Cocoa Molé | New Belgium Brewing

Cocoa MoléCocoa Molé
BA SCORE
80.2%
Liked This Beer
3.98 w/ 1,018 ratings
Cocoa MoléCocoa Molé
BEER INFO

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

Style: Chile Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by hopfacebrew on 01-20-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,107
Reviews:
277
Ratings:
1,018
Liked:
816
Avg:
3.98/5
pDev:
13.32%
Alströms:
4.05
 
 
Wants:
139
Gots:
201
Trade:
7
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,018 |  Reviews: 277
Photo of tylerstravis
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigRizz62
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
3.19/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Patrick_Redbeard
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ScottieD
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.26/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Cocoa Mole pours a translucent black color with a small lacing tan head. There is a bold cinnamon aroma. The taste is big of the three peppers and packs a little heat, small smoked flavors and a hint of sweetness. Body is rather watery and light.

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Photo of jdw275
3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IMFletcher
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SinjaminBentek
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of McMatt7
4.31/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbc5
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of okono
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Heshan4G63
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dditto2
3.61/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Awolter
4.39/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I was pleasantly surprised with this beer. Had a great chocolate taste, with a small kick of chili peppers. It reminded me a lot of those "Firecracker" chocolate bars.

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Photo of Jasonpossible
4.78/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Wonderful flavor, the spiciness is only felt on the back of the throat about 2 seconds after swallowing and it's not overpowering at all. Incredible achievement for this style.

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Photo of Lucular
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SD_Beer
4.69/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RickyBell
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

22 oz bottle, poured into a goblet

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, pitch-black color, with a half of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Nice aromas of bready, roasted malt, imparting notes of freshly toasted dark bread and a touch of smoke, as well as aromas of dark chocolate and brown sugar. There are also tons of aromas of spices, such as cinnamon, cumin, chipotles in adobo, chili powder, and all-spice. Smells absolutely inviting and delicious!

Taste: Wow! This is a really, really tasty beer! Lots of bready, roasted malt up front, followed by lots of caramel and chocolate, brown sugar-like sweetness, spices of cinnamon, cumin, chipotles in adobo, chili powder, and all-spice. There’s a little nuttiness in there too. The chipotle and adobo hits you at the finish, right in the back of the throat, imparting a chili-like heat. Really, really, damn good flavors!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and slightly effervescent, as there is only a touch of carbonation, which helps lift the chipotle and adobo flavors across the palate. With an ABV of 9%, there is only a slight hint of alcohol on the palate. The alcohol is really well masked.

Overall: This is an excellent, excellent beer! Lots of chocolate and spices, as well as some sweetness to counter all of the delicious chipotle and adobo. It’s one of the best Lips of Faith beers I’ve had from New Belgium. Highly recommended!

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Photo of jwall76
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A little more heat would have made this even more delicious but its still pretty damn delicious.

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Photo of Pug
4.46/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Trentt2
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Way to thin. But a good hit of Mexican chocolate and spice. It lives up to its name.

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Photo of biplab
4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cocoa Molé from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 80.2% out of 100 with 1,018 ratings
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