ride home was quite fun.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was thrilled to see this one on tap on Saturday. I was in desperate need of a night cap and this fit the bill perfectly. Served cold and in a pint glass, this one was consumed on 04/17/2010.

Huge dark black pour, no light could be seen through this one. A nice finger deep head of tan lacing then rose up from the bottom of the glass and rested across the top. Fading quickly it left behind a touch of light lacing and a nice and well rounded body. Aroma was deep chocolate and coffee notes. Lots of sweetness going on in here and it worked very, very well. Warming brought out decadent chocolate notes, hints of vanilla and molasses and a rich, and superbly delicate balance of light hops. Smooth, creamy, very full body lended itself perfectly to the flavor and the style, really amping it up quite nicely. Rich warming with each sip left me stuck between the rich chocolate and lightly bitter coffee notes. As I finished I started to pick up light notes of smoke, touches of roasted malts and a touch of sweet vanilla. Nice smooth finish was just about dead on.

Overall a very welcome and very well put together night cap. I would have no issue with trying this one again and really though it came off quite well. One of the better rogue offerings I have had as of late.

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