Beer Blogging - Rogue Ales Mocha Porter
Anyway, here's a beer that's been in the fridge for a long time, just waiting to be blogged about: the Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales.
As you would expect, this is a very dark beer with a nice tan head. The head sticks around for a minute before fading away and leaving some lace on the sides of the glass. It smells about how you'd expect, too: like something named a mocha porter. There are dark roasted hops and some dark chocolate present in the aroma, although the coffee doesn't really present itself.
The taste is a different matter: you can definitely tell there's coffee in there. The mocha flavor comes first, in the form of espresso and dark chocolate flavors. Next is a roasted flavor from the roasted malt; there is very little (if any) hop taste, which is understandable for a porter but kind of weird for something that came out of a bottle with "ROGUE" on it. The aftertaste brings a resurgence of the espresso flavor, which is bitter without being as harsh as espresso usually is (especially if it comes in a Starbucks cup).
Rating: 7/10. Recommended for fans of porters and chocolate stouts.