Deimos (81) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 12, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours well, looks good, aroma of a little chocolate and coffee. The flavor, I found lacking. Seemed like it should be stronger and more varied.
Clean finish with well balanced bitterness.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2005 Very good looking beer. as dark brown as a Coke with a nice fluffy, dark head. Strong chocolate aroma with some orangy smelling hops. A little too fizzy at first ending with a strong dark chocolate/ coffee taste. Letting it sit for a few minutes lets the fizziness dies down leaving a refreshing orange taste. A bit thin. The mouthfeel and the flavors don’t quite match up.
Ungstrup (34646) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer has a great aroma of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. The color is black with a red glow and a fine brown head. The flavor is thin in the beginning, but then You are hit by: malt, roasted bread, chocolate, wood, and coffee bitterness. A lovely flavor except for the weak start.
jcc83 (137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent. Poured a very dark brown with a thin, yet creamy head that lasted a good while. The aroma was absolutely rich, presenting fruity, sweet, malty, aromas with notes of wine and coffee. The flavor didn't disappoint. Complex, but focused around the sweet and malty tastes of chocolate and roasted coffee. Mouthfeel was sublime: thick, heavy, and creamy. Truly fantastic! Rogue rocks.
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark with a dark head to match. Smooth mouthfeel full of flavor. It all comes together very nicely.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Like a Chocolate Stout light. Very wonderful especially on tap. I can't wait for the Beer revolution Rogue is pushing comes to fruition. Nothing but good words for this beer.
hershiser2 (2154) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Paid $1.39 for a 12-oz single. ($3.69 for a 650ml)
BLACK with a very small, but creamy looking head.
Rich chocolate in the nose.
VERY bitter coffee going in. Smooth once inside, and finishes bitter once again. This is nice, but a tad too bitter for my taste.
I'd have this again, but as a single, just like this time. More than one at a time would be too much.
djrevnoir (26) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose seems rather typical of a porter, I don't detect anything mocha-like. Thick head, dissipates slowly. Good flavour, but again, where's the "mocha" part? Proper palate. Overall, good, but why is it called a "mocha porter" instead of "porter"?
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. It pours as a typical porter. I didn't notice much in the aroma area, only a slight hint of coffee. The flavor had hints of dark roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and a somewhat bread-like charteristic. There was a little bitterness and it finished both bitter and malty.
jdog76 (85) - madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I'm not a big fan of porters but if you are this would be a good beer for you. Nice strong coffee flavor and a dark apperance. Left a little bit to strong of an aftertaste. Overall it was a good beer