El Mole Ocho | New Holland Brewing Company

BA SCORE
81
good
418 Ratings
El Mole OchoEl Mole Ocho
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
newhollandbrew.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our exploration into the flavors of mole, the legendary sauce of central Mexico. Malty aroma and rich, cocoa-laden body laced with an invigorating tinge of dries chilies and coffee.

Added by alexgash on 04-04-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
418
Reviews:
156
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
16.25%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
31
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 418 |  Reviews: 156
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3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.71/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TypsiYpsi
3.61/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jfcaa193
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of target88
3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Petegrieco
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of SplitsAtoms
2.75/5  rDev -23%

Found this to have too much yeast on the nose and palate. Mouth also feels way too thin and too bubbly for what the flavors are doing. Less than average but not awful. Would not try again.

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2.5/5  rDev -30%

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2/5  rDev -44%

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3.4/5  rDev -4.8%

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2/5  rDev -44%

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3.9/5  rDev +9.2%

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2/5  rDev -44%

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3.76/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of spoonhawk
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Messy10
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Popping the cap reveals a tart nose scented with a little ripe fruit just on the verge of getting too ripe and some reconstituted dried dark chilis. The beer pours ruby chestnut under a 1” white foam cap that dissipates to a quick film. The palate starts tart and fruity and then the Mexican chocolate flavors come forward and a dried chili flavor, possibly ancho, slight smoke, a green chili vegetal taste, a hint of coffee, a very light tartness suggesting vinegar and pickled green chili to finish with a touch of chili heat. Although the idea of the beer sounds outrageous, everything is restrained and very well balanced here, exquisitely layered and deliciously complex without getting too muddied. The beer contains a wide variety of flavors but allows each to speak for itself. The beer is very creamy with a medium full body and medium carbonation. The carbonation is smooth and not harsh.

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Photo of emilybeehagen
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of kjeldoran0
4/5  rDev +12%

New Holland High Gravity Series vintage 2013

Serving Style: Bomber

Pours a delightful clear red, fading to amber. Thin but lingering caramel-colored head with minor lacing.

Mouthfeel is treacle-y with only minor notes of carbonation. Initial dominant chocolate swiftly fades into a subtle hint of toasty malts and a bit of coffee, with a rising tide of chiles that leaves the mouth warm and tingling and lasts long after the beer is swallowed, with notes of toffee or caramel blending in and creating a nigh-imperceptible herbal finish.

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5/5  rDev +40.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

El Mole Ocho from New Holland Brewing Company
3.57 out of 5 based on 418 ratings.
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