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Autumnal Mole Stout - Ska Brewing Co.

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Autumnal Mole StoutAutumnal Mole Stout

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BA SCORE
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272 Ratings
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Ratings: 272
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 16.81%
Wants: 21
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Ska Brewing Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Chile Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: gtermi on 09-21-2012)
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stxSS07

Illinois

1/5  rDev -72%

10-27-2012 02:55:46 | More by stxSS07
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BRClemons

Minnesota

1/5  rDev -72%

12-22-2013 20:29:26 | More by BRClemons
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prisoner1572

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -58%

10-04-2012 14:46:21 | More by prisoner1572
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ironwill54


1.75/5  rDev -51%

01-04-2013 00:45:45 | More by ironwill54
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Auracom

Illinois

1.8/5  rDev -49.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Thanks Dan! 5 oz. poured into a C&B tulip on November 9th, 2012.

A - Thin for the style. Deep brown with very little frothy, tan head. Decent amount of alcohol legs.

S - The overall aroma does smell a bit like mole, but its not a particularly complex or big recipe. Cinnamon, light chocolate, coffee grounds, and a little roast.

T - Any promise of the smell is shot down. Light on every flavor here, which includes further cinnamon, dark chocolate, chipotle pepper, and espresso. A bit of dried, caky dirt.

M - Very thin, light body. Low carbonation. Semi dry finish. Feels incredibly watery.

D - Bleh. The feel is among the worst I've experienced in the style. Aroma had a bit of hope but nothing can save this one. Honest drainpour.

Serving type: can

12-05-2012 22:20:24 | More by Auracom
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bonez05404

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -44%

11-18-2012 00:33:38 | More by bonez05404
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

2/5  rDev -44%

06-08-2013 19:35:05 | More by leftoverburrito
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lupercmda

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -44%

10-01-2012 19:55:23 | More by lupercmda
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Jamison85

Indiana

2/5  rDev -44%

03-26-2013 05:20:32 | More by Jamison85
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

2.45/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Chile beer? More like a vegetable beer. It looks fantastic, but it's all down hill after the pour. the aroma is average at best and the flavor profile is muddled, erratic, and discombobulated. The level of foul vegetable is so pungent it drowns out any of the mole/chocolate notes. A friend of mine that tasted the beer described it as "burnt plants and gasoline in a can". I tend to agree.

Not one to bash beers, so I will just leave it there.

Serving type: can

11-09-2013 04:59:19 | More by Bosoxfan20
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

2.48/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 fl oz. can, with a best by date of 02/23/2013, so I am a little late to the party, but I'm not scared. Well, not too scared at least. I have already drank 4 cans out of the 6, and so far they were all gushers, so I'm expecting this one to explode also and pour ignorant amounts of foam.

Poured into a St. Bernardus Watou chalice.

A - It's official; it is impossible to pour this beer without spilling some of it and having splatter go flying all over. Impossible. Even a gentle pour generates a ridiculous three and a half fingers of fizzy bubbling mocha colored head. The short-lived head is the best looking thing about this beer while it lasts; it fizzles out immediately and leaves behind a flat looking body. Body is a dark brown / opaque black color, but still appears watery and thin. Looks more like a cola than it does a beer.

S - Smell is musty, yeasty, & carbonated. Some light coffee bean roast, chocolate, and chiles.

T - Body is over carbonated, tingly, metallic. Chile spice is hot and rough & grainy. Gives the beer a pervasive hotness which comes off too strong, drowns out the coffee and chocolate flavors, and leaves the beer feeling too spicy & feeling like it has more alcohol than it actually does.

M - Feel is crisp and carbonated. Again, this is more akin to a cola than it is a stout. Not a very heavy beer, just doesn't sit well with me. Hot, peppery aftertaste.

Overall, a failure of a beer from Ska Brewing Co. in my opinion. I can't really pick out a single thing I enjoy about this beer. Gushes foamy head everywhere, flat appearance, smells & tastes like a soda mixed with taco seasoning, with a pervasive chile presence. This isn't a stout, this is just a chile soda with some alcohol added. Avoid.

Ska Brewing Mole Stout ---2.5/5

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 19:38:53 | More by mfnmbvp
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

2.48/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz can into a snifter

A: Pours pitch black with two fingers of off white foam that quickly settled to nearly nothing. Horrendous head retention.

S: Cinnamon, nutmeg, and slight chile peppers. I get a bit of milk chocolate in the background. I get really no malt or malt aroma at all, really nothing resembling beer.

T: Slightly smoky chile peppers upfront with cocoa nibs, cinnamon, and nutmeg in the bakcground. Though the flavors are nice, there are really no typical beer flavors at all in this beer.

M: Thin with very low carbonation.

O: A decent drink, but not a very good beer. I really can't taste anything outside of the chocolate, chiles, and spices.

Serving type: can

01-05-2013 00:07:36 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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rudy0908

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -30%

12-15-2012 04:04:25 | More by rudy0908
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BeerCanuck

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -30%

12-12-2013 09:36:35 | More by BeerCanuck
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JaBes

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -30%

10-29-2013 05:40:31 | More by JaBes
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -30%

10-24-2012 01:36:04 | More by thinwhiteduke
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SavageHopHead

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -30%

11-27-2013 04:43:49 | More by SavageHopHead
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tdm168

North Carolina

2.58/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap at The Pit.

A - dark black with no head but fizzy bubbles like a soda

S - very faint nose, maybe some cinnamon

T - faint roasted malts, cola, faint chocolate, cinnamon

M - medium bodied but it's overcarbonated which thins it out a great deal

This was incredibly disappointing. It tastes like cola with cinnamon. There may be some more spice to this than just cinnamon but it gets buried under the intense cola flavor. I'll be avoiding this at all costs.

Serving type: on-tap

10-08-2012 08:19:33 | More by tdm168
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EvanM

Illinois

2.6/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer came essentially flat and tastes like someone pored a little stout into and old cola. It is somewhat interesting and does have some spice and heat but to me just not enough stout flavor to really qualify it as a stout. I usually love everything from SKA so I was really excited when I saw this in the store and did not hesitate to buy it. Really disappointing.

Serving type: can

10-28-2012 23:26:53 | More by EvanM
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fishkab

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -23%

03-09-2013 22:24:07 | More by fishkab
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aztraz

Sweden

2.75/5  rDev -23%

12-08-2012 17:37:53 | More by aztraz
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FlyingKelly

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -23%

11-29-2012 02:14:28 | More by FlyingKelly
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Mattias

Sweden

2.75/5  rDev -23%

01-25-2013 20:26:36 | More by Mattias
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ascags

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -23%

05-10-2014 16:30:29 | More by ascags
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jewellrunner

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -23%

01-09-2014 18:43:09 | More by jewellrunner
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Autumnal Mole Stout from Ska Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.