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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Porter
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 2079   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (18949) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2002
First rating 2002-02-25: Brown-black. Coffee and grape aroma. Bitter, but a bit on the thin side. At least that is what I have written in my notes, but after reading others note on this I guess I should get back and re-rate it. (7/10 5/10 3/5 4/5 11/20)
Re-rate 2002-10-25: Funny, Iíd all forgotten this rating, but came to nearly exactly the same conclusion. Almost black with rich head. Light coffee nose. Some crystal malt profile. Rather sweet.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
obfuscatex (9) - USA - JAN 5, 2003 does not count
Good, but a little too bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 7, 2004
This is only the second Rogue ale Iíve ever tried. I hate to say that Ií not too impressed. Looks brilliant out of the bottle. It set my heart affluter as I poured. I truly felt as though I might be stumbling on to something of infinite beauty. Unfortunately the bouquet made me want to run for cover. Smelled of burnt hair, burnt tires and asparagus urine. Not a good combo. Smell is huge for me. If it donít smell good I canít do it. Very fizzy. For such a dark brew I can only interpret this as the mark of a beer without enough body to support itself on my palate. With that said it tasted of all of the earlier things as well. It truly did taste like burnt tires, and a beer can only justify tasting like that if it is thick as elmerís glue and is about %12. Try an Anchor Porter. G-rat

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SilkTork (5109) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2004 June, 2003: Bottle. Aggressively bitter. Does have a little of the wine quality that porters should have, but comes over more as a dry stout. A little more depth and complexity than the other Rogueís Iíve tried, but on the whole quite crude. [3.0]
Dec, 2004: Part of the <a href=Beer-Ratings.asp?BeerID=55&FanOfID=4383>St Stew Off. BBE Jan 04. Abv 5.3% Staleness really showing with cardboard aromas. Bitterness slightly muted, but still present. Dry, roasty, some sweet creamy notes, coffee and chocolate. Much heavier than the Guinness, but a good match up for the Titanic and the F.E.S. Pulls way above itís weight, and does come over as just a bit too thick and heavy as though the brewers have put just a bit too much into this. Sometimes less is more. [2.8]

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2005
Bottle; Pitch black with rocky tan head. No aroma. Flavor of licorice and roast malt. Slightly metallic aftertaste. Mouthfeel is thick, almost gravylike. Tasty, but a bit weird.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mephisto (1265) - TAIWAN - MAY 9, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2005 bottled, rich though a bit too thin to call it full bodied. jet black, caramel aroma, slightly bitter in taste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2005
Bottle. Good initial aroma of light fruity chocolate and deeply roasted coffee. After a while the roasted components tend towards charred with a touch of smokiness. Smooth and sweet at the start with caramel and roast components. Body thins out as you drink. A beer of two halves - starts out well but ends not not so well

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2002
Nice head, good beer. Very predominate mocha flavor. Didnít go too well with my meal though.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2003
Perhaps not as "big" as i was expecting. Some light roasted malt and chocolate malt, with a fair hit of citrusy hops towards the finish, and perhaps some light smokyness, fairly pleasant, if a bit uncomplex, not really what i was expecting, but fairly tasty.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
motelpogo (6130) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 18, 2003
found it hard to get excited about this. pretty flat with a largish head. chocolate overpowers coffee and then a bit of messy brown sugar in the finish


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