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RATINGS: 318   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Say hola to a spiced up ale full of cocoa and ancho, guajillo, chipotle peppers. But don’t fear the heat, because plenty of caramel and chocolate malts bring a smooth, complex flavor. Scents of cinnamon when poured will have your saying "ˇOle For Mole!"

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3503) - Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Strong aroma has an overtone of cinnamon, plus fruity and cocoa notes and hints of malt and cloves. It pours a dark, warm, slightly hazy brown with a decent light tan head that leaves some good lacing. Flavor has a malty core and cinnamon, earthy, chocolate and - whoa! - hot spice notes. Smooth texture is a little creamy and fairly fizzy with needle-like stabs from the hot pepper and a powdery hint. A distinctive and unique brew that is most worthy if you like variety in your beers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9443) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Nbutler11! Clear brown pour, off white head. Aroma of cinnamon,chiles, chocolate, fruit cake. Flavor is sweet, cocoa, spice, chili pepper, brown sugar. This shit is good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11642) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2012
22oz bottle. Small beige head atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, milk chocolate, light cinnamon, acetone. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, milk chocolate, some alcohol, light cinnamon. Some chipotle burn in the finish. Medium body, some stickiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dumontn (529) - CHICAGO, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Glass looks like a stout until held to a light--then this beer reveals its clear deep ruby hue. Aroma is cinnamon, cocoa, and some chili pepper. Taste is same as smell, has somewhat of a spicy hotness on the finish, very well balanced. Body is medium, low carbonation, silky mouthfeel, long hot spicy chocolatey complex finish. Really lingers on the palate for minutes after the final sip is consumed. Overall, this is unique and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4422) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2012
22 ounce bottle - $7.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. Bottled on: 12/21/2011.

Appearance: Pours out a clear, amber-brown body with a medium-small, ivory-hued head.

Smell: Aromatic cinnamon powder is fairly large in the nose, but it is not entirely dominating the other notes smelling of semi-sweet chocolate, sugar encrusted bread, vanilla bean, and deseeded peppers.

Taste: Plenty of ground cinnamon scattered over caramel and chocolate maltiness with a fair degree of sweet. Pinch of vanilla sugar. Slightly roasty but there’s also a sugary bready quality present. Follows through with an earthy, very slight vegetal taste from the chiles with the heat slowly accumulating across the tongue aided by the alcohol. Sweetish, cinnamon-laced, slightly spicy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Cocoa Mole is fairly good for a chile beer which can, if particularly one-note-ish (or even vaguely reminiscent of the nightmare-inducing Cave Creek Chili Beer), have a very limited appeal for me. So, again, good job, NB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixmasterob (883) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Dark brown pour with an off white head. Aroma was full of milk chocolate, roasted malt, cinnamon and other spices. Flavors were rich cocoa, a lactose sweetness, light roast and a lingering peppery finish. Mouthfeel was silky smooth with light carbonation. Overall this was rather well balanced and executed nicely. I was really digging the heat in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sledutah (5102) - Utah, USA - FEB 12, 2012
On tap at NB @ DIA
Appearance: Clear brown with a big beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Chocolate, mole and spices
Taste: Chocolate, caramel, mole and spices
Not a fan of mole, so I wan’t expecting much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarinaMarket (211) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Wonderful spice and malt aroma from the neck. Pours dark amber, looking like an old ale with a nice off-white head. Aroma is a complex blend spices, malt, chocolate, cinnamon, peppers. Flavor is roasted malt, dark chocolate, nutmeg, cinnamon, herbal, and chilis. medium mouthfeel with nice legs and a LOT of flavor staying power. This beer would be superb to cook with as well, like maybe for fresh oysters. Very nicely done specialty brew! tasted from the bottle @ 60F.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2012
On tap at the Alchemy. Tastes great, but the finish of the spice and pepper is too much for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2012
On tap at Grumpy Bulldog in Naperville, IL. Pours a deep, dark brown colored body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, tannish beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is spicy with a rich, creamy chocolate malt backing. Slightly spicy peppers with a good amount of caramel, some cinnamon, a touch of sweet bread, a hint of fruit esters, and a very light heat. Flavor is really nice. Rich and smooth chocolate malt backing with a cinnamon, chile pepper spiciness. Tastes like a Mole sauce. A touch of bread, a light smokey heat, some earth, and a rich caramel. Finishes a bit dry with a very rich, smokey and chocolate maltiness with a solid chile pepper heat and light earthy bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium, creamy, somewhat silky body with a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a really impressive beer. Rich and smooth, chocolate spiced malts with a nice peppery heat. Tastes like an authentic Mole sauce. This was highly enjoyable.

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