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:
#4,095
Reviews:
277
Ratings:
1,018
Liked:
816
Avg:
3.98/5
pDev:
13.32%
Alströms:
4.05
 
 
Wants:
138
Gots:
201
Trade:
7
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,018 |  Reviews: 277
Photo of jefewyatt
4.26/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap at Brother's Provisions.

The appearance is very dark, with a bit of a dark red hue when the light shines through. A modest amount of head that dissipates to a thin ring. Good lacing on the side of the glass.

A mild malty and spicy aroma. I can smell a bit of the coffee and something that smells sweet, almost fruity. Maybe cherries.

Tastes very chocolatey and a big hit of cinnamon. The cinnamon is a bit of a pleasant surprise. Can definitely taste some cherries in there. An assertively spicy aftertaste. A bit boozy on the finish. A very nice and flavorful beer.

Warm and spicy mouthfeel from the alcohol and the spices. Not a lot of carbonation or body, fairly light.

Overall, an interesting porter. Definitely does not have an abundant roasted quality that most porters have, but I enjoy the flavors and the spice quite a bit. I generally don't like spicy beers but this one does it very well. It's a very nice winter beer, it'll warm your throat and stomach right up while delivering a nice chocolate/cinnamon flavor.

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

I tried this on tap at brewhouse grille in Camp Hill, served chilled in a New Belgium goblet.

The color is dark almost black with translucent clarity and thin pale tan head with fine bead and decent retention. The smell is nice with a malt sweetness mixed with cinnamon-like aroma with mild yeast ester and toasted malt aroma. The feel is great with good base of toasted malt with moderate carbonation and moderate spice which is well balanced with some heat from the pepper in the finish.

The taste is very good with nice earthy cocoa flavor with a slight malt sweetness to keep it from tasting too dry with nutty yet also a slight spicy pepper taste in the middle w/ warming quality and cocoa flavor following with light cinnamon accent in the sem-dry finish. I love this mix of chile with cocoa and cinnamon I just wish it had a more substantial porter base. It is a very good beer, don't get me wrong the spice carries it for me, but basically a Chile beer with cinnamon and cocoa

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrismattlin
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Tasted in a 12 oz snifter from draught at Firkin on November 6, 2015. Holy cinnamon!

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Photo of Johnny_Blackhands
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thumperskibum
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of midlifec
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tfsimpkins
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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Photo of bigleague
3.7/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jhavey
4.43/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of samying
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of BrockLovesTacos
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of L0ne
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From backlog. 22oz bottle, April 2015.

Dark brown pour with a small amount of light penetration. Chocolate, mild roast, some cinnamon, some malty sweetness, lingering heat.

Definitely an "ale" as opposed to a stout or porter. Light to medium bodied, slick feel and carbonation more like a brown ale. Think this flavor combo would come across much better in a heavier bodied style such as a stout.

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

Photo of sittinggc
4.44/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On Draft from teardrop glass.

Look: Very dark.
Smell: Cinnamon and spice...mmm, love me some cinnamon.
Taste: Delicious. Lots of chocolate and cinnamon. Also get plenty of spiciness on the back end.
Feel: No too thin, but would definitely improve if it was a little thicker.

Overall: I have to say this beer is really good. Will definitely purchase another pour or bottle if I have the opportunity. This beer is reminiscent of Mexican Cake, which I love...so this beer was a pleasant surprise. Definitely try this bad boy out if you can

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Photo of DCgolfpro
3.48/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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