Mogli - Caldera Brewing Company
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3.98/5 rDev -6.8%
Many thanks to beerness who tossed this long-time want into a trade a while back. Always up for something new from Caldera, a seriously underrated brewery. Artfully white waxes 22 oz. bottle with what appears to be a black lab on the label split with my wife.
Pour is black, but leans towards red for a porter, with little visually stimulating carbonation. Nose is like having a Hershey's Kiss stuck in your sinuses: all chocolate, all the time. Nothing else, but who objects to too much chocolate? Not I.
Mogli drops its chocolate shorts all over the place. Chocolate, chocolate, with an underlay of chocolate, then chocolate. There might be more chocolate than beer in this chocolate. Underneath the chocolate there's a touch of the wood, mild roast, touch of lactose. Nice bitter kick towards the finish. But it all goes back to the big C. My vigorous regimen of two Peppermint Patties a day have prepared me well for this beer; happy to have it in glass.
A chocolate bomb & no doubt about it, but has enough subtle niceties to please my prostate. Very good beer.
06-22-2013 05:15:22 | More by maximum12
4.46/5 rDev +4.4%
A: Pours a slighly thin looking chestnut brown color with a pretty creamy sand colored head. Leaves some tight patches of lace down the glass.
S: The more I smell this, the more I'm getting s'mores out of here. Slightly burnt marshmallow, powdery graham cracker and lots of cocoa. Toffee, charred oak and some faint mocha.
T: Lots of sweet cocoa flavors mingling with roasted malt, espresso and burnt chocolate. Some marshmallow, some coffee like acidity and a lingering burnt brownie finish. Just a little hot for something this "low" in ABV, but still pretty smooth. I really like this. I thought Caldera was solid, but I didn't know they had something like this in them. Nice work.
06-21-2013 03:40:20 | More by notchucknorris
4.66/5 rDev +9.1%
Bomber poured into a tulip... (snifter was dirty)
A: Black. No light shows through. I poured it slightly fast to cause a bigger head, but it recedes very fast leaving a small rim of head around the edge.
S: Smells amazing! Lots of Chocolate, with a slight barrel smell.Malt, and oak. But mostly chocolate. Smells like a desert.
T: very sweet,Chocolate! malt. Overall porter flavor but intensely enhanced with the chocolate and barrel aging.
M: I actually think this is the only "disappointing" part of this beer. It's actually not disappointing. Just from the smell I would expect or want maybe a thick oily, creamy mouth feel. Like an oatmeal stout. It's actually fairly thin. but smooth. Medium carbonation.
O: Overall ...Amazing! One of my favorite beers! Very sweet, so not something I would always drink. Amazing smell, and taste. not enough good things I can say about this. I assume it would be amazing with ice cream or other deserts. maybe even dark meats.
06-19-2013 22:59:17 | More by MetalMountainMastiff
4.6/5 rDev +7.7%
Bottle lists the beer as a limited small batch release and describes it as an oak aged imperial porter that is brewed with chocolate. The bottle cap and neck is coated in a white wax.
Poured into a Dogfish Head glass.
Pours a dark, dark brown/black color and formed a light, soapy tan head that grew to about a finger in width and settled into a thin film within the first three minutes or so. When swirled, the lacing initially coats the entire area and then breaks down into an oily, spotty appearance.
The beer has an extremely pleasant nose. The aroma of chocolate is the biggest and most forward flavor. Dark, roasted malts, caramel, toffee, raisin, plum, and a hint of vanilla are present. There is a slight oaken or earthy aroma in the background.
Mouthfeel of the beer is medium with moderate-high carbonation. The initial flavor is a sweet chocolate with subtle vanilla/caramel that transitions into an oak flavor that then becomes a smoked, bitter finish with a slight hint of hops. The finish is dry and has an aftertaste of bitter, roasted malts with a slight chocolate undertone.
Extremely drinkable and well balanced throughout.
06-18-2013 20:31:19 | More by Mardrommar
Mogli from Caldera Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 473 ratings.