goatpirate (9) - - MAR 9, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
22 oz bomber poured into an English pub glass. Dark red/amber in color, with a thick, long-lasting, foamy head -- about an inch thick after the pour. Spicy, strong cinnamon and chile aroma with a hint of chocolate. Tastes exactly like a cold Mexican hot chocolate. 9% alcohol content, but you canít tell by the taste. This could be a dangerous beer that would get you in a lot of trouble, however you wouldnít want to drink more than one bottle at a time. My new favorite!
falco242 (320) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark pour, coffee colored head. Huge cocoa aroma that hits you on first taste, and the spiciness starts to set in a second later. Really different - rated for its originality
Volsconti (21) - - MAR 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The most interesting beer I have ever drank. It is not a bad beer but drinking more than one would be extremely hard.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
boFNjackson (4187) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ The BeerMongers... Poured dark brown, almost completely opaque with a thin, tan head. This beer was awesome. Big chocolate and pepper sides. Lots of spicy heat, cinnamon spice, gingerbread, malt sweetness. Well carbonated and thin bodied which allowed it to not cross into that extreme territory, making this approachable.
maekchu (2607) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong cinnamon and cocoa aromas. Reddish brown, bright and sparkling. Sweetish, cinnamon and spicy chile flavors -- somewhat like a cold version of a traditional Mexican hot chocolate drink. Thin body with strong carbonation. Very spicy aftertaste. Unusual and refreshing, though the chiles are a bit much.
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from DBS. Aroma was of cinnamon, peppers, and some light cocoa. Flavor was full of nice malt, very chocolately with slight but effective portions of peppers and cinnamon. Had a light chocolately overall flavor. I enjoyed this thoroughly, although I can see folks who don't do spicy may automatically write this one off. Very good beer.
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gnatman (10) - - MAR 8, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I was surprised how much I loved this beer. It sounded interesting, and tasted absolutely delicious. Like a spicy hot chocolate, but cool and refreshing.
wlajwl (4432) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is chocolate, dark malts and very spicy, closer so than others in this style. The flavor is chocolate and a noticeable spicy chili pepper element. Thankfully the spices didnít add any vegetable flavor to this but Iím not a fan of spiciness in food so I couldnít rank this any higher.
ben4321 (4546) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 3/6/12
Aroma: The nose is rather sweet, chocolate, lots of cinnamon, caramel, vanilla, spices, and some dough
Appearance: It pours a clear, dark orange-brown color with a decent-sized, lasting, lacy off-white head
Flavor: It tastes sweet, not as sweet as the nose though, similar components and a subtle spicy dryness
Palate: Medium-full bodied, the mouthfeel is creamy, with a soft carbonation, and no heat from the 9% ABV
Rater # 100, you gotta love useless stats like that! Wow, that is a crazy nose. At first I couldnít place it, and Iím not going to take credit for it because I stole it, but it does smell a lot like a churro, which is pretty cool. I was a little worried the flavor would be too sweet after the nose, but somehow they made it work pretty well. It is also extremely drinkable for a 9% brew. This is a total gimmick beer, but what can I say, the gimmick worked! I really enjoyed it, this one is much, much better then I expected. The one gets bonus points on the overall for somehow making this one work. Iím going to be WELL over the average on this one...
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cocoa Mole pours an almost black color but more pours a very dark brown. When held up to the light you get ruby red highlights. Very little head is poured and whenever is there quickly dies off to a thin lacing around the glass.
The aroma up front is mostly spices. Hiding behind those spices is a underlying aroma of cocoa. Itís a nice aroma.
At first I was like what the hell kind of taste it this. I couldnít pinpoint it. But after a few sips it hit me. This is kind of like a Peppermint Patty. Now I donít think there is any pepperment in this beer but thats what I get from the taste. Peppermint and chocolate meld together, then the spices hit and take over. Spices linger on the palette and give a nice burn on your tongue and down your throat. Itís just a very interesting taste that Iíve never quite got from any beer Iíve had.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and a tad bit hot from those spices.