Brewticular (86) - - AUG 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent porter with a medium aftertaste of burnt chocolate and coffee. Usual dark color and a good aroma. Would make an OK session porter.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUL 23, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mocha, mocha, mocha. Where the hell is the mocha? Where is the flavor? And finally, where is the body?
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A bit sour smell; nice rich malts with dark, bitter sweet chocolate and a hint of coffee. Dark black with brownish head. Medium heavy carb and medium oily body. Sour, bitter hops. A little malt sweetness. Bitter finish and after. Bitter coffee/choc and a bit smoky. Was a little disappointed in this beer. Perhaps it was an older bottle.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Roasty, bitter, coffee flavor. Rogue likes hops in everything I have tasted. Dark tan head, opaque body. Maybe a bit too carbonated.
sloth (2596) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2002
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
chocolate, bready aroma.Tight brown head that doesnt last, some lacing.Opaque brown in color.The chocolate aaand hop flavors blend pretty well. Also some burnt malt flavors adding to the bitter hop finish.Decent brew.
Archimedes99 (27) - Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Upon opening the bottle, one can definitely understand why this beer was given the name ’mocha porter.’ It is dark in color like so many porters, and carries the coffee-ish smell that would be attributed to mocha. Notes of bitterness and sweetness that almost seem to combat each other pervade each sip. More often than not, though, the bitterness seems to win out. It is redeemed by the mocha-like aftertaste, but ends up souring after a few seconds. I am not generally a big fan of porters, but overall this was a decent beer. I will have to try it again and perhaps give a better critique.
Crit (3483) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with nice brown head. Faint espresso nose.Sweet malt flavor(almost creamy) With good dry hop finish
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ruddy brown my a**! This stuff is very dark for a porter. In my mind, there are two types of porters: those that are sweeter and burnt malty, and those that tend to more bitter, hoppy, and biased towards the coffee flavors. I prefer the first kind, and this is definitely the second. This is a very astringent beer, gleaning its palate-sucking bitterness from both the malts and hops. The nose is actually very malty; warm and inviting. But when you get this stuff in your mouth you realize your nose has deceived you. The texture is creamy, but the flavor really is not. Roasted coffee flavors prevail. The hops are what really bring this beer down; even for the ’bitter’ style of porter, I expect more sweetness. This just numbs my mouth and throat. Much better (the best I"ve tried) in this style is Boulevard"s Bully! Porter--probably the best porter I"ve had, and it"s not just regional preferences talking.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2003
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a frothy tan head. Not much aroma. The taste of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee with a dry finish. I personally thought this beer was lacking, but I would like to try this on tap in Newport.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was not as impressive as I thought it would be. A bit too hoppy for a porter, but the coffee accents were a nice bit to the beer.