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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Porter
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 2387   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ruddy brown in color, a bittersweet balance of malt and hops with a light cream finish. 12 Ingredients: 2-Row, Munich, C120, Chocolate, Black, Kiln Coffee & Rogue Farms Dare™ & Risk™ Malts; Rogue Farms Rebel™ & Liberty™ Hops; Free Range Coastal Water and Pacman yeast.
"Let us give praise to our maker and glory to his bounty by learning about beer." - Friar Tuck


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JUN 4, 2002
Cascade hops are very strong and prominent throughout this one. Initial roastiness (stronger than many other porters I’ve had) subsides into unbalanced cascade-y bitterness. Nice mouthfeel, but ultimately leaves me unimpressed.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2002
The name certainly let me know it was coming, but there is just too much coffee flavor in this. It is very nicely hopped and has some nice chocolate undertones. Its on the watery side and doesnt realy live up to the light cream finish that it promises. Overall a decent beer, but I doubt if I will be back for another... if I were a big coffee drinker I would probably have a different opinion.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2003
I found it thin and lacking those intangibles that make up really good porters. The slight bitter undertones did not smooth out as it warmed. Not bad but certainly not great

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
winterlager (101) - Orchard Park, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2003
Has a nice roasted coffee aroma mixed with a sweet chocolate. Very nice espresso taste and smoothness. Perfect blend of bitter and sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (6010) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2003
Thick brackish color with shades of maroon around the edges. Small, dissipating tan head. Nose is bitter and full of hops and coffee. Bitter tongue with an oily mouthfeel. Seems a little thinner than was expected. Still good though.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2003
i made the mistake of tasting this beside the much creamier, more "mocha" anchor porter, and thus the rogue was kinda like 'ethel" next to lucille ball. sturdy and reliable, but with not much pizazz. it pours auspisciously, tho, as dark as a blacksmith's burnt leather apron; a coconut husk brown head is given to sullen moments, withdrawing to brood at the edge of the glass. the aroma describes burlap coffee sacks and hershey candy--not the candy itself, just the chocolate-tinged wrapper. there's a small roasty aspect to the flavor along with the substansial but papery dry hops. snappy carbonation opens the advance for bitters in form of citrus rind (lime?), dark chocolate with nudging reminders of praline. barely. but hey, it's a rogue: it's good. just don't embarrass it by opening an anchor at the same time.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2003
Bottle: Bittersweet with a burnt aftertaste. Any hop bitterness is overshadowed by the burnt malt flavor. Note to brewers: just because it's called chocolate malt doesen't mean its going to taste like chocolate-but then you should know that right?

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
haddon90 (1617) - Newport Beach, California, USA - DEC 19, 2003
Deep dark brown almost black pour with a thin to medium sized head. "Mocha" definitely in the aroma, some coffee as well. Dark chocolate flavor, some coffee and a hint of molasses as well. Not the best porter, I wasn't a big fan of the taste but it was alright.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
vtmobile (43) - Alabama, USA - JAN 18, 2004
Dark chocolate color with a tawny head. Caramel aroma makes this an inviting brew. THe palate explodes with coffee and overcooked caramel but leaves a strong bitterness on the back of the palate, a bit too intense even for a porter.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2005
Ok aroma, lots of malts, deep brown with a thin tan head that faded right away. Flavor was not what I was expecting from something called Mocha Porter...I didn’t really get alot of the mocha effect. Overall, the taste was pleasurable, but nothing outstanding. The aftertaste was a little too hoppy for what i like in my porters. This was my first Rogue, and I am hoping they improve as I get a few more varieties.


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