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 (4538) - 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.
tool2scream (188) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2012 One of the best beers I have had in quite some time. Sweet and spicy notes dance all over your palate. It is simply so hard to get words to put to it. Just an awesome beer wich chocolate, peppers, caramel, and savory notes. Absolutely incredible. This is a must try.
LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a very dark red with a thick tan ring.
Aroma: Cinnamon, cocoa, chili, bread dough, sassafras.
Taste: Dry semi sweet cocoa, cinnamon, vanilla, sugar, sassafras, chili pepper. Fairly hidden alcohol presence.
Mouthfeel: Thin side of medium, pepper heat.
Overall: Awesome flavor profile. I think the only thing I could critique it on is is the viscosity. I would have liked a bit more body. Iím amazed this was 9%, as it drank more like a 6-7% beer at the most. If you liked the profile on Stone 11.11.11 or even Hunahpu, youíll enjoy this as well.
mar (5012) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
deep brown with a cream head. nose is pepper, earth, light spice, and heat. very easy on the palate, flavor faint chocolate, peppers, spice, but it coats the mouth afterwards with peppers.
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2012
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dead on for mole character, but man was this beer a challenge. Too spicy and rough around the edges.
Thewade (340) - USA - MAR 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really dig this brew. Cocoa/Chocolate notes at the beginning with hot pepper finish. Well balanced, and interesting. Something a little different, and Iíve had several bottles. Nice offering.
Frank (3299) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer, I would say, does exactly what the brewers intended for it to do and I respect that. It is a mole beer; it tastes like mole. Itís nose is heavy w/ cinnamon and chocoloate and itís backed by a mild but very noticeable heat in the finish. It seems like it was built on a rather bland amber beer but the beer is not really the point but the fact that itís a mole beer. So itís a novelty, does that make it bad? Of course not, it is a pretty tasty beer but I do think the whole thing could have been done just a little more subtly for a better beverage overall.
DYCSoccer17 (3481) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 14, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 ounce bottle purchased at the Davis Beer Shoppe. The aroma on this beer is obnoxious. Sweet chocolate notes, lots of floral, flower petals. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and some peppery notes. Really not enjoyable. Transparent cola-colored body with a smallish, weak off-white head. Starts herbal with some cinnamon hints, followed by some chocolate and caramel in the middle, which is fairly cloying. Finishes with a spicy, peppery kick that burns the back of the throat. Yeah, this kind of sucks.
bu11zeye (12150) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, chili peppers, and caramel. Flavor of chili peppers, caramel, fruit, brown sugar, and chocolate.