Share This: Molé | The Bruery

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3.97/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Let’s move beyond the concept of grabbing a beer, and reach for something bigger. Share This beer and be part of helping friends become mobile for the first time in Mexico - the source and inspiration of select ingredients in this beer. Each release in our Share This series spotlights unique ingredients and an important cause. Share This: Mole is a mole-inspired imperial stout collaboration with Chef Anne Conness, featuring ancho chilies, chipotle peppers, cinnamon, vanilla and cacao nibs. For each bottle we produce, Free Wheelchair Mission receives one dollar.

Added by WCKDVBZ on 10-26-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
176
pDev:
7.81%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
26
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 176 |  Reviews: 47
Photo of RMW66
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Brewski in Brisbane. Tasted alongside Prairie Bomb. Not quite in the same league as Bomb, but that is no criticism as few are. Overall a very enjoyable imperial stout.

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Photo of Ahypercube
4.7/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Got a 750 mL bottle of this from a friend, who got it from another friend. Thank you, Daniel. This is delicious.

I spent about five minutes searching for a bottled date, until I realized that this is a special version of this beer and it was only brewed once. Also, the year is on the label. Noting that, this is the oldest RIS I have ever had. Seems it was cellared well.

L: A well carbonated stout for sure, as an 8-oz pour brought up over a finger of solid mocha brown head. Retention isn't eternal, but better than you'll find in any BA stout. Pitch black body, pretty lacing.

S: Chocolate is first, but before the coffee even rears its bitter head, a bit of that heat comes out. Next is smoky chipotle, a touch of grassy green bell pepper aroma, then cinnamon and vanilla. Roasty coffee dominates the finish.

T: Very simple: not too sweet, even for a moment. Bitter dark chocolate, smoky chipotle, toffee, black coffee, cinnamon, vanilla, and charcoal. Very strong, bold flavors, with just a bit of decorative flair.

F: Perfect RIS. Heavy and smooth, like velvet. The touch of heat helps keep the finish clean.

O: I wish this style had more production. Peppers are an excellent addition to Imperial Stouts. I can't believe I will probably never have this beer again. What a shame. Oh well, at least they still make Bomb!

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Photo of TheBrewsky
3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 11/30/2016
Look: Pours dark brown, near black in color. 2 fingers worth of sparkly tan head which dissipated rapidly, leaving generous amounts of residual lacing on the glass.
Smell: Pepper spice upfront, with some natural vanilla aromas. As it warms, the cinnamon comes out a little more, as does the chocolate. The smell reminds me of a really muted churro aroma, with a pepper addition.
Taste: Follows the nose for the majority. The pepper and vanilla is upfront, with a sweet cacao finish. I can't fully make out the cinnamon, since it seems to blend with the pepper flavor. Nice vanilla aftertaste, giving a lingering sweetness. The peppers are presented forward, but not overpowering.
Feel: Light in body and weight, with moderate to high carbonation. The feel is somewhat lacking, but still enjoyable.
Overall: This is an easy drinking stout. For 11.1abv, I can't detect the alcohol. I do wish I tried fresher, but it seemed to hold up well. I appreciate that for every bottle produced, the Free Wheelchair mission received a dollar. I am grateful to have tried. Cheers!

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.31/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

2017 edition.

Dark coffee brown color with a towering head of 3 fingers. Leaves webby lace on the glass as it recedes.

Aromas of coffee and hot melted chocolate, light ancho chili, holiday fudge, sweet hazelnut butter.

Flavor, wow the pepper really comes on strong, I coughed a few times. Starting with some melted milk chocolate malted milk balls, it swerves into chili pepper, vanilla, hot fudge, cinnamon, caramel, hot chocolate, peppermint, and light hints of coffee.

Feel is a little on the chalky/yeasty side, but retains a nice alcohol heat and carbonation. Probably the weakest point of the beer.

Overall, a very strong offering from The Bruery. Nice work here.

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Photo of mschrei
4.36/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2016 edition, and I have to say aging it works for me. Brought it last May on the bus to Dark Lord Day, and it had serious heat. Now it's quite flavorful with plenty of chocolate and vanilla layering with mild heat. Glad I was drunk enough after DLD to buy another bottle.

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Photo of chrismattlin
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of byronic
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bennyman12
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Treyliff
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a tulip

A- pours a deep black color with a two-finger creamy khaki head that has short retention before settling into a film floating on top

S- has a bit of charred/burnt malt up front, almost coffee-like. Undertones of pepper flesh & cocoa. Vanilla and cinnamon are there, but a bit hard to pick out

T- charred malt, milk chocolate & cocoa nibs up front, followed by some vanilla sweetness as well as a hint of cinnamon. The pepper comes out near the finish, with a pepper skin flavor. The heat barely comes out on the linger

M- medium-heavy body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel and a warming finish

O- some of the adjuncts are a bit hard to find at times, but the pepper heat is just right

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Photo of crob3888
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Casey3236
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First off, I'm very excited for this beer because I love stouts with spices like this. Peppers and cinnamon. Probably my favorite. But I find they are either really good to me or really bad. So well see how this goes.
As pouring into the tulip glass, you can see the beer is dark brown. After the pouring is finished, a beautiful thick and creamy looking crown made up with tons of very small bubbles and more rising to the top to join. The crown is the color of light caramel.
The smell is filled with the spices. The peppers to the cinnamon are present giving a little sting to the nose, while the sweet notes of vanilla and cacao nibs tame it out.
And now for the taste. Wow, the first initial taste shows me the balance this beer is made with. Everything goes together very nicely. The vanilla and cacao nibs are the perfect amount of sweetness while the peppers, chilies and cinnamon lend just enough of a spicy hand. Even had hints of a caramel sweetness.
The peppers leave a warm tingling on the tongue as this smooth and very creamy beer goes through.
Overall, this one didn't let me down. The peppers maybe could've lended a bit more heat, but then the vanilla and cacao nibs wouldn't of came through like they did. It was a really good balance in the end and all of the flavors worked perfectly together to form a enjoyable, well made beer.

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Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2/23/18 bottle

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Photo of themayorkoch
3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AngEo
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pencible
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: This poured an opaque black with moderate tan head.
S: It smelled like cocoa powder and chili peppers, with some smoky coffee and cinnamon and vanilla.
T: It tasted like milk chocolate and vanilla and cinnamon, with some smoky coffee and chili peppers. It had a clean and sweet aftertaste.
M: It was watery with a little carbonation. Nice slick body.
D: This was a delicious brew with complex and well balanced scent and taste. The body was solid and the finish was smooth, so it was easy to drink. Might age ok but doesn't need it. Recommended.

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Photo of polloenfuego
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Quick:. Pours a dark black with about a pinky's worth of brownish head. Little retention or lacing. Smell is cinnamon and other spices. Dark fruits are also present. Taste is actually ba bit boozy followed by the nice blend of flavors that make a nice Molé. Pepper is present and makes for a nice finish. Feel is full body with a decent carbonation. Finish is slick.

Not a bad beer, but I am left wanting on this one. It seems there is a little something missing to make this a great beer.

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Photo of Everydayoff
4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2016 release, 750ml bottle poured into a snifter.

Crude opaque black in color, the pour builds up very thick fluffy tan head that stands with good retention before slowly subsiding to a lasting foamy patch on the surface and leaving some spotty and patchy lace on the glass-side.

The aroma is inviting and infused with sweet vanilla, cocoa, dark and creamy chocolate, cinnamon, dark bread, fudge, molasses, syrup, nut, and subtle roasted. Chili is just mild through a nose with slight peppery and smoky touch.

Sweetness is upfront in the taste with its vanilla, cinnamon, cocoa, dark and creamy chocolate, molasses, and syrup. Also there are notes of fudge, nut, dark bread, and roasted just like the aroma. Chili lends its heat and peppery spice at the end that is being a nice complement to add some depth and deliciousness. The end and aftertaste is lasting with big residual sweetness and some chili heat and spice.

Rather full body yet a bit sticky but not cloying with smooth mouthfeel and mild carbonation but it is crisp enough to carry all the things well. The feeling is well rounded while finish is very dry and pleasant overall.

This is like a dessert in glass. So rich and sweet and same time very tasty yet perfectly hiding the alcohol making it very easy to drink. Spiciness from chili is much pronounced when it is warm. It reminds me of Bomb! in some thought but not as great as that masterpiece.

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Photo of nrbw23
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Scott_McCool
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Buck_Jones
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 176 ratings