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Mogli - Caldera Brewing Company

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613 Ratings
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Ratings: 613
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.9%
Wants: 98
Gots: 151 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of MattXT
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Cylinsier
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz

Pours a very dark opaque brown, slight light penetration around the edges, with a thin light tan film for a head.

Smells of milk chocolate syrup, brown sugar, vanilla and oatmeal.

Tastes of milk chocolate, vanilla, oak, cinnamon, and a bitter nutty flavor somewhere around pecan.

Medium to full body with a stinging carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

This is an exceptionally tasty porter, flavorful and decadent. Highly enjoyable and very recommended if you manage to snag a bottle.

Photo of jwat
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of pisano
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Bartos
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of rawfish
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of mntlover
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a black with some brown edges around the edges. Head is nice fluffy two fingered khaki head that falls slow and laces well.

Aroma is rich chocolate, light coffee notes, some good fruity notes and hints of vanilla. Rich full smelling brew even some alcohol spiciness underneath it all.

Taste is like the nose nice roasted chocolate notes, good sweetness at the first. Some coffee when the carbonation picks up some in the middle lightly dry dark fruit notes appear along with the vanilla. Finish is chocolate , coffee, vanilla along with some hops bitterness and caramel sweetness.

Mouthfeel is nice big medium its smooth to start, with some pep for the finish.

Overall a very tasty porter but truth be told I bought it by accident if I saw the correct price I would of not purchased it. That said it is very good and if you have the spare funds worth purchasing I guess, I am just little on the poor side.

Photo of bump8628
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of sharpski
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of GeoffreyM
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Damian
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 1 pint 6 fl ozs white wax dipped bottle purchased at Whole Foods Market, New York, NY
Served in a snifter

The beer poured dark chestnut brown, and considering the relatively high ABV, a bit thin. A creamy, frothy, one-finger tall, khaki colored head capped the liquid. The crown quickly dropped to a resilient, thin and bubbly collar. Small, drippy steaks of lacing trickled along the glass.

Super intense vanilla notes dominated the aroma. The vanilla had a very strong bourbon element and reminded me a lot of high quality vanilla extract. Semi-sweet chocolate notes were apparent. Quite hot fudge-like. Chocolate chip cookie dough also came to mind.

The flavor profile was impressive yet quite straightforward. Super chcolatey. Rich and semi-sweet. Hot fudge might perhaps be the best comparison. Good amount of vanilla extract, yet not quite at the level found in the nose. The beer finished off-dry with toasted malt notes.

On the palate, the beer was somewhat thinner than I anticipated but still creamy, smooth and fluffy. The liquid contained a large bubbled, semi-aggressive effervescence that settled down with time.

Mogli is a tasty and enjoyable beer with an outrageously rich vanilla aroma. Although this beer may not exhibit any oak or barrel character (even though it was supposedly oak aged) and may not be super complex, it is an interesting desert beer that can easily be shared with a friend or two.

Photo of fossage78
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kell50
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Arsenal0328
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of draheim
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz into a tulip. Pours a deep chocolate brown w/ a 1-finger khaki head.

Aroma is big, rich, quality chocolate and smooth roasty malt. Smells like my kitchen with brownies in the oven. Damn this smells good.

Taste follows nose. Rich, delicious dark chocolate and bitter roasted malt. Smooth vanilla as it warms. This is a very tasty beer.

Mouthfeel is smooth, balanced, and decadent. Semi-dry, presumably from the oak. Nice chocolatey aftertaste.

Overall a truly outstanding imperial porter. Everything works together in harmony.

Photo of PicoPapa
3.9/5  rDev -8.7%

22oz bottle. Pours a dark brownish black with an inch plus of frothy light brown head. Some lacing. The aroma is very sweet. Milk chocolate, oak, vanilla, caramel, and slightly nutty. The taste is thick chocolate syrup and oak at first. Notes of vanilla and caramel with some more nuttiness. A bit roasty. Almost too sweet at times but the oak helps mellow it out a little. Still, a slow sipper due to the sweetness. Lots of carbonation with a velvety mouthfeel. Overall, borders on sicky sweet, but a solid brew nonetheless.

App- 4.25 a- 4.25 t- 3.75 m-3.5 o-4 = 3.9

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of beagle75
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This review is for the bourbon barrel-aged version of Mogli imperial porter.

Draft pour into a dubbel goblet at the Caldera tasting room in Ashland.

A: Uniformly opaque black, with almost one finger of beige foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass.

S: Very sweet chocolate milk dominates the smell, with some vanilla and bourbon adding complexity.

T: Toffee, dark fruit, and vanilla to start with bourbon and bittersweet chocolate emerging later. The finish is smooth and full with bourbon. Bourbon flavor deftly asserts itself without being overpowering or intrusive. The presence of alcohol is also handled well here because alcohol flavors are not detectable.

M: Medium viscosity with low to moderate carbonation. This beer is very smooth and gently warming on the palate. While a heavier texture would not be out of place here, nothing about the mouthfeel of this beer is wrong.

D: This beer is both drinkable and delicious. Despite its spirit-infused imperial pedigree, the palate is not fatigued over the course of drinking a glass. Compared to a Ballast Point bourbon barrel-aged Victory at Sea sampled recently, this beer is more drinkable but less extravagantly flavored (and likely also lower in abv). This beer was sampled by three other beer drinkers unaccustomed to barrel-aged beer and each was impressed by it.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Mogli from Caldera Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 613 ratings.