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Double Mocha Porter | Rogue Ales

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3.88/5
Very Good
312 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

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.

19º PLATO
78 IBU
76 AA
133º Lovibond

Added by Bitterbill on 02-26-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
165
Ratings:
312
pDev:
11.6%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
33
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 312 |  Reviews: 165
Photo of Stinger80OH
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of beerthulhu
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
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 jdhilt
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a one finger light brown head that fades slowly, leaving some lace. Black color, no highlights. Light-medium carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Chocolate nose and flavor is dry/baker's chocolate. Very dry finish. Higher ABV is hidden. $12.95 for a 750ml blue bottle from Bert's Better Beers Hooksett, NH.

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Photo of rfgetz
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a near pitch black with nice cap of khaki, merangue like foam, great sticky lacing. Scent is fairly contained with hints of char and dark roasted grains with only faint touches of coffee, chocolate and sweet cream. Taste is more aggressive with a solid roast profile with a blend of coffee, chocolate and cream. Hints of some herbal or spice on the back. Nice medium body, creamy but not coating. Slightly over carbonated for they style. A suprisingly good beer with a touch too much roastyness covering up the coffee and chocolate notes.

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

750mL bottle painted blue. I guess this is the 2009 release, but no date. poured into nonic pint glass

pitch black in color, with a nice creamy tan head that stays throughout drinking. leaves great lacing. as expected, the aroma is coffee and chocolate.

taste is a nice mellow balance of roasty malts, coffee and chocolate. flavors are blended well adn not overpowering. mild carbonation, super creamy body, smooth.
very drinkable. no hint of the increased ABV. no problem downing the whole big bottle myself.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with a couple inch frothy tan head. Head retention is good with a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate and some piney hops. Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma, but with the addition of some vanilla. There's also a nice bitter hoppy finish at first, but eases up some as the beer warms up. Mouthfeel/body is medium, but seems a bit light at times. It's a bit coating, but also has high carbonation (which does settle down some after a while). Drinkability is decent enough, it's not hard to drink at all. I think it's a good brew.

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Photo of harpus
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a black color with good carbonation and a small tannish head. Nose is rpasted malt minus "double mocha". Taste is more roasted malt some chocolate, hops and less mocha. This beer seemed to a murkey ness of lavor and all over the place. Not really balanced or out together well. I was never impressed with the Mocha Porter and the Imp version is no different. pass.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap during happy hour at Smokin Joes in the south side

A - Pours dark black with a full cocoa head that poured a bit on the table meaning a lot of carbonation.

S - Mostly dark roasted coffee with slight chocolate to the nose. The roasted malts play well on the nose.

T - Really smooth. I enjoyed the sharp coffee taste more than Founder Breakfast. The bitter finish was toned down a bit as it warms. Very enjoyable.

M - Heavy roasted bitterness with medium body as expected for a imperial porter.

D - Wow I think I liked this more than the Rogue chocolate stout! Very good and balance coffee flavor that delivers. If they brew it again I would defiantly order another pint.

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Photo of Brad007
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark black color with a frothy tan head into my pint glass. Looks good for the style so far.

Aroma is full of coffee, cream and chocolate. Definitely more of an emphasis on the mocha part.

Taste has a slight amount of cream followed by mocha, coffee and just a hint of alcohol warmth. Clean, refreshing and certainly not overpowering.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering flavors as mentioned above (mocha, coffee) and feels really easygoing. Nothing harsh.

Certainly very drinkable, even at 8.2%. No harsh flavors. If you enjoy porters, there's no reason why you couldn't enjoy this.

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Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
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 BMMillsy
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
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 Bung
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
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 Rutager
4.26/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance. Pours brown-black with two fingers of rocky, bubbly tan head that leaves some pretty sexy lacing.

Smell. Faint dark chocolate and even fainter coffee.

Taste. Grassy hops and strong coffee. Chocolate is there, but the coffee is pretty dominant. Nice lingering bitter, smokey coffee.

Mouthfeel. Medium-full body with medium carbonation.

Overall. Great porter but pretty borderline as a double. Still, tasty and easy drinking.

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Photo of mynie
4.37/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark and black chocolately. Looks, tastes, and smells like dark barley--no burn, no ash or peat, just loads of mocha, sweetened coffee, and bitterspicy willamette. Also delicious pacman. Good lord, if you go a few months without drinking one of Rogue's stouts, you forget how fantastic that yeast tastes against dark barley and dry hops. Things get a little pleasantly rough in the back end, but it's not sour or earthen; more like the last couple sips of a cup of French press coffee.

So... is this the regular mocha porter? It's been so long since I had that--really if you just poured this in a glass and told me it was a 5.5%ish coffee stout I'd have believed you. The only place where this beer seems Big is in the aftertaste, which is a prolonged node of the aforementioned coffee craziness.

Glad I poured this into a pint glass, instead of a snifter. Every little bit about it belies its strength: it's a great, smooth session porter that just happens to have over 8% ABV.

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Photo of claspada
3.54/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours black, faily decent tan color head.
Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, hops, and roasted malt, not as much coffee/chocolate as expected. Fits the style of an Imperial American Porter. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with an moderate carbonation level. There is also a noticeable bitterness from either the hops or the coffee, I'm guessing the latter. Tastes of coffee, roasted malt, hops, sweet malt, and alcohol. An overall good beer for a sample but NOT at all worth the inflated pricetag. Not a signifigant enough improvement over the standard Mocha Porter. Maybe I drank it too young but I won't be investing anytime soon to confirm or deny that suspicion.

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

Dark, inky black colour with a thick, creamy milk chocolate head. Good head retention.

Rich milk chocolate and cocoa, mild coffee, light citrussy, earthy hops with the distinct character of Willamette coming through.

Bitter chocolate on the palate with a slight fruitiness. Mild coffee in the background. Noticeable hoppiness.

Medium body with moderately-low carbonation.

A solid effort from Rogue but there's just a bit too much hop character.

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Photo of Pencible
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: This poured a nearly opaque black mahogany with some tan head.
S: It smelled like milk chocolate and dry cocoa powder, with some roasted coffee and a bit of roasted barley and caramel.
T: It tasted like sweet chocolate and bitter coffee with a bit of caramel and bready yeast. It had a mellow and smooth bitter aftertaste.
M: It was pretty thick with a little carbonation - nice and creamy.
D: This had great balance and rich flavors, with great body too. It hid the alcohol well also, and was super clean and enjoyable. Not sure if this would improve with age, but it was quite good fresh and really easy to drink, even if it wasn't unique or extreme.

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Photo of MDDMD
3.42/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-dark brown black color with a decent tan head and some lacing

S-malty, coffee, hint of chocolate

T-dark roasted malt, coffee, minimal chocolate, some awkward bitterness

F-medium body with light to moderate carbonation, smooth and creamy

O-nothing special, flavor just seems a little off and unbalanced

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is smoky with molasses and fishy tones. It pours a deep sable with a fairly thick, if not too persistent, pale tan head. Flavor has tones of molasses and coffee, with a fairly strong alcohol bite. Texture is quite fizzy, not quite as thick as most porters, and leaves a fizzy and bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of buzzy
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of thegerm87
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of BEERMILER12
4/5  rDev +3.1%
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 OWSLEY069
4/5  rDev +3.1%
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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Double Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 312 ratings
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