beer-yum (546) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A chilli beer that manages to balance the headline spice with a hint of cinnamon. The overall effect is better than the parts and expectations.
stuvetnz (6) - - AUG 29, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft from dodson street. Have driven past the brewery heaps of times, but never stopped in. Interesting spicy aroma. Pours with very little head, in a deep reddy brown. Instant chilli hit, that lingers for ages. Great sipping beer.
Lewyh (1) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 11, 2014 does not count
1.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Colour - looks like river water
Texture matches the colour
Definitely ranks with one of the worst beers I’ve ever bought. I certainly agree with another reviewer who wrote that he wishes this wasn’t the first beer he bought from this brewery.
finally, the labels says that it’s a Bock style on the side, but a Mexican style on the front. Unfortunately there are a lot of NZ brewers that aren’t cultured enough to know what the styles they list actually mean. If you’re going to buy an NZ beer, make it an IPA - it’s what we excel at (perhaps due to the fact NZ is a colonial country! :) ), though I wish we could make other styles as well as our IPAs.
Ole Mole is like a homebrew experiment gone wrong - I know this because I’ve made enough of them!
Don’t buy this beer. I signed up to this website just to share this message.
Cantabrian (867) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting beer. It does taste like mole, which is good as it delivers what it promises, but it is also bad, as mole is not particularly nice. When I tried mole for the first time, I wish it had a lot more chocolate. Same for this beer. High on the chili, just too herbal chili. Very different concoction, muddy brown, interesting flavour, but the taste buds beg for more chocolate. I wish they fixed it, as it is a brave endeavour of the brewer.
trentacle (2) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 26, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Positives: Taste; Opacity; Taste; Mouthfeel; Taste; Label information; Tastes like no other
Negatives: Musty; Tacky picture on label
Brodies_Best (253) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle pours amber orange with slight tan head. Aroma is, cereal, bread. Taste is of churros and chilli. Aftertaste is of caramel and the chilli lingers. Nice and balanced
Travlr (12945) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at Beervana. Hazy bright amber color, flat. Aroma of rich cocoa and pepper flesh. Taste is hot, sweet caramel. Given its name, I expected a bit more chocolate flavors. I would dial down the pepper flakes, increase the chocolate malt, and let the subtle pepper flavor melt with the chocolate.
NorthlandBrewr (10) - - AUG 9, 2013
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Really wish this wasn’t the first beer I had tried from this brewery. I have no doubt there others are better. But I really don’t care for this beer. I get no aroma or taste of chocolate, as other reviews have suggested. I do get pepper in the aroma but it’s quite sour, nearly like cheese. The beer is quite hazy and all I really get from the flavor is the spicy peppers. A spicy beer would have been nice in a much chocolatier beer with a touch of sweet. But I’m not getting any of that here.
The only thing I do like about the beer is the heat, but there is not enough going on here to compliment or balance it out.
Geoserge (1) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 3, 2013 does not count
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
I tried this without knowing what it was. Chili’s don’t go down do well with me. However my partner is enjoying it and it had written her up.If you like you’re spicy beer this may be the beer for you. Just not me
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 5, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2013 re-re-rate: i think this has become one of my favourite beers ever. so effing good. re-rate: okay this is amazing. that chilli chocolate balance just can’t be beat. uprate. original: loved this. it is certainly an ugly red which just adds to its ruggedness. a bit of chocolate but what really sets this off is the beautifully balanced chili. a little hot, perfect piquancy really. had this a couple of months ago so hopefully it appears back at the bar again in the not too distant future.