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Mogli - Caldera Brewing Company

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MogliMogli

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450 Ratings
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Ratings: 450
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 94
Gots: 127 | FT: 13
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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billab914

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-21-2013 03:29:48 | More by billab914
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Justin_Neff

Ohio

4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark brown, mostly opaque body. Big, fluffy, khaki colored head. Nice lacing on the glass, and almost endless retention.

S: Smell is roasty. Dark Chocolate. Some oakiness. Vanilla-like sweetness. A bit of caramel.

T: Wow. TONS of roast, but its nice. There is a lingering sweetness that tastes like a just drank vanilla flavored hot chocolate. Hazelnut, almost toasted almond-like. Was not expecting this much flavor and complexity from the somewhat one-dimensional waft.

M: Medium-body. Moderate carbonation - a nice representation of the style. Creamy. velvety.

O: I was not expecting this beer to be so memorable. Glad to have received this from one of my best beer buds in the PNW some time ago. For being virtually never mentioned in the MW, this is quite the hidden gem.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 01:05:08 | More by Justin_Neff
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JamesShoemaker

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

12-20-2013 16:38:37 | More by JamesShoemaker
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montrealbcr89

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-20-2013 14:29:33 | More by montrealbcr89
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

12-20-2013 03:21:11 | More by ThePorterSorter
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CaptDavyJones

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

12-18-2013 00:20:19 | More by CaptDavyJones
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Evarigan

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-17-2013 19:43:23 | More by Evarigan
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bruindre

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-15-2013 21:37:09 | More by bruindre
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JOrtt

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-15-2013 15:52:58 | More by JOrtt
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Sisky

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-15-2013 01:17:33 | More by Sisky
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mhbarber

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

12-13-2013 23:20:12 | More by mhbarber
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HeadyTheElder

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-12-2013 13:03:53 | More by HeadyTheElder
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bobv

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

12-12-2013 04:19:19 | More by bobv
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wollefdoogylloj

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

12-10-2013 15:31:51 | More by wollefdoogylloj
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MastaShonuf

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

12-09-2013 05:50:12 | More by MastaShonuf
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metter98

New York

4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is very dark brown in color—traces of dark red are visible near the edge of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that never completely faded away.
S: Light aromas of Oreo cookies are present in the nose.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell, except that the chocolate flavors are the little stronger and stand out in front of the hints of crème. The chocolate becomes stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a really nice dessert beer if you are looking for something that isn't that strong in alcohol content and doesn't have a heavy body.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2013 12:20:44 | More by metter98
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smithj4

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-08-2013 02:31:24 | More by smithj4
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Mersh

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-08-2013 02:11:54 | More by Mersh
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JandJMD

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-07-2013 18:56:46 | More by JandJMD
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a nice deep orange with a very tall and dense light brown head. Head fades extremely slowly with top notch retention. Great island remaining behind. Moderate but thick streaks of lacing.

S: Oh yeah. Heavy chocolate with lots of oaky vanilla. Almost makes me think milk stout, there is a healthy dose of the oaky vanilla but also some marshmallow and even nougat. Not far from smelling a three musketeers.

T: More chocolate up front. Really nice. Grows stronger in the middle somehow. Again, a little bit of that nougat towards the finish. Some toasted, roasted malt character as well with light char and cocoa. Little touch of drying, charred oak lingering in the aftertaste.

M: Nice medium bodied, smooth and creamy.

O: Very nice chocolate porter. Super smooth, creamy and full mouthfeel. Goes down so easily - one of the best drinking beers I've had. This reminds me a lot of Samuel Smith Chocolate Stout if I'm honest. Just bigger, bolder and if I'm honest - it's just plain better.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2013 04:50:47 | More by Dope
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Scotchboy

Idaho

4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2013 20:06:42 | More by Scotchboy
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Dawkins

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

12-02-2013 02:19:30 | More by Dawkins
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BGsWo22

New York

3.5/5  rDev -18%

12-01-2013 04:37:50 | More by BGsWo22
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JustinHendricks

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-30-2013 06:09:55 | More by JustinHendricks
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artoolemomo

Oregon

4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours up a good amount of head that seems to have pretty good retention. The head is a medium beige while the body is a mostly opaque, dark chocolate brown that shows a tiny bit of light brown when held up to the light. Spots of lacing.

Nose- The smell from the bottle is amazing- rich and deep chocolate that invigorates your nose. Much more muted from the glass. Faint hints of chocolate, more of cocoa, lots of lactose. This is rich and creamy and while not as impressive as the nose from the bottle, still very enjoyable. More milk chocolate than dark chocolate.

Taste- Starts off with rich chocolate and cream and lactose. Lots of cocoa too but this seems to maintain the chocolate pretty well. The finish shows a darker chocolate that as a slight sweetness to it- some cherry. Seems a little thin but this is my first taste. Light notes of vanilla from the oak-aging but nothing conspicuous. Probably the most chocolate presence that I've had from a beer since Choklat or maybe Lil B'. Good presence but it does need more complexity. Slight hints of oak around the edges. Slight thinness. Good beer that tends toward really good beer but not the great beer its ratings suggest. It appears that this was aged on bourbon-soaked oak spirals and this shows why this beer is agreeable to me when many oak beers are not. This beer has no real flaws and is very accessible. I do wish it were more complex but the notes that are displayed are quite enjoyable. Almost a really good beer. Slight hints of coffee start to appear on the finish alongside the oak character.

Mouthfeel- A little less than medium bodied and a bit thin for a porter. Carbonation is light but little bit of zing on the finish. I wish this beer was thicker and had more syrup to it. Some smoothness, creaminess.

Drinkability- Very easygoing and pretty sessionable in my opinion. But is it 15, even 17 dollars good? No. It's more like a 10 buck bomber.

Overall- Almost a really good beer. Worth a try but if the price scares you, you should walk away. Has a lot of chocolate but if you are looking for an oak bomb, this ain't it. I would up the hops and ABV and actually put it on bourbon barrels but who am I, the brewer?

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 03:15:52 | More by artoolemomo
Mogli from Caldera Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 450 ratings.