JohnnyJ (4809) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pour a clear reddish color, with a thin fizzy off-white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, fruit, light spice. Flavor starts caramel, chocolate, sweetness, lightly dancing notes of fruit, then back of the pallate all of a sudden huge spicey flavor, lots of pepper and chipotle. Lingering heat in the finish. Nots over the top either. Flavor is great. Unfortunately the body seems quite thin and bubbly. A must try, interesting beer.
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a brown color. Aroma is chocolate, hot peppers, cinnamon, and caramel malts. Taste is much the same - chocolate cocoa up front and then finishes with the heat of the peppers. Quite unique.
dwillis (2) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz. Bottle from Total Wine in Northern Phoenix. Dark ruby pour with an off-white, tan head. Aroma of cinnamon, chocolate, malt and some small hints of apple. Sweet malt and chocolate flavors, then a kick of spice on the back of the tongue and throat. Exactly what I imagined by the name and advertised description, but it is a bit over powering, so best suited for a group tasting where everyone gets a small glass.
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ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark ruby pour with a light tan/off-white head. Aroma is cinnamon, chocolate, a bit of malty sweetness. Flavor is chocolate and some light spice and then this pitch perfect little hot kick in the back of your throat. Light caramel notes, hints of chocolate and then that kick of heat. This was a wonderful beer.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a clear brown color with a one finger thick light tan head. Very light lacing. Aroma is sweet spice and light cocoa. Flavor is a big dose of the same. There is a little heat that sneaks in on the finish. Medium body. A good beer.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Name: LoF Cocoa Mole
Date: February 11, 2012
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark red, fine beige head
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, caramel and vanilla sweetness, balancing spices, cinnamon, light peppery character
Flavor: sweet rich chocolate flavor, caramel sweetness brings out the richness of the chocolate, light spices add depth, chili pepper finish with a light burn
Overall: friggin awesome
Name: LoF Cocoa Mole
Date: February 23, 2012
Source: Taco Mac, The Fred
more cinnamon and spices on draft, more hot pepper spicyness, maybe even more friggin awesome than the bottle,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 17/20
Score: ***+ /4
demmbonz (644) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is mostly cocoa with very subtle chili hints. Deep brown in color. Taste is mostly cocoa, but leaves a nice little tingle in the back of your throat. Interesting brew. Glad I tried it, but once was good enough methinks.
ddemmingjr (760) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the New Belgium bar at DIA. Came clear burgundy, minimal off white ring. Nose is chillies, root beer, vanilla, sugar, sweet malts. More of the same once on the palate with additional cocoa and spicy lingerings on a long finish. A bit thin but lots going on with the al alcohol well hidden. That heat lingers but I dig it. Solid
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shotgunn (34) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I purchased this 22oz bottle just off of the word mole. Iím a big fan of fine Mexican,not texmex, food. I was completely blown out of the water by this beer. I poured it into a pint glass and was not impressed one bit. I stuck my nose into this clear brown liquid with not much head and was even further sliding down the disappointment path. Iím not a big fan of the commercialiness that craft brewing has become, and in my personal experience the s**t that has been coming out of Fort Collins. With my rant complete, I took a swig of this beer, and while not with initial mouth taste, as there wasnít much of one, I think I may have found a new favorite. This beer is exactically what the brewer intended. This is almost too complex a beer for the average palate. You take a healthy swig, itís not heavy, you can drink, you think...not much to it, you inhale...and there it is! A great mole sauce! Iím almost without words, this is beer at a totally different level. This takes everything you think of any beer at any point of your life and makes you completely rethink it. If they can do this with a beer, what else can be done? Iím glad I tried this beer and will recommend it. Again I canít put into words my surprise and approval of this beer. Cheers!
obguthr (4427) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolate and canned tomato aroma. Clear brown, thin tan head. Sweet chocolate flavor, but not cloying. Raisins are also present but not easily discernible. A nice peppery bite is at the end. Without the pepper, this would be a fairly boring beer. Itís kind of like the beginning of a dinner party, where no one has very much to say but then the life of the party shows up and suddenly everyone is having a good time.