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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19376) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2010
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Mahogany colour, clear, small head. Interesting spicy nose. Is that sage? Sweet and heavily caramelly with full body and viscous mouthfeel. Alcohol warmth and chili tingle joins herbal bitterness in the finish. A heavy beer that manages to retain balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2011
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty choclate and coffee aroma. Roasted malty chocoalte flavor with hints of chili. Has a roasted malty chocolate and chili finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2012
17th July 2010
Clear brown - red beer, short lived white head. Palate starts semi soft but has a crispy edge. Sweet milky malt with a subtle smoky note. Whispers of bubblegum and nuts. Finishes soft and sweet. Low carbonation but a sweet well joined up beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2010
(22oz bottle, 2010 vintage, courtesy of blutt59) Pours clear amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of chilies, chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. Flavor of roasted malt, ancho chilies, chocolate, and caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (11842) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Bottle at DC local tasting. Bright clear copper color, 3 bubble head. Aroma of subtle cocoa, vanilla, cinnamon. Taste is chocolate soda, light body. Average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11535) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2011
Tampa Wkly Gathering @TampaPourhouse-22oz bottle-pours an off white ring with trailing lace for a head and copper color. Aroma is chile-medium malt, some spice. Taste is sweet medium malt, some spice, chile.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: September 24, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC
Appearance: clear deep ruby red, wispy beige head, drippy streaks of lace
Aroma: dry chocolate and chili aroma
Flavor: sweet caramel and chocolate flavor, nice chili pepper heat, not much complexity for a chocolate chili beer
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2010
Bottle. Poured dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy cocoa and pepper aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy spice and chocolate flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Very good complex brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9998) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2010
A copper brown ale with a thin moka head. A pleasant chocolate and light chile aroma, In mouth, a rather light chocolate malt, some nice fruity esters, some light peated notes. Quite nice. Bottle at Mondiale 2010.

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