Northern Star Mocha Porter
Northern Monk Brew Co.

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Northern Monk Brew Co.
England, United Kingdom
English Porter
Ranked #29
Ranked #14,739
3.94 | pDev: 7.11%
Jul 15, 2022
May 03, 2015
Very Good
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Notes: Our Northern Star Mocha Porter takes the timeless combination of coffee and dark malt flavours to a whole new level. Brewed in collaboration with Leeds' local master coffee roasters North Star, we blend their specialty ground coffee beans into the brew, providing a Yin-Yang harmony between roast bitterness and dulcet hints of hazelnut. On top of this, we add in dark chocolate for a rounded richness and natural milk sugar for a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. The result? A robust yet delicate cold brew that you'd crave from the moment you wake up.
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
330 ml can, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 5.9%. Nearly black colour, large beige head. Moderately roasty aroma of coffee and chocolate. Flavour mid between dry and sweet, roasty with coffee and chocolate again. Moderately bitter finish.
Jul 15, 2022
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Reviewed by janubio from Spain

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Can bought at Echarle Huevos, served at home in a snifter glass.
Pours black colour, small brown head with short retention, samll lacing.
Aroma of chocolate, hazelnuts, caramel, cinnamon. I can't detect coffee.
Medium to full body, creamy texture, flat carbonation, sweet finish.
Taste follows the aroma, but with some coffee and spicy.
Pretty good.
Nov 27, 2021
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Reviewed by Rapscullion from Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from 330ml can dated BBE 19/10/21
Pours engine oil, opaque black with minimal tan head.
Fragrant nose of dark malt, liqourice, treacle, chocolate, esspresso and sweet fruity notes.
Flavour follows closely, coffee hits up front and not in the ingredients??? Nice rye bread and spicy flavours but a little too sweet.
Nice beer, enjoyable but not in the top drawer of the genre.
Aug 13, 2021
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Reviewed by misteil from Ireland

3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
look: massive light brown coloured bubbly head with good retention, beer is jet black in the glass, no light bleeding through.

smell: nice black bread malt, dark fruit, fig and plum, lot of caramel, coffee, quite sweet, milk chocolate, treacle, maybe a touch metallic.

taste: quite nice, nice black bread malt, roasted toasty flavour, lot of caramel, treacle, molasses, espresso, milk chocolate, nicely sweet, light to medium bitterness on the finish, sweet and smokey flavours linger, quite nice.

feel: light to medium bodied, light carbonation, bit thin, sticky, little bit of bitterness lingering on the back of the tongue, drinkable.

overall: perfectly nice porter, easy drinking, nice flavour, decent stuff
Jan 10, 2021
Rated: 4.89 by OlDuckyBill from Pennsylvania

Jan 24, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by Sparky44 from Illinois

Nov 16, 2018
Rated: 4.03 by S_McAteer_95 from Ireland

Oct 21, 2018
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Reviewed by Spike from England

4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
330ml can. Nearly black with a short-lived, tan head and no lacing. Intense, sweet coffee aroma. Rich, very sweet, dark chocolate flavour. Light body, moderate bitterness and a dry, slightly sticky finish. A coffee porter with milk stout characteristics (lactose added). Enjoyed.
Sep 26, 2018
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Reviewed by vinicole from England

3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Can. Very dark brown. Flat head and no lacing.
Roasted ground coffee aroma.
Sweet version of the aroma opens up upon tasting. Distant toffee present.
Low carbonation. Moderate body.
I didn't take to this one much.
Aug 19, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by ikidunot from Canada (ON)

Jun 06, 2018
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Reviewed by Snowcrash000 from Germany

4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a deep, dark brown coloration with a small, fizzy head. Lovely coffee smell, with hints of chocolate and caramel malt. Taste follows the nose, with a rich coffee flavour and notes of roasted, caramel malt, chocolate and licorice. There's a slightly hoppy, earthy/spicy note reminiscent of cinnamon to this as well. Finishes with a medium/strong bitterness and a bit more of that earthy/spicy character coming through. Smooth mouthfeel with a rich body for a porter and low carbonation.

Quite a well-balanced Porter with a lovely coffee note supplemented nicely by chocolate and hoppy notes. Quite a rich body for the style.
Apr 23, 2018
Rated: 3.86 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Feb 22, 2018
Rated: 3.66 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

Feb 21, 2018
Rated: 4.01 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania

Jan 07, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by zacroyce from England

Sep 14, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by Dutchcraftbeergeek from Netherlands

Jun 26, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by tottel from Netherlands

Apr 14, 2017
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Reviewed by Marius from Netherlands

4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Can from Dorst, The Hague. Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Notes of roasted coffee, brewed coffee, chocolate, cocoa drink, roasted malts, light hop bitterness, molasses, burnt caramel. Full bodied with a smooth texture, soft mouthfeel and a roasty bitter-sweet finish.
Feb 26, 2017
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Reviewed by flyingpig from Scotland

3.4/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
330ml Can from Good Spirits Co. Wine & Beer (Glasgow):
This one was a fairly enjoyable but somewhat average offering for the style, I liked that it opened up with plenty of chocolate & coffee flavours as I'd expected but it wasn't as full-bodied or complex as I'd have liked sadly. There was a nice sweetness that was enjoyable but it came mainly from the chocolate & there wasn't a whole lot else really; enjoyable but nothing special I'm afraid.
Jan 13, 2017
Rated: 4 by mtbdonn from Colorado

Jan 06, 2017
Rated: 3.89 by byronic from Canada (ON)

Oct 12, 2016
Rated: 4.04 by HopBelT from Belgium

Oct 08, 2016
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Rated by CwrwAmByth from England

4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Can from Real Ale in Twickenham. Great use of coffee, really bitter, deep and not too heavy which makes the powerful flavour all the more impressive.
May 24, 2016
Rated: 4.06 by mdagnew from Northern Ireland

May 20, 2016
Rated: 4.1 by steverx8 from England

May 08, 2016
Rated: 3.93 by dcmchew from Romania

Mar 22, 2016
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Black color with brown head. Aroma is sweet with chocolate milk notes. Taste has more coffee but still milky and sweet. Medium body with low carbonation. Quite nice and easy drinking overall.
Mar 18, 2016
Rated: 4.08 by leitmotif from Romania

Mar 18, 2016
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Reviewed by NilocRellim from Minnesota

4.39/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a dark brown, almost black. Strong smells of coffee and cocoa; slightly sweet and crisp. Heavy-bodied, almost syrupy, but crisp at the same time. Heavy burnt-grain and coffee taste. There is a subtle cocoa taste throughout and especially noticeable at the finish.
Mar 11, 2016
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Reviewed by StJamesGate from New York

4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Chocolate brown with a loose tan carpet that’s dropping quick. 3.75
Big hit of oily coffee, then some crunchy brown malts and chocolate drops. 3.75
Big chocolate ganache up front, a hit of sweet espresso, some earth, and mild spice end. 4.25
Cocoa comeback and dry finish.
Silky, chewy, round. 4.25

oats, lactose, cocoa powder, and coffee

Holy smoke - this is like candy. Chocolate somehow (cocoa powder often drops out of solution) shows up big to counter all that coffee you smell up front. Oats + lactose = a luscious body. Evens out to be kinda two note - mocha and smooth - but it’s more than enough. I wish I made something like this. 4.25

(2000th written review!)
Feb 22, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by zotzot from Vermont

Dec 28, 2015
Rated: 3.94 by Tdenham from England

Dec 22, 2015
Rated: 3.31 by hdtrice from England

Dec 07, 2015
Rated: 3.89 by samEBC from Belgium

May 03, 2015
Northern Star Mocha Porter from Northern Monk Brew Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 34 ratings