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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Porter
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 2245   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Ruddy brown in color, a bittersweet balance of malt and hops with a light cream finish. 12 Ingredients: 2-Row, Munich, C120, Chocolate, Black, Kiln Coffee & Rogue Farms Dare™ & Risk™ Malts; Rogue Farms Rebel™ & Liberty™ Hops; Free Range Coastal Water and Pacman yeast.
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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tobias (204) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2004
Pours a very black color with a slight reddish brown tint and a big fluffy tan head. the aroma is of chocolate and coffe with a little caramel fruitiness. this beer has a nice mouth feel and is very smooth. strong roasted coffee flavors up front. sweet and chocolated. some citrusy/grapefruit ups on the end. there is a long lingering coffee aftertaste. this a a very good drinkable beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2004
Poured ruby black with a thick tan head...aroma of bakers chocolate, day old coffee, maybe some sort of berry...body much thinner than I would have expected...bitter chocolatey finish, but not smooth bitter like regular porter, over hopped bitter, like a Rogue over the top porter...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 1, 2004
Black in color and poured a creamy full brown head that reduced in size, but maintained a good presence. The lace ringed the glass. Aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. The taste is sweet, roasted, and chocolate with a real dry hop finish. The mouth feel was smooth and creamy with some carbonation. Not very complex, but offered a good balance of sweetness and a hop finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - AUG 31, 2004
Almost black with a tan head. Not much aroma, with coffee and malt dominating. Very nice, with the chocolate understated and pleasantly bitter. The palate was very smooth and velvet, with a nice finish.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
raymow (915) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2004
A very good porter, I’d rank this up with Anchor and Stegmaier Porters as some of the best that I’ve had to date. Does Rogue make a bad beer?

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - AUG 22, 2004
Opaque black color with a medium tan head. Strong roasted coffee and grapefruit hops aroma. Very sweet malt, bitter grapefruit hops, and roasted coffee flavors. Nice medium thick feel with a slightly dry hops finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2004
bottle form pioneer 74th street NYC, great black color with a thick head, aroma is of coffee, toffee. flava is good hints of coffee chocolate, malts.almost too sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho (2272) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2004
Deep chocolate roasted malt aroma. Chalky. Opaque with small tan head. Not much lace. After attending the Great Taste of the Midwest and sampling some really big flavorful beers, I have come to the conclusion that even notworthy brewers like Rogue dumb down some of their beers for a wider audience, when they could be so much more. Case in point with the Mocha Porter. It is a savory brew, but I expected more flavor from Rogue and really didn’t enjoy it much at all.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
2ndstage (4) - Amarillo, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2004 does not count
Bottle in Amarillo, Smooth porter a little light on the expected chocolate tones you would expect. Fairly mellow mouthfeel maybe thinner than I would like in a porter. Nice dark brown appearance with long lasting tan head.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2007 May 24th 2007 Re-rate <P> Chocoff. Has a bit of brown ale nutty notes and some creamy cocoa. The body is black with a massive three finger thick mocha head that fades slowly. sweet coffee/cocoa/chcolate/roasted malt fore. Maybe the one Rogue beer that isn’t hopped beyond all pleasure. Has some creamp frappachino like notes and ends sweet and roasty. <P> Original Rating was a 4 <P> From a bottle at yeoman’s Road Pub in Tampa. Fantastic. Hoppy and malty. Sweet and bitter. Has a little bit of everything while still being very drinkable.


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