DrnkMcDermott (2793) - 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.
jcnielsen (2058) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Pours a dark brown color with white head. Cocoa, syrupy, malty, slight coffee aromas. Chili pepper, black coffee, cocoa, toffee flavors with a little alcohol burn. Alright, but not really my thing.
unclemattie (4168) - Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Vintage 2013, 22oz bottle. 10.5% ABV. Clear, deep mahogany color, thin ring. Pours like oil. Aroma of fresh spicy peppers & milk chocolate. Hints of spices like cinnamon. Sweet nose, with spices. Heavy bodied. Sweet malts flavor. Big booze, fusel. Hints of chocolate malts, burnt grains. Finishes with light taste of cooked poblano. Flavor is this, body makes up for it. (4114)
Gachupines (886) - USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, reddish brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is chilies, slight cocoa and a bit roasted coffee malt. Flavor is a little confusing at first. I get burnt coffee, earthiness from the chilies, and bitter cocoa. Interesting if a little bit muddled.
cards04 (1733) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
So this is an interesting beer to rate. The Brewer accomplishes what it he/she sets out to do. The balance in this beverage is fantastic. It all boils down to whether you like peppers in your beer and not much else. When I think molé I think chocolate. I taste no chocolate. Pours a nice mahogany. Aromas are roasted green peppers and picked jalapeńos. Flavors are roasted peppers and some sweetness at the end. Not really hot. .. Just a pleasing tingle. This is not for me... There needs to be more chocolate and coffee to balance the roasty peppers. You might like it... But this bottle is too big for me. I will have trouble finishing it.
jhp40219 (303) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2011 vintage bomber. Pours a soda brown with a slight amber hue. No head, just a ring of bubbles that leaves very little lacing. Aroma of chocolate, black pepper, plum and raisin. Rather dank. Taste is black pepper, unsweetened cocoa, plum and caramel. Light but definitely noticeable burn on the tongue and throat. Light body, smooth texture, average carbonation, quick finish of black pepper and toasted malts. The pepper is the definite highlight here. Otherwise you just have a below average brown ale.
drsordr (1051) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011 vintage Bottle pour clear ruby hued brown with thin head. Nose some dank, caramel and toffee malt, faint chilies. Taste slight oxidized caramel. Light chocolate roast. Very mild chili in the late palate, have to think about it to taste. Light bitter finish with pepper aftertaste. Flavors were probably brighter when fresh.
chucklemation (458) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light mahogany with no head. Has an aroma of sweet chocolate, malts, and I get raspberry, but perhaps that comes from the chili pepper. Taste is dominates by the sweet chocolate and malts, along with the raspberry. The spice is more apparent in the finish. I don’t detect any coffee, but that might be because there’s so much flavor. I really enjoy this unique brew. It has the characteristics of a light sweet stout and balances everything pretty well.
tmongoose (1266) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber shared. Medium dark brown with medium white head. Aroma malt and chocolate and pepper. The flavor is amazing. You get the warmth of the green chilis and bakers chocolate. Meshes very well together not overly hot by Amy means. Overall very good.
smith4498 (3022) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours medium brown color with tan head. Aromas of toasted malts, chocolate, chillis. Similar flavors with a hint of smokiness. Medium body with average carbonation. Not all that good.
Helsdon (149) - Toronto, CANADA - MAR 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was looking forward to the possibilities of a Mole beer, but this one fell rather flat for me. Poured a brown-amber, with a dense brown head. Looking forward to the complexity but only got the spicy chilli aromas, but not much else. Same for the beer. Spicy finish with a fairly base malt profile. Disappointing.