Cocoa Molé | New Belgium Brewing

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3.98/5
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1,021 Ratings
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by hopfacebrew on 01-20-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
278
Ratings:
1,021
pDev:
13.32%
 
 
Wants:
139
Gots:
199
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 1,021 |  Reviews: 278
Photo of Osseous
4.71/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into wine glass. No head whatsoever. Black color with a slight cola appearance. Smell was fantastic - dark chocolate, cinnamon, and white pepper. Taste was incredible and rich. Basically tasted like quality ibarra - bitter and sweet with a kick of spice (cinnamon, paprika, white pepper, ancho) towards the finish. Body was well carbonated, and the spice left a noticeable heat over time. Overall, a fascinating beer with flavors and characteristics that surprisingly work tremendously well together in this dark beer.

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Photo of infinitebruner
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

April 21, 2015

22 oz bomber, snifter

A – Medium to deep brown, very high clarity when held up to the light. A half inch of light tan bubbly head, low retention. Pours somewhat thin.

S – Sweet malt, with a cinnamon, horchata-like aroma leading the way. Chocolate and toffee malt aromas, with a very low impression of fruit. Perhaps some light, spicy hops, very low in the background.

T – Like Mexican hot chocolate, with cocoa/chocolate and cinnamon prominent, and then a warm, slightly biting peppery finish, like cayenne powder dancing down my throat. Sweet malt and a touch of earthy or spicy hops.

M – Fairly thin bodied, almost no heft to it, which is actually a plus as the lightness balances the intense flavors. Low carbonation, just slightly bubbly. Sweet up front, no real bitterness, then chile/pepper heat on the finish, strong.

O – One of the better chile/pepper beers I’ve sampled, as it really reads more as a spiced dessert than a “pepper beer.” Very well done.

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

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasting notes: Big cinnamon coffee nose. Chocolate pie and black pepper on the palate. Smooth and quite creamy. Chile heat spikes a little initially and builds a steady momentum over time. Slight plum-like fruitiness. Medium body with a tinge of booze apparent. Fairly nice robust porter base with a refined peppery spice. Recommended for chile beer afficionados.

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Photo of sirhc3034
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dewsby
3.44/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Boone757
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IowaBiertrinker
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Spice up front and mild heat in the back.

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Photo of Jon4than
4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sam_Sorrells
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A very unique beer with an interesting translucent brownish red hue. The nose is full of cinnamon and a hint of mace. The mouth feel was thin and dry. The flavor and finish make it a perfect desert beer.

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Photo of bnes09
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark amber to brown color. Cream colored head with some lacing. Cocoa, roasted nuts and pepper aroma. Rich milk chocolate up front. Mild chile pepper spice. Dark fruit malt flavor. Hint of brown sugar. Medium body. Slight tingle on the lips. Can hardly tell it's 9% abv. Good stuff.

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Photo of mattreitz49
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stephensinner
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dexterk1
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jp32
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark brown in color. Lots of carbonation. This nearly looks like cola in a glass, just not quite as fizzy.

Sweet aroma. Lots of cinnamon.

Flavor is sweet up front, followed by lots of cinnamon and a slight chocolate touch. A mild pepper heat is noticed in my throat at the finish. The cinnamon leaves this beer pretty tasty in my opinion.

That carbonation I mentioned earlier all but leaves the glass entirely by them time I'm halfway through.

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Photo of tbryan5
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Good beer, but the combo just doesnt work

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Photo of vande
4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JMFP
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of macesq
3.86/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cramerican
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of merock1402
3.64/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of curlybird
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cocoa Molé from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 1,021 ratings