New Holland El Mole Ocho

June 1, 2010

I was looking forward to drinking the New Holland El Mole Ocho. New Holland has a sterling reputation, and a beer incorporating mole sauce flavors sounds interesting, but this one was just sort of “meh”.  This beer pours a dark ruby with almost no head. The 8% ABV is very prominent in the nose, and there is an alcohol bitterness in the taste as well.  There is plenty of cocoa in the aroma and the flavor, and there is a hint of smoky spiciness in the background, but not enough of either to be all that memorable.  Had I not taken a photo and jotted down some notes, I would have forgotten that I had this beer, and I only had it a few days ago.  Not bad, but not special either, 5.5/10.

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