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Mogli - Caldera Brewing Company

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507 Ratings
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Ratings: 507
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 104
Gots: 130 | 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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4/5  rDev -6.3%

VonZipper, Mar 17, 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 Lare453
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Lare453, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of Keananmichael5
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Keananmichael5, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of kmanjohnson
4/5  rDev -6.3%

kmanjohnson, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of Azeotrope
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%

Azeotrope, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of jvillefan
4/5  rDev -6.3%

jvillefan, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of Mrlhodson
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Mrlhodson, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of kbrown
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

kbrown, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of Nunya
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Nunya, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

aztraz, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of GarthDanielson
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage. Poured from a white wax capped bomber into a snifter, the beer is a hazy, muddled, opaque, dark brown coloring with a thin film of head that quickly disappears. Aromas of milk chocolate, vanilla, booze, and wood highlights. Smells great, with the nose leaning towards the sweet side. Very inviting and smooth characteristics. Flavors are chocolate forward, with a solid blast of booze in the backbone. It lures you in with sweet and smooth, all while gently warming you with the increased ABV. Well done. Chocolate notes are also highlighted by vanilla and cream highlights, and hints of bitterness throughout. Very balanced and drinkable. The body is dry, but smooth and full at the same time. Slightly more bitterness in the chocolate characteristic that makes up the aftertaste, combining with the booze character to give a little bite along with the warmth. The finish is slightly boozy, with a subtle dryness accompanying the warmth left behind. This is unique, and damn tasty. Worth seeking out.

GarthDanielson, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.79/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This pours with a rather thin foam. Not a head to speak of at first pour, but a little more vigor gets a rise out of it. Quite sudsy and creamy slurping out of the narrow glass. Color is dark red-tinged brown and appears very chocolatey. Smells of cocoa and vanilla.

As advertised, this tastes like chocolate. I'm not sure that's enough to make a reputation, but it does taste exactly like bitter chocolate. The barrel flavor is deep and dank, and there is just a hint of booze and more of the oak and vanilla. As this warms up a little the malty, burnt sugar flavors and some blackened grains emerge. Still the middle part of the taste is hot with alcohol, and then it finishes with a quite bitter twang.

If you like chocolate you will like this. It's rather austere for all the candy flavors, and finishes on the dry side From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Olive Tree Market in San Diego.

mactrail, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Kurmaraja, Mar 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

cyrushire, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev -6.3%

PEIhop, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of Tony49er
4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Serving type- On tap poured into a snifter glass

Appearance- Dark milk chocolate color, think consistency, not much of a head

Smell- AMAZING Big chocolate notes, bourbon coming in big time nice roasted notes one of the most intense chocolate smelling beers I have ever had

Taste- AMAZING again big chocolate in the front of the tongue, smooth melted chocolate almost like you melted a high quality chocolate bar and but in directly in the beer just awesome

Mouth feel- Smooth classic porter mouth feel, softness from the chocolate notes, a bit to bite but in a good way from the bourbon aging done on this beer

Overall- One of the best beers I have ever had this was AMAZING on tap and I can only imagine getting a few bottles of this and aging them for a few years and how good they would turn out just outstanding....A + Beer for sure

Tony49er, Mar 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

jakecattleco, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of hops202
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely delicious chocolate porter. I had heard people raving about his beer, but was hesitant to buy it at $16.99 for the bomber. I finally bought the last bottle on the shelf after a few months and now I'm kicking myself for not buying the entire case when I had the chance. All I can say is that if you like imperial stouts/porters, especially those that are barrel-aged/brewed with chocolate/espresso/cacao - then you will certainly love this beer. A must have!

hops202, Mar 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

imyourhero21, Feb 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.7%

Cook82, Feb 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

SadMachine, Feb 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

sleuthdog, Feb 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

RWACKO, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of bryanbullock
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Super chocolaty notes, with a mild coffee undertone. Strong effervescence mouth feel, and solid color and head. Porter bordering on texture and taste of a stout. Good from start to finish, leaves you wanting more. Tough find certainly worth the price.

bryanbullock, Feb 22, 2014
Mogli from Caldera Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 507 ratings.