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Lips Of Faith - Cocoa Molé - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
89
very good

631 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 631
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 14.86%
Wants: 84
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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Photo of Dactrius
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Dactrius, Mar 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

bismarksays, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

ZombiesAteMyDog, May 20, 2012
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!

grittybrews, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of kvgomps
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

kvgomps, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of Beerlover
2.5/5  rDev -37%

Beerlover, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of SkinniePost
4/5  rDev +0.8%

SkinniePost, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of bump8628
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

bump8628, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of Auror
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Auror, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of ralphw56
4/5  rDev +0.8%

ralphw56, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of DovaliHops
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.

DovaliHops, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of mportnoy
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

mportnoy, May 28, 2013
Photo of vkv822
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.

vkv822, Mar 18, 2012
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.

peabody, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of AdamBear
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.

AdamBear, Apr 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

DaftPatrick, Mar 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

Gotti311, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of RickS95
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.

RickS95, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of Jimmys
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.

Jimmys, Feb 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

oldvines, Aug 30, 2014
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.

rawfish, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of Beejay
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.

Beejay, Apr 02, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

hiphopj5, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
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.

Goblinmunkey7, Jul 13, 2013
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.

snaotheus, May 28, 2012
Lips Of Faith - Cocoa Molé from New Belgium Brewing
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