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Autumnal Molé Stout - Ska Brewing Co.

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Autumnal Molé StoutAutumnal Molé Stout

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Ratings: 351
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 16.99%
Wants: 26
Gots: 25 | 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:
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(Beer added by: gtermi on 09-21-2012)
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MeisterMayhem, Oct 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

flyingPharmacist, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of kemoarps
3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours the deep brown you'd expect from a mole stout. Small off effervescent almond head that dissipates almost immediately, leaving almost nothing behind, and no lacing. Looks like a carbonated cup of deep rich coffee. Would be really nice with a little bit of head.

Smells earthy and savory. This is absolutely mole. Roasty savory chocolate with some spices: cinnamon, cumin. There's a touch of nut and some vegetal peppers as well. Go figure!

The flavour is more of the same, but much richer. This is a very smoothe and drinkable beer, but holy mole (NO ONE HAS EVER USED THAT PUN EVER, I'm SURE!), it really is wholly mole. Cold carbonated mole. A lot of the same notes as the nose: chocolate for sure for sure, cinnamon, cumin, burnt/roasted malts. Some chili, and a mild pepper heat as it comes down.

I mean, this boils down to two things. Do you like mole? Do you like drinking mole? If you answered no to either, this probably won't be for you. It IS however a very well crafted beer: complex and layered: an excellent representation of what it's trying to be. I am glad I picked it up, and am enjoying the experience, but it's not one that I'd want to make my go to every day: I'm just not interested in drinking mole all the time. Definitely worth checking out, though.

kemoarps, Oct 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

hemorhoidzz, Oct 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Jame515, Oct 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

MSandahl23, Sep 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

jpaulsen, Sep 28, 2013
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3.96/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

can into a tulip.

pours a pitch black with a nice beige head that very quickly dissipates. the smell is big on chili peppers and not much else. not too overpowering though. the taste is different. it starts out quite sweet and the chili peppers come in on the finish, but don't linger. very drinkable actually. not very hot at all. medium bodied with light carbonation.

overall as a fan of chili beers I like this one a lot. recommended.

Axnjxn, Sep 27, 2013
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3.61/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer poured an opaque brown with a decent amount of sediment and little to no head. The aroma was of sweet caramel malt and cocoa that did not fully encapsulate the flavors to come. The taste was slightly sweet and malty with less cocoa on than the aroma, but what the aroma did not represent was the spice. There were flavors of cinnamon and cardamom with a slight hint of clove which was all very autumn appropriate. While I didn’t detect much heat from the chile peppers I did detect a bit of their bittery presence. The flavor did leave the lingering presence of Mole on my palate which is an obvious target. Definitely an interesting brew and probably with more heat fresh.

brurevu, Sep 16, 2013
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ccozzi, Jun 26, 2013
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3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

blargimus had sent me a box of CANs and although I was quick to get tone77 his share, I put mine in the reefer to chill and then got caught up with both school and a heavy influx of bottles, all of which are now put to rest.

From the CAN: "Equinox-Recycle-Vision-Pod-Serpent-El Costillo-Solar-Worship-Scoville-Recycle-Harvest"; "Hand-Crafted"; "Seasonal Stout"; "Ale with Peppers, Cocoa and Spices".

The Crack posed no difficulty nor did I experience gushing or any other form of problem. That may have been a bad batch. An inverted Glug began a nice bit of pseudo-cascading action, but I finally had to back off to avoid overflow. I had a brief, fizzy finger of deep-tan head with low retention as the result of my efforts. Color was a deep, dark-brown which allowed ZERO light penetration. The melange of scents emanating on the nose was fabulous! Chile pepper? Check. Cocoa chocolatiness? Check. Other unidentifiable spices? You bet. No lacing, but an oily film laid atop the beer. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium and I was worshipful of the idea that they did not go overboard on the Scoville units. Just as IBUs measure a beer's hoppiness, SUs measures a pepper's heat and I am not terribly tolerant of heat. This tasted like my buddy, Ernie's, mom's mole and that is saying something! She was a great cook and knew how much I appreciated her culinary works. The three main ingredients really worked well together to create a spicy, peppery, chocolaty taste that I find hard to describe otherwise. The finish held a heat that lingered well after the swallow and I am again glad that they did not go overboard. This could be a scorching beer if they allowed it to be as such. Phew. This is what I would describe as an acquired taste.

woodychandler, Jun 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

djre4orm, Jun 13, 2013
Autumnal Molé Stout from Ska Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 351 ratings.