Instant Beer Review: Cocoa Molé

YOU AGAIN? Yessir. Here I am. At the Alchemy. Watching the Cubbies lose to the Brewers.

HOW ARE THE HIPPIES SEATED NEXT TO YOU THIS EVENING? They are delightful. And fragrant. Not to mention articulate.

SOUNDS EXCITING. YOU’RE A CUBS FAN? Die hard. It is a difficult path I’ve chosen for myself.

OUCH. I’LL SAY. HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN SINCE THEY’VE WON A WORLD SERIES? *Awkward silence/Crickets chirping*

IS THE BEER HELPING? It is! Tonight I’m enjoying New Belgiam’s Cocoa Molé spiced ale. It is definitely helping to take the sting out of another potential Cubs loss.

WHAT IS IT LIKE? I’m glad you asked, Voice Inside My Head. It’s feckin’ cool, man. It tastes like a chocolate porter that’s been spiced with smoked peppers and tears of exotic virgins. There is a lot going on in this little 10 oz. goblet of joy, not the least of which is a nice, caramel finish that beautifully soothes the initial burn.

SOUNDS INTENSE. It is not for the meek. The ancho, guajillo, and chipotle peppers used in the recipe mean business. The 9% ABV is further evidence that you should keep this stuff out of the reach of children.

FAIR ENOUGH. WHICH BRINGS US TO DEEP THOUGHTS… This is a cool beverage, man, and another winner from New Belgium’s Lips of Faith series. It’s complex and weird, in a positive and unique way. I give it a thumbs up. So do my sinuses: this beer has cleared my shit up. Forget the allergy medication, I’m drinking Cocoa Molé from now on! I can breathe!

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