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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: 129 | 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%

TallSaint, Jul 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Sixbolt, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of mdfb79
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

From 07/13/13 notes. Not sure if nmann08 or BigSexy410 shared this one but thanks, it was pretty awesome. 22 oz. waxed bottle.

a - Pours a very dark brown, almost black, color with two fingers plus of fluffy medium tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks pretty good.

s - Smells of sweet milk chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, cream, oak, light coffee, toasted malts, and burnt malts. Nose is very good; sweet chocolate dominates the nose, which is fine by me as it's great.

t - The taste is even better than the nose. Tastes of sweet milk chocolate, oak, roasted malts, liquid chocolate syrup, vanilla, cream, toasted malts, caramel malts, burnt malts, and light hints of coffee. The taste is great; reminds me a lot of Box of Chocolate by Charleville. Super chocolatey and more oak and caramel in the taste. Just great.

m - Light to medium body that is more on the light side, with low carbonation. Body is thinner than I would have liked for a porter; only disappointing part of the beer.

o - Overall I thought this was a great beer. The nose is very nice and the taste is even better, full of sweet milk chocolate. Body is a bit too think but would still love to have this one again. A must have for chocolate lovers and anyone who likes Box of Chocolate or Southern Tier's Choklat.

mdfb79, Jul 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

jklecko2, Jul 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Beerontwowheels, Jul 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

pcarney8, Jul 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

nmann08, Jul 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Roger85, Jul 12, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -41.3%

phishphorce, Jul 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

IndyDad, Jul 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

mdillon86, Jul 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

ManLoveBeer, Jul 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

akang, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of Immortale25
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Funky Buddha snifter. Has white wax and, according to BA's notes, it was first released in June 2011...

A- Pours a fully opaque black color with a 3/4 inch dark tan head that retains very well before eventually becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a thin ring behind on the glass.

S- Sweet milk chocolaty aroma with notes of caramel and some vanilla probably from the oak.

T- Lots of chocolate sweetness surrounded by dark roasted malt. Quite luscious and not without some booziness mid-palate. Finishes creamy and semi-bitter. There's so much chocolaty goodness that I can barely sense the oak presence.

M- As in the taste, very creamy and thick. Medium carbonation balances out the creaminess and has a very robust body.

O- So drinkable, so chocolaty, so full. This is one porter that doesn't mess around. While it was hard to derive any oak out of the flavor, I didn't mind one bit. You know it's good when you can't stop drinking it.

Immortale25, Jul 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Tom-Peters, Jul 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

st9647v3, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of teromous
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Dark black body with a thick head of mocha-tan foam. Leaves good lacing on the glass.

S: The oak scent is the strongest and comes through right off the bat. After that there is a little bit of alcohol scent, and that familiar semi-roasted sweet smell that comes from porters. A hint of tootsie roll chocolate in the back.

T: Fantastic chocolate flavor, immediately followed by a dark earthy flavor. A good roasted character without it being like eating charcoal, which I greatly appreciate. Not too sweet. Back bitterness.

M: The mouthfeel is very full, and coats very well. Good carbonation.

O: Overall I liked the beer. It has a nice full flavor to it, and it tastes like a quality beer. It's worth looking for this beer. Fans of dark beers or chocolate will enjoy this immensely.

teromous, Jul 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

Dave_Treat, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.39/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

650 mL poured into a snifter. White wax.

Appearance - Pours with a decent khaki head. Deep brown. Not black. Some surface foam.

Smell - Deep caramel. Milk chocolate. Vanilla. Some oak. A mild hop presence.

Taste - More chocalatey. Vanilla. The chocolate seems to be more from the adjuncts that the malt. The malt is still mostly caramel. Still some hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Kinda bitter. Not a very rich porter.

Overall - I expected more from the ratings of this. A mediocre Porter with a good chocolate presence.

Alieniloquium, Jul 05, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

CEDAMA, Jul 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

VeganUndead, Jun 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

bird22, Jun 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of maximum12
3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

maximum12, Jun 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

djmichaelk, Jun 21, 2013
Mogli from Caldera Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 496 ratings.