mmedal (8) - - MAR 22, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A phenomenal beer. Wonderful mocha flavor while remaining thick and a tad bitter. My favorite porter by far.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
wade (58) - Decatur, Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2000
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My favorite beer. There’s really nothing else to say.
djsun2599 (12) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2001
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is one of my favorite porters. I stopped buying it because the carbonation left me with exploding beers. I’ve tried at least 10 six packs and there’s always at least 2 beers that completly explode. I don’t appreciate cleaning up half a beer off my floor. Especially this fine of a brew. What a waste. Has anyone else had this problem? Let me know... no I’m not shaking up the bottles..LOL
HoopsandHops (37) - ISRAEL - JAN 12, 2016
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle in Jerusalem. Poured into wine glass at room temperature. Don’t have good lighting here, so the appearance is pretty black with no carbonation visible. Big three fingers of fluffy head that’s slow to settle and leaves lots of lacing in its wake. Aroma is rich roasted malt, brazilian nuts, some coffee, chocolate, prune, leather, toasted bread crust, yeast. That earns it a 10. Mmmm, taste does not disappoint -- rich roasted nuttiness, vanilla, sweet coffee, bitter chocolate. Finishes with a milky sweetness. Delightful. Body is medium-to-full, texture is...soothing? Soft and coats the mouth. Carbonation is soft. This is a home run of a porter and one I’ll be returning to.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - APR 1, 2002
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I am fortunate to have a very fresh sixer of this in bottles. This brew pours dark muddy black with a full enough body to rival any stout. The huge rocky head is brown with excellent lacing, and was still remaining when I took my last swig. The clean pleasant malty aroma is very complex with sweet roasted caramel coffee, and dark chocolate and is very cookie like. Rogue balances the malt aroma with flowers, resin, heavy citrus, dough, earth, plum, toffee, and date. The delicate (for a porter) but rich flavor is fresh, and clean. With a balance between moderate bitterness, sweetness, and acidity (a grapefruit like taste in the middle), this brew is everything I could ask for in a porter. The palate is syrupy and creamy with soft carbonation, yet finishes dry. It’s fullness is unsurpassed - I have had stouts with less body. Outstanding. I love this beer!!
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 27, 2006
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is brewed with seven malts, and two locally grown hops. The chocolate, black, and Munich malts used in this beer gives it an exceptional rich, creamy, chocolate and coffee character, that really tastes like mocha, hence the name. At 54 IBU ,it has that signature PNW hop tang, but this does not take away for the chocolate/mocha character of this beer.
Rogue Mocha Porter pours to a beautiful deep brown to black color with a thick and creamy tan head and a soft to moderate amount of carbonation. The nose on this beer is fantastic with lots of dark chocolate and mild roast coffee aromas paired with touches of estery aromas of black currants, and piney hops. The palate is fat and soft on the tongue with lots of good sweet malt, chocolate, and mild coffee flavors, paired with hints of black currant, on a creamy body the fills the mouth and glides down. Mocha Porter finishes with more dark chocolate, sweet malt and mild coffee flavors up front, then ends with a gentle piney hop bitterness that balances the malt sweetness and mocha flavor out.
Pure bliss on draught at the brewery, and a beer memory that will last me a life time. If you can’t make it out to the brewery, the good news is, this beer is widely available all over the US on draught, and in bottles. The bad news is, the condition this beer might be or could be a toss up in some markets. With a beer this good, it is worth it to gamble, as odds are you will find this beer in great shape. Mocha Porter is a very food friendly beer that would work well with a number of dishes. I enjoyed it with a creamy, rich, delicious bowl of Oregon Clam Chowder. It would also work very will with rich and creamy deserts.
mondungu (1) - USA - JUN 30, 2007 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
The strong coffee flavors mix well with the chocolate and roasted favors in the malt. I wish the light were better for me to note the color.
ronaldtheriot (1689) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 28, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rouge Mocha Porter has a very thick, beige head, a dark brown appearance, with red highlights, and impressive, heavy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of dark-roasted malt and chocolate powder. Flavor is of sweet, dark bread crust, cocoa powder, dark-roast coffee, astringent bitterness, and even a touch of sourness. Mouthfeel is on the lower side of medium, and Rogue Mocha Porter finishes semi-dry, refreshing on this hot day, somewhat rich, and drinkable. It’s a seriously wonderful beer, and I recommend it in the strongest terms. RJT
MetalNHopHead (1163) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - FEB 27, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
It’s hard not to be intrigued by an ale with the name of Mocha Porter. For myself, I had my doubts that Rogue would be able to capture the taste of mocha. And if they did, I was ready for it to be too intense and sweet. I’m very happy to say that I was wrong. This porter has a smell and taste that hints at the creamy, chocolatey characteristics of mocha. Yet, the moderately strong hop profile enhances the coffee flavors and adds reserved bitterness to keep this beer from being cloying. Honestly, I’m extremely impressed with this beer. The appearance and taste tell you that you’re clearly drinking a porter, but the milk chocolate note from the malt lets you know that there’s something special about this beer. It’s a feat of balance and novelty. I just wish I had another...
corkyrory66 (1216) - BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Un porter de 5,3 % abv, soit un peu plus que mentionné sur le site.
Couleur noir intense, opaque.
Mousse caramel, bien crémeuse, stable à 2 mm.
Arômes de chocolat très fin, café, chicorée, malt cara, pointe de cannelle.
1ère bouche veloutée sur un café assez fort, mais plein de nuances, malt grillé.
Arrière-bouche pleine, assez complexe déjà.
2ème avec café, chocolat, chicorée, malt cara, noisettes grillées.
Arrière-bouche dense, complexe, longue.
3ème très fondue, équilibre magnifique malts grillés/houblons.
Arrière-bouche de pain complet, avec un petit expresso pas trop serré.
Longueur avec le chocolat de plus en plus présent, malts divers, houblons.
Jambes groupées, serrées, fines.
Levure soyeuse, dense, épicée. Belle ligne pour le genre.
Alcool correct, malgré son faible niveau, efficace sur le goût.
Finale un peu moins consistante que le reste.
CONCLUSION : un très beau porter qui pourrait en secouer plus d’un, même s’il n’est pas
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