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Mogli - Caldera Brewing Company

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Ratings: 532
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 104
Gots: 133 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
Caldera Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
'Oak Aged Imperial Porter Brewed with Chocolate'
Caldera Kettle Series
June 2011 - first release in waxed 22 oz. bottles

(Beer added by: squaremile on 08-13-2010)
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Photo of SomethingClever
3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into Snifter

A: Brackish looking not quit coal black hints of color around the edges of the glass wasn't much head but I'm a light pourer. Head was a very light tan

S: smells like a tootsie roll, chocolate lots of it, hints of oak like being at a winery where you get that oak aroma without the wine.

T: very chocolatey, tastes similar to a tootsie roll I'm getting a lingering almost acidic taste that might be a coffee taste near the end but very light. As the beer warms I might get a smidgen of vanilla

M: Medium bodied finishes somewhat dry for the sweetness

O: it's pretty good reminds me of a not as sweet Southern Tier Choklat and definitely Tootsie Rolls. if straight up chocolate is your thing you will love this. It's definitely a try in my book but I wouldn't hunt for this, but if you see it give it a whirl.

SomethingClever, Yesterday at 11:25 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

McAndrew, Yesterday at 12:15 AM
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

TonyY, Sunday at 04:29 AM
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4.56/5  rDev +6.8%

jaswilson2, Sunday at 01:49 AM
Photo of VelvetExtract
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%

Bottle. Longtime want. Mogli pours with respectable darkness. A fluffy, tan head grows from the pour. Rings of lacing. Aroma is inticing. I immediatley think of chocolate, vanilla and roasted marshmallow. Oakiness is present in the nose yet it isn't one of the foremost characteristics. A bit of coconut. The flavor and the nose are definitely a coordinated pair. Milk chocolate, vanilla and light roast. Tastes like a chocolate milkshake. Cola, marshmallow. Actually reminds me of a malted milk ball. Oak is very soft again. I would like more intensity. The base beer is pretty amazing so I won't complain much. Full bodied. Medium carbonation. More drinkable than it probably should be. I am very happy with this beer. Just as tasty as I had hoped it'd be.

VelvetExtract, Saturday at 10:30 PM
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

iDrake, Oct 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Kevinpitts, Oct 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

WesM63, Oct 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

mostfadedone, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of Jeffo
2.9/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Got this one at Bert’s Bierhuis in Utrecht. Had been wanting to try this one for a while, so it was cool to see it show up locally.

From a bomber into a snifter
White wax
Oak aged imperial porter with chocolate

APPEARANCE: Clear brown pour yields a two finger, medium looking, fluffy, light tan head with good retention. Dark brown body with lots of carbonation. Piles of carbonation everywhere. Head slowly fades to a thick foamy cap that’s supported by all the crazy carbonation all over the place. Eventually fades to a splotchy wisp that leaves decent lacing down the glass. This is okay but the carbonation is just out of control.

SMELL: Oak and definite chocolate on the nose. Chocolate truffles or bon bon, even. Light vanilla and sweet cream from the oak, but chocolate is definitely the dominating trait here.

TASTE: Chocolate up front with oak and some vanilla flavor as well. Lingering and bold aftertaste of milk chocolate truffles, oak, sweet cream, a hint of hop bitterness with some alcohol too. A bit of spicy alcohol right at the swallow, which was rather unexpected. Pretty flavorful, but the chocolate is rather overdone.

PALATE: Thinner body with higher levels of carbonation. Lighter on the palate, slightly airy, does down okay and finishes a bit sticky.

OVERALL: Okay I guess. There are some good things here, but the feel is a bit too thin and light, it’s too carbonated, and the chocolate could be toned back a bit. Not something I’d necessarily go for again, but wouldn’t turn down a glass of a future batch of this. A few tweaks and it could be a real treat.

Jeffo, Oct 06, 2014
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4.68/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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Mogli from Caldera Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 532 ratings.