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Lips Of Faith - Cocoa Molé - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
89
very good

618 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 618
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 14.86%
Wants: 83
Gots: 61 | 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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bismarksays

Iowa

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-01-2014 03:57:11 | More by bismarksays
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DovaliHops

California

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brownish-purple with hints of ruby red. Medium-small, off-white head that disappears quickly. Scent is immediately packed with chile and bell-pepper. Sweet chocolate and dark malts as well. Taste is VERY interesting. A lot of different spices...cinnamon, cumin, black pepper, and crushed red pepper. Very nice chile flavor with a good amount of spicy heat. As the beer warms and the more sips I take, the more heat I get. Finishes with sweet cinnamon and cocoa. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and spicy. Drinkability is fairly high if you can handle the heat. Overall, this is a very good chile beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 06:22:31 | More by DovaliHops
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bump8628

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

03-23-2012 17:37:24 | More by bump8628
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A-dark reddish brown with a thin light tan head

S-mix of cocoa and chili pepper, it's really the flavor more so than the heat. smooth scent, almost creamy. medium to good strength

T-comes in with a decent mix of cocoa powder, cinnamon, and chili heat. the taste of cocoa is weak but noticeable. the heat is pretty apparent, loss of the pepper flavor though unfortunately. quality is mediocre. after-taste is mostly the heat.

M-medium creamy carbonation with a semi-dry finish

O-it's a pretty decent chili beer. I've had few beers that can make a good cocoa/chili blend, but this is pretty close! i think they could've had a strong cocoa flavor while keeping some aspect of pepper flavor, though i'm glad the pepper was in the nose.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 04:22:54 | More by AdamBear
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peabody

Kentucky

3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours out kinda redish amber like dark ice tea with very little suds. Some lacing around the glass.
Smell is kinda like red hots and carmel. No alcohol in the nose but there is a burning sensation.
Taste is sugar malt, burnt cinamon and red hots.
Don't know what mole taste like but this must be it. Very strong but good. No alcohol here either.
Mouthfeel is sticky and hot. There is some spice here that will burn the tongue. The hot stays with you for a while.
While I like different types of beers I don't think I would buy this again. Just not my cup of tea.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2012 00:43:36 | More by peabody
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GTB

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

07-01-2012 13:27:12 | More by GTB
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RickS95

Indiana

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a very, very dark brown but it's more clarified that I'd have guessed. There are some reddish tints within the brown. The head if a contrasting white, but it's fleeting and you're left with little in no time.

There's some depth just in the smell. Chocolate right off the bat, then some chile, and finally some spicy cinnamon. Very malty.

High spice. Chocolate and malts are there, but the cinnamon and the different chiles dominate.

Hot and on the edge of too hot, but it pulls up just shy. Sweetness is only there for a second before a little heat from the cinnamon is introduced, then as the beer works it way toward the throat, the heat from the chiles show up to warm the throat. As if that isn't enough, the alcohol makes an appearance deep in the finish.

A good beer. Not for everyone and those with an aversion to spice may want to pass, but it's relatively drinkable for being so high in ABV and so spicy.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2012 02:11:20 | More by RickS95
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vkv822

Oregon

4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into tulip snifter.

Pours a dark brown, with amber-red hues and a foamy, bubbly off white head.

The aroma is of smokey chile, with a pleasant cocoa backing.

The taste is of cocoa and a touch of cinnamon upfront, and finishes with a pleasant, warming chile heat.

A full, creamy body with low carbonation.

A very nice beer, definitely brings some heat from the peppers but doesn't become too hot and maintains a nice balance with the cocoa.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2012 07:02:05 | More by vkv822
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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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Dactrius

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-24-2013 17:32:38 | More by Dactrius
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

bomber into long-stemmed tulip. cool when the new LOF come to

A: almost a dark ruby, but slightly closer to the chestnut brown side. pretty clear. brownish tints to a white bubbly head. retention is reasonable as is the lacing.

S: very unique aroma. cinnamon, hot chocolate mix, a little bit of chili powder.

T: chocolate, cinnamon. ancho chilies. a lot of malt must have been used to provide some kind of backbone for all of these spices, however, because of all these spices i cant really spicy finish.

M: mild/average amount of carbonation. medium/full body.

D: this is a very unique brew, however this one isnt for me. chilies and chocolate make for a lot of flavor that is a too much for me. glad i tried, but on to the next LOF for this guy.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2012 02:56:37 | More by Jimmys
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Eriktheipaman

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-07-2012 13:42:42 | More by Eriktheipaman
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Light to medium brown body with a very faint strand of bubbles around the rim.

S- Some hazelnut, cocoa, chocolate malt and a hint of pepper.

T- Faint malt and chocolate taste up front, with heat coming through at the end.

M- Surprisingly light bodied and very drinkable.

O- Interesting and different, drinkable and worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 23:35:15 | More by stephenjmoore
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Beejay

Virginia

3.38/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Dark brown black in color. When held to the light it takes on a cola color with perhaps a hint of ruby. The head is off white and creamy smooth.

S: Definitely a lot of cocoa powder in the aroma, as well as cinnamon. There is also a good bit of chili in there. There is almost a little bit of a chocolate coke smell going on. A very interesting brew indeed.

T: A bit more spicy than I would have thought. At first you get a little bit of a cocoa powder taste, followed by spicy peppers. The peppers almost taste a bit roasted, perhaps it is the dark malts.

M: Fairly light in body, the carbonation is fairly active. The finish is a little dry, and of course there is a spice note that gives it a little burn in the back of the throat.

O: Overall I think it is a fairly interesting brew. I like the cocoa nibs, but the chillies seem a little one note. Something new, but not something I would buy again. It would be interesting to cook with.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2012 01:44:14 | More by Beejay
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Auror

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-13-2012 02:52:13 | More by Auror
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match1112

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

03-10-2013 19:44:44 | More by match1112
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

05-20-2012 21:21:40 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.54/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Rich garnet/dark brown. Minimal head. Small dirty white collar. Spotty head. No lacing to speak of. Minimal carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Delightful. Rich milk chocolate with a solid cocoa presence. Mild chile backing adds some smoky heat. Almost like a chipotle. Cinnamon and sugar. Some caramelized malts. No hops to speak of. Smells like mexican dessert. Bready and vaguely spicy. A nice balance of chocolate/cocoa and malts. A bit roasty. Straight up cinnamon and chile infused churro.

Taste: Chocolate and a slight chile spice. Some backing smoky elements. Sweet and bready. Churro magic going on. Some roasted malts. Very light, slightly earthy hop presence. Not a ton of heat from the peppers, but it's there. Some milky chocolate with a ton of cocoa. A bit too sweet on the finish. Loses something as it warms, becoming straight cinnamon sugar with some chile backing spiciness. Lingers with some heat. Cocoa. A bit of grass in the back.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderate to light carbonation. Clean other than the lingering hint of chile heat.

Overall: Bottled churro.

I'll say it again, this is a slightly spicy bottled churro. Loses something on the taste as it warms. Solid though.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 21:40:13 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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phishbone23

New York

3/5  rDev -24.4%

01-23-2013 15:09:18 | More by phishbone23
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Beerlover

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -37%

08-07-2013 03:52:03 | More by Beerlover
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

01-22-2014 02:11:30 | More by kvgomps
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this beer

Consumed 7/13/13

Appearance: Dark, rich garnet with some brown - mostly clear - pours with a decent sized off-white head - keeps a whispy cap - leaves some nice streaks of lacing that stick around for a while

Smell: Spicy, not in a hot way, but in a cinnamon way, with chilies and chocolate - cinnamon, some vague spiciness, and some fleshy, vegetal chilies - no chili heat detectable from the aroma - some sweet cocoa and semisweet chocolate - some caramel grains and malts

Taste: A nice mix of chocolate, chilies, and mild heat - straight-up cocoa, some semisweet chocolate, and some dark chocolate - green chilies, vegetal, with a mild but satisfactorily warming amount of heat - the heat builds, but it's quite nice - lightly smoky - some cinnamon, vanilla, and other spices - caramel and brown malt backbone - nicely balanced overall, with a really nice amount of heat

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nicely carbonated, smooth, with a nice chili bite at the end

Overall: Delicious, delicious moles

This is quite an interesting chile-chocolate beer. It has some nice chile and chocolate flavors, but neither are extreme. I could probably drink a lot of this. I hope New Belgium makes more of this, especially when the East Coast brewery is up and running...

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 21:23:36 | More by angrybabboon
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours up one to two fingers' worth of head which is off-white with the slightest hint of a creamy beige. The body is incredibly interesting- maroon with hints of rose and purple which turns to a purplish rose when held up to the light. Translucent. Minor retention. Doesn't seem to be any lacing as of yet.

Nose- Mild cocoa, slightest hint of chiles (I might be able to drink this?). There are some fruity esters as well but I haven't pinned down the exact ones yet. Faint raisin maybe- mild grape is a better descriptor. Swirling reveals an aroma defined by chile. After some thought, raspberry seems to be the dominant fruit ester.

Taste- Rather thin to begin with. Then, a mild hit of peppers, followed by rounded cocoa. All of this is underlined by red grape and raisins. An aspect of Coca-Cola on the finish. Slight bitterness on the finish. Chile (which makes the tongue tingle) begins this while a mild cocoa bitterness ends it with the aforementioned fruit providing a constant for the flavor profile. Still a bit thin. Spicy for me means that this will spicy to almost no one. There's almost a rose/slight bubblegum to the esters. Some slight bitter chocolate appears on the finish. Dominant chocolate and some smoke would be perfect for this beer. Above average and I imagine it's solid for the style. Definitely has presence. Raspberry seems to the underlying ester that I couldn't put my finger on.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with a proper amount of carbonation while the pepper makes your tongue tingle. Still a little thin though.

Drinkability- A little tough for me but I am not a good measuring stick. Four dollars for a 12 oz pour seems fair.

Overall- Above average to solid. Seems right for the style. I would suggest you try it if you're into chile beers but it might not be hot enough for you. Weaklings like myself should probably give it a pass.

Serving type: on-tap

10-12-2013 03:07:31 | More by artoolemomo
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ralphw56

Nevada

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-09-2012 23:20:07 | More by ralphw56
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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-19-2012 01:07:27 | More by kjyost
Lips Of Faith - Cocoa Molé from New Belgium Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 618 ratings.