1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Autumnal Mole Stout - Ska Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Autumnal Mole StoutAutumnal Mole Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
81
good

271 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 271
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 17.09%
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)
View: Beers (26) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 271 | Reviews: 73 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of stxSS07
stxSS07

Illinois

1/5  rDev -72%

10-27-2012 02:55:46 | More by stxSS07
Photo of Hacksaw34
Hacksaw34

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

10-26-2012 03:41:34 | More by Hacksaw34
Photo of jheezee
jheezee

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

10-26-2012 00:05:04 | More by jheezee
Photo of Chrixsus
Chrixsus

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12%

10-25-2012 19:15:31 | More by Chrixsus
Photo of rfbenavi80
rfbenavi80

Missouri

3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saw this one on a blog, thought it sounded interesting. Picked up a six pack when it came out. Can poured into a snifter.

A-Pours a very dark brown that appears black in the glass. It has only brown highlights on the edges of the glass and 1 finger of dark tan colored head that lingers for only a while then recedes to a very thin cap on top.

S- Light amount of chocolate, mixed with various spices. You can really smell the peppers in this one. They smell like ripe roasted red chile peppers, but it does not burn your nose. This one really opens up and turns spicier on the nose as it warms.

T- Follows nose well. Chile flavor is there with maybe a mild amount of heat. Rich chocolate and spices mixed with ripe roasted red chilies. Like I said, there seems to be a small amount of heat from the chile peppers, but the flames seem to be put out with the various rich spices and chocolate they used.

M- Medium body with a pleasant creaminess. Low amount of carbonation, almost seems non-existant.

O- Not a bad beer at all. Very unique. I think I enjoyed the Lips of Faith Cocoa Mole better. This one seems to have more of a stout character than the Lips of Faith. That being said....This one is still worth trying.

Serving type: can

10-25-2012 00:20:10 | More by rfbenavi80
Photo of thinwhiteduke
thinwhiteduke

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -30%

10-24-2012 01:36:04 | More by thinwhiteduke
Photo of meanviking
meanviking

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -2%

10-21-2012 21:37:32 | More by meanviking
Photo of obrike
obrike

Texas

3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Intrigued by the can, so I picked up a single at Round Rock Specs.

Poured a dark brown, not quite black into my 512 pint glass. Minimal head receeded quite quickly. Leaves absolutely no lace...almost looks like a cola.

Smells nice. Getting some fall spices...almost pumpkin beer spices...cinammon, nutmeg, cocoa. A bit of mild chili spice kicking in as well. I like it.

Taste follows suit. Getting the sweet spices upon first sip, followed by some of the peppers at the end...lingering on the throat. Interesting beer. A little thin, but again, this is actually officially labeled as a Chile Beer, not a Stout, so i won't ding it too much for mouthfeel. Roasted malt and chili bring an interesting flavor.

My first venture into Chili beer, I'd like to try a few more and compare to this one. This is certainly a unique style and I applaud Ska for brewing it.

Serving type: can

10-20-2012 22:18:20 | More by obrike
Photo of kew
kew

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9%

10-20-2012 19:08:11 | More by kew
Photo of cdwil
cdwil

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5%

10-20-2012 12:42:46 | More by cdwil
Photo of bens0n
bens0n

Texas

4.23/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a really dark brown, almost opaque. Theres a a very miniscule amount of head that dissipates very quickly, eventually completely flattens out.

On the nose its a very well blended spicy Guac smell that reminds you of Mexican food, not really hot spicy peppers at all though. Its not a nostril singing pepper smell like most other peppered/chile beers I've tried.

Flavor wise its actually really smooth with a nice Mexican food flavor that I can't really seem to describe any other way. It's a pretty weak stout, its like a thicker dry stout, not much roasty/toasty going on, but the mexican food/guac flavor is amazingly well blended, most chile beers have a real spicy bite to them that layers inbetween sips. I feel like I'm eating chips with guacamole when I'm taking sips of this...

I snagged this beer wanting to try something new not knowing what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised, this is a very well balanced beer that goes down nice and smooth, couldn't really session these though, more of a novelty beer.

Serving type: can

10-20-2012 02:03:27 | More by bens0n
Photo of Guinnsslvr
Guinnsslvr

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9%

10-20-2012 01:51:06 | More by Guinnsslvr
Photo of Tiernan
Tiernan

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5%

10-20-2012 00:31:50 | More by Tiernan
Photo of bigjer78
bigjer78

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12%

10-18-2012 22:04:34 | More by bigjer78
Photo of EasyDub
EasyDub

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2%

10-17-2012 05:41:43 | More by EasyDub
Photo of tut2528
tut2528

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

shout out to fatbeats for this one! thanks man

A: pours with moderate viscosity, black as night with no transparency, minimal head formation that dissipates rather quickly leaving no film.

S: wow this is interesting and massively complex. at first I feel that it resembles the cologne/smell of an elderly man. but the more I analyze it I begin to pick up coffee grounds, smoke, strong tobacco, black pepper, cinnamon, cocoa and licorice. all are very much there and make them selves present

T: wow this is definitely a spice bomb. I pick up on a big cocoa backbone, black peppers, black licorice, a mild smokiness and a mixture of vegetables. the spiciness (meaning the heat) definitely kicks in during the finish and leaves a tingling on the lips

M: medium bodied, minimal carbonation, spicy feel on the palate.

O: this is my first chile beer, and I must say that I had no idea what to expect from this kind of brew. I was surprised on just how complex the aroma was of this brew and even in the taste. The spices really dominate the body along with a huge cocoa backbone and I feel that its a war between bold spiciness and sweet cocoa thus creating a slight imbalance. To be honest, I would not think of this as being a beer because of the immense spices.

Serving type: can

10-17-2012 02:56:02 | More by tut2528
Photo of vcoggins
vcoggins

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2%

10-16-2012 02:19:27 | More by vcoggins
Photo of Antnyd82
Antnyd82

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12%

10-15-2012 01:28:35 | More by Antnyd82
Photo of Eriktheipaman
Eriktheipaman

California

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

10-14-2012 22:44:59 | More by Eriktheipaman
Photo of hilgart1
hilgart1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2%

10-13-2012 23:42:46 | More by hilgart1
Photo of ThaApricot
ThaApricot

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9%

10-13-2012 04:05:02 | More by ThaApricot
Photo of PthPndr
PthPndr

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +5%

10-12-2012 18:13:07 | More by PthPndr
Photo of carrollmel7
carrollmel7

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2%

10-12-2012 05:18:04 | More by carrollmel7
Photo of dbstuart88
dbstuart88

Colorado

4/5  rDev +12%

10-11-2012 15:59:41 | More by dbstuart88
Photo of genitempo
genitempo

Texas

3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Terrible can art. ( Not trying to start on a bitter note, but Ska Brewing is not known for their crafty illustrations.) I let the beer sit in the can to warm up a bit and poured slowly into a pint glass. Decent poor with a dark creamy head that fizzled out quickly. The body was a dark chocolate with unrestrained carbonation rising. No lace with sipping.

S- Cocoa was the key player with undertones of some spice. Didn't smell "beery" in the least.

T- Definitely impressed with the flavor. Based on the smell, I assumed it would hit me up from with chocolate, but the spiciness was pivotal. Cleans away nicely with a hint of spiciness from the peppers on the back of the tongue.

MF - Unimpressed. Very thinned out and overly-carbonated.

O- Despite naming your brewery after a musical genre that everybody prays will never return, Ska Brewing shows its strength in this beer. With a solid ale like this, its always good to remember to never underestimate the potential of a Colorado microbrewery.

Serving type: can

10-11-2012 02:45:09 | More by genitempo
Autumnal Mole Stout from Ska Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.