Lips Of Faith - Cocoa Molé - New Belgium Brewing
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3.95/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
06-15-2012 23:35:15 | More by stephenjmoore
4.13/5 rDev +4%
Poured a deep brown with a finger of off-white head. Doesn't look like much until it's held to the light and some intense ruby highlights show up. Mild aroma of chocolate, nutty malt, and a trace of smokey chili.
Moderate carbonation and a light, slightly thin mouthfeel. Spicy chili up front with cinnamon and light chocolate followed by a more smokey chili character on the finish.
Much lighter than expected; hardly any booze detected. Could have used a little more rich chocolate malt to balance the spice, although the cocoa really emerged as this beer warmed. Very nice!
04-10-2012 03:10:23 | More by grittybrews
3.98/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
02-09-2012 06:22:31 | More by DovaliHops
4.35/5 rDev +9.6%
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.
03-18-2012 07:02:05 | More by vkv822
4.21/5 rDev +6%
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.
04-26-2013 04:22:54 | More by AdamBear
3.8/5 rDev -4.3%
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.
07-19-2012 00:43:36 | More by peabody
3.98/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
06-11-2012 02:11:20 | More by RickS95
3.48/5 rDev -12.3%
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.
02-28-2012 02:56:37 | More by Jimmys
3.38/5 rDev -14.9%
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.
04-02-2012 01:44:14 | More by Beejay
3.54/5 rDev -10.8%
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.
07-13-2013 21:40:13 | More by Goblinmunkey7
Lips Of Faith - Cocoa Molé from New Belgium Brewing
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