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!
oldrtybastrd (4375) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a motor oil black with a oily brown head. Aromas of chilis, coffee, and some chocolate. Astringent chocolate and coffee flavor, not much chili.
thunderswine (4) - Alabaster, Alabama, USA - APR 8, 2016 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great chile and cinnamon flavor. Smooth for the ABV. A contender for the crown established by Stone Xocoveza
UXO (1255) - CANADA - APR 1, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: clear brown with one finger of loose light beige head diminishing rapidly to a thin ring, patchy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: roasty malts, chocolate, red berries, chilli pepper, caramel, cinnamon? (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, mild bitter, mild spice. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry building spicy finish. (3/5)
Not radically dissimilar to e.g. Prairie Artisanís Christmas Bomb!, in that it has a decently integrated chilli spice, but the thinner body and lighter chocolate flavours donít seem to work quite as well. Certainly Iím not getting the impression of Mexican hot chocolate or mole (molť? my research indicates no) sauce the way I did with Christmas Bomb! The upside here is that although the spice builds, it never becomes overwhelming. Pleasant, but not overly memorable. (13/20)
BeerdedDave (1163) - - MAR 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
brown with reddish highlights and a quickly dissipating head; roasted malt aroma with chili spice and alcohol notes; chocolate notes in the aroma come out more as it warms; semi sweet roasted malt with chocolate notes, chilis, and warm alcohol notes; just a bit of heat from the chilis; lots of chocolate and burnt brown sugar notes and slightly smoky chipotle notes
minutemat (3638) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ The Flying Dog, Stockholm. Pours deep brown, off-white head. Chocolate aroma. Taste presents lots of chocolate with a chili kick on the finish.
BrettTaylor (725) - Radford, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bomber into snifter. Pours a dark brown you can just barely see through with an almost white head; head dissipates but never goes away. Aroma is like Mexican hot chocolate - cocoa with sweet/spicy pepper notes. Taste - cocoa, slight spice that lingers throughout the finish, just enough to encourage another drink. Really tasty!
juiceisloose (1296) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a dark mahogany brown color with a reddish hue and topped by a small layer of beige colored foam that settles slowly to a thin film and leaving patches of lace around the glass. The aroma shows notes of cocoa powder, cinnamon, and chili pepper spices with an underlying tone of earthy roast, and toasted caramel and toffee sweetness. The peppers are quite prevalent in the nose, but come across more as spice as opposed to whole peppers. The flavor follows with the dark cocoa and toasted caramel and toffee malts showing a nice sweetness up front and then washed away by the cinnamon, and chili pepper spices. The peppers add a good amount of spice and a touch of heat through out, while notes of vanilla act to balance things out. Medium bodied and fairly smooth with moderate carbonation that leads to a lingering spicy pepper finish with a touch of heat. This is a solid and well made spiced Porter. Tasty stuff.
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a snifter.
3.5 A: Black color. One finger of frothy tan head. Retention is about average and a short ring of lacing is left.
4.0 S: Oh yeah, the peppers are in this. Big peppery vegetal nose that works so well. Layers of cocoa powder and milk chocolate. Caramel and roastiness underneath. Just as advertised.
4.0 T: Pepper flavor is the dominant flavor. The heat is minor and mainly manifests as a subtle afterburn. Again lots of chocolate and cocoa powder. Caramel with a light apple fruitiness. Well done.
3.75 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy with a warming finish.
4.0 D: I really love chile beers. This is a market that needs expanded. This is a good one.
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bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating #1483 - 07.03.2015 - Bottle from Sherbrooke - Opaque dark brown/black pour with a bubbly head that fades quickly. Aroma is toasted oak, chocolate, espresso. Mild carbonation, medium-heavy alcohol warmth (could be the heat-heat). Palate is more chocolatey roasty malt, and a fiery chipotle heat. Rip-roaring spicy stout at 9%. Nice.
blueshockey24 (318) - Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with thin head. Aroma is chocolate, cinnamon (cinnamon strudel). Taste is chocolate and cinnamon up front with a peppery heat and cinnamon finish. The heat lingers around a bit. Pretty good.