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Mogul Madness (JLS Release #2) | Rogue Ales

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4.06/5
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61 Ratings
Mogul Madness (JLS Release #2)Mogul Madness (JLS Release #2)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.25%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-25-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,895
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
61
pDev:
9.36%
Bros Score:
4.35
 
 
Wants:
14
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0
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Ratings: 61 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of Naerhu
3.82/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is the blizzard beer bottling.
Brewed December 1997
Expiration June 1999
Consumed October 2003

Thin tan head, dark reddish amber dark dark color.
Complex aroma of dark grain and molasses.
Intense bitterness, dry, molasses still on palate. The bitterness continues rolling over the palate like angry cossacks.
Great beer, but at six years old not as focused as one would like.

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Photo of Shiredave
4.78/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanx to Sebbie and Billy for this gifted bottle. My guess is it was a couple years old.
Poured into my new Rogue pilsner glass. ( Thanx again! ) Beautiful clear garnet brown, tawny whipped cream head that stood 2 full inches above the rim. Head slumps slightly to a rocky landscape of deep crevices and divots. Very low carbonation - occasional rising bubble.
Aroma is floral hop with maple, sweet toffee and crushed grapes. Rich, gooey malt floods the mouth with sweet, chewy bread flavors then way strong sprucey hop rushes into the fray. More maple and chocolate flavors mix amazingly with the peppery/ pine bitterness. Full bodied, slick and smoooth.
Finish is oaky and earthy with firm bitterness that wraps around the tongue and lingers, thankfully for hours.
If I were to describe this style, I would say its like a very hoppy chocolate double bock. Another Rogue / Maier hybrid gem. Incredible balance of intense flavors. So sad its so rare. Possibly my favorite Rogue ever.

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Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 22oz. bomber with the typical Rogue screened graphics. "Night skiing", eh? All's I know is that is a good way to freeze your butt off.

Appearance: Poured a dark, deep brown in color. Brownish-colored head lasts nicely and was pretty fizzy.

Smell: What a strange concotion this one is! All sorts of different and "I'd never think to combine that" aromas noted....chocolate, dark alcohol-soaked fruits, citrus, expensive cigars, even a dash of a "wooden" smell. Yet all manage to complement each other. Very nice.

Taste: Another winner from Rogue. Very, very well-balanced mixture of malty sweetness and the hoppy bitternes from the 7 types of hops (hey...this is Rogue here!). Good dose of dark fruit flavors as well. Alcohol is absent. Chocolate flavor floats in and out. Very nice overall flavor profile.

Mouthfeel: Nice amount of body. Not quite as "thick" as expeceted. Just a tad on the watery side. Still, a silky smooth experience that is very close to the next level.

Drinkability: Wonderful flavor profile, mixed with a pleasant aftertaste, made for a higly drinkable beer.

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Photo of Mitchster
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"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.

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Photo of PhantomVodoo
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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Photo of stegmakk
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of Todd
4.32/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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?

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Photo of RBorsato
3.55/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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]

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Photo of Jason
4.37/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

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Photo of aracauna
3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a hard to categorize beer. The other review is really accurate in saying it's kind of like a India Dark Ale. It's got the bitterness of the IPA with the roastiness and slight burnt taste of a porter. I liked it.

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Photo of John
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 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.

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