DrnkMcDermott (2715) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample from bottle at Glunz Beer Expo, April 5. Guess I could’ve been "first" if I didn’t have so many notes and so little time. Ah, well. It is brown ale colored in the glass. Nice bit of foam on top. Not getting much of a smell, as the sample’s pretty small. Taste does have some molé to it, but I’m not entirely crazy about the way the chiles were played in, though (I’m jealous, of course, because I made a molé porter once that placed pretty highly in competition. The molé are mild and a little chocolaty. But not much beer backup to it, and if there’s coffee too, it doesn’t help smooth the taste. Just comes across too harsh and bitter, and this from a lover of chile beers.
SPDickerman (823) - 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 (3488) - 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 (2920) - 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 (41) - 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 (1087) - 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.
wlajwl (3321) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is malts and spices, bordering on high heat spicy. The flavor is spices, chiles, chocolate, malts
travita (3476) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
unclemike (2065) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
SpongeRuiner (410) - Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Michigan Fall Beer Fest. Was not a fan of this one at all. A lot of weird flavors.
fattybladdy (359) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.