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. I’m 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. I’m 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 wasn’t 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, it’s not heavy, you can drink, you think...not much to it, you inhale...and there it is! A great mole sauce! I’m 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? I’m glad I tried this beer and will recommend it. Again I can’t put into words my surprise and approval of this beer. Cheers!
mabel (7266) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[7108-20150304] Tap. Rich chocolate cinnamon aroma. Clear, dark brown amber body with a quick foamy off-white head. Super chocolatey and grainy cinnamon hot peppers and rich roasted grains flavour. Medium-full body. Good. (8/3/7/3/14) 3.5
(@ Birch & Barley, Washington, DC)
PriorL (2775) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at Leuven Innovation Beer Festival. Thanks for sharing today’s beers!
APPEARANCE: clear dark brown beer.
NOSE: over the top in spices!
TASTE: the same... Don’t really enjoy this...
anders37 (19331) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Taproom, Malmö. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate chili aroma. Roasted malty spicy chili chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate chili finish.
willisread (813) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Watering Hole. Muddy chocolate color with caramel highlights and a small tan head. Big aromas of chocolate and cinnamon with some chilli pepper too. Rich and smooth slightly syrupy mouthfeel with average to soft carbonation. Starts off sweet and then ends with a nice chilli burn. The cinnamon is a little overbearing but still very enjoyable.
tderoeck (6212) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
24/V/15 - sample from bottle @ LIBF (Leuven) - BB: n/a (2015-721) Thanks to the Belgian (and Dutch, and...) RB crew for sharing today’s beers!
Clear dark brown to red brown beer, creamy irregular beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very spicy, some ersatz chocolate, sweet. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of fake chocolate, very spicy, cinnamon, quite some chillies, watery impression though. Aftertaste: chillies burning, spices, lots of ginger bread, more chillies. Well, this is how it’s not done, I guess... Lame Hunahpu copy.
TonyDiUlio (655) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great pour at the brewery I got to do myself. Pours dark caramel. Aroma of coffee beans and chocolate with a hint of molasis. Flavor is rich cocoa and coffee. Smooth well balanced malts. Really enjoyed this one.
Martinus (3711) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber brown colour, white head. Aroma of malts, spices cacao and cinnamon. Sweet, quite herbal, spicy flavour, some chili, ginger and cacao. Sweet finish, cacao, cinnamon and mild chili heat.
(From 66cL bottle @ Leuven Innovation, Leuven 2015. Thanks for sharing today’s beer, RB crew!)
AlbertMonEsp (4) - Taüll, la Vall de Boí, SPAIN - JUN 4, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Flavor of caramel, chocolate, coffee, chipotle, with a tan and taste all its flavors!!
Zwiebel88 (608) - GERMANY - MAY 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Braun bis schwarz. In der Nase Zimt, Schokolade, Kakao. Am gaumen Süße, Zimtnoten, Schärfe hintenraus, Kakao, recht cremig, etwas dünn. Sehr lecker.
sebletitje (7801) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brun clair, col fin blanc-cassé.
Arôme offre, tout comme la CCB El Coco, un bouquet impressionnant de cannelle avec un léger rétro épicé-piment et chocolaté. Le piment perce un peu plus mais sans être surfait.
Palais est malté et complexe. Note de cannelle, épicé apportant une petit note réchauffante en bouche surtout du Chipotle. Le chocolaté malté est subtil et trouve un bon équilibre dans la manière de contribuer au caractère de cette bière. Le côté épicé est prenant et ajoute à la complexité.