Mogli - Caldera Brewing Company
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Reviews by zeledonia:
3.28/5 rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
Picked up this bottle on a recent trip to Ashland. 2011 vintage (the only one so far). Tasted 24 August 2012, reviewed from notes.
Pours relatively clear but dark chocolate brown. A rich chocolate lab brown, with about one finger of medium-tan head. Okay retention, not a whole lot of lacing.
Smell is totally dominated by the chocolate. Almost like Southern Tier's big stouts, in the way that it feels semi-artificial, though I realize that might just be the aspects of chocolate that usually come out in beer. But I don't really like it. A fair amount of vanilla oak. Chocolate, oak, vanilla, then porter. Porter base is on the sweet side, more like an English porter than the char-roast Americans.
Taste is not all that exciting. Again, it's dominated by the chocolate, and I wish there was more porter in it. Not a whole lot going on. Lacking richness, depth, and darkness. Like a bland porter with chocolate in it. Little obvious malt presence, and very low bitterness.
Very light feeling, especially for a so-called imperial porter, which should be a big beer.
A good beer, but not great. I found myself liking it less and less as I drank it. Sure, I can drink it, but calling this an imperial porter is a stretch. Chocolatey, whew! Wish there was more to it.
Serving type: bottle
09-07-2012 03:01:40 | More by zeledonia
More User Reviews:
4.35/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A-dark brown color with a nice light brown head and decent lacing
S-chocolate, dark malt, vanilla, licorice, light oak
T-deep rich chocolate, dar roasted malt, vanilla, licorice, little oak, hint of coffee and caramel
F-medium body with light to moderate carbonation, very smooth and creamy
O-loved this porter, rich chocolate flavor well integrated into the base beer, hope to enjoy this one again in the future
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 02:37:07 | More by MDDMD
Mogli from Caldera Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 450 ratings.