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RATINGS: 259   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

Admin Note:
Previous vintages have weighed in at 8.8% ABV

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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrnkMcDermott (3025) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2010
Sample from bottle at Glunz Beer Expo, April 5. Guess I couldve been "first" if I didnt 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 samples pretty small. Taste does have some mol to it, but Im not entirely crazy about the way the chiles were played in, though (Im jealous, of course, because I made a mol porter once that placed pretty highly in competition. The mol are mild and a little chocolaty. But not much beer backup to it, and if theres coffee too, it doesnt help smooth the taste. Just comes across too harsh and bitter, and this from a lover of chile beers.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (1365) - New York, USA - FEB 19, 2016
2013 vintage. Pours copper tinged murky hazelnut, tan head. Aroma is bizarre. Chocolate, red wine Aroma, sort of sour almost a funky note, dried chile but just a touch. Flavor is hazelnut, chocolate, touch of chile, pretty nice. Overall, not bad, but for 10.5ABV, a bit weak. Not amazing but not bad.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cweade (33) - - DEC 8, 2015
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 11, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby color. Aroma and taste are chocolate, sweetness, and light spices.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Homer321 (4380) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle. All cardboard and wet paper aroma. How can a beer be son oxidized. Very watery. Thin. Not good

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
tnkw01 (1729) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle. This beer is terrible. Dark brown in color with no head. If you take stale, flat beer add to it jalapeo juice, then add some two day old coffee, you might get close to this crap.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (4176) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 1, 2015
on tap @ Vino Belissimo / Lima OH --- Clear dark amber, solid beige head cover, wide bands of lace. Looks appetizing. Aroma of malt. Taste is woody malt that grows sweeter into the palate, never giving an inch to hops. An interesting taste combo, but seems a little short for the alcohol. Okay, but on the lower end of 10% brews.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle, coco and chilis on the aroma, taste is almost like an imperial brown ale with spuces, bice

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (11361) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle thanks to Nathan. Pours a cloudy amber with no head. The aroma is chili peppers and cocoa. Similar flavors to nose with light heat and dry finish. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9411) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Pour out of 2013 bottle at Northern Lights Rare Beer Fest, dark brownish black pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of cinnamon, chocolate, coffee, more dark fruit type notes into a bit of earth, more spice with clove. Taste was a mix of dark fruit, caramel, dark chocolate into lots of cinnamon, clove, finishing fairly sweet, spicy.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigtaster (910) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2015
From bottle. Pours a dark opaque brown with red hues with a medium to large light brown head, fairly large bubbles. Nose is chocolate hot pepper, vegetable character, bread. Medium body, medium carbonation, sweet to start moving to the finish with just a tinge of heat. Finish is a lingering hot chocolate, with some vanilla. This is a very enjoyable beer.


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