Liquid chocolate in a bottle: Caldera Mogli – Imperial Porter craft beer review

Pours into a snifter. Deep brown colour with a slightly frothy tan head, that goes down rather quickly to a thin layer with a good lacing retention.

Caldera Mogli Imperial Porter

Caldera Mogli Imperial Chocolate Porter

The aroma is bursting with chocolate: a big and sweet nose full of milk chocolate, for the most part, escorted by vanilla, chocolate milk and butterscotch. A very promising nose, which advises us beforehand about what to expect in the taste.

No disappointment in the flavour field, whatsoever. The taste is almost a mirror image of the aroma, being sweet and oily, with a prevalent milk chocolate essence, followed by toffee and vanilla, with some cocoa notes popping out in the background. A thick velvety body with a moderate carbonation, and one thing we really do appreciate is that, although this is an Imperial “lady” (8,5%), the alcohol is under control, giving the brew a well-rounded character and a great drinkability.

Taken as a whole, a porter that lives up to the standard of the category, being a true choco brew and NOT a stout.

All hail Mogli…

Posted on by Agis Kontos in ale, Art, Craft beer, Imperial Porter

About Agis Kontos

Three are Agis' greatest passions: music, linguistics, quality ale. He has studied History & Archaeology, faculty of Philosophy, university of Athens. Specialization in Greek linguistics and History. His fascination for language has led him to purchase job as a free-lance proofreader (books, texts), copywriter and translator. He has also worked in several bookstores as a manager. In 2009, a new job offer occurred, and a new love immerged… The ale… Since then, he savors craft beers only, in his attempt to indulge himself and develop his palate. He has written articles and critiques about beer for some well-known and acclaimed beer-blogs, being one of the main columnists/editors for one of them, for a brief period of time. In 2015, he launched “Get your hops up”, a site in which he reviews quality ales of his choice, along with a friend of his. He is a music enthusiast also, having been involved in some underground rock/metal musical acts, as an amateur, self-taught vocalist. He listens to various musical styles and genres, constantly looking out for new releases, which can evoke emotion of some sort. He’s currently working at Beer Factory, a specialized beer liquor store, as a co-manager, and as an unaffiliated proofreader/copywriter/translator as well, continuing his perpetual journey in the cosmos of music, ale and linguistics, driven by his pathoses.

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