Mogul Madness (JLS Release #2) - Rogue Ales
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4.25/5 rDev +4.2%
"Mogul Madness is created from seven types of hops: Perle, Saaz, Centennial, Cascade, Columbus, Willamette and Chinook; and five types of malted barley: Great Western Harrington, Klages, Munich, Crystal, and Chocolate malt."-Rogue website
Sampled on tap at the Rogue Ale House in Portland, OR.
16.5 degrees Plato, IBU 68, Apparent attenuation 77.7, Lovibond 36.
Clear, dark amber with caramel accents, forming a dark beige head with superior retention and lacing. Aroma is delectable...almond sugar cookies, fruity womens cologne, hints of lime and ginger, lemon poppyseed muffins...wow! Taste is completely surprising given the aroma...dark, earthy malts, raisins, drying alcohol, potent herbal bittering hops with a dry, sharp finish. Mouthfeel is chewy with a dense body. Very good shit.
06-18-2003 19:20:38 | More by Mitchster
3.9/5 rDev -4.4%
Dark brown in color with minimal brown head. Bottom of bottle caked with sediment that has a coffee grain appearance.
Aroma is complex and difficult to describe. Roasted malt, alcohol, molasses, all with a fruity date/prune overlay. Aroma takes a little knock due to my personal aversion for molasses.
Taste: again complex, unique, and difficult to describe. Fruity, chocolate, alcohol, molasses. Big and bold. Balance on the bitter side. The more I drank, the more I liked it.
Full body and minimal carbonation. Slightly syrupy.
Drinkability is good, but not for the faint of heart. Not something to be knocked back without regard.
Overall, different and interesting. A good beer.
04-20-2003 17:01:20 | More by PhantomVodoo
4.18/5 rDev +2.5%
Pours dark brown almost balck with an excellent dark tan head...
Aroma was a little dissapointing...not bad but I expected more...it was mostly a sweet burnt sugar like molasses mixed with something else...
Flavor was great...like the earlier post said...its a mixture of porter like roast with hop and bitter not tasted in a porter...Complex flavoring...here is what i got...bitter, nut, roast molasses, and then a mellow bitter end...
Nice creamy feel
I could have only a couple of these...but I could put this high on my beer buying list
03-30-2003 19:35:19 | More by stegmakk
4.33/5 rDev +6.1%
650 ml brown bomber bottle. No freshness date, but every other bit of info under the sun ... so why not a freshness date? Odd.
Pours a near black / dark brown beer, topped with a semi-sticky, creamy tan head; ample retention all the way down to the bottom of the glass.
Nose is very perfume-like, major floral aromas, molasses tucked in the corners, as well as tobacco, splash of sherry and citrus, rind, salt and some fresh tree bark. Estery.
Wonderfully smooth upfront with an even consistency on the palate. Then a bitty coarseness takes over with strong hop tannins and a raw leafy feel. Very citric, with a dominant sharp rind flavour, aged cheese, herbal and floral flavours that stretch the palate with complexities. Strong wood and earth flavours. Overall: this is a very hopped-up beer. Malt is fairly sweet, but not too sweet, with ripe fruits of dark berries, plume and even a touch of strawberry; plenty of fruity esters. Malt tries to balance, but falls a bit short; chocolate, roasted and moist tobacco flavours being the most bold. Overall, Mogul is a dry ale, shown strongly in its finish and ending mouthfeel, which is also raw (hops), bitty and coarse at its end.
A beer bursting with complex flavours, in typical Rogue fashion. Tasty, robust and West Coast all the way -- What? Just 7 types of hops?
03-16-2003 14:00:51 | More by Todd
3.55/5 rDev -13%
Bronze, dark brown color with a full rocky tan, light brown head. Took a few times to pour as it was overcarbonated which you don't see often in a Strong Ale. Left clumps of lace down the glass. Big malty and bitter hop aromas with alcohol traces present. Big malty flavors offset by a good degree of bitterness. Finishes with a strong alcohol bite. Medium bodied (leans full) and finishes very bitter.
Not a bad Rogue but not my favorite -- thought they quit making this one so think this bottle was a bit on the aged side.
Labelled as "Oregon Brewing Co." ? "Bronze in 1994 GABF"
[22 oz. bottle for $3.99]
12-26-2002 08:10:03 | More by RBorsato
4.38/5 rDev +7.4%
Presentation: 22 oz brown bomber with an oxygen cap. Full list of ingredients and specs on the brew are on the label. No freshness date.
Appearance: Wonderful froth forms a chunky bubbly head, deep murky brown colour shows that there is a lot of goodness inside the glass.
Smell: Hop aroma is all over the place with hints of citrus, floral and herbal notes, tobacco and pungent oil. Levels of chocolate and biscuity toasted malt and yeast are underneath.
Taste: Mildly think and very creamy with a smoothness that rolls across the tongue in a lushes manner. Lots of hop flavour to go around not to mention the sheer complexity of the rounded bitterness … seven different hops helps to achieve this. Maltiness is not to be understated to say the least with bursts of carob, bread crust like toasted grain and a touch of caramel. Hops play with the taste buds with a mingling of rindy citrus, slight herbal and pungent oily bitterness. Finishes with a hint of sweetness and lots of lingering hop and malt donning a twang of yeast and a warming alcohol that hold an ester within.
Notes: Brews like this are what Rogue is all about, muscular both in malt and hops … in the raw carrying untouched complexities. This is a bold brew for bold palates.
10-27-2002 13:42:02 | More by Jason
5/5 rDev +22.5%
A difficult one to catagorize, Mogul Madness is sort of an India Dark Ale. Delicious with elements of caramel, hearty roasted malt and coffee, remarkably dark and highly hopped. Body is full and satisfying. Rogue does it again! Truly exceptional...an all-time favorite of mine.
09-25-2001 09:40:57 | More by John
Mogul Madness (JLS Release #2) from Rogue Ales
90 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.