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Lips Of Faith - Cocoa Molé - New Belgium Brewing

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very good

639 Ratings

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Ratings: 639
Reviews: 204
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:
Beer added by: hopfacebrew on 01-20-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -37%

Photo of brystmar
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Review #700!

Brown body becomes a translucent liquid, leaving behind sticky beads of lace. I remembered this being a stout but I was clearly wrong.

Fruity aroma starts things off, oddly, reminiscent of a Belgian strong ale. Spices, hints of green chiles, sweet malt. Meh, nothing special here.

Taste makes up for the shortfalls, blending spicy chiles, chocolate, dark fruits, and the malt base into a unique brew. Really needs more body, as the current incarnation is unacceptably weak.

All things considered, Cocoa Mole would be better as an imperial stout. Pretty good nonetheless.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Proteus93
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Spotted this at the local Whole Foods and couldn't resist picking up a bottle!

A: Pours a deep burgundy, topped an off white head that seemed rather quick to dissipate.

S: A beautiful chocolate scent and the full-on aromatic bouquet of what must be the selection of peppers. The bottle describes a scent of cinnamon, and I suppose that would be notable. It's a fantastic scent, either way.

T: The flavour is very similar to the aroma... a complex spiciness, blended beautifully with a creamy chocolate taste, with an added touch of vanilla. Very nice balance, and a nice little bite with the spicy burn on the finish.... just right.

M + D: This is a delicious beer, with a very fine-tuned balance that makes it a pleasure to drink. The body has a smooth creaminess that complements the flavours quite nicely, and the spicy finish rounds that out very well. This is certainly a beer I will be returning to.

Photo of rawfish
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of grittybrews
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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!

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of snaotheus
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle split into two big snifters

Pours a dark dingy, cloudy brown with a small head and a fair amount of continuing carbonation. Smell is fruity, spicy and sweet. Some chocolate.

Taste is interesting. It keeps reminding me of something I can't quite identify. It's some spice that I can't name. My wife could tell me. Some chocolate, pretty sweet.

Mouthfeel is slightly thick. Overall, this is pretty good. I don't get much in the way of chili, though.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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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.

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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.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of derkfromwi
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Half-finger just off-white head, dark red-brown color, no lacing

S: Dark chocolates, spices, cinnamon, good smells

T: Chocolates, peppers, and spices, some of my favorite flavors, this is awesome for me

M: Nice feel, smooth, medium-bodied, good carbonation, touch of heat from peppers, bit of earthiness

O: Very good stuff, not too hot, I liked this a lot, something different and tasty, need to get some more

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of peabody
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.

Lips Of Faith - Cocoa Molé from New Belgium Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 639 ratings.