New Belgium Brewery — Cocoa Mole

BY DI STAFF | FEBRUARY 23, 2012 6:30 AM

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The brewmasters at the New Belgium Brewery in Fort Collins, Colo., have created a beer that's as unique as it is rare.

The Cocoa Mole is a strong ale brewed with cocoa and ancho, guajillo, and chipotle chili peppers.

The beer was recently released nationwide. It was the only release of the year from the brewery, and select stores received just a few cases of the strange brew.

Cocoa Mole has a darker amber color with a creamy white head. It carries a an aroma of rich chocolate with a peppery spice.

Like the aroma, the drinker is met with the tastes of chocolate and caramel, hints of cinnamon and sugar, and a mild kick of smoky chili peppers on the back end.

The beer will go great with any traditional Mexican meal, said Joe Hotek of John's Grocery, 401 E. Market St.

Put on your drinking sombrero, drive through Taco Bell, and head home for a Cocoa Mole. It won't last long.


— by Jordan Montgomery

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