mike5326 (1782) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Complex brew. Bit of everything spice earth roast. Ultra drinkable ale. New Holland did it again. SPDickerman (1315) - 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. mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2010
This was a great beer. I really enjoy the strong chocolate taste plus the coffee. It did really taste more like Mexican chocolate. Nice looking and great tasting.. mcnealc31 (258) - Elida, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Pours a bit lighter than expected. Rather than being a dark brown, it’s 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 Holland’s 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 that’s just nitpicking exile103 (3) - USA - JUL 1, 2010 does not count
Pours a very deep red, very "Double Bastard-like" in color; crystal clear with minimal head.
Smell is difficult to identify and describe. Seems somewhat coffee like if I had to associate it to something.
Taste very much backs up the smell. It’s good, I just can’t put my finger on it.
Overall, probably couldn’t handle more than 1-2 glasses of this. It’s a speciality beer so I think that’s to be expected.
Another quality brew from New Holland; worth trying for sure.
Serving type: draft
A fine New Holland brew enjoyed at Beer Trappe in Lexington, KY.
Cybercat (6121) - Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Aroma is strong with an overtone of quality coffee and hints of cocoa, cinnamon and licorice. It pours a luscious semi-transparent mahogany brown with an average light tan head that leaves a fair amount of lacing. Flavor is malty with tones of coffee, cinnamon, caramel and licorice and a hint of powdery chocolate. Texture is smooth as soymilk yet has a firm tingle and a bit of edginess, as well as a subtle alcohol bite. Worthy! tkrjukoff (4334) - SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2011
Apr 23, tap @ New Holland Brewpub, Holland. Pours black as night with a great shortlived ligt brown head leaving some lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, meaty, slighly sweet dark fruits and alcohol. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, caramel, roasted, fruity and sligtly vanilla. Finishes bitter and sweet with a ouch of chocolate. jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2010
I enjoyed this tremendously. Had a nice rounded malt, whiskey, dark fruit flavor to it. Incredibly easy to drink. Smelled wonderful, like a great big glass of cigars and brandy. A bit of pepper, too. A medium-long finish. Didn’t have much of a head that I noticed. Good sipping.