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

Georgia

4.4/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark amber; caramel
Smell: Spicy with hints of chocolate
Taste: Interesting mix with the cinnamon and cocoa nibs apparent, the pepper becomes apparent after a few sips, although its subdued at first
Mouthfeel- thin, could be thicker. Not a lager, but doesn't feel like an ale
Overall- a very interesting, unique and tasty beer. I'd have another (I did, in fact).

If you like experimental beers (and you live in or are visiting the midwest), you'll want to try this. It's not perfected (like Dogfish Head), but its a nice try at a Mole sauce beer (I didn't learn this until afterward). The cinnamon stands out and the peppers weren't apparent in the first sip, but they build up (this beer gets spicier as you drink it). I'd recommend it, but its not for everyone.

Serving type: on-tap

01-04-2013 03:31:55 | More by caulfield
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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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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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jokelahoma

Missouri

4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Blackthorn Pizza in Joplin, MO.

It pours a nice, deep brown, with a thinnish head that falls quickly, but it holds together well throughout the pint.

The aroma is a big ol' burst of cinnamon up front. A second whiff will get you some chocolate, but not much. Perhaps my olfactory senses are quick to shut down on cinnamon, but after the second sniff, I couldn't get much at all. That first shot was nice, however.

The flavor is nicely melded, with a bit of chocolate up front, coupled with the cinnamon. The pepper is very, very coy, hiding among the other, more powerful flavors, only coming out about halfway through the pint. You will start to detect just a slight hint of a burn in your mouth, then the flavor of the pepper becomes slightly more noticeable. It never really comes to the fore, especially not to the point where you're going to say "ah HAH! Pepper!", but it's there. You'll have a nice, pleasant warming sensation all through your mouth by the end of a glass of this. And through it all, there's never any doubt you're drinking a beer. It's isn't gimmicky, or sweet, or anything of that nature. It's a spiced beer, and a damn good one.

The mouthfeel seems a bit different than when they first did this back in the summer. It seems a tad thinner, which takes away from my enjoyment of the brew. I should have reviewed it back in May, but obviously didn't. Don't misunderstand, it's still a very good brew, but it could stand to be a smidgen richer and more full in mouthfeel, in my opinion.

Overall this is a fine beer. Not overwhelming with the spices, but not so faint as to leave you wondering what they were going for, either. It's obviously a molé-type beer, and it's well done. As with nearly every other Mother's product, it's well worth seeking out.

Serving type: on-tap

12-15-2012 03:35:53 | More by jokelahoma
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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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OUBrewer

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

10-22-2012 21:32:10 | More by OUBrewer
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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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KegsAndEggs

Missouri

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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

Missouri

4.4/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First review, but I had this last night and loved it and was surprised there was only one review so far.

Poured from tap a deep dark amber brown. Had a very shallow head that just slightly stuck to the glass.

It had a delicious flavor that was complex, well balanced, and to me, very drinkable. I'm a sucker for interesting beers and this was definitely one. The cinnamon flavor was very apparent, but not annoyingly so. The chocolate flavor balanced out the spice and I was left actually wanting another. I expected this to be a 1/per sitting beer, but I was pleasantly surprised.

I'll be picking this up in the store if I can find it.

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2012 14:21:16 | More by PumpkinStalker
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BuddyLoveFosho

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

07-17-2012 14:55:53 | More by BuddyLoveFosho
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amart80

Missouri

4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-25-2012 18:08:58 | More by amart80
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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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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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Holy Mole from Mother's Brewing Company
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