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Mogli - Caldera Brewing Company

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372 Ratings
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Ratings: 372
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%


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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Reviews by Giovacchini:
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Giovacchini

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a dark dark brown with a thin tan head.

S- Semi sweet chocolate , some vanilla, bourbon, tobacco, and leather.

T- fudge/chocolate, some bourbon, very subtle alcohol, leather, and tobacco. 

M-Smooth creamy mouthfeel with mild carbonation very drinkable a little heat from the alcohol.

O- I think this was a very flavorful and drinkable brew. The chocolate tends to be a little overpowering but that's not a bad thing. The combination of the nose/taste/mouthfeel reminds me of a hot fudge sundae in liquid form. Very nice brew from a brewery that doesn't receive much attention. 

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 16:18:31 | More by Giovacchini
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4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

No date on the bottle, but purchased about one month earlier at an awesome joint in Jamaica, Vermont called Meuleman's. Opened 25 March 2014.

A: The Mogli poured a dark ruby out of the bottle, but was a dark brown in the glass. 1/2 finger of lightly tan head, which dissipates into ring. There is a tiny amount of scattered lace.

S: Deep Chocolate roast. Cocoa nibs, dark chocolate. Some milk chocolate too. Little bit of booze mixes things up. Maybe a little vanilla behind all that chocolate. Smells very good and I feel like I'm missing something obvious. It really reminds me of a chocolate egg cream. Although so chocolatey, its very well balanced.

T: Nice dark chocolate. Maybe a little oak, but I feel that the nose was more complex and interesting. I may be getting distracted by the mouthfeel though.

MF: While it may be standard for a porter, It comes across as thin for a porter this size. It can't support the flavors in the rest of the beer, which are so substantial.

O: This brew is so close to being fantastic, and I would definitely purchase again. I hope that Caldera makes a sister to the Mogli in which the feel of this brew is more substantial.

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03-26-2014 02:28:20 | More by pknyc
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Thanks Jae!

A- Darker brown transparent around the edges. Thin lacing around the glass. No legs

S- More malt than anything. No real vanilla essence. Well, I guess a bit.

T- Vanilla in the front for me. Malts in the background. Leaves a weird aftertaste but a well done brew.

M- Kinda thin, creamy.

O- A well done porter with some nice adjuncts in there.

M-

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4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass from a pint bottle.

Pours an enticing dark chocolate brown with a 1 finger light toffee colored head. Slight carbonation as it sits, the head dissipates quickly. Nice lacing as you drink. There is a thin layer of lighter brown on the top, which gives way and blends into a dark brown.

The aroma I get is mostly of oak and chocolate. The oak is more noticeable as the beer warms in the glass. There is a slight hint of roasted dark malts and bitter coffee. You can pick up an alcoholic smell with a good deep sniff of the beer.

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I will be eagerly awaiting getting another chance to drink this beer.

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S: very sweet with woody undertones! Sweet milk chocolate dominates, a good dose of vanilla adds to the sweetness. A slight woody booziness really enhances the aroma and balances out the sweetness so its not overbearing.

T: once again milk chocolate and vanilla dominate but a little better balance than the aroma suggests. Heavy milk chocolate with a bit of vanilla upfront, a hint of oak. Roasted malt/chocolate malt give a dose of breadiness that balances the sweetness. Finishes with a nice dry oakiness.

M: Medium bodied, smooth and a bit creamy, slight carbonation

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Mogli from Caldera Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 372 ratings.