bu11zeye (11925) - 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.
argo0 (11316) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
jcwattsrugger (11061) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-pours dark copper with a light tan head. Aroma is cocoa-medium malt. Taste is cocoa/licorice-dark malt, cinnamon/nutmeg. After ½ a pint, the mole burn/warming starts.
kp (10886) - 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
bhensonb (10688) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours very dark amber, almost brown, with a frothy near beige head. Aroma is like Mexican chocolate, but with chilies. Med body. Flavor is sweet chocolate, then cinnamon, then chilies. Light chili burn in rear of mouth. Very nicely done!
brokensail (10527) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The pour is almost mahogany in color with a khaki colored head. A really enjoyable spice aroma. Lots of cinnamon and peppers (though to a lesser degree). The chocolate is pronounced and gives a nice sweetness. Some serious raisin and plum character, too. Pleasantly sweet in terms of the flavor. Lots of chocolate and fruit notes with a sweet bready quality. Good spice and pepper flavor with a subtle earthiness. Really well done all around.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 4, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Looks like coca cola. Aroma of cocoa powder, chili peppers. Taste is rich hot chocolate and chili. Very nice.
Lubiere (9728) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A reddish brown ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, an intriguing mix of cocoa nibs and chilies, cinnamon, like a spiced up hot chocolate. In mouth, a smooth sweet chocolate coffee with cinnamon sticks, a bit of ginger, interesting. Bottle at Mondial 2012, June 9 2012.
Ratman197 (9440) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of cinnamon, cocoa, vanilla and light chilies. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of cinnamon, cocoa, light carmel and light chilies with a smooth warming lingering cinnamon finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9355) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours clear black with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is sugary cinnamon, nutty and caramel malt, spicy hops and peppers. Flavor is malt dominant, spices, peppers, light hops and bitterness, and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.