Me Llamo Mole
Flying Dog Brewery

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American Stout
Ranked #704
Ranked #31,681
3.71 | pDev: 18.06%
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States
Very Good
Notes: With an average recipe calling for over 20 different ingredients, Mole poblano is one of the most complex sauces in all of Mexican cuisine. So, of course, our ever-ambitious quality assurance manager, Emily Bobotas, pitched a mole stout at our annual brewery retreat. She said she stole the recipe from an old woman living alone in the Mexican desert, and even though we're not sure how legal that is, it was too good to pass up. Chocolate, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, ancho chilies and chipotle peppers provide a warm, savory spiciness which gives Me Llamo’s its deep, dark chocolate backbone and subtle bite. The result is a nuanced, slightly-sweet masterpiece that pairs perfectly with enchiladas, crispy Chile relleno, or a tub of grocery store ice cream that you eat with a fork because all your spoons are in the dishwasher.
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 14 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by bubseymour:
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3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thin, with decent flavor but WAY too much heat to it. Burns my throat and stomach for many minutes after each drink. If the heat was reduced and a little thicker body, it would be better.

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Photo of Stephen730
4.6/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Yo, I reactivated my dormant beer advocate account just so I could say that this beer is great, and whatever Flying Dog was going for when they cooked this one up, they fuckin dunked it. If you don't like your beer spicy, then pass on this one. If you like Mexican food, and mole, and all that kinda shit, and you're interested in pretty experimental beers, then have at least one of these because it is fucking good and interesting. Like, it's hard to make a unique beer these days, but this one is definitely up there.

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of khargro2
3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nova73
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DrDemento456
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Actually on the fence with this beer thought it would just be coffee and chocolate with just a hint of pepper but the lingering burn it really gets to you the farther you go down. I guess like the sauce you expected to be sweet but with a slight kick it keeps you coming back for more. Not sure I would have another though...

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Photo of illy44
1.41/5  rDev -62%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Short: Overprized, over-carbonated mix-beverage.
First sip: Tasted like a too much carbonated coke mixed with chocolate
Color: dark/black
Taste: like a soda
After-taste: spicy, fierce burning in the throat.
Recommendation: Buy a Stone Xocoveza. Maybe a $1 more but that's a beer.

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Photo of fountainofyouth
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Smell immediately distinguishes it from other stouts with a bit of pungent spice and sweet cinammon. The main flavor profile is a little thin, with a kick of pepper at the back of the throat. The effect of the mole spices is there, but I wish it had more going on underneath.

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Photo of petewheeler
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.57/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BB1313
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy by 2/13/20. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours almost black with a fluffy khaki head that falls leaving nice creamy retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are malt forward along with some subtle hints of cinnamon. Some smoke and pepper skin. The chipotle peppers come through. The flavors basically follow the nose for the most part. There's some heat along with a spicy kick, but it's nothing too crazy or over the top. More cinnamon. More smoke and pepper skin. Some chocolate in the mix. Mild hints of vanilla. Malts do their thing. Finishes dry. Alcohol basically goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with moderate to active carbonation. It's fluffy, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a solid brew. If you like beers with a little heat to it, then you should like this one. It's bold, but balanced. It's enjoyable and fun to drink. The craftsmanship is on point and it's well executed. Not bad at all. It's probably even better than my "numerical score" might indicate. It's fitting for the cooler weather.

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Photo of stephenjmoore
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of teromous
3.57/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the back of the label: "FOR OPTIMAL FRESHNESS ENJOY BY: 02.13.20"

Appearance: It has a black body that is a dark brown around the edges. The beer sports a medium-sized light khaki head that is frothy and formed well. It slowly drops out to a frothy ring.

Aroma: It smells very malty, as in unfermented malt, with a nutty aroma that matches it almost equally in strength. A light bit of cinnamon aroma comes through, that is not too strong but noticeable. There is a scent of cloves that gains in strength a bit as the beer sits. There is an earthy pepper aroma like ancho chili powder, and it interchanges with a slightly earthy moss-like character. There is a lot to contemplate in the aroma of this beer and sitting with it for a while just opens up new aromas.

Taste: A light clove character quickly joins an earthy carbon flavor which is swept up shortly after by a light bit of cinnamon and closes out with a bit of heat without any specific flavor characteristics. The flavor changes happen very quickly in this beer as it moves across the palate very fast. There is very little aftertaste in this beer.

Mouthfeel: The body feels weak in this beer. It is on the lower side of medium bodied and it just feels thin as it crosses over the palate. There is a pleasant heat to the beer and a nice earthy bitterness which really do wonders to improve this beer but the body is just too thin. The beer is amazingly drinkable.

Overall: The label on the beer calls this a "MOLE STOUT" but it drinks a bit more like an English Brown Ale. It doesn't have the texture or body of a stout and it is a bit nutty on the aroma. All things considered it does have a very nice flavor and aroma profile that doesn't push any particular ingredient. The bottle does state that this is an "ALE BREWED WITH CINNAMON, CLOVE, CUMIN AND FINISHED WITH CHOCOLATE AND CHILI PEPPERS." The chocolate doesn't make an appearance at all so some people might find it lacking in that regard. Where the beer excels is in its outstanding drinkability. Even though the beer does feel too light and thin, I would still recommend drinking it because as a complete package it is a very enjoyable beer. I would drink it again.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not much to look at; it resembles flat coke, but the nose has a bit of sweet spice that catches the interest. The flavor starts kind of boring as well but rounds into decent enough shape with coffee and chocolate taking the wheel. The cinnamon and pepper is mostly an afterthought. Texture is good, but a little thin for stout. It's kind of a cool idea, but Flying Dog needs to beef up its recipe and bring the flavor to back it up. More or less servicable stout.

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Me Llamo Mole from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 14 ratings