chinchill (2281) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz 2013 bottle of this "Mexican Spiced Ale" (New Holland) served in a Belgian snifter.
Pours clear dark ruby-brown with a bubbly weak head. Minimal lacing.
Aroma: wow, very peppery! Also a bit vegetal with hints of cocoa and brown bread. Alcohol i less obvious than expected for 10% ABV. Smells spicy and hot but ...
Flavor: the flavor is peppery but only mildly hot and moderately spicy. It tastes like a mix of dried and roasted peppers. A bit more sweet than bitter.
Feel: some heat and prickliness: hard to say how much is from the peppers and spices and what’s from the high ABV.
O: a distinct beer that is worth trying as long as you don’t completely object to chilies in your ale. Allowed to warm for about 15 minutes out of the refridgerator, it still improved with further warming.
boozedude (2102) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at peanut pub in Oskaloosa with nate suz lamont hakes rusty. .. Brown clear pour with kaki head.. sweet sugary taste..and aroma..good
jbruner (2560) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 vintage. Pours a slightly hazy brown from the bomber with thin ring of tan brown head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma is chili pepper heavy with a nice cocoa back end. Taste is slightly more balanced worth cocoa and caramel coming out more, but big on the chili pepper still. Interesting, nice pepper that’s not overwhelming, no idea what type of style this supposed to be.
Suttree (5293) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark copper, with a big frothy head. Smells like chocolate, bourbon, some green peppers. Taste is bourbon, vanilla, and some mild peppers. OK, I guess..
TheBear11D (332) - Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle poured into pint glass
El Mole Ocho pours a very dark ruby red with a thick light tan head that lasts a good while. The aroma is molasses, chocolate and hot sauce. The flavor is chocolate and molasses. Overall this is a very intesting and pretty nice brew.
Ferris (5268) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Chocolate and some big spice notes. Deep brown with a thin brown head. Spices, cocoa and a tinge of heat. Not the best in this style, a bit disjointed and the body or richness to carry it off.
fakebeersnob (195) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This one was a bit of a miss. Aroma reminds me of a cheaper dark chocolate with chili bar I used to buy. This looks like a cola in a glass. There was no head at all. There is a chocolate taste, with a bit of lactose type flavor. The chili comes through very subtly at the end. It felt syrupy on the tip of tongue, but it is more medium to light bodied.
I keep sipping to see if I like it or not. I wish I was sharing this bottle as I don’t really want to finish it all.
nearbeer (3899) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 ml. 2014 vintage 10.5%. Unclouded mahogany body has a lasting spot and ring of bubbles. Nose is whiskey, cola, earthy spice, caramel and dry cocoa. Flavor is complex, but to me an odd mix that just doesn’t do it. There’s caramel, earthy spice, chocolate, booze, raisin, wheat, roast, some vegetal peppery notes and a bit of lactose. Medium-heavy body has medium carbonation and a good balance. Seems to achieve what they set out for, but I probably won’t return to it anytime soon.
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[ Bottle ][ 1oz ][ Tasting ][ ][ Snifter ][ 11.09.14 ]
Translucent chestnut, tepid with thinnest white ring. Peppery licorice nose, raisin and sugary. Front is heavy cardboard and raisins, oxidation and under-attenuation. Barky spice and noticeable grass hops emerge mid amongst medicinal booze end, sticky and full with light nut.
eruizgarcia (234) - - NOV 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark amber with a medium thick head. Delicious chocolate and coffee aroma, sweet with creamy palate yet not overly sweet. Very smooth and easy to drink, hides the alcohol very well. Does have a little spice to it which gives it more depth, even if I wouldn’t say it tastes like mole. Great beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone