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RATINGS: 224   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
travita (3945) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Bottle thanks to somebody, rating from my backlog. The smell is chiles, chocolate, mexican food, and ok. The taste is chile, mexican, and chocolate. The look is cloudy, orange to brown and has a cream colored head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2222) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 20, 2013
on tap . Pours clear cola caramel brown pour with a light beige head... Somewhat spicy pumpkin and yam notes with a little peppery spice... Flavors are smooth creamy with spice with a little heat in the finish. Sweet through the middle and finish. Nice mouthfeel with a decent creaminess

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpongeRuiner (702) - Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2013
On tap at the Michigan Fall Beer Fest. Was not a fan of this one at all. A lot of weird flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fattybladdy (538) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Dark ruby/brown pour. Peppery scent with some chocolate. Taste is malty with pepper, spice, dark fruit. Pretty odd. A bit better as it warmed, but still not really a huge fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Great chocolate and malty nose. Chilies are noticeable yet not very spicy. Overall it is a smooth drinking beer with chocolate notes and some alcohol punch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bwa5879 (643) - Portage, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2013
I enjoy the new label on this one. Dark brown pour with lots of red, half inch beige head. Ashly, smokiness in the nose, cocoa, serrano peppers and citrus too. Low carbonation, tingly spicy mouthfeel, very slight though, dry tingly finish. Strange sour malt flavor likened to a scotch ale, in addition to the flavor of spicy peppers (without any heat to speak of) and ash. Not my favorite but worth trying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kayres (459) - , Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Dark brown and clear with a thin tan head. Sweet coco aroma. Smooth sweet, hints of pepper and chocolate ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Professormalt (10) - Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2013
2013 vintage; the chocolate, chiles and spices take over making it hard to tell what kind of base beer this is supposed to be. Expected a more richly flavored brew with a silky mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tectactoe (1734) - Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2013 Tap: deep ruby & rustic red with a slightly off-khaki head that slowly settles to a thin layer of foam. Aroma contains light roast, vanilla, chili pepper spice, slight chipotle tones, & a back end touch of coffee grounds. Kind of all over the place, but not necessarily a bad thing. Taste has some sweet cocoa, a strange hint of tomato juice, fairly mild chipotle & chili pepper spices that start mid-palate & finish stronger. Not too hot, not even in the finish. Aftertaste has some mild vanilla, cocoa, & a touch of fading roast & spice. This beer wasn’t bad at all... I just wasn’t really vibing with it today. Maybe I wasn’t in the mood for it, but the flavors didn’t seem to harmonize like I wanted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JMerritt (1793) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2013
2013 vintage, bottled (10.5% abv). Dark brown with red highlights, clear, with a very small, tan head. Smoked chili pepper nose atop dark chocolates, cola and peppercorns. Brown sugar and dates in the flavor, the chilis definitely take a back seat, though they are there, faintly, in the finish. Mildly sour, stale bread and yeast in the aftertaste is a bummer of a sendoff. Interesting pepper aroma and sweet, malty and mild coffee base is solid, but the stale pumpernickel aftertaste kind of ruins it all.

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