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Autumnal Molé Stout - Ska Brewing Co.

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Autumnal Molé StoutAutumnal Molé Stout

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BA SCORE
82
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349 Ratings
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Ratings: 349
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 16.99%
Wants: 26
Gots: 24 | 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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Photo of Mattias
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Mattias, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of jonbeer89
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

jonbeer89, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of toastymalts
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

toastymalts, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of bark
3.2/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

The colour is dark cold brown (50 EBC), the liquid is clear. There is no head, foam or lacing at all.

The dry smell is fruity-spicy with distinct hot notes of reserved chili fruits. Green peppers, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger.

The taste is spicy, but not as hot as I ha expected. Mostly nutmeg and cinnamon. Behind the spices, I think I can discern a clean and dry stout with some burned malts. Some clean bitterness, some malt sourness. Cocoa and toffee. Medium body. The aftertaste got growing chili notes and some alcohol. Cola beans and a light spicy sweetness. The finish is warming with some lingering bitter flavours and sweet toffee flavours.

The carbonation is medium strong, the small bubbles sharp and short-lived. The liquid is light and a little dry.

bark, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of Misfit_Hiking_Krew
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Misfit_Hiking_Krew, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of TheCondor
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Sweet packaging, cool picture on the front of the can. Like the name of the brew too, very cool! Side poured from a can into a mug with standard vigor. Pours a jet black color with very little head or retention, but incredible lacing. Every drink you take is illustrated in the lacing on the side of the glass!

Smell - Smoky chocolates, malts, dark chocolate, and a hint of peppers and spices as the brew warms. A little subdued but good nonetheless.

Taste - A nice smooth coffee and chocolate flavor is intemixed with spices such as nutmeg and chile peppers. Very unique, as this style typically is.

Mouthfeel - A real smooth finish, similar to the stouts from which the beer takes its name. The chile peppers and hot sauce really come alive at the finish of the beer. Medium bodied with minimal carbonation.

Overall - This is a pretty tasty brew overall. I would certainly recommend trying it, for it is tasty! Very unique style, tasty. you can ue this brew to impress your beer snob friends as something they may never have had. Check it out next chance you get@

TheCondor, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Whiskeydeez, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of scruffwhor
4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blackety black with a dark brown highlight to it. Very quick dark brown head with no retention. The beer looks oily.

Smokey pepper mixed with coffee, dark chocolate and coffee make up the aroma. Very chipotle-ey.

Super roasted malts mixing well with chocolate and coffee. Palate is slick and oily. This is a chile beer where you can taste the chili's. But they aren't overpowering. Everything seems to come together very well.

scruffwhor, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of ShutOutTheSky
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

ShutOutTheSky, Jan 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Jspriest, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of beergorrilla
3/5  rDev -16.4%

beergorrilla, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of Zaphog
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Zaphog, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of CORKSCREWFISH
3/5  rDev -16.4%

CORKSCREWFISH, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of UncleBuccs
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

UncleBuccs, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of psdonnelly
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

psdonnelly, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of deweese
3/5  rDev -16.4%

deweese, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a two finger high mocha colored head that dissipated within 30 seconds, leaving only a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of chocolate roasted malts in the nose along with some hints of smokiness. Some hints of chili peppers become noticeable as the beer warms up.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of light roasted chocolate along with notes of nutmeg and hints of chili peppers.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a very drinkable chili beer because the peppers aren't that prominent and don't contribute any heat to the taste.

metter98, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of coreyfmcdonald
2.48/5  rDev -30.9%
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.

coreyfmcdonald, Jan 05, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -51.3%

ironwill54, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of profondo
4/5  rDev +11.4%

profondo, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of Dat
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Dat, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of mjohnson17
3/5  rDev -16.4%

mjohnson17, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of afluentturtle
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a snifter.

Appearance: Poured a dark brown/off black with a small amount of head. No lacing.

Smell: Toasted malts, hint of vanilla, some chocolate, that's about it.

Taste: Non descript stout, chocolate hints, slightly woody. I can't taste any chile peppers at all.

Mouthfeel: Feels pretty light, smoot, not much carbonation. Very easy to drink and I would for sure drink this again of it was free.

Honestly wasn't that special, maybe it needs somthing to set it apart but for me it was just another dark beer. I couldn't find any chile peppers in this brew at all.

afluentturtle, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of Jasonrm72
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Jasonrm72, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque black in color with some crimson red highlights visible at the edges of the glass. The beer has a thin (less than quarter finger) beige head that reduces to absolutely nothing. No lacing is observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of cinnamon with some lighter notes of chocolate and chilis.

T: Moderate flavors of dark malts, coffee, cinnamon, bittersweet dark chocolate, and some chilis. There is a light amount of bitterness and chili heat in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with light amounts of carbonation.

O: Probably the easiest drinking beer I have tried in the Chile beer style and it has a nice complexity of flavors to it. Not something I would want to have multiple in a session but definitely an enjoyable beer.

dbrauneis, Dec 23, 2012
Autumnal Molé Stout from Ska Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 349 ratings.