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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Calderas "Mogli" was inspired by the loss of a dear friend. This is a chocolate, bourbon, oak-aged Imperial Porter. Mogli is complex, sweet, chocolatey, big and full of unconditional love! Sure to warm your heart. Served in a 10 ounce wine glass. Malts: Premium Two Row, Crystal, Munich, Brown, Pale Chocolate, Chocolate, Dark Belgian Candi Sugar, Natural Chocolate, Bourbon-Soaked Oak Spirals; Hops: Galena, Willamette; ABV: 8.5%, IBU: 55, SRM: 55.0

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChadPolenz (1749) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Caldera Mogli is a beer that should be a masterpiece, at least for me. Its an imperial chocolate porter aged on bourbon-soaked oak spirals thats an impressive brew from the description alone. And while its a plenty tasty and enjoyable beer, its also a bit of a challenging beer because its so intense in pretty much every aspect.

I poured a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass. There was no freshness date, but there was white wax on the cap. I received this bottle from a friend as a gift (thanks, Ben!).

Appearance: Deep dark brown/black color, no visible carbonation. Pours to a three-finger, tan, foamy head which retains but does not lace very well.

Smell: Cocoa nibs and roasted malt with distinct bourbon character.

Taste: Theres a lot going on with this palette: dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon and woody/earthy characters are all quite prominent. The chocolate is present right away, tasting akin to cocoa nibs more on the bittersweet side than anything rich and silk like milk chocolate. Plenty of bitterness from the get-go as well. Deeply roasted malt creates for dryness towards the beginning, though its quickly obscured by the intense bourbon flavor that appears at the apex of the swig and sticks around long after the swallow is complete. Theres a slight tanginess or astringency on the backend, though this might be the actual alcohol as there is a rum-like character here as well. More bitterness on the finish with an aftertaste of burnt malt and dark chocolate. Delectable and enjoyable, but mostly its just interesting. This beer probably didnt need the oak-aging as it distracts from the base brew, but its still fun to drink anyway.

Drinkability: Though obviously not the biggest beer in the world at only 8.5% ABV, Caldera Mogli certainly drinks something youd call ginormous. This is a robust, full-bodied beer with a strong presence in the mouth. Its comfortable, and smooth going down, though the alcohol does impart minor warmth. A great dessert beer, especially when shared with friends rather than Bogarted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2866) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Poured from 22 oz. bottle. Opaque, black-brown with a 2-finger tan head and very good lacing. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla and evaporated milk. Taste of chocolate, molasses, vanilla, roasted malt and evaporated milk. Medium body and medium/low carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JDBaker11058 (2008) - Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Appearance: dark brown pour, caramel colored edges, short and creamy light tan head quickly fading, reinvigorated with the occasional swirl. Aroma: big nose of chocolate, vanilla, caramel, bourbon and/or rum. Taste: very sweet, with dark and milk chocolate, a hint of espresso, crme anglaise, sticky toffee pudding, and a boozy undertone. Finish: lingering chocolate sweetness grows stronger, as does a faint woody note to compliment the bourbon; palate was lighter than expected. Notes: A little more sweet and a little less roasty than I prefer in the style, and the palate could have used a tad more heft. That said, this was quite excellent.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beachmaster (476) - Oklahoma, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Bomber into a pint glass. Pours a very dark brown, almost black. Medium tan head which quickly fades, leaving fair lacing. Nose is chocolate and dark malt. Taste follows the nose, with an unexpected sweetness. Tast is rich, complex, and matures as the beer warms. Mouth feel is creamy, but the finish is short, and leaves you wanting more. Delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SupperHopped (18) - - AUG 30, 2014
Carbonation was a bit off. This is still a great porter. Would recommend to anyone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JHeath99 (1676) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle shared by the other Jason. Pours a dark brown with beige colored head. Aroma of oak and chocolate. Taste of chocolate and coffee with some oak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
swanmann (746) - Nompton, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Chocolate brown with a few, quickly disappearing tan bubbles. It smells like milk chocolate and bourbon. Its deliciously sweet and roasty with just a hint of alcohol warmth. Its on the lighter side of full mouthfeel. Finishes bittersweet. What a delicious brown brew! A sweet tribute.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (2416) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2014
this finished a bit too sweet for me, but otherwise was a decent porter. well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (2508) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is chocolate, bourbon, play-doh. Full bodied, sweet on the palate. Taste is chocolate, dark fruits, bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (10709) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark brown with a creamy light brown head that dissipates to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has lots of sweet chocolate with a bit of marshmallow, some sweet bourbon and a touch of roasted malts. Flavor has a sweet chocolate and marshmallow combination backed by bourbon and dark grains.

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