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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Our exploration into the flavors of mole, the legendary sauce of central Mexico. Malty aroma and rich, cocoa-laden body laced with an invigorating tinge of dried chilies and coffee.

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Previous vintages have weighed in at 8.8% ABV

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2010
Clear dark ruby with a small light tan head. The aroma smells strongly of chilies and cocoa. This could turn out all right, or it could be a disaster. here goes... Sweet and caramely with chile and cocoa in the background. Full syrupy body. Well it is not a disaster but neither is it a success. I would like a lot less sweetness (particularly the out-of-place caramel) and a bit more chili kick. I mean of you are going to brew with chilies the beer ought to at least bite back a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (3789) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2010
This was a great beer experience for me. I went to a cookout across the street and poured a third of the bottle to marinade an excellent new york strip. I poured another third in a wine glass for myself, and the last third made its way around to the other people in attendance to sample. To me, this beer was fantastic, just the right amount of balance of chile heat and flavor. Just like a good salsa or hot sauce. And the cocoa was everpresent in the flavor. Semi silky palate. Some alc heat as it warmed, but I would love to have this cellared. Nice job.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LinusStick (2870) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2010
On tap at Bocktown. A decent beer, though very odd. Aroma was good. All roasted malt with a hint of peanut and alcohol. Pour was a dark amber with a one finger off white head. Taste was pretty good. Hints of chocolate and coffee but never really commits to it. Roasted malty after taste with no hops present. Doesn’t taste like the commercial description, but a decent beer anyway. Good carbonation bites the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 23, 2010
22oz bottle, thanks jslot38. Small beige head atop clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet/milk chocolate, some pepper, smoke. Taste is sweet, milk chocolate, some pepper, caramel. Sticky medium-full body, undercarbonated.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pineypower (2523) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Saw this and thought the concept was awesome, so I had to give it a try. Pours out a somewhat clear ugly soda-like dark brown color with an off white head. Aroma is like the new sweet chili Doritos (ones in the purple bag), and some very light chocolate as it warms up comes through on the aroma. Taste is chili pepper brine, smoky earthy notes, cocoa powder and peppercorn. The taste grew on you slightly as the bottle went on, but still didn’t impress that much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (4987) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 23, 2010
22oz bottle pours a transparent copper, amber with a cloudy white head. Aroma smells like raisins, cherry, dried fruits, brown sugar, cinnamon. Flavor is sweet, spicy, cinnamon, sugar. Finish is thin, a little peppery on the finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2010
This was a great beer. I really enjoy the strong chocolate taste plus the coffee. It did really taste more like Mexican chocolate. Nice looking and great tasting..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Damico (2613) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2010
The aroma of sweet, maltiness and soy sauce in the aroma. The color, which to me is quintessential of spice/herb/vegetable, is bright amber brown with a medium head. The flavor, much better as the temperature goes down of course, starts with the maltiness and settles with notes of the chiles and very slight cocoa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBeer45 (1259) - Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2010
El Mole Ocho = Mass Eight (in English), what does that mean? has a clear dark red pour with generous effervescence, presented an off-white and light tan colored head that looks creamy, left some lacing on the sides of the glass as I swigged this drink, the bubbles moving slowly gave the impression this ale is vicious, there are aromas of vegetable but it is not an off vegetable (such as cooked peas), caramel, chocolate and chili pepper, I do not smell the coffee in this beer, this past Winter, I bought some Dark Chocolate with Chili pepper from LindT, I tried because it appeared interesting, and the aromas of this ale reminds me of that chocolate, this beer had flavors of caramel, pepper, dark fruit – raisin and dried dates, dark bread, and coffee, toasted malt, it appears that there is a little alcohol prick, pepper and hop bitterness at the finish, at least the pepper is not over bearing in this beer as I have found in some, mouth feel is a little thicker than medium, this drink coats the tongue, lips and clings a bit, as this ale warmed, the Chili spice seems to go away or not be as strong, I think this beer is better cold, an interesting beer , of course I like Limburger Cheese to, so, view this beer rating with that in mind.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DocLock (7915) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Bottle from Capone’s. First off, let me say that I love Mole sauce and Mexican food. This one poured clear burgundy copper with 1 f ow h. Nose is dark malt, slight rauch, chocolate, raisin, black pepper, red wine grapes. Tastes...ugh...the ingredientrs do not mesh well, vinous fruit, dark choc, raisins. Medium palate, but the balance is all off, and this one tastes like crap, and does not improve as it warms.

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