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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Porter
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 2143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ruddy brown in color, a bittersweet balance of malt and hops with a light cream finish. Mocha Porter is made from Northwest Harrington and Klages; 135-165, 95-115, and 70-80 Crystal; Beeston Chocolate, Black, Munich and Carastan malts. Perle and Centennial hops.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
flemdawg (531) - Naples, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2003
Dark, almost black color with ruby around the edges. The head was tan, and somewhat lasting. Also laced the glass a bit. The aroma is mostly coffee with some coco evident as well as malts. The taste was again coffee, but also some bitterness. Finish was smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kyzr (1148) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - NOV 19, 2003
Nice roasted aroma to this deep dark bottle pour with decent off brown head. Very much a coffee and roasted espresso taste to it. The finish is of deep roast coffee that finishes with big hop bitters.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (1873) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2003
Ok bought in the screen printed 22 oz brown bomber..label looks a lot different than the one displayed on the page. Appearance is of deep dark, dark brown almost black beer..impenetrable to light..small frothy tan head..leaves nice lacing. Smell for a Rogue is surprisingly weak..but I do detect some chocolate and hop hints. Nice strong taste of the coffee and malts at first then the ubiquitous hops spring forth in ambush..very unusual and nice. Nice on the palte pretty adventurous. Nice drinkable porter..winter is here and im enjoying porters so much more again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - NOV 17, 2003
Very dark, opaque, reddish brown color, thick head of capuccino like foam. Sweet, malty, chocolate, liquor infused aroma. Sweet fruity palatefairly easy drinking and not as thick as you might expect. Turns chocolaty towards the end with an unexpectedly bitter finish, Coffee and chocolaty mocha comparisons are vague but still not a bad porter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2003
Bottle: Bittersweet with a burnt aftertaste. Any hop bitterness is overshadowed by the burnt malt flavor. Note to brewers: just because it's called chocolate malt doesen't mean its going to taste like chocolate-but then you should know that right?

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 15, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2003 Pours a deep black with a nice brown head of large bubbles. Nice smell shows malt and hops but no mocha. Taste is initially slightly maltly with hops in the middle followed by the mocha in the finish. More like a stout than a porter because of the coffee flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5099) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 14, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2005 Absolutely no head when I pured this out of the bottle. Fairly good porter. Lots of chocolate and coffee flavor. Has a strong earthy smell of smoke. A little smoky taste and a very full body. Strong bitter aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 10, 2003
Deep rich chocolate brown with a dark heavy aroma and a deep head with lots of small bubbles. Momentarily sweet, with a touch of smokiness and a full body I usually expect from stouts. Starts out with good mocha flavor, but then takes a turn towards mostly hoppy bitterness. I expected this to have more sweet malt flavors throughout. Not unpleasant, just surprising. Ends with a long bitter, black coffee finish that lingers.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4400) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2005 Mild coffee aroma. Good appearance. Black with a thick tan head. Flavors of coffee and chocolate. Subdued aftertaste of coffee. Heavy syrup texture.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2003
i made the mistake of tasting this beside the much creamier, more "mocha" anchor porter, and thus the rogue was kinda like 'ethel" next to lucille ball. sturdy and reliable, but with not much pizazz. it pours auspisciously, tho, as dark as a blacksmith's burnt leather apron; a coconut husk brown head is given to sullen moments, withdrawing to brood at the edge of the glass. the aroma describes burlap coffee sacks and hershey candy--not the candy itself, just the chocolate-tinged wrapper. there's a small roasty aspect to the flavor along with the substansial but papery dry hops. snappy carbonation opens the advance for bitters in form of citrus rind (lime?), dark chocolate with nudging reminders of praline. barely. but hey, it's a rogue: it's good. just don't embarrass it by opening an anchor at the same time.


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