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New Belgium Lips of Faith Cocoa Mole


I finally got my hands on this brew. It’s certainly making waves around the beer community as a completely unique beer. It’s got a 90 on BA, so it looks like people are digging it. Pale, C-80, Chocolate, and Dark Chocolate malts with Target hops. But the real flavor is from the Ancho, Guajillo, and Chipotle peppers with cinnamon and cocoa.

Chili Beer. 9.0% ABV. Colorado. Limited Release.

Dark rum to ruby in color. It’s got an off-white head that dissipates fairly quickly.

The nose smells fantastic. It’s a cinnamon treat with a hint of chili powder and cocoa. It brings a little bit of sweetness as well. It just smells delicious.

Mouthfeel is medium body with lower carbonation.

Cinnamon, chili, hint of caramel and cocoa up front and it’s delicious. Little bit of sweetness there as well. But then the flavor dies down a bit to showcase the chili flavor in the mid-palate. Then all that delicious flavor completely dies on the finish and you are left with some bitterness and heat. The finish tastes watered-down and astringent somehow.

This is one of the most interesting beers that I’ve ever had. It’s got some amazing flavor, but then it brings that strange, off-balanced bitterness, mixed with this watered-down flavor on the backend and finish that makes it almost undrinkable for me. I actually almost dumped this entire bottle. I think this is a beer that I will recommend, just because it’s so unusual, it’s worth a try at least once. 82 points.

  1. April 3, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Love this brew. Crescent Moon in Omaha has it on tap. Delicious.

    • atattooedtale
      April 18, 2012 at 2:15 pm

      Cheers Frank! I’m only a few weeks behind.

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