The Bruery Share This: Mole

I’ve walked past this beer a few times, but I needed to try it, since I love mole inspired beers.

ABV: 11.1%

Style: American Double/Imperial Stout

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Let’s move beyond the concept of grabbing a beer, and reach for something bigger. Share This beer and be part of helping friends become mobile for the first time in Mexico – the source and inspiration of select ingredients in this beer. Each release in our Share This series spotlights unique ingredients and an important cause. Share This: Mole is a mole-inspired imperial stout collaboration with Chef Anne Conness, featuring ancho chilies, chipotle peppers, cinnamon, vanilla and cacao nibs. For each bottle we produce, Free Wheelchair Mission receives one dollar.”

Random: The best mole that I ever had was in Chicago at Frontera Grill.

The beer poured with a full finger of light brown head. It dissipated slowly and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was black with no visible carbonation. The nose was what I expected: cocoa powder, lots of chili peppers and cinnamon. I didn’t pick up much vanilla, but that’s a scent that tends to get overwhelmed. The taste had a bit more depth. It had dark cocoa powder, cinnamon and vanilla. It had some chili pepper, but not enough for my preference. There was also some smoke as well and a touch of booze. The body was thick, bordering on syrupy and had light carbonation. The finish was lengthy and sticky with dark chocolate and cinnamon. I picked up the bomber for $16.99, which came to $.77 per ounce, which was on the pricey side (as Bruery beers tends to be). Despite the price, I thought this was a really good beer, especially for a winter night. If you like these flavors, it’s worth picking up.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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