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.