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Autumnal Molé Stout - Ska Brewing Co.

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Autumnal Molé StoutAutumnal Molé Stout

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82
good

366 Ratings
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Ratings: 366
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 17.04%
Wants: 26
Gots: 27 | 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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Pours opaque black. The 1/4 inch tan head quickly disappears completely and leaves no lace.

The smell is of chocolate, cinnamon, toasted malt and faint chili pepper.

The taste is of dark chocolate, cinnamon and dark fruit sweetness.

The texture is heavy bodied with low carbonation.

I was pleasantly surprised by this. Chocolate and cinnamon dominate the aroma and flavor with accents of dark fruit and chili pepper. Very good.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a tulip glass. This beer is deep black, only slightly brighter around the edges. A frothy mocha head forms and then completely disappears almost immediately. I caught a ton of varied aroma on the pour, all of which were confirmed in the still glass: nice milk/dark chocolate balance, vanilla, cinnamon, and a hint of vegetal spiciness. The taste isn't as nice as the nose, but still contains some decent cocoa and a hint of the cinnamon. It's all corralled by the pepper spiciness, which feels higher in the balance than it should be. Everything tastes decent together, but I wish that more of the wonderful sweet spices contained in the nose were present in the taste. Body is light and slick, the pepper spiciness again keeps any of the sweetness from becoming overbearing. IMO, beers like this should lay the sweet flavors (milk chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon) on thick, balance them with dark chocolate/slight hop bitterness, and then use the spice as a tool to keep the finish dry and leave the imbiber wanting more. Mole stout seems a bit out of whack (compared to the Hunas/Abraxis's of the world, which really isn't fair), but for 9-12 per sixer and at an ABV that makes it sessionable within it's style, it's definitely worth checking out if you (like me) can't get enough of the Mexican hot chocolate stout trend.

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Autumnal Molé Stout from Ska Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 366 ratings.