Frank (3971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a thin tan head. Mostly coffee in the aroma. Slightly watery on the palate. Mildly citric with a hint of chocolate. Not bad.
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy nose that gives way to a little malt and some coffee. I dig the taste with the coffee and a milkyness that mixes together. however the hops are a bit overpowerring and kind of saturate any other malt sweetness.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with nice tan head. Roast malt aroma. Roast malt flavors as well with some coffee flavors. A tad thin.
Beaver (1638) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The Mocha Porter pours an opaque black with a semi-creamy brownish head that quickly dissipated to a thin film and collar. It has a chocolate, coffee, roasted malt aroma. It has a nice malty initial taste that is heavy on coffee flavors. The finish is way too bitter for a porter though...kind of overwhelming. If not for that, this would be an excellent brew. As it is, it becomes very difficult to drink for me.
vtmobile (43) - Alabama, USA - JAN 18, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark chocolate color with a tawny head. Caramel aroma makes this an inviting brew. THe palate explodes with coffee and overcooked caramel but leaves a strong bitterness on the back of the palate, a bit too intense even for a porter.
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - JAN 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid porter. In a way, kind of like a sweet stout. I'm not the biggest fan of porters, so I'm not an expert. This one is very roasty. Has some coffee and chocolate notes. Body lacks a little. Black opaque with a beige head that sticks around a little while. No lace evident. This one leaves me with the problem I find with most porters I try. It makes me want a stout.
Blatz King (150) - Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow what a great beer. Smelled almost like cappachino. Tasted very chocolately and left one of the best aftertastes I have ever had from a beer. Very very good. I recommend this one highly if you like coffee, cappachino, or chocolate.
kathouse (1607) - Nevada, USA - JAN 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Rogue choice of hops has not been a favorite of mine, but here they work. Nearly opaque with red edges and a nice brown foam from the roasted malts. Deliciously sweet aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Nice bite from the carbonation with a medium body. Not really creamy, but coffee and chocolate flavors really stand out. Finished with a medium bitterness and a lasting coffee taste. Best from Rogue I've tried.
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Near black in colour, some deep amber around the sides of the glass. Thin tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, sugar, malt and coffee. Flavour was quite roasty, medium bodied, some coffee, sweetness and cocoa. Finished with a medium chocolate bitterness. Thanks beerhugger for sharing this bottle with me.
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours nearly black, with a hint of red. Lots of chocolate malt and coffee in the aroma. Nice dry, bitter taste, almost like chewing on a coffee bean.