Cocoa Molé | New Belgium Brewing

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3.98/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: Chile Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by hopfacebrew on 01-20-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,543
Reviews:
277
Ratings:
1,019
pDev:
13.32%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
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5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Heavenly doesnt begin to describe!

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Chocolate-forward. Big caramel flavor and sweetness. Light cinnamon notes. Spicy on the finish. The burn lingers in the back of the throat. Wonderful Chile Beer with a solid Porter baseline.

Fellow Aadvocates seem to have a misconception of this beer. New Belgium states that it is a "Spiced Chocolate Porter". THIS IS NOT CONSIDERED A STOUT.

Helpful Tips:
1)Research style guidelines, Porters & Stouts specifically, and then research the differences.
2)Research Ales vs Lagers.

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The best beer I have ever had in my entire life. Completely changed the way I view beer

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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5/5  rDev +25.6%
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4.92/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Serving Type: 22oz bottle

A: Beautiful rich mahogany brown

S: Probably the best thing about this beer. Smells absolutely delicious like cinnamon and vanilla.

T: Tastes like cinnamon up front and afterwords has a hint of the peppers. Hides the high ABV quite well.

M: Smooth, yet slightly acidic with a little burn to it.

O: One of my new favorite beers I enjoyed it with some smoked salmon and was perfect together.

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4.87/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Another Lips of Faith winner!! Beautiful dark color with a cinnamon pepper smell smell. Lots of south of the border chocolate taste up front that lingers and eventually turns into a slow burn of pepper. Absolutely amazing!!

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4.8/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is an opaque dark red when you hold it up to the light rather than dark brown as I was expecting. It produced very little white foam, which lingered around the edges of the pint glass leaving the middle hollow, vacant.

Smelled like cinnamon sticks. I tasted no alcohol even though the brew is 9%. This definitely tastes like Mexican hot chocolate due to the presence of cinnamon on the palate. I do not think it tasted like mole, per se, but I can see how there is a connection (many Mexican chocolate stores in Oaxaca also produce mole). I did not notice the chile until I had been drinking for a few minutes when I felt the faint, yet pleasant, chile burn in my throat. It was a little numbing, like a pain killer.

I enjoyed this. It was unusual and complex. It had a chocolate flavor different than what may be found in a stout, and in that sense the brewers took creativity to a new level.

This was not just a beer, it was an experience.

I’ll have another.

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Cocoa Molé from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 1,019 ratings