Mayan Chocolate Chilli Ale | MobCraft Beer

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3.13 w/ 11 ratings

Brewed by:
MobCraft Beer
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Chile Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BrownAleMale on 04-28-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 2
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4/5  rDev +27.8%

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Photo of robear
1.74/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

On tap at Draft & Vessel, Milwaukee.

Preface: I was looking forward to trying this very, very much.

Look: Never seen a beer like this before. Murky brown, like Milwaukee River water, with very little foam. Ok. I've enjoyed ugly beers before. No problem. It's just very evident that they didn't take aesthetics into account when formulating and brewing this beer.

Smell: No evidence at all that there is a beer in the glass. Cocoa powder, skim milk, and peppers on the nose. Oddly inviting because it smells so unusual.

Taste: Peppers and hot chocolate mix. What I suspected from the look and smell- there is no beer in this beer. Because of that lack of any malt presence, it's really hard to judge this category. Serious recipe flaws- a bigger malt base would have helped absorb some of those flavors and bring them together. Literally, this tastes like I cut up some spicy peppers (Scorpion Peppers?) and threw them in a bottle of Yoohoo.

Feel: Watery, thin, and spicy. A touch of cocoa residue (not sure if they used a powdered Mexican chocolate or a syrup.) Would be a 0 if 0 was available.

For this beer, Mobcraft gets an Incomplete. After thoroughly enjoying Batshit Crazy, I really wanted to try more of their stuff. But this beer made it clear that they are really just throwing recipes together and pushing beer out the door. Any homebrewer test-batching this would a)never let anyone drink it and b)dramatically alter the recipe. That's enough bashing from me- but this should serve as evidence that Mobcraft needs to work on their basic recipe-building and brewing techniques and strategies. So sad for the guy who ordered a full pint of this at the end of the bar. And sorry for his guts this morning.

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Photo of CraigTravor
2.37/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of atone315
4.25/5  rDev +35.8%

Photo of mychalg9
3.88/5  rDev +24%

Photo of BarrytheBear
2.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of HappySunny
4.25/5  rDev +35.8%

Photo of OnWisconsin
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Vonhinx
2.5/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not their best effort. I have had 3 mobcraft beers, one of them was also a stout. I was pleased with the first two, this one fell short.

It takes a base of mediocre chocolate stout and just adds a touch of heat at the end of the flavor pallette. Not a flavorful Tabasco or jalepeno heat, but more of an acid reflux feeling in the throat and gut.

I have three bombers left in my basement fridge. They will be down there a while before I get desperate enough to finish them.

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Photo of Dactrius
3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of Westuh
1.22/5  rDev -61%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Mayan Chocolate Chilli Ale from MobCraft Beer
Beer rating: 45.5% out of 100 with 11 ratings
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