Lips Of Faith - Cocoa Molé - New Belgium Brewing
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3.69/5 rDev -7.1%
a - poured a 1/2 finger thick fizzy tan head into a snifter that dissipated quickly. the body was a dark brown with red edges.
s - cinnamon with a hint of pepper.
t - sweetness up front with a spicy finish. the cocoa comes out more as it warms while the pepper mellows making it much more drinkable and balanced.
m - medium and slick.
o - i was not impressed the first few sips but it grew on me as it warmed. i've had better beers in this style.
08-27-2013 13:58:09 | More by GPHarris
4.66/5 rDev +17.4%
A: The bar I was at didn't have the best lighting, but it looked pretty dark with tannish head. Pretty good lacing going on as well.
S: A LOT of spicy cinnamon nutmeg going on here. Definitely picked up on the chocolate and some cacao. Good toast from the malts and a bit of carmel. Nice wood/smoke when settled.
T: Basically everything in the nose but a little bit of the wood/smoke is more present, but in a great balance.
M: Medium-full bodied. Very nice level of carbonation. Finish stays pretty much the same as you get in in the taste.
O: A great beer. I'll definitely be going back for more.
08-20-2013 08:27:08 | More by nick_asian
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
4.11/5 rDev +3.5%
Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this beer
Appearance: Dark, rich garnet with some brown - mostly clear - pours with a decent sized off-white head - keeps a whispy cap - leaves some nice streaks of lacing that stick around for a while
Smell: Spicy, not in a hot way, but in a cinnamon way, with chilies and chocolate - cinnamon, some vague spiciness, and some fleshy, vegetal chilies - no chili heat detectable from the aroma - some sweet cocoa and semisweet chocolate - some caramel grains and malts
Taste: A nice mix of chocolate, chilies, and mild heat - straight-up cocoa, some semisweet chocolate, and some dark chocolate - green chilies, vegetal, with a mild but satisfactorily warming amount of heat - the heat builds, but it's quite nice - lightly smoky - some cinnamon, vanilla, and other spices - caramel and brown malt backbone - nicely balanced overall, with a really nice amount of heat
Mouthfeel: Medium body, nicely carbonated, smooth, with a nice chili bite at the end
Overall: Delicious, delicious moles
This is quite an interesting chile-chocolate beer. It has some nice chile and chocolate flavors, but neither are extreme. I could probably drink a lot of this. I hope New Belgium makes more of this, especially when the East Coast brewery is up and running...
07-13-2013 21:23:36 | More by angrybabboon
Lips Of Faith - Cocoa Molé from New Belgium Brewing
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