DCLawyer (1297) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber->small tumbler. Dark brown with small tan head. Chocolate malt with an overpowering chili spice. Certainly a mole character, would very likely be better with an appropriate meal than on its own. Interesting.
gregwilsonstl (920) - Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Definitely mole. Chocolate. Light body. Tastes very extracty. Sweet. Ok, but but great.
akoeninger (319) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Coke colored with a fizzy head. Aroma is definitely peppery and chocolate. The taste hits you with the chili too much, so that it is prohibitive. I think this is a beer best served in small amounts, I was not able to finish the bomber. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
blackflag321 (430) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bomber; shaker glass. Chose this to drink Christmas night in front of the fireplace . . . to close out our third day without power after an ice storm. A not-attractive brown color. Chili was dominant on nose and first hit to the palate, but so much that it was bad. The roast coffee quickly kicks in to add more complexity. Then I wait for the ABV kick, but don't get one. Very thin smooth finish for 10.5 ABV.
rajendra82 (931) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reddish brown pour had a small amount of fizzy carbonation, and formed a fleeting, and small head. The overall look was very similar to a glass of Coca Cola. The smell had a lot of cherry in it, along with the fruit were hints of chocolate. The taste showed off the chocolate a lot more than the smell. The dry fruit flavors (prune, raisins, dried cherries) were also there, and the chiles showed up strongest in the finish. Lots of complexity here, along with similarity to the Mexican sauce this beer was named after. Very soft in the mouth, with a velvety texture. Looking at the other reviews, this beer seems to me underrated to me.
SPDickerman (864) - Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours clear mahogany with a small tam head. Smells strongly of peppers. Taste is a little kiss of chocolate and some dried chili flavors. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, New Holland El Molé Ocho finishes with a subtle pepper spice.
b3shine (4208) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft to taster. Looks good; a fairly transparent copper with off-white lacing. Smells chocolate-esque with notes of coffee and chili peppers. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Not bad, but not good either.
aracauna (2985) - Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a surprise. The spicing was evident but very balanced. Body was light, especially for strength. Really good beer.
flyingzambonie (42) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very malty and slightly boozy. Chocolate and coffee come the ouch but are overpowered by the chard chili flavor. Chili is a bit much. Tried without food but wondered if it would be an interesting pairing to roast chicken.
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wnoble (1207) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep red pour. Nose is super fruity, Bread, sweet malts, dates, prunes. Flavor is complex fruits, dried poblanos, and sweet rich malts. warming chili and alcohols. Good.