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Mogli - Caldera Brewing Company

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496 Ratings
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Ratings: 496
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 100
Gots: 128 | FT: 14
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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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Supposedly this is quite challenging to get unless you live in Oregon. I found it in a grocery store in Vermont. I'm guessing Shaun Hill is behind this.

Split with Goblinmunkey7

Consumed 2/18/14

Appearance: Pours deep brown, with an average-sized, light tan head - retains a wispy cap, leaves a nice spotty web of lacing

Smell: Chocolate - truly, a remarkable amount of chocolate - smells somewhere between a milk chocolate bar and chocolate bread - some roasty, toasty malts, but they are in the background , as it's all about the chocolate - an undercurrent of oak and vanilla

Taste: Like drinking a chocolate muffin - milk chocolate, and chocolate bread - nicely toasted and chocolate malts - unexpectedly bready - seriously, this tastes like a chocolate bread, or a chocolate cake - some oak and vanilla in the background

Mouthfeel: Medium body, kind of on the light side considering the amount of chocolate in the flavor, but smooth, nice finish

Overall: Definitely tastes better than licking a chocolate lab (less fur, too)

The chocolate component of this is unexpectedly good. It's delightfully chocolaty, and it doesn't drink like a dessert wine. The oak adds some nice woody notes, but this is really about the chocolate. I'm not sure if this is worth the hype, but if I ever see it again, I'm buying it.

angrybabboon, Feb 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Dreadnaught33, Sep 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

jkball01, Jul 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

avaldivia, Jul 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

smutty33, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of Scotchboy
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%

White-waxed 22oz bomber (unsure of the vintage?) split into Deschutes tulips with my brother. A big-time want for me.

A: Clear, brown pour yields a dark but not quite opaque body with a decent amount of khaki head.

S: Bittersweet chocolate and roast, cocoa, and oaky tannin. Pretty eathy and woody with a nice chocolate undertone; takes on a cacao-like nose.

T: Starts off with cocoa powder, and evolves into a milk-chocolate-lovers delight. Oak provides a tannin-y balance. Roast and dark barley poke through too, leaving a bittersweet finish.

MF: Medium/full bodied.

O: Milk chocolate in a bottle. Excellent chocolate character, and a good use of oak to balance. A really nice porter.

Scotchboy, Dec 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

LakerLeith, Jul 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

kell50, Jun 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

AdamP, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of pknyc
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%

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.

pknyc, Mar 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

kbrown, Mar 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Jason1337, Aug 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

VonZipper, Mar 17, 2014
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Bartos, Apr 26, 2014
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IndyDad, Jul 11, 2013
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Nolen12, Aug 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

magictacosinus, Jun 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

coz, Aug 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

scotv, Dec 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Nunya, Mar 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Eighty, Jan 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

victory4me, Oct 25, 2013
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danwho, Dec 25, 2012
Mogli from Caldera Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 496 ratings.