Mogli | Caldera Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Caldera Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
'Oak Aged Imperial Porter Brewed with Chocolate'
Caldera Kettle Series
June 2011 - first release in waxed 22 oz. bottles

Added by squaremile on 08-13-2010

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Jeffo
2.9/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Got this one at Bert’s Bierhuis in Utrecht. Had been wanting to try this one for a while, so it was cool to see it show up locally.

From a bomber into a snifter
White wax
Oak aged imperial porter with chocolate

APPEARANCE: Clear brown pour yields a two finger, medium looking, fluffy, light tan head with good retention. Dark brown body with lots of carbonation. Piles of carbonation everywhere. Head slowly fades to a thick foamy cap that’s supported by all the crazy carbonation all over the place. Eventually fades to a splotchy wisp that leaves decent lacing down the glass. This is okay but the carbonation is just out of control.

SMELL: Oak and definite chocolate on the nose. Chocolate truffles or bon bon, even. Light vanilla and sweet cream from the oak, but chocolate is definitely the dominating trait here.

TASTE: Chocolate up front with oak and some vanilla flavor as well. Lingering and bold aftertaste of milk chocolate truffles, oak, sweet cream, a hint of hop bitterness with some alcohol too. A bit of spicy alcohol right at the swallow, which was rather unexpected. Pretty flavorful, but the chocolate is rather overdone.

PALATE: Thinner body with higher levels of carbonation. Lighter on the palate, slightly airy, does down okay and finishes a bit sticky.

OVERALL: Okay I guess. There are some good things here, but the feel is a bit too thin and light, it’s too carbonated, and the chocolate could be toned back a bit. Not something I’d necessarily go for again, but wouldn’t turn down a glass of a future batch of this. A few tweaks and it could be a real treat.

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4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a bottle from the tap house in Ashland.
Great pour, a finger of tan head on a dark brown body.
The aroma is all chocolate. It smells great though.
The taste is chocolate throughout. There's a mild bitterness and the chocolate avoids being too sweet. Great balance and complexity.
Smooth texture, low carbonation and medium body.
A really nice porter, especially if you like chocolate.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown with a coffee colored head. Smell and flavors are of chocolate, roasted malt, oak, and more chocolate. Overall a balanced and creamy Porter.

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4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very dark brown with little head retention. Chocolate dominates the nose. Oakiness combines with the chocolate on the tongue. This is damn near a desert except that sugar is kept in check. Heavier body and bitter finish with moderate carbonation.

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3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap @ Capitol Beer and Tap in Sacramento, CA on 03/03/15

Appearance - Served up in a 12oz snifter with a thin, broken layer of cocoa powder colored surface suds. The brew itself is black with cola brown edging.

Smell - Predominant chocolate aroma that evokes images of moist chocolate cake with fudge frosting. Lovely.

Taste - Doesn't quite follow the nose, with earthen chocolatey flavor more akin to dry cocoa powder mixed with a smidge of baker's chocolate. Hints of roasted malt and a light touch of coconut, but this thing is all about the chocolate.

Mouthfeel - Full body with low to moderate carbonation and a dry, chalky texture.

Overall - Glad I tried it, but more glad I didn't drop a grip by buying this in bomber form. It's good, but a bit too much of a one-track flavor profile. Vaguely reminds me of the Boulder Shake Chocolate Porter, but considerably more expensive.

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Mogli from Caldera Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 795 ratings