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RATINGS: 235   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (1523) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
gregwilsonstl (1122) - Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Definitely mole. Chocolate. Light body. Tastes very extracty. Sweet. Ok, but but great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
akoeninger (473) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 25, 2013
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blackflag321 (495) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rajendra82 (958) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2013
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (984) - Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (5707) - Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2013
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3126) - Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2013
This was a surprise. The spicing was evident but very balanced. Body was light, especially for strength. Really good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
flyingzambonie (42) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2013
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2013
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.

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