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Mogli - Caldera Brewing Company

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532 Ratings
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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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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Roger85, Jul 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

BobZ, Sep 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

rudedude985, Jul 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Bartos, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of Immortale25
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Funky Buddha snifter. Has white wax and, according to BA's notes, it was first released in June 2011...

A- Pours a fully opaque black color with a 3/4 inch dark tan head that retains very well before eventually becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a thin ring behind on the glass.

S- Sweet milk chocolaty aroma with notes of caramel and some vanilla probably from the oak.

T- Lots of chocolate sweetness surrounded by dark roasted malt. Quite luscious and not without some booziness mid-palate. Finishes creamy and semi-bitter. There's so much chocolaty goodness that I can barely sense the oak presence.

M- As in the taste, very creamy and thick. Medium carbonation balances out the creaminess and has a very robust body.

O- So drinkable, so chocolaty, so full. This is one porter that doesn't mess around. While it was hard to derive any oak out of the flavor, I didn't mind one bit. You know it's good when you can't stop drinking it.

Immortale25, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of russpowell
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Picked this up in NC

Pours a chestnut tinged mahogany with 2 fingers of mocha head. Above average lacing & slightly below average head retention

S: Chocolate, cocoa & iron

T: Follows the nose, some oaky dryness & roastyness as well, plus vanilla up front. Cocoa, woody hops & vanilla mix with some stonger mocha notes as this warms, plus roastyness, a touch of plum as well . Finishes with dark chocolate, a bit of boozey chicory, & oaky vanilla

MF: Rich, creamy, & smooth, thins out a touch as this warms

Wow this is great! It is Oklahoma's loss we don't get this one ( we get their canned offerings ). Drinks so easy, a stellar American Porter on the robust side

russpowell, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of ronricorossi
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

from a bottle bought at Star Grocery on Claremont on the Oakland/Berkeley border.

A: pours a deep brown, some scattered lacing

S: big chocolate odors up front

T: really incredibly nice, delicious chocolate flavor, which it nails as well as any chocolate beer I've had.

M: good medium-plus body, getting towards 'creamy'. The barrel aging hasn't left it overly thick or syrupy - not that that would necessarily be a bad thing.

O: outstanding porter, one of my absolute favorites. One of the best of the category I'd call "dessert beers".

ronricorossi, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of BumpyAZ
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a dark brown, nearly black with mahogany color around the edges when held to the light. Thin beige head that quickly reduced to a bubbly beige collar along the edge of the glass.

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

Wish this was a little easier to find because its a fantastic brew. Only complaint (and this is not picking especially with a porter over a stout) is that the mouth feel is a little light. If you want chocolate, no reason to look anywhere else.

BumpyAZ, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of notchucknorris
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a slighly thin looking chestnut brown color with a pretty creamy sand colored head. Leaves some tight patches of lace down the glass.

S: The more I smell this, the more I'm getting s'mores out of here. Slightly burnt marshmallow, powdery graham cracker and lots of cocoa. Toffee, charred oak and some faint mocha.

T: Lots of sweet cocoa flavors mingling with roasted malt, espresso and burnt chocolate. Some marshmallow, some coffee like acidity and a lingering burnt brownie finish. Just a little hot for something this "low" in ABV, but still pretty smooth. I really like this. I thought Caldera was solid, but I didn't know they had something like this in them. Nice work.

notchucknorris, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of match1112
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Pelican5 for sending this!

I wasn't sure what to think about this beer upon first receiving it. Thick white wax on top and a picture of a black lab on the label, I thought this has got to be a joke. Being the porter lover that I am, I went in with an open mind. Wow was I amazed at how good this is.

Pours a near black body with a thin mocha colored head. No lacing to speak of, just a thin oily coating on the inside of the glass.

Smells like a bowl of chocolate ice cream with a touch of vanilla in it. Taste is very sweet and also much like a bowl of melted ice cream. There is a nice dark chocolate bitterness to it on the finish.

I would of liked the mouthfeel to be thicker and creamier. Carbonation was good for it. Slight oily feel on the tongue with a dark chocolate bitterness for a finish.

I will highly recommend this to anyone with a sweet tooth. I might have to seek this out again in the future.

match1112, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of ehammond1
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2011)

Thanks for opening this with me, BdubleEdubleRUN!

(Aged for 1+ year)

Very dark brown in color, but not bordering on black. Small brown head of very small bubbles. Leaves the glass oily and spotted with stick.

Intense chocolate and vanilla layers in the aroma. This one took me aback; I simply wasn't expecting it to be as rich, decadent, and enjoyable as it is. Along with the vanilla and chocolate layers is good amounts of oak and dark molasses fruit cake.

The flavor is just as nice as the aroma. The layers of chocolate and molasses fruit cake are extremely expressive, complemented very nicely by a bit of oak, though it's not overpowering. An incredibly well-crafted beer.

Medium to nearly full in body with low carbonation.

I'm glad Brett hates beer because I couldn't have sat on this one as long as he did. Thanks go to him for sharing.

ehammond1, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of SHODriver
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: poured into a snifter and for all intents and purposes it's black with a small tan head that fades quickly to a small collar.
S: smells intensely chocolatey and roasty with a bit of coffee. slight vanilla sweetness to the nose as well
T: chocolate and vanilla flavors at the forefront along with a bit of coffee and roast malt. swallow brings more chocolate, coffee, and roast malt with a bit of vanilla and oakiness
M: soft but slightly prickly carbonation with a medium mouthfeel, fairly drinkable for the color and alcohol. slightly dry finish
O: this beer is damn tasty. great flavors and complexity. Before reviewing this one somebody said it isn't worth the price. I don't remember what it cost me but it tastes like it was worth it to me.

SHODriver, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark brown in color with a small off-white head. Intense vanilla and chocolate aroma to this. Just awesome. Plenty of oak and roasted malt character to go with it. Some slight toffee sweetness, too. The flavor has the same level of rich chocolate flavor and the vanilla from the barrel aging is a nice compliment. Just enough roast to keep it from being cloying. Really a nice beer.

womencantsail, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of Chaney
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Been wanting to try this one for a long time.

Served in an Olde Hickory glass.

A: Poured out a burnt caramel, brown color, much more translucent that I was expecting and with quite a big head for a barrel-aged beer.

S: Tootsie Roll in a glass. Seriously, this has a chocolatey, chewy olfactory quality to it. No barrel-aging detected... yet.

T: If the bottle weren't labelled and someone poured this for me sight-unseen, I would have thought this was Souther Tier's "Choklat (without the weird aftertaste)." Huge cocoa nib/truffle flair with the oak only evident under VERY close inspection (perhaps on the finish?).

M: Thick and gooey, like any dessert beer should be. This brew is absolutely the perfect ABV and sweetness level for the dessert brew that it is.

O: This was $16.95 and I thought it was worth every penny.

Chaney, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown, 3/4" head, tan. Aroma of chocolate, dark belgian candy sugar, bourbon.

Taste, decadent, yummy chocolate integrates well, one of the best barrel flavors I've experienced from oak spirals v. the barrel itself. Seems to be able to actually feel the 6 different malts used, all complimentary. Smooth, candy sugar gives a nice balance to it, never harsh, bitter, hides the alcohol extremely well. Chocolate really prominent, for the better. Mild vanilla component to it.

Nice price on it at the beerjoint for Caldera. Solid imperial porter.

Beerandraiderfan, Jul 01, 2011
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4.4/5  rDev +3%

sfr26, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of flexabull
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed a glass of this last night at Caldera's tap house.

Pours a very dark brown color, with a thin off white head.

Aromas are of very dark semi sweet cocoa with hints of cream and coffee.

Flavors are just like the nose. Dark cocoa, semi sweet, creamy, with some brown sugar, espresso, and hints of oak. Finish is crisp, with really subtle booziness.

Mouthfeel is nice, full, smooth, and lightly carbonated.

Overall this is outstanding. This is an excellent beer that you can really taste the dark chocolate, but it still retains the flavors of a robust porter too. The balance is nice, very well done Caldera. Even my wife liked this, and she is not a fan of dark beers.

flexabull, Sep 11, 2011
Photo of dar482
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a dark brown color with a light brown fluffy head.

The aroma is just a beautiful. It's huge vanilla, sweet cocoa powder, and tons of chocolate with some lightly roasted malt. It's truly intoxicating.

The flavor follows with that huge chocolate note in the front, which then moves onto a strong 70-80% dark chocolate to emphasize the chocolate note, which melds perfectly with a sweet vanilla bean and then it moves onto a wonderful earthy and roasty bitterness on the end. I actually even get a black pepper tinge in there too.

The body is medium, smooth and creamy, but a bit light.

A very well crafted beer with that bitterness to balance that explosion of chocolate. Did not get the oak barrels, but the chocolate shines.

dar482, Oct 22, 2013
Mogli from Caldera Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 532 ratings.