Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2005
Bottle from Sainsburys. Pours very dark with a fine tan head. The aroma is subdued with some roasted malt, hop and alcohol. The flavour, however, is not subdued and leaps out at you with a barrage of roasted malt, and a suprisingly aromatic, citric hop character and biting bitterness. Some sweetness and somewhat meaty with huge notes of coffee as well as fruit. Very refreshing and very good. scraff (2125) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 16, 2005
Black, soft tan creamy head. The nose held notes of toast, caramel, dusty cocoa, and milk chocolate, with lesser tones of mild coffee and oatmeal. Chocolate cream, toast, and mocha- like flavors are up front with lots of citric hop bitterness showing up to maintain nice balance. Medium bodied, light carbonation, bittersweet finish. A very nice session porter...
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2005
bottle...dark brown with a generous tan head. Malty aroma, some raw alcohol also. A hint of hop aroma too. Nicely balanced with hops to start, becoming sweeter in the middle, and finishing roasty and bitter. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Coffee and bittersweet chocolate flavors to finish. An enjoyable brew. MayorQuimby (100) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - MAY 12, 2005
Bottle. Deep brown color, persistent tan head that left gorgeous lacing on my glass. Aroma is gentle, chocolate and caramel malts, a bit of the earthiness that is also present in the Shakespeare Stout. Flavor is rather bittersweet, a hint of smokiness to go with a good roasty flavor that lightens as it finishes. Medium bodied, lasting mouthfeel, light carbonation gives a pleasant feel in my mouth. Overall a great example of the style, another enjoyable Rogue beer. lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Pours a dark, dark opaque brown with a creamy 1/4 inch tan head. Very lacy. Smells of roasted chocolate and coffee.
Taste is smoky chocolate malt blended nicely with coffee flavors. Nice coffee bitterness. Very well balanced. Full bodied and bitter coffee aftertaste. Very drinkable.
When you see the words "Mocha Porter", this beer delivers all the things you would want from a beer with that name.
mephisto (1301) - 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. Tejas (1009) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2005
Hmmm. Thought I had rated this one. Oh well, here goes. Good roasty flavors but the really dry palate killed it for me. Also, I didn’t pick up any fruity flavors which I have in other porters that I liked better. I’ll finish the 6er but won’t buy another. There are just better ones on the shelf. Surprisingly less than stellar beer from Rogue. bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2005
roasty and dark. this beer tasted of roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee as is to be expected of a porter. i have had beter porters. Garrat (1347) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2005
From A Bottle.Black in colour with a red hue,small head,aroma is of biscuit and malt,
taste is of dark malt,coffee and peanuts and a bitter finish.
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2005
Quite an enjoyable porter. Way overpriced in my area, I’m afraid. I’m not sure why Rogue feels it can price its sixers at $10 in NC.