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Lips Of Faith - Cocoa Molé - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
89
very good

627 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 627
Reviews: 202
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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Arborescence

Finland

2.73/5  rDev -31.2%

Served in room temperature.

Appearance: Very dark brown, but not quite black. Pours a head like soda, it recedes immediately -- disappointing.

Aroma: Cocoa and chili, some malt in the background. The spices are evident, the beer not so much!

Taste: Strong and spicy, but where are the beer characteristics? There are no hops evident, and the malt is very mild and on the background. Chipotle is present as a hot spiciness, but not too strong. The cocoa is perhaps dominant, although not like in a chocolate stout. It's clear that they used cocoa. Cinnamon is also clearly there. Alcohol tastes through as well, although not as much as you might think for a beer of such a high ABV.

Mouthfeel: Pretty bland, carbonated like soda, light to medium body.

Overall: Disappointing. I was excited an curious about this beer, but it fails to deliver. It's only the second beer from the Lips of Faith series that I've tried, but they've both been below average (the other one was Biere de Mars). Surprising, as I really like New Belgium's other beers. Anyway, this beer just doesn't taste like beer. It seems like an experiment gone wrong. The spices are nice, but given the strong spices, you'd need an equally robust beer to support them.

04-29-2012 00:59:36 | More by Arborescence
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hiphopj5

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

06-19-2012 20:57:34 | More by hiphopj5
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eggmaggi

Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

07-27-2013 02:10:12 | More by eggmaggi
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

09-15-2013 19:02:12 | More by oldp0rt
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DimensionX

Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

11-06-2013 14:07:03 | More by DimensionX
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TicoCali

California

2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

09-28-2012 15:35:46 | More by TicoCali
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StLThrash

Missouri

2.78/5  rDev -30%

Poured from a bomber into a snifter.

A - Dark brown, with very minimal head that dissipated rather quickly and left no lacing.

S - Not getting a lot here - a little bit of spice, a little cinnamon, not much of the chocolate or cocoa.

T & M - Very thin. Don't get much of a taste at all until the aftertaste where I get a hint of what this beer is supposedly all about. Fair carbonation, but very lacking and a disappointment.

Overall - I might have gotten a bad bottle, but this beer didn't live up to expectations. Not even close. Surprised given all of the other high ratings here. I might try on another occasion, but doubtful.

03-26-2012 13:05:29 | More by StLThrash
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pants678

California

2.8/5  rDev -29.5%

Looks like a stout, thick and black with quite a bit of action going on just after the pour. Frothy white head.

You can smell the chiles right oft.

Chocolate and chile but not peppery in the way I'd expect. The chocolate's pushed off in the details as the heat is up front. There's cinnamon but there's so much of an amalgamation here it's hard to point anything out. Seems muddled, never unravels--I wish there some something sweet here. No idea about hops on this one. Not really pushed to try it again.

Carbonated like a stout, feels sorta milky with a dry finish.

09-09-2012 23:48:52 | More by pants678
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CasanovaCummins

Nevada

2.83/5  rDev -28.7%

Very colorful, Mariachi style graphics. Very fun look.

Sorry to say, but the pour is a murky brown pour that isn't appealing to the eye. Minimal head that fades quickly.

Smells strangely of Cocoa powder, molasses cookies, and a cold chicken sandwich! A bit confusing. Not unpleasant, just a little cold on the nose.

The taste is a swirling Uber-sweet flush of spice heat. Ayyyiiiiyyyiii. Man, that pungent sweet heat packs a wallop. I'm grabbing for a tortilla to knock back some of the heat. The heat doesn't dissapate but grows with each mouthful.

Found this a bit overwhelming. A snifter pour is a good serving size, anything else is masochism!

02-06-2012 02:10:54 | More by CasanovaCummins
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david18

New York

2.88/5  rDev -27.5%

I had this on a recent visit to Todd English Pub in Las Vegas. I wasn't a huge fan of it. I found the atypical to beer elements to be too overpowering for the beer itself. I'm probably not the best person so listen to, as I see lots of good reviews but I could barely finish mine.

04-26-2012 19:49:53 | More by david18
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BrutalSusan

Texas

2.9/5  rDev -27%

bottle to pint glass.

Quickly diminishing head. Translucent brown in appearance. Strong cinnamon and baking spice flavor with a little pumpkin and a hint of salt on the finish. I feel like it needs more of a bittering hop presence. decent beer if you split three ways, a half pint is all i need. should be released in the fall. it would make for a nice after dinner drink. Not my thing, but an unusual beer that i am glad to have tried.

10-23-2012 07:17:40 | More by BrutalSusan
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Murrhey

Montana

2.93/5  rDev -26.2%

Poured on-tap in a taster at Haven Gastropub in Orange, Calif. Reviewed from notes.

A- Thin tan head. Little retention but laces quite well. Mahogany color with excellent clarity.

S- Cocoa and chili peppers, caramel. Nutty brown. Strange and spicy.

T- Extremely odd flavor. Spicy chilis and cocoa. Tastes musty and funky. Is actually somewhat spicy.

M- Very light feel with a strange dry, dusty flavor.

O- It's a weird beer. Not sure I would order it again.

12-01-2012 03:14:13 | More by Murrhey
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Justin_Neff

Ohio

2.94/5  rDev -25.9%

22oz bomber

A: Pours a dark brown body, translucent when held to light. Fizzy light brown head. Disappears quickly with no lacing on the glass.

S: Strong cocoa flavor. Spicy pepper aromas. Sweet malt and cinnamon.

T: More pepper than anything. The sweet and spice conflict - not good. Some chocolate and cinnamon.

M: High carbonation. A little dry. Medium Body.

O: Appreciate what it's trying to be, but not my cup of tea.

03-16-2013 19:37:21 | More by Justin_Neff
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KnightRider

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.4%

03-05-2012 05:38:41 | More by KnightRider
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Geuzedad

Arizona

3/5  rDev -24.4%

06-23-2013 13:42:55 | More by Geuzedad
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Kirby


3/5  rDev -24.4%

02-28-2012 22:24:55 | More by Kirby
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siddhartha

Colorado

3/5  rDev -24.4%

04-06-2013 01:19:43 | More by siddhartha
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

3/5  rDev -24.4%

04-12-2012 18:27:43 | More by bluckbeyes
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josephwa

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -24.4%

03-30-2013 16:30:27 | More by josephwa
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -24.4%

11-06-2013 14:21:30 | More by Gotti311
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GClarkage

California

3/5  rDev -24.4%

07-07-2014 21:38:39 | More by GClarkage
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jeffx


3/5  rDev -24.4%

06-04-2012 20:30:13 | More by jeffx
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stairwell2811bre

Iowa

3/5  rDev -24.4%

07-22-2012 05:13:31 | More by stairwell2811bre
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JasonB


3/5  rDev -24.4%

05-02-2012 06:46:22 | More by JasonB
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phishbone23

New York

3/5  rDev -24.4%

01-23-2013 15:09:18 | More by phishbone23
Lips Of Faith - Cocoa Molé from New Belgium Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 627 ratings.