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RATINGS: 459   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   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 donít fear the heat, because plenty of caramel and chocolate malts bring a smooth, complex flavor. Scents of cinnamon when poured will have your saying "°Ole For Mole!"


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerSensi (119) - California, USA - APR 24, 2012
Poured from a bottle dark brown color with small tan head. Aroma of coffee in the beginning with lots of chili pepper taste. Taste of chocolate after it warms up.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ADfan (797) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 21, 2012
It has a dark brown color in the glass with a mild cocoa aroma. The taste has spice up front with some coffee. The chocolate is mild probably because the spice is so dominant. Even after finishing I could still taste for 20 minutes.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sepia5 (237) - Connecticut, USA - APR 21, 2012
Pours amber with a small tan head. Nose is lots of malt and chili pepper. Flavor is coco and a bit of chili pepper, but mostly lots of malt. Too much malt. A fine beer, but not spectacular.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (2440) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2012
22oz bottle) Pour is brownish..Nose is sweet and spicy, Ancho, chipotle, chocolate, caramel.,.Taste is chocolate malts, spice, chili, ancho, caramel, earth..Palate is light spice

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erika_Jay (5) - - APR 20, 2012 does not count
A very interesting and well balanced beer. The nose is definitely a pleasant cinnamon and chocolate. There is a little bit of malty sweetness when you first taste it, followed by strong cinnamon and chocolate. The spice and heat hit you in the back of the throat and linger long after you have taken a sip. This is one of those beers that tastes exactly as you expect it to and is not particularly subtle...but, mostly, in a good way. My one complaint is that the spice is a little to much and lingers a little too long in my throat. I imagine it might be a little hard pairing this to some foods for that reason. Definitely a slow sipper at the end of an evening.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BBB63 (6526) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 20, 2012
Bottle and served in my NB Worthy glass: Mahogany hued with a small but lasting frothy head, some lace. The aroma has notes of cocoa nibs and powered milk chocolate, ancho and chipotle chilies, some cinnamon and ginger, slightly pumpernickel bread, caramel and roast. Smells very inviting indeed!

The taste displays a sweet chocolate and sweet malt character at first along with some candied ginger, frosted cinnamon buns and slight juicy fruit gum notes before a sneaky spicy heat comes about on the finish which continues to gain strength but never completely overpowered the malts. Mostly balanced and I for one am glad there are no hop characteristics noticed to muck up the concave of flavors. This just tastes so old school and traditional like some of the spiced Norwegian beers do. MIKEY LIKEY! The mouth feel is a tad tepid but with that heat on the backend you really do not have much a need for slick or oily components.

Unlike many chilies beers (here is looking at you Sam Adams The Vixen, Stone 11.11.11 and New Holland el Mole Ocho) this one formed a wonderful marriage between savory and spicy... perhaps a dash of lime could have taken it over the top but I am happy with the way it is. YEAH BEER!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGB (578) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2012
Pours brown with a medium head. Aroma of chili peppers and a little chocolate. Medium bodied with some reasonable chocolate and some pretty good chili taste. More chili taste and less chocolate than I thought. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rougeau13 (2493) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2012
Dark, clear, ruby-brown with a modest sized khaki head and solid lacing. Aroma is a little mild, but consists of cocoa, chile, and cinnamon. The taste is full of cinnamon and cocoa with a nice chile pepper accent. Medium bodied and creamy with a very slight chile heat. Iíve never had anything like this. Very dessert-like.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beaver (1612) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2012
22oz bottle. Pours dark reddiish brown with a smallish fizzy creamy off-white head that goes to a thin film and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is awesome - sweet chocolate, cinnamon and chili spices (mole).

The flavor is sweet chocolate and cinnamon with a chili spice kick in the finish. Thereís a sublte vegetal note, that I donít recall in fresher samples. The mouthfeel is a bit thin and watery.

Overall, I really like this. Itís a nice blend of chocolate, cinnamon and chili spice. It has good heat, but is not the standard chili beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5283) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 16, 2012
Black body with a thick khaki head. Nose of sweet dough and peanuts. Cocoa. The taste is slightly spicy. Cocoa and cola. There is some beans.


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