Mocha Porter – Rogue, 5.1% ABV, (Newport, OR)

On the side label:

“Ruddy-brown in color, a bittersweet balance of malt and hops, yet a surprisingly light and refreshing taste.”

My Notes:

  • My Rating: B-
  • Why I kinda like it: Clean mocha flavour
  • Where I got it: Brewery Creek
  • How much: <$7 for a 650ml, Summer 2011
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: No
  • Would I recommend this to beer afficianados: Yes

Tasting Notes: pours ultra dark brown, thick decent head, small and micro CO2, thick sticky lacing, barely detectable CO2 streams due to the darkness. A bit of malt on the nose, nothing else otherwise. Rush of bittersweet chocolate and a slight coffee edge up front, very minor coffee sourness in the mid, deep medium bitter long lingering finish. Low-medium complexity, medium-high depth, long length, but a rather short carry, medium-bodied with slightly watery viscosity. Overall pretty good going down, but rather one-note and not enough to come back for more.