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Lips Of Faith - Cocoa Molé - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
89
very good

621 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 621
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 14.86%
Wants: 85
Gots: 62 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Chile Beer |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: hopfacebrew on 01-20-2012)
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trytoketchup

Arizona

5/5  rDev +25.9%

12-06-2013 21:39:31 | More by trytoketchup
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kewire

California

5/5  rDev +25.9%

06-21-2013 04:58:17 | More by kewire
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jtruty

Texas

5/5  rDev +25.9%

02-21-2012 00:51:15 | More by jtruty
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Irrationalist

California

5/5  rDev +25.9%

05-24-2012 05:14:43 | More by Irrationalist
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pixieskid

Germany

5/5  rDev +25.9%

02-17-2012 04:21:31 | More by pixieskid
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Colorado

5/5  rDev +25.9%

04-05-2012 05:50:27 | More by MarkyMOD
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craig220


4.93/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Serving Type: 22oz bottle

A: Beautiful rich mahogany brown

S: Probably the best thing about this beer. Smells absolutely delicious like cinnamon and vanilla.

T: Tastes like cinnamon up front and afterwords has a hint of the peppers. Hides the high ABV quite well.

M: Smooth, yet slightly acidic with a little burn to it.

O: One of my new favorite beers I enjoyed it with some smoked salmon and was perfect together.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2012 00:14:39 | More by craig220
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XicanoBeerRun

Texas

4.83/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is an opaque dark red when you hold it up to the light rather than dark brown as I was expecting. It produced very little white foam, which lingered around the edges of the pint glass leaving the middle hollow, vacant.

Smelled like cinnamon sticks. I tasted no alcohol even though the brew is 9%. This definitely tastes like Mexican hot chocolate due to the presence of cinnamon on the palate. I do not think it tasted like mole, per se, but I can see how there is a connection (many Mexican chocolate stores in Oaxaca also produce mole). I did not notice the chile until I had been drinking for a few minutes when I felt the faint, yet pleasant, chile burn in my throat. It was a little numbing, like a pain killer.

I enjoyed this. It was unusual and complex. It had a chocolate flavor different than what may be found in a stout, and in that sense the brewers took creativity to a new level.

This was not just a beer, it was an experience.

I’ll have another.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2012 17:52:49 | More by XicanoBeerRun
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jayfro70

Virginia

4.83/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I've been wanting to try this one for a while, but haven't been able to pull the trigger and grab a bottle off the shelf. But, when I saw it on tap tonight at Mekong in Richmond, VA, I knew I had to give it a shot. And I was not disappointed.

A- Very dark pour with no head.

S- Nice sweet smell with hints of cinnamon and chocolate. I can tell this one is going to be sweet.

T- So much complexity in this beer. I let my girlfriend taste it and watched her face go through at least 5 different expressions after she tasted it, so I knew it would be good. Hit me with a cocoa flavor at first with a hint of cinnamon. Sweet, but in a good way, and then a lingering spicy finish. Reminds me of a mexican chocolate.

M- Very smooth with a little bit of a tingling at the end as a result of the spiciness.

O- I was very satisfied with this beer and could easily see it becoming one of my favorites. Sweet, but not too sweet, and a nice spicy tingly finish. Oh, it's 9% ABV? who knew!

Serving type: on-tap

05-05-2012 03:15:42 | More by jayfro70
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mattdruid

Illinois

4.8/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Cocoa Molé from New Belgium Brewing is my favorite beer. It was my first encounter with a Cocoa flavored beer, but it remains the best I've yet tried.

The beer doesn't look that great, and when I tell my friends how much I love it they doubt me when they first take a look at it.

But if you like the taste of Molé, this beer rocks it. I think that my loving Molé in Mexican food heavily influences why I love this beer.

If you really like Molé, you should really enjoy this beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2012 00:03:13 | More by mattdruid
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Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

04-14-2012 05:42:35 | More by beerFool28607
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donquixote

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

07-27-2012 01:49:56 | More by donquixote
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.
9% ABV, Bottled on 12/21/2011

A - Nearing the bordering of blackness, Cocoa Molé is a deep Spanish oak in color that's topped, briefly, by a light khaki head. Thin, wispy lace decorates the glass.

S - Immediately unique, Cocoa Molé offers a menagerie of spices blended together very nicely. I can only pick out cinnamon from the mass. Dry cocoa compliments as dense caramel malt backs it all up. A swirl brings out hints of warming alcohol and spicy chilies. Hints of molasses peek out following a swirl.

T - Deep and complex, Cocoa Molé starts with inviting milk chocolate and caramel malt flavors that slowly shift to a dry cocoa and one-of-a-kind spice blend driven by cinnamon. The icing on the cake is the lingering chipotle pepper heat on the finish that balances the unique flavor of this beer without flaw.

M - Cocoa Molé has a tempting velvet smooth and soft opening that effortlessly and seamlessly transforms to a dry, spicy heat. At first I wanted a little more spice heat to it, then quickly changed my tune, reassuring myself the balance of this beer is perfect.

O - New Belgium has created one of the most unique and memorable beers I've had in quite a while. Cocoa Molé captures the essence of "chili beer" almost perfectly. There isn't much, if anything at all, I'd change about this beer. From it's adorable sugar skulls through the completely hidden alcohol punch and sneaky spice heat to the smooth, supple chocolaty body, Cocoa Molé is a dangerously drinkable beer capable of incapacitating the burliest of men.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 03:22:24 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Buck_Jones

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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Mississippi

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

06-18-2012 15:09:55 | More by os62
Lips Of Faith - Cocoa Molé from New Belgium Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 621 ratings.