Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Porter
Newport, Oregon USA


on tap

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RATINGS: 2289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2004
Poured a dark brown with a slight reddish hue. Nice roasted aroma. Fresh ground coffee on the nose. It's like black coffee; not very sweet, but it's a little creamy. Very dry and roasted. Nice coffee/hop after taste. A really good porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2004
Yep looks just like a porter, almost black but you can still see through it, thick head. Hop aroma (citrusy) makes it through the coffeeish roasted smell. Complex flavor lots of roasted flavors a bit dry for style but I like it a lot more than my rating may tell you. This is a very drinkable beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 3, 2004
The flavor of this brew has somewhat of a smokey, roasted, bitter-sweetness to it that finishes fairly dry and long. A decent brew from Rogue, but not one of their better ones.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8530) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2004
650 ml. Bottle. Drinking this one right now. Dark black with some amber showing through the light. Medium sixed head with good lacing. The odor is of molasses, coffee, corn flakes, and chocolate. Hints of roastiness, coffee, dark chocolate, and raisins. Bittersweet with a firm malty body and pungent hops. The finish is smooth, creamy, and toasty-roasty. A very nice porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2004
Sweet roasty nose. Dark color, creamy head that stuck around. Dry taste of high kiln grains and hops. Great porter!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jables (101) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2004
Dark almost black in appearance. Head is medium in size with a dark tan color. Aroma is roasted malt with some coffee notes. The flavor is smooth with roasted malts and some nutty flavors, but it is nicely balanced. The mouthfeel is smooth but not heavy. This is by no means a big beer, but it is smooth, balanced and tasty. Today, this is just what the doctor ordered. Cheers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
superargo (1) - New York, USA - MAR 12, 2004 does not count
Nice pour, inky black. But not thick. Little too bitter for my tastes in a Porter. Can't touch Anchor Porter. Nice overall,just not balanced enough. Too bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 8, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2004 This porter carries a dominant roasted hops flavour to it. It is bitter and tastes like coffee more than it does chocolate. I was favourably impressed - definitely quality ingredients in this one. I still prefer Kostritzer though for this style. If you're looking for a Chocolate Sout, try Mackeson XXX Stout - very chocolatey tasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3514) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2004
Deep black with a tan head. Aroma was of piney hops and chocolate. Flavor matched, nicely balanced. Notes of coffee in there as well. The hops were really refreshing in this beer. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jde123 (767) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2004
A passable version of a porter, but the more I drink of mocha porter the more I grow to dislike it. It seems to be the lack of a sweetness present in most other porters. However, judging by the name, I think Rogue wasn't trying to draw similarities among other porters. This is definately different, with a coffee flavor that is entirely welcome if in the right mood. Judge for yourself.

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