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Lips Of Faith - Cocoa Molé - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
89
very good

812 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 812
Reviews: 251
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 102
Gots: 133 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Chile Beer |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: hopfacebrew on 01-20-2012

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Ratings: 812 | Reviews: 251
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

tastes like a water-y Prairie Bomb!
transparent dark chestnut.
aroma is thin and "adjunct-like".... yes, really.
taste is almost "adjunct-like" but the level of flavor competes with that profile. definitely can taste some chile and it adds to the flavor profile. kind of chocolate-y. carbonation appears although there are no bubbles- could it be the heat from the chile? great beer but thin.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a snifter at Papago.

The color of a dark cherry — deep purple-brown, yet surprisingly clear. Half a finger of fuzzy tan head fizzles away after a while to nothing.

Cinnamon sticks, milk, mexican chocolate and a touch of peppers in the nose. It's like a spicy, chocolate horchata. Some tangy fruit in the background — orange, maybe?

An enticing flavor, with lots of chocolate. Peppers arrive in the form of heat in the back of the throat. A little vanilla, dark chocolate, cinnamon, some fruity tang. A blast of oak at the swallow blends with the other flavors. All the while, chile heat lingers.

Medium-light body, pinching medium carbonation, a tiny but of watery fizz. Peppery heat builds and builds, but never gets intolerable.

Cocoa Mole is one of the most unique beers I’ve tried in a while. Very interesting, and pretty tasty.

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3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cola brown/black in color, with a short but sturdy cap of foam.
Aroma-Faint chili spice, toasted malt.
Taste-Cinnamon,chocolate malt, subtle chili pepper warmth, caramel. Subtle but complex lineup of flavors, easy drinking for the strength.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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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.

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Pours dark brown nearly opaque with some garnet red highlights. Forms a small half finger mocha head even after a vigorous pour. Poor retention that doesn't leave hint of lace on the glass.

Incredible nose! Sweet dark chocolate, very raw and earthy that melts into a deep caramel and crystal malt backbone. Very rich notes of brown sugar, raisins, plum, molasses and cinnamon. Maple finish with a breath of alcohol. One step from a sweetness overload but well done.

Chocolate malt in the forefront but not as complex here. The taste develops straight into a cinnamon like blast that escalates into a chili burn and peppery finish. Spiciness lingers on the finish with more gingerbread and spice. Very pleasant for a cold spring evening.

Alcohol very well hidden beneath the malts and spice. Chile burn mellows and warms though enhancing the sticky feel on the palate. Mellow carbonation and average body help the overall character.

A brilliant chile beer that really enhances the chile through the malt and spices. Feels like a winter warmer and a lighter take on a Belgian quad. Well crafted, I'm came away very satisfied with my purchase.

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Lips Of Faith - Cocoa Molé from New Belgium Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 812 ratings.