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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
81
good

277 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 277
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 17.42%
Wants: 24
Gots: 13 | 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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sweemzander

Illinois

3/5  rDev -15.7%

08-18-2014 16:12:43 | More by sweemzander
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-08-2014 04:57:58 | More by zestar
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Elicoleman

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

08-06-2014 07:46:03 | More by Elicoleman
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kendrid

Illinois

1.25/5  rDev -64.9%

08-05-2014 00:50:25 | More by kendrid
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40oz2heaven

Colorado

4/5  rDev +12.4%

08-04-2014 00:11:57 | More by 40oz2heaven
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Chilly_E

Arizona

3/5  rDev -15.7%

07-27-2014 03:25:04 | More by Chilly_E
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vwbus7

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +12.4%

07-14-2014 01:23:54 | More by vwbus7
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timlyon

Arizona

4/5  rDev +12.4%

06-18-2014 02:43:43 | More by timlyon
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Hohnbaum

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

06-17-2014 00:40:54 | More by Hohnbaum
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ChicagoNick

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12.4%

06-10-2014 00:16:24 | More by ChicagoNick
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Drucifer

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

06-09-2014 14:26:34 | More by Drucifer
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -15.7%

06-05-2014 15:46:21 | More by EgadBananas
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famous_mortimur

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-25-2014 06:46:25 | More by famous_mortimur
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neurobot01

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

05-19-2014 03:12:50 | More by neurobot01
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Getalegup

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

05-13-2014 15:49:49 | More by Getalegup
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ascags

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

05-10-2014 16:30:29 | More by ascags
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jadler16

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

05-02-2014 18:32:17 | More by jadler16
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stortore

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

04-19-2014 02:35:56 | More by stortore
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baklo

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

04-18-2014 04:15:29 | More by baklo
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gcamparone

Rhode Island

3.84/5  rDev +7.9%

Poured from a 12 oz can into a snifter.

A- Pours a deep brown body with a small light brown head that reduces to nothing. No lacing.

S- Wow, I'm really getting the peppers on the nose.. very unique like nothing I've smelled before. Cayenne peppers, CUMIN, sweet barbeque sauce.. in there are subtle stout aromas but the peppers dominate here. I like it.

T- light chocolate, hot peppers, coffee predominate, get some cinnamon and cocoa on the follow through

M- Thinn-ish. medium carbonation

Interesting stout. Easy drinker, pretty unique especially on the nose. I'd drink it again

03-31-2014 01:26:32 | More by gcamparone
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THEOPTIMATOR88

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

03-28-2014 09:12:07 | More by THEOPTIMATOR88
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +12.4%

03-21-2014 02:40:47 | More by afsdan
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terranostra86

California

4/5  rDev +12.4%

03-19-2014 00:30:20 | More by terranostra86
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SouthSider14

Illinois

3/5  rDev -15.7%

03-04-2014 19:34:45 | More by SouthSider14
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jokelahoma

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Poured from a can into a small snifter glass.

Pours as you would expect from a stout, being deep, black, and opaque. Also, not what you'd expect from a stout, as the head was a soda-type fizziness that quickly disappeared into nothingness. Granted, the can is a few months old now, so that may have played a role.

Nose is really unique, even among mole beers. There is a hint of cocoa and a whiff of pepper, but something else is here as well. It finally dawned on me... it's cumin! Chile beer? Now it's chile con carne beer! It's odd and unexpected, yet it seems to work.

Not sure that it works as well in the flavor, though. The cumin really comes to the front in the taste. Heavy spice that balances on the precipice of distraction. If there is cocoa in the flavor, it's hiding really well. Chile peppers are also way in the background, with only the tiniest bit of heat betraying their presence at all. The cumin flavor isn't overpowering, but it is predominant. The beer itself underneath all of this is a decent stout. They kept the usual stout roastiness out of the way, which was probably a good thing. That flavor would have clashed with everything else that's going on. Overall it isn't really a bad beer, but it seems out of whack just a bit. The cumin was novel, but borders on novelty. Then again, a mole stout *is* something of a novelty.

Mouthfeel is pretty light, and that's a good thing, as anything more rich or coating would make the beer seem oily with the other flavors.

I tried this as the Great American Beer Festival, and was captured by the uniqueness of the cumin idea, enough so I bought a sixer after the fest. Now that some time has passed, what appealed to me about it then just doesn't hold up. It's worth trying if you're in to molé or chiles, and especially if you like the flavor of cumin. I can imagine this would be really interesting to cook with, as well.

02-26-2014 02:19:08 | More by jokelahoma
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Autumnal Mole Stout from Ska Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 277 ratings.