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Holy Mole - Mother's Brewing Company

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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mother's Brewing Company visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: soju6 on 05-21-2012)
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zeff80

Missouri

4/5  rDev +7.8%

01-16-2014 12:23:37 | More by zeff80
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours chestnut with a pinky of mocha colored head. Some lacing & head retention

S: Some spicy red pepper & pears

T: Follows the nose, plus a bit of cocoa & a touch of nuttyness up front. Spicy pepper, pears, flat cola & dryness mix as this warms. Finishes with spicyness, a touch of pear & brown sugar & figgy notes

MF: Medium bodied with slight carbonation, thins out as it warms

This was interesting & drinkable, but not too mind-blowing. Give me Ska's spicy stout any day. Probably would pear nicely with food suggested on the label, doesn't really impress by itself

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 04:43:14 | More by russpowell
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Tone

Missouri

3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, dark brown color. 1/3 inch head of an off-tan color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of sweet malt, hops, slight caramel malt, and a hint of spice (cinnamon?). Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. There is also a subtle heat from the peppers that presents itself after a few sips. Fits the style of an Herbed / Spiced Beer. Tastes of sweet malt, hint of spice, hint of hops, and a hint of pepper. Overall, decent aroma and blend, but the body is lacking in strength.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 14:47:56 | More by Tone
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-09-2014 23:07:34 | More by Boone757
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

11-15-2012 07:10:33 | More by Whiskeydeez
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soju6

Missouri

3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the Brewery. Pours a brown color with a small head and no lacing. Aroma of spice and cinnamon with bit of malt sweetness. Interesting flavor of cinnamon, spice and malt sweetness. Mild bitterness in the background with a fairly clean finish. Fairly medium body, smooth with a creamy texture and unique balance. Enjoyable seasonal/ special beer but not for more than one.

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2012 15:37:22 | More by soju6
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jklecko2

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

05-22-2013 15:43:30 | More by jklecko2
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-08-2013 04:47:38 | More by LambicPentameter
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Boston_Steve

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-07-2014 02:29:23 | More by Boston_Steve
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thufflife

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-16-2014 20:54:49 | More by thufflife
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jroberts8811

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-05-2014 23:05:06 | More by jroberts8811
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PeakedInHighSchool

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

04-05-2014 18:35:50 | More by PeakedInHighSchool
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Punisher

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

02-23-2013 21:37:31 | More by Punisher
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rudy0908

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

06-24-2012 01:53:51 | More by rudy0908
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Carl_R

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-08-2014 08:26:10 | More by Carl_R
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cmwilliq

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-22-2014 23:41:14 | More by cmwilliq
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mobius387

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-27-2013 03:27:57 | More by mobius387
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BryanCarey

Texas

3.51/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Holy Mole is an amber/brown colored brew with a nose that is chocolaty and spicy, mainly cinnamon. The beer is very clean and leaves no lacing at all as you drink.

This beer has an interesting flavor profile that offers up some light roasted malt, chocolate, and spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon. There is a touch of coffee as well and some caramel notes. There is other spiciness present due to the addition of peppers to the brew and it makes for an interesting flavor combination.

Holy Mole is different from the typical beer, both in flavor and appearance. The ingredients used are not like those of most beers and they combine for a one-of-a-kind taste. I’m not too thrilled with the appearance- the beer is a little too clean for me and it almost looks like a glass of cola when poured. But the flavor is better than average and helps me overlook some of the other qualities.

I don’t think I have ever tasted a beer that was brewed with cocoa nibs and peppers, but with Holy Mole in my glass, now I can say I have. It’s yet another good product from Mother’s Brewing and one certainly deserving of a try.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 03:35:25 | More by BryanCarey
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KegsAndEggs

Missouri

4/5  rDev +7.8%

08-27-2012 21:30:05 | More by KegsAndEggs
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Dieck

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

08-30-2012 02:53:38 | More by Dieck
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amart80

Missouri

4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-25-2012 18:08:58 | More by amart80
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cardsfan

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.8%

01-27-2014 02:21:35 | More by cardsfan
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dradair

Missouri

4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-05-2014 16:25:57 | More by dradair
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AllHailBeercules

Missouri

3.1/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I'm really not sure which beer to review, the standout that it used to be on tap, or the shadow that they bottled.

I first had this about a year and a half ago at a beer festival the brewery attended. They brought a few special kegs, including their tap room only Holy Mole. That beer really changed my mind about the brewery and convinced me that they could make something different and really special. It was a fantastic spiced ale with a cocoa, a little pepper, and big hits of nutmeg and cinnamon. It was so good (I originally gave it about 4.25) that I tasted it two or three times and chatted with one of the brewers about how fantastic it would be to get a growler, pair with some fajitas, and move on to cheesecake for the big finale. But I never got that chance.

When the bottles came out, I was pumped. Until I tried it. It lost all the subtle (and not so subtle) spices, and went too much toward the standard pepper mole. Nothing bad, just strikingly average, but compared to what it used to be, I can't recommend it. Reminds me of some common beer knowledge, "The worst thing you can do to beer is bottle it." Maybe I shouldn't be so harsh; Mothers showed some flashes of brilliance with this originally, but they just really tripped up translating that flavor to the bottle. Maybe next time...

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 04:52:39 | More by AllHailBeercules
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WhiskeeTango

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

02-15-2013 18:54:23 | More by WhiskeeTango
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Holy Mole from Mother's Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.