Monday, November 12, 2012

Rogue Double Mocha Porter

This award winning porter by Rogue doesn't disappoint.  Double Mocha Porter is exactly what I expect from a chocolate beer and the excellence I know I’m going to get from Rogue Ales.

Aesthetically, I’m a fan of Rogue’s painted bottles; and this is one of them.  Besides looking good there is a practical reason for painting the bottles . . . the less light that can penetrate the bottle to skunk the beer the better, as far as I’m concerned.

This beer pours dark as dark with a fluffy coffee-with-cream colored head.  The aroma is simply chocolate and espresso . . . drooool.  I didn’t really drool but my mouth thought about it.

The taste is all about the coffee with a wonderful dark chocolate accompaniment.  There is a bit of bitter hoppiness the co-mingles quite nicely with the less-than-sweet maltiness.

Double Mocha Porter is a very smooth and drinkable beer.  For an 8.5% ABV beer that’s a dangerous thing.  Luckily, we only had one bottle.

Overall, this is an excellent Rogue offering.  Two thumbs up.

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1 comment:

Glenn B said...

I am sorry but even though I respect your opinios strongly, I have to say this: I believe, there is no place in a reputable decent ale for chocolate or no place in a reputable decent chocolate for ale. Maybe, I am a purist, when it comes to ales, or more importantly when it comes to chocolate, but I think the two should never meet unless you are enjoying a bit of one another separately and maybe decide to put them into the pie-hole at them same time as individual entities. That can be almost heavenly - but to mix both tastes together in a single concotion is, in my mind, sacrilegious!

All the best,
Glenn B