Coffee in My Beer?

Mocha Porter

Rogue Ales
5.3% abv
Dry July: T-minus 8 beers

With the chilly weather and incessant rain we are experiencing at the moment, it was time for a darker and more roasty beer. That’s where Rogue’s Mocha Porter came to the party.

Rogue’s Porter was a very dark brown in the glass, which you could probably see in the photo had I remembered to take one.

There were light coffee notes on the nose, in the mouth the body was also rather light with good carbonation.

The flavours coming through were sweet, with more coffee notes and a roasty bitterness.

I was pleasantly surprised with the subtle coffee notes in this beer as I was expecting them to be much more prominent. But then when I ‘googled’ it, I found out why; there isn’t anything added that breaks the Reinheitsgebot (with exception to yeast). With a name like ‘Mocha Porter’, I quickly assumed there would’ve been coffee, or chocolate or maybe even lactose added.

I’m now also wondering how much influence the power of suggestion had on my review.

But now that I’ve written it, I’m gonna stand by it.

I forgot to take a photo and this is all that I had left from the beer.

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