Share This: Molé | The Bruery

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Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

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.

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Ratings: 177 |  Reviews: 47
Reviews by MarkyMOD:
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4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

More User Reviews:
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 degueulasse
3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It pours dark with a fluffy head. It tastes like deep dark chocolate with noticeable hints of green peppers, and it is these notes that come off most strongly in the smell. The spicy beer warms the mouth in a way that reminds the viewer of peppers rather than really giving off all that much on the tongue (the inverse of Stone Xocoveza). It feels delightfully thick but still flows very smoothly: it has a heft to it while still being thinner than your average stout.

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Photo of hophugger
3.39/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Deep dark in color with aromas of spice, chocolate and deep dark places. Cinnamon, chilis and such come forth quite strong yet still manage to prduce a balanced beer and a strong beer with plenty of darl spices, dry spice, malt and chocolate coming forth

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into tulip glass. Very dark with small light tan head with good retention and lacing. Nose and taste give you more of the vanilla than anything else, cocoa really doesn't rise to the front, cinnamon almost non-existent and chilis *too* muted, for a change. Medium to full-bodied, light carbonation, slow drinker, thick and creamy, decent but doesn't deliver on advertised flavor.

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Photo of oberon
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours nearly jet black,a little fudge brown color when held to the light,a thick creamy deep beige head atop.I pick up alot of chocolate in the nose with more subtle vanilla and chili underneath.The feel is nice lush and creamy,goes down easy.The cacao nibs and vanilla are the main flavor components up front with the chili's and cinnamon taking a back seat.I don't get much chipotle at all but do get a little of the ancho as it warms.I'am a mole fan and a mole beer fan,this is good but not quite great.

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Photo of gibgink
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A good take on the "mole" stout. Pours black, with hints of cinnamon on the nose. Creamy feel on the palate, slight cinnamon in the background, followed by a hint of warmth from the spices. Not Abraxas level in my opinion, but still very good.

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Photo of hbmcdrew
4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.44/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle - nice that they donate some of the high price point of their brews to charity, eh?

This beer pours a solid black hole, yet with loose red-cola basal edges, and four fingers of puffy, chunky, and bubbly brown head, which leaves a bit of random streaky and sudsy lace around the glass as it quickly dissolves.

It smells of bittersweet chocolate, gently spicy smoked peppers, earthy cinnamon, lightly roasted bready and doughy caramel malt, a subtle dark orchard fruitiness, vanilla beans, and some ethereal leafy, weedy, and floral green hop bitterness. The taste is semi-sweet, grainy and bready caramel malt, rich cocoa powder, a still understated chili spiciness, musty vanilla, a hint of free-range char, kind of metallic cinnamon, fading black stone fruity notes, and more tame earthy, leafy, and slightly perfumed floral hops.

The carbonation is fairly laid-back in its timid-seeming frothiness, the body a decent medium-heavy weight, and generally smooth, the spice apparently not into mucking about here, even allowing for a minor creaminess to seep in after a spell. It finishes on the sweet side, lots of lingering cocoa, caramel and vanilla sealing the deal.

Overall, this is an agreeable enough big-boy brew, with the 22-ish proof alcohol measure kept fully in check. Unfortunately, what's lacking is the spicy quotient - I wasn't expecting to have my palate seared, but the chilies are just way too meek. I can say that this is easy to drink, but I feel like that's a bad thing, for once.

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Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roguer
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of socon67
4.36/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fthegiants
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Damian74
3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 beergorrilla
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 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 dvmin98
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drummerdwzp
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of VeganUndead
3.48/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brolo75
4.48/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours black with a rich creamy mocha colored head, oily thick, slight lacing, no light comes, looks promising.

A: Very rich aroma, cinnamon, chocolate, spice, smokey chili, slight aroma of alcohol, but overall it's a wave of aromas, very nice.

T: Hit of dry, smokey chiles up front, roasted spiciness, cinnamon, moderate amount of coffee like bitterness, chocolate and vanilla in the finish with slight dry, smokey spiciness lingering in the aftertaste, balanced and drinkable for 11% ABV.

M: Full bodied mouthfeel with a semi-dry finish, a little more carbonated than most stouts I've tried.

O: The Bruery hits it out the park again, high quality beer with robust flavors, lots of flavors, chiles add a nice smokey flavor to the beer that balances well with the vanilla and cocoa, well done.

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