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Lips Of Faith - Cocoa Molé - New Belgium Brewing

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very good

625 Ratings

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Ratings: 625
Reviews: 202
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: hopfacebrew on 01-20-2012)
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

12-25-2013 21:20:45 | More by Theogre83
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

12-21-2013 20:27:35 | More by jaydoc
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-19-2013 03:21:41 | More by crowbar540
Photo of clayrock81


3.89/5  rDev -2%

A dark brown/blackish body (bad lighting where I had it) with one finger head that goes quick on top of a spicy, chili esque aroma though not too dominant as the chocolate is real strong in the aroma as well. Taste is mostly chocolate and chili but I found a good balance as the beer is a sweet heat, in other words the chilis don't just add a little spice to the chocolate and the chocolate isn't overpowered and letting the beer get too "hot". Chewey, bready, fuller bodied, some minor fruit notes that I can't really placed. Overall, just a really good beer.

12-18-2013 19:16:06 | More by clayrock81
Photo of canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

4.6/5  rDev +15.9%

I really liked this beer as it combined some heat with some cocoa and cinnamon. Everything works in this experiment as the heat backed the stout like beer and the spices added some sweetness. The Mexican flavour aspect is unique and very cool. I would love to get a bottle and pair it with some Mexican food.

12-11-2013 02:31:26 | More by canucklehead
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

12-11-2013 00:52:17 | More by XmnwildX12
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

12-10-2013 15:06:16 | More by AngusOg
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5/5  rDev +25.9%

12-06-2013 21:39:31 | More by trytoketchup
Photo of Spider889


4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-01-2013 22:52:05 | More by Spider889
Photo of Jason


4.01/5  rDev +1%

22oz brown bomber.

LOOK: Deep mahogany hue, tight lacing

SMELL: Fresh chilies, raw cocoa, brown sugar, cinnamon, candied fruit

TASTE: Sweet maltiness within, creamy fullish body, full chili flavor, mild pepper heat, cinnamon, treacle, figgy, spicy throughout, reserved hoppiness, finishes spicy

This is a lovely brew, well rounded with a perfect balance of chili to cocoa to spice and still stays a beer.

11-28-2013 05:02:12 | More by Jason
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

11-21-2013 20:59:16 | More by dhbiker0889
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2.25/5  rDev -43.3%

11-19-2013 05:40:49 | More by army01
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2/5  rDev -49.6%

11-13-2013 22:21:43 | More by deadliest
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

11-12-2013 22:40:44 | More by fayenatic
Photo of TWStandley


4.15/5  rDev +4.5%

Poured into my Delirium tulip.

Poured a beautiful ruby/brown color with a fluffy beige head. Left some nice lacing on the glass.

Smelled of dark chocolate, cinnamon, paprika and port wine. Smell was incredibly complex and actually inviting, even with the spicy scents.

Taste, much like the smell, was amazingly complex. First you are hit with a sweet port-wine like flavor, followed by chocolate and cinnamon. It is only after you swallow and sit a moment that the chile flavors hit you. Quite delicious.

Mouthfeel was similar to that of a light stout. A bit creamy but not syrupy. Left a nice light burn on the back of your throat due to the chiles.

Overall I was really impressed by this beer. It was one that was sitting in my cellar looking at me for a while but I was never in the mood to try it. Finally broke it out and happy I did. Very complex, very unique.

11-12-2013 20:09:50 | More by TWStandley
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

11-06-2013 14:21:30 | More by Gotti311
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2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

11-06-2013 14:07:03 | More by DimensionX
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-31-2013 20:43:26 | More by ajcormier
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-31-2013 05:23:29 | More by StevenLaValley
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

10-22-2013 21:14:35 | More by Plastikdust
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-21-2013 18:05:30 | More by Palsie
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-17-2013 14:37:10 | More by Rasmon
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3.74/5  rDev -5.8%

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.

10-12-2013 03:07:31 | More by artoolemomo
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-28-2013 04:15:25 | More by Jame515
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

09-27-2013 21:51:33 | More by Immortale25
Lips Of Faith - Cocoa Molé from New Belgium Brewing
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