Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not a bad beer, but probably not one I’d buy again. Color is a rich brown with a creamy head. Aroma of hops and espresso. Body is somewhat thin and flavor on the bitter side.
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Some metallic notes at firs turned me off for a moment. Bitter chocolate cocoa all over this brew. Being a former coffee lover I enjoyed it heartily. Well roasted java notes shine as well. I could probably session this porter pretty heavily without losing interest.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
light malt and lingering coffee/choclate with lots of hops
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s got a flavor mostly coffee and chocolate. Slight taste of hops. Sweet finish. Mocha is a very good porter.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer poured a very dark color, almost black and formed a nice huge medium tan sudsy head that left some nice lace as it subsided. It had an aroma of malt, coffee and lightly of chocolate. The flavor was of malt, coffee and some chocolate. The body was medium style and the finish was a touch astrigent with elements of the coffee.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 darkness but still letting some very dark ruby through...nice tan head..aroma was very roasty but dry...
very smooth and creamy mouthful..delicate mochaness with bitterness creapying in the background...definite coffee grinds in the aftertaste and hoppy lingerings too..a smooth and delicate treat!
bbrock81 (304) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - NOV 21, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted a bit thin to me. I liked the flavor, but I would have liked a little more even better. Typical porter flavor, nothing special really. Reminded me a lot of Sierra Nevada Porter, but not quite as good.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black, thin brown head and lace. Roasted aroma with hints of cocoa and coffee. Almost medium bodied. Sweet roasted malt, notes of chocolate are evident, bitter hops to finish. Has a real nice interplay between sweet and bitter. Rogue rocks. Tasty porter!
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A good proter with hints of coffee and chocolate. Not much body to this one but overall a fine porter.
jazz88 (2542) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 31, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Black with a brown head. A sweet coffee aroma. Light body. Some good hop balance.