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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Porter
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 2142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Ruddy brown in color, a bittersweet balance of malt and hops with a light cream finish. Mocha Porter is made from Northwest Harrington and Klages; 135-165, 95-115, and 70-80 Crystal; Beeston Chocolate, Black, Munich and Carastan malts. Perle and Centennial hops.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mmedal (8) - - MAR 22, 2013 does not count
A phenomenal beer. Wonderful mocha flavor while remaining thick and a tad bitter. My favorite porter by far. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
wade (58) - Decatur, Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2000
My favorite beer. Thereís really nothing else to say.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
djsun2599 (12) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2001
This is one of my favorite porters. I stopped buying it because the carbonation left me with exploding beers. Iíve tried at least 10 six packs and thereís always at least 2 beers that completly explode. I donít 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 Iím not shaking up the bottles..LOL

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - APR 1, 2002
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. Itís fullness is unsurpassed - I have had stouts with less body. Outstanding. I love this beer!!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 27, 2006
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 canít 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.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
mondungu (1) - USA - JUN 30, 2007 does not count
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.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronaldtheriot (1219) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 28, 2013
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. Itís a seriously wonderful beer, and I recommend it in the strongest terms. RJT

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jbuskirk (430) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Itís 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. Iím 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, Iím extremely impressed with this beer. The appearance and taste tell you that youíre clearly drinking a porter, but the milk chocolate note from the malt lets you know that thereís something special about this beer. Itís a feat of balance and novelty. I just wish I had another...

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2003
there are two things i love in life: chocolate and beer. consequently, i love this brew. dark, rich and sweet, with a lovely aftertaste. thicker than most porters, which is more than okay in my book.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2005
Topped off with a huge, spongy, light brown head that lasted in a puffy film, this was an opaque dark brown with lovely deep red highlights... showcasing a murky microcosm of slow effervescence. Aromas started with a chewy chocolate toffee, turning to a pronounced smoke, dough and dark fruit nose. Flavor was nice and bitter from start to finish with a pleasant, vinous middle. Well-roasted coffee flavors and a spicy bite at the end. Syrupy mouthfeel with a dry finish. Awesome. I may have found a new favorite porter.

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