Lips Of Faith - Cocoa Molé - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by bmoriarty:
4.18/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Fresh, into a half pint tasting glass.
First off, this is my first time drinking a mole, so I don't have a standard to compare this to.
Pours a rich brown that looks reddish orange held up to the light. Initially a thick off-white head, about an inch, that faded slowly to a thin film that doesn't quite disappear. Very little lacing.
Peppers, spicy, and cinnamon dominate the nose, but the chocolate comes through as well, adding balance. First impression is of a very complex and unique beer.
Taste is almost a reverse of the smell - it starts with chocolate, then the heat follows. It's not quite a spicy hot, more of a warm glow, like chipotle and poblano peppers rather than cayenne or jalapeno. The cinnamon isn't obvious but is there, does a good job of tying everything the pepper and chocolate together.
Mouthfeel is a little syrupy, but nothing to really complain about.
Overall, it's interesting. Definitely a specialty beer, and it makes you crave a glass of water every few sips. But as your palate gets used to it, it's easier to drink. Very good, if also very unique (in my experiences).
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2012 04:49:17 | More by bmoriarty
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2.68/5 rDev -32.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Growler from Breeze In, Lemon Creek/Juneau, AK location.
Into a pint glass and a tulip.
A: light golden amber color. One finger white foamy head that dissipates within about a minute and leaves the same sticky slightly coated looking lacing clingy to the sides of the glass
S: where's the chocolate? Huh? no where to be found no matter how much I let it warm, however, there is a slight cinnamon aroma trying to come through and its mainly coming through like an American Blonde Ale
T: a bland malty sort of cinnamon-ness; no aftertaste, and a quick dry finish trying to pummel my tastebuds
M: light to medium, somewhat sessionable, carbonation seems ok for the "fruit/vegetable" style and yes, I realize this is a chocolate/chile beer, but am not getting as much as I had hoped for
O: God, I really hope I'm not becoming a beer critic here, but all I have to say is Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, and this is a growler fill, if it wasn't for the cinnamon, I'd say this is an American Blonde Ale in disguise, I most likely won't have this again and am now wondering about New Belgium - what are they up to these days? Really, guys? What is this?
Serving type: growler
04-12-2014 20:08:46 | More by BeerKangaroo
Lips Of Faith - Cocoa Molé from New Belgium Brewing
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