Cocoa Molé | New Belgium Brewing

Cocoa MoléCocoa Molé
BA SCORE
3.98/5
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:
#4,140
Reviews:
277
Ratings:
1,018
pDev:
13.32%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
Wants:
139
Gots:
201
Trade:
7
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User Ratings & Reviews
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2/5  rDev -49.7%

Photo of arash1000
2.25/5  rDev -43.5%

Photo of army01
2.25/5  rDev -43.5%

Photo of CoryR
2.25/5  rDev -43.5%

Photo of rickangabi
2.28/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Spicyness of peppers plays nicely into the warming 9% ABV of the beer. The beer is a bit thin for the variety of flavors presented. The nose reminisent of a spicy cinnamon cupcake. Overall the beer is on the sweet side. Cinnamon takes over the beer and the sweetness of the Ceylon (Mexican) cinnamon also plays into the sweetness of the beer.

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Photo of GlassHalfFull
2.37/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This was a huge letdown for me. As an avid Mexican food fan, I was looking forward to something complex, flavorful, and spicy. The bottle design is intriguing and colorful. The initial nose is nice, with notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. The appearance was a little thin, with very little lacing and a weak head.

This was shared with a few mates at a tasting party. We all came to the same conclusion...it wasn't worth finishing our glasses. The remainder of the beer was poured down the sink. I rarely dispose of mediocre beer. But, I couldn't bring myself to finishing this one. Very disappointed.

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Photo of portia99
2.48/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

22oz bottle poured into an Idle hands tulip.

A - Pours a deep brown/mahogany color with a short cap of fizzy off-white foam that falls off almost instantly fizzing away in manner resembling but not quite matching soda. Settles in to a somewhat odd muddy/hazy body that I can't quite describe, but gives a bit of an "off" appearance in the glass.

S - Lots of cinnamon up front, blending into a green and vegetal aroma of peppers, caramel, sugary sweetness, light sprinkle of cocoa, a touch of smokiness. Peppers seem a bit funny to me...so far, 2 for 2 - something in the appearance and aroma that seems a bit "off" that I can't quite put a finger on.

T - Quite sweet up front and loaded with ground cinnamon flavor. A fruity flavor reminiscent of berries quickly joins in with the cinnamon for a distinctly non-beer experience to start each sip. From there the flavors fall into some caramel and cocoa eventually finishing with some peppery flavors and a mild pepper warmth that lingers and grows after the swallow.

M - Thinnish medium body with a matching carbonation. Beer has a little life with a slightly foamy tingle forming in the mouth on each sip. Odd fruitiness that becomes more fruit punch/Hi-C/Hawaiian Punch like as I progress (slowly) thru the glass. Mild peppery burn into and past the finish.

O - This beer really isn't for me. This is just plain odd. The fruit punch aspect is disturbing, the cinnamon is overpowering and the peppers don't add much flavor, just heat/burn in the throat on the swallow. Maybe this is a bad bottle (I can only hope it is)...it was odd looking, smelling and tasting. Drainpour.

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Photo of Alysa
2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

Photo of TheRealDBCooper
2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

Photo of Therisse
2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

Photo of Flowyn82
2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

Photo of chippo33
2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

Photo of lvoutlawjlh
2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

Photo of dmartin118
2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

Photo of Filabee
2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

Photo of drummermattie02
2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

Photo of YvesB
2.5/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Beerlover
2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

Photo of AlaskanYoung
2.5/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Says review optional but its not

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Photo of egrace84
2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
2.65/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle to tulip.

A - Medium brown; very slightly translucent. A small amount of cream coloured head formed on the pour and immediately disappeared.

S - Roast, spice and spicy chillies. Not much chocolate at all in the nose.

T - Roast, chocolate and chillies with a bit of a kick. Some cinnamon is present in the finish. The chillies completely dominate and drown out the other elements of the beer. I couldn't get through more than a few sips of this one.

M - Light body. Moderate to high carbonation.

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Photo of ProstMasterson
2.68/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The pepper is overwhelming, not as good as stones version

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Photo of Get_Lowell
2.73/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Look: Dark brown, decent lacing
Smell: Mildly fragrant, herbal, chocolate, spice.
Taste: Very spicy, cocoa flavor doesn't really come together. Spice eventually overwhelms the palate.
Feel: Moderate mouthfeel, heat builds quickly.
Overall: Drinking this beer wasn't enjoyable, I left it without finishing. I think the heat is overwhelming and the flavors are underwhelming.

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Photo of hiphopj5
2.75/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of eggmaggi
2.75/5  rDev -30.9%

Cocoa Molé from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 1,018 ratings
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