Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Porter
Newport, Oregon USA


on tap

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RATINGS: 2390   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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.
"Let us give praise to our maker and glory to his bounty by learning about beer." - Friar Tuck

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2005
[bottle from sainsburys] nose is roasted coffee with a little chocolate and the slightest suggestion of fruits follows. decent body with a bitter hopped finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2005
Nice and black with a khaki head. Malted and toasted. It’s got very good body and is creamy. Darn good porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2005
Pours dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma is mostly roasted malt but just a touch of hops. Flavor is roasted malt and a touch of bitterness at the end. More coffee like. Less sweet than other porters that I’ve tasted. Not bad. I could drink this more. On the palate it is full bodied and creamy as a porter should be. Good stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2005
Bottle from Sainsburys. Pours very dark with a fine tan head. The aroma is subdued with some roasted malt, hop and alcohol. The flavour, however, is not subdued and leaps out at you with a barrage of roasted malt, and a suprisingly aromatic, citric hop character and biting bitterness. Some sweetness and somewhat meaty with huge notes of coffee as well as fruit. Very refreshing and very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 16, 2005
Black, soft tan creamy head. The nose held notes of toast, caramel, dusty cocoa, and milk chocolate, with lesser tones of mild coffee and oatmeal. Chocolate cream, toast, and mocha- like flavors are up front with lots of citric hop bitterness showing up to maintain nice balance. Medium bodied, light carbonation, bittersweet finish. A very nice session porter...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2005
bottle...dark brown with a generous tan head. Malty aroma, some raw alcohol also. A hint of hop aroma too. Nicely balanced with hops to start, becoming sweeter in the middle, and finishing roasty and bitter. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Coffee and bittersweet chocolate flavors to finish. An enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MayorQuimby (100) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - MAY 12, 2005
Bottle. Deep brown color, persistent tan head that left gorgeous lacing on my glass. Aroma is gentle, chocolate and caramel malts, a bit of the earthiness that is also present in the Shakespeare Stout. Flavor is rather bittersweet, a hint of smokiness to go with a good roasty flavor that lightens as it finishes. Medium bodied, lasting mouthfeel, light carbonation gives a pleasant feel in my mouth. Overall a great example of the style, another enjoyable Rogue beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Pours a dark, dark opaque brown with a creamy 1/4 inch tan head. Very lacy. Smells of roasted chocolate and coffee. Taste is smoky chocolate malt blended nicely with coffee flavors. Nice coffee bitterness. Very well balanced. Full bodied and bitter coffee aftertaste. Very drinkable. When you see the words "Mocha Porter", this beer delivers all the things you would want from a beer with that name.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - MAY 9, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2005 bottled, rich though a bit too thin to call it full bodied. jet black, caramel aroma, slightly bitter in taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tejas (979) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2005
Hmmm. Thought I had rated this one. Oh well, here goes. Good roasty flavors but the really dry palate killed it for me. Also, I didn’t pick up any fruity flavors which I have in other porters that I liked better. I’ll finish the 6er but won’t buy another. There are just better ones on the shelf. Surprisingly less than stellar beer from Rogue.

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