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Mogli - Caldera Brewing Company

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Ratings: 642
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.9%
Wants: 103
Gots: 157 | FT: 19
Brewed by:
Caldera Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: squaremile on 08-13-2010

'Oak Aged Imperial Porter Brewed with Chocolate'
Caldera Kettle Series
June 2011 - first release in waxed 22 oz. bottles
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Ratings: 642 | Reviews: 125
Photo of Viaduck
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Erik-P
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alwaysplayin
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of huysmans
3.67/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WesMantooth
3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A 22 oz waxed bottle. No date.

Very unfilterd looking, mud puddle murky pour with very little head.

Smell is sweet chocolate. Like liquid malt balls. Hints of vanilla and oak.

Lots of cocoa and chocolate.Tastes like Whoppers and Tootsie Rolls in a blender. Some oak, burnt sugars, and roasted grains follow, with a strong chocholate aftertaste that is pretty bitter. I also get a peat moss flavor like a Wee Heavy would have.

Pretty good body. Maybe a little low on carbonation.

It seems like I should enjoy this a lot more. Especially reading through my description. There is just an out of place musty/mossy taste in there though that I dont care for. The bitterness also lingers too much. Still a very good beer, but not what I hoped for.

Photo of EdC_Beer_Moose
4.86/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MonkeyBread
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SFC21
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So smooth. Taste reminds me of a Milky Way. Fantastic treat

Photo of Buzz3d
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If you took Tootsi Rolls and milked them.

Photo of AMCimpi
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kmlund
4.01/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dcmchew
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really dark brown pour with a small light beige froth, soon to be a slightly sticky margin.
Rich sweet coffee and strong dark chocolate on the nose, really intense, pushed by great roasted malts. Hint of vanilla and licorice, bit of cigar, burnt sugar, touch of candy and faint cheap Bourbon.
Sweet milky chocolate up front in the taste, with a touch of raisin, cherry and vanilla. Some bit of licorice too, faint marzipan even. Roast darkens things up, giving off bitter baking chocolate, burnt toffee, burnt sugar and some roasted coffee bean. A drop of coffee liqueur too, toasted barrel stave, hint of cognac, kinda.
Aftertaste is a bit dusty, with lots of cocoa powder, some coffee dregs and a clearer Bourbon note, finally, warm and tasty. Medium body, medium to low carbonated, a bit chewy, not entirely smooth.
A big tasty "chocolate beer", not overly sweet, but not your usual dry porter either. The dog must've really been something special.

Photo of wallbj
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kvgomps
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikexw
4.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tridge85
4.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nodder
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JNForsyth
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kemoarps
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one I've been looking forward to for quite some time. The pour leaves a little lacking, per my opinion. A dark muddy, this gets ruby-grey and murky at the edges and has a deepy ruddy character to the middle of the body. Only a thin soapy bubbly head that quickly retreats to petri growth formation, but decent lacing considering the lack of head.

The nose though is where the shining begins, as the kids say (no kids say this). Cracking the bottle (or rather, I didn't rack anything, I just popped the top off), I'm immediately overwhelmed by sweet soft round chocolate. Definitely the sweeter milk chocolate variety. Roasted grains and maybe a touch of wood from the oak help add depth and complexity, but the chocolate takes front and centre.
Fair point: I spilled a decent amount of this because I'm an idiot. Cleaning up the idiot-spill, I was treated to a strong note of tamari/soy sauce that some note in the darker beers. It was pretty strong. Even after having cleaned up, I never picked this up out of the glass, however.

Cocoa sugars start out along the front lines, unsurprisingly. There's some milk sweet and smoothe, and the oak comes out more in the finish in that oaky bitter way. But sweet milk/chocolate definitely dominate. Rich and sweet and silky smoothe.

This hits a lot of notes that I thoroughly enjoy. I may have overhyped it a bit in my mind, but that's not the fault of the beer. This is a great chocolate porter and I'm pretty darn excited to have my own little four legged goober back home :)

Photo of SierraFlight
3.74/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours translucent oily brown. Smells of cocoa powder, berries, and oak. Chocolate and biscuit flavors.

Photo of Brihon
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bdaggett
4.74/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cocoa and milk chocolate smell. Taste mirrors the smell with added bitter dark chocolate and a little roasted malt. Very dry with a thin mouthfeel. Like drinking a chocolate bar.

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Mogli from Caldera Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 642 ratings.