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Mogli - Caldera Brewing Company

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607 Ratings
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Ratings: 607
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.9%
Wants: 98
Gots: 150 | 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:
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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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3.54/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle into a tulip. From notes.

A: Pours a very dark red color; this is one of the lighter porters I've seen in a while The head is a one finger mocha shade, with decent retention. Not much lacing is left on the glass.

S: It's quite oaky to start. More and more chocolate comes out when it's allowed to warm up. My big complaint about the aroma is how perfumey it seems - otherwise, it's not bad.

T: Better than the aroma. Oak hits the palate first before chocolate notes subtly appear around the midtaste. The first couple of sips are problematic - they seem to have far too much perfume, but after a few more sips, that note goes away to reveal a really nice, easy-going porter. A slight finish of brown sugar rounds the beer out.

M: This one feels pretty light, and dry to boot. While it's not highly carbonated, it's still really easy to drink at the end of the day.

O: A good porter that really grew on me the more I drank it. Worth its high price tag? Nah, not really. Worth sampling? Absolutely. If this cut out some of those perfume notes, then it would be out of this world.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Stevedore
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

650ml bottle, white wax, poured into an unlabeled snifter 6/18/2014.

A- Dark cola brown body, one finger offwhite head with good retention that drops into a thick collar. Good lacing.

S- Licorice, milk chocolate, a bit of roast malt. A slight wet, damp oak scent. Some lactose. Vanilla.

F- Milk chocolate sweetness, lactose mixed in with dark chocolate and roast malts. Oak is definitely there and adds some complexity along with vanilla.

M- Medium bodied, on the thinner side with decent enough carbonation. A bit bitter, but that is offset by some lactose.

O- A pretty darn good chocolate imperial porter with a nice nose. Don't know if there's any actual lactose, but I'd believe it. Pretty expensive though I believe; glad I received this one as an extra.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of MDDMD
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

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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

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4.01/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Less porter and more brown ale in appearance, Mogli keeps a lush, almost luxurious brown hue. The head is stiff and thick and resembles a brown cream.

The nose holds a milky, creamy, marshmallow and vanilla. I may get a whiff of chocolate but it's not a lot.

The flavor is just vanilla. Creamy, thick vanilla!

The feel is thick and creamy as well but holds a touch of carbonated bite at the finish.

This is a vanilla lovers dream and a beer served much better after dinner.

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz with White Wax (not sure vintage)
5oz mini tasting snifter

A: Pours a really deep dark brown color. Didn't get too much head, be it the small glass, but what was there was a medium tan like color. Tight little bubbles. Left some sticking lacing and saw some alcohol feet.

S: Really nice nose here. Some roast character. Some of that vanilla from the oak is there. Marries well with the addition of chocolate. It really smells pleasant, and strangely I do get the chocolate milk reference. Good stuff.

T: Amped to say that the taste followed the nose on this. Really nice chocolate bitterness on the tip of the tongue. Not overly aggressive deep dark chocolate, more a smooth milk chocolate. That barrel character is really nice too. Rounds the mouth feel. Hints of vanilla playing with the chocolate and slight roast. Just a really easy drinking porter.

M: Medium leading to full. Not the chewiest beer.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Mogli from Caldera Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 607 ratings.