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Mogli - Caldera Brewing Company

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MogliMogli

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95
world-class

478 Ratings
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Ratings: 478
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.9%
Wants: 99
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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random846

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

01-15-2014 03:41:52 | More by random846
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warnerry

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-13-2014 04:27:23 | More by warnerry
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.18/5  rDev -2.1%

Bottle from Dawson’s while home in MD for the holidays. A pricey pne at $23. Pours dark brown to black with a half finger of khaki colored head. Big sweet aroma of chocolate, anise, dark fruits, tootsie rolls. Flavor is rich a chocolate up front and then explodes into what can only be described as chocolate milk with a massive amount of Hershey’s syrup in it. The chocolate is crazy up front here. The is a lingering chocolate covered raisin flavor on the palate as well. No oak or bourbon to speak of whatsoever. Starts out thick and rich up front and thins out a bit later in the palate with lowish carbonation. Definitely unique and the most chocolate I have encountered in a beer. If you are looking for chocolate, this is right on. Good stuff.

01-12-2014 02:04:32 | More by BMMillsy
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mrebeka

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-10-2014 21:01:18 | More by mrebeka
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mrgabe

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

01-10-2014 18:56:48 | More by mrgabe
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Eighty

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

01-09-2014 01:47:56 | More by Eighty
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Hopheadhiker

New York

3.5/5  rDev -18%

01-08-2014 15:48:58 | More by Hopheadhiker
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hornsup

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-07-2014 03:28:32 | More by hornsup
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jpaulsen

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-05-2014 16:59:48 | More by jpaulsen
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev -3%

Poured into becker pint glass; pure black with a nice two-finger tan head that fades slowly leaving a topping of foam and nice chunky lacing.
Smells of chocolate, coffee, oak, brown sugar, vanilla...lots of sweetness and aged character, definitely different than the average roasty porter.
Taste is...hmm. It's huge milk chocolate, not much coffee at all. Very sweet, like a chocolate milkshake. Lesser hints of things from the oak aging, oak and vanilla and bourbon and that, but mostly it's all chocolate. None of the roasty flavor I'd expect from a porter, even an aged one.
Mouthfeel is very full and creamy, surprisingly so.
Overall this is very different from the porters I'm used to...this comes off almost as a milk stout. I can't tell how much of the sweetness comes from the aging and how much is the beer itself. Stouts are porters, but porters are not stouts...but then again the American tradition is to break the rules. So what that gets us is a creamy, very sweet porter that drinks like a milk stout instead of the bitter, roasty style it usually is...but it's still delicious.

01-05-2014 05:39:22 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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MattSlem

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

01-04-2014 07:08:59 | More by MattSlem
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sachie23

New York

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

01-02-2014 20:18:41 | More by sachie23
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rawfish

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-02-2014 09:26:58 | More by rawfish
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Jordy777

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-02-2014 00:13:26 | More by Jordy777
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Nevinon

Oregon

1.83/5  rDev -57.1%

This beer is SHYTE! Let me start by saying that I had really high hopes for this beer. At a whopping $18 a bottle, I expected it to be a FANTASTIC beer...but alas, price isn't everything.

First the pour. I usually look at a porter to see how it grips the glass, and Mogli had no grip. Second the head: I know porters don't usually get too much of a head while pouring, but they usually have at least a broken slick of foam for a few seconds...Mogli foamed less than a glass of warm water. The initial taste.... TERRIBLE! I don't mean terrible like the acidic burn of warm Budweiser poured from a can, I mean like over-watered Swiss Miss cocoa that had gone cold. BLAND, like a banana, but even more so. Mild bitterness from the oak aging, but mostly bland watered down cocoa. Like seriously! Go boil some water, make some Swiss Miss cocoa, throw a few ice-cubes into it, and then forget about it until there is no longer dew on the outside of the glass...that is what Mogli tastes like!

All in all I found this beer to be something I would not recommend to ANYONE lest it may cost me "beer-nerd" cred (...something I wouldn't sit for even among circles of those I dislike, and refuse to associate with). Do not waste your money on this bottled water...(it didn't even have enough alcohol to make the flavor worth enduring). While I have yet to quaff of it, I am certain that the Wdimere Chocolate Russian Imperial Stout I bought will be better than Mogli. If you would like a decent tasting stout or porter, I would suggest Laguinitas. If you have the dough, and it is available, invest in a Chocolate Yeti, do yourself a favor, and side-step the Mogli... It costs too much, and you could probably get a better flavor by distilling your own socks....

01-01-2014 23:40:57 | More by Nevinon
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tsauce2

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

12-30-2013 01:58:25 | More by tsauce2
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davelag

California

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

12-29-2013 15:30:38 | More by davelag
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drebrew

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

12-28-2013 21:43:15 | More by drebrew
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scotv

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

12-28-2013 21:09:46 | More by scotv
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Zach122

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-28-2013 18:30:56 | More by Zach122
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Dolfan907

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

12-27-2013 18:29:41 | More by Dolfan907
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pisano

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

12-26-2013 19:44:34 | More by pisano
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Drtfinelli

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-25-2013 20:42:56 | More by Drtfinelli
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hbchrisg

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

12-25-2013 20:13:50 | More by hbchrisg
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CGMLS3

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-25-2013 13:53:53 | More by CGMLS3
Mogli from Caldera Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 478 ratings.