dalekliz (810) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2010 bottle. Pours a dark reddish-brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, spices, a hint of chocolate, and sugar. Taste is sharp, of malt, dark chocolate, brown sugar, and a bite of spice. Lingering spiciness. Doesnít quite work.
ads135 (2392) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice attempt at something unique. Not perfectly balanced and would have appreciated a heavier beer for how much flavor there was, but definitely worth trying. Chilis and cocoa are present from beginning to end and offer a strangely sweet beer. Tried with Nick at the brewery in 2012.
Rrauth (916) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep rich amber with tan head. Thick foam tasting is cocoa and some chile pepper. Aroma is heavy cocoa. Has heat in the after taste. Lingers long. Funky yet likable to me.
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mcnealc31 (242) - Elida, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a bit lighter than expected. Rather than being a dark brown, itís closer to a dark iced tea. Fluffy beige head that has not settled a nanometer since the pour. Intense aroma of bitter chocolate, bitter coffee, and chiles. Big, big flavor with the chiles becoming more prominent. The chiles give this a distinct fruitiness, but I am not getting the heat I expected (and wanted) considering how much flavor there is. Mix of bitter chocolate and coffee give the back end a full, round taste and feel.
El Mole Ocho is part of New Hollandís High Gravity Series, clocking in at 9.8% ABV. There is not even a hint of alcohol heat here.
Really digging on this beer. Daring flavors, velvety texture, great balance, and unique. My one complaint is that I would like more chile heat. But thatís just nitpicking
BMMillsy (974) - Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2012
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
My first chile beer. Pours reddish brown with small head. Smells of some chile and a bit of malt. Taste is not pleasant. Tobasco sauce mixed with a mesiocre brown ale. Chile overpowers. Really funky. Gave it a chance and drank most of the pint, but I got ill after drinking this one.
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Onslow (1019) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from a 22 oz bomber. Clear reddish brown brew with moderate off white head. Aroma of bitter dark chocolate and mild chili peppers. Taste is sweet malts at the start, dark chocolate, mild capsaicin spiciness late and at the end of the swallow. Lingering pepper sensation in the gums and gut after drinking. Interesting novelty - even the 22oz bottle was a bit too much though.
boFNjackson (3921) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Poured dark brown, near black, with little-to-no head. Notes of smoked peppers, cocoa, coffee, roasted malts, a dab of sweetness and a balanced heat. Some fruits esters and ash. Nice mole taste.
Braudog (5376) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Holy pepper! One would expect this dark brown beer to have some interesting twist, based on the name ... it does not disappoint. The first impression is definitely of peppers ... in an oddly good way for beer. The chocolatey essence of the mole adds a nice body and counter to the slight burn in the pepper. Unique, and perhaps not for everyone, and indeed even for me made for certain occasions. Well done. (#4744, 8/23/2012)
rumproasts (1845) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
brown with small head. smoky mole with slight chocolate. also some fruit sweetness and coffee. too many flavors that donít really mesh well.. kind of a mess.
BiddleBrau (829) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown with thin head. Slightly malty, slightly oxidized nose. Bitter, vegetable after taste, hint of chocolate, slightly alcoholic. Bitter chocolate seems to provide the bitter notes I sense. Flavor really not that pleasant. Not something Iíd drink more than a sampler of.