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Autumnal Mole Stout - Ska Brewing Co.

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Autumnal Mole StoutAutumnal Mole Stout

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272 Ratings
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Ratings: 272
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 16.81%
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)
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rawfish

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3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Oh how I miss this brewery since moving from CO. Can obtained as an extra from the ever generous MinorThreat.

Pour is slightly viscous, pitch black, not even holding up to a light can create any highlights. Small head of mocha with some retention. Lacing is fleeting but does appear during the drink.

Odd aroma, deep chocolate malt and roasted tones before the spices and chiles take over and make a vegetative smorgasbord. Beets, earth, rich cocoa powder, strong cinnamon and cumin, a really engaging spiced stout but I'm not sure I enjoy it.

Deep cocoa powder and less chiles than expected. Spices dominate with a cinnamon and mild curry powder flavor the rest of the drink is taken up by chocolate sweetness and a really offputting tuber-like vegetative heavy hop presence. Chilies add a very slight heat on the back end.

Body is medium with adequate carbonation. There is no alcohol standing out, I would prefer the chilies to pop more instead o blending with the cinnamon and cocoa spice profile.

Nice Idea using the cocoa and chile but other breweries have done this before to greater success (New Belgium Cocoa Mole, Lost Abbey Mayan Judgement Day, etc.). Hops bring too much herbal and vegetative flavors while the spices and chilies should be more balanced. Taxing to the palate after a while.

Serving type: can

12-20-2013 05:08:21 | More by rawfish
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

3.3/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a snifter. Thanks, Cliff.

A: Black with a tiny foam head. No lacing.

S: Chili peppers dominate with cocoa lingering in the background. Perhaps some cumin, too.

T: Zesty with chili peppers, chocolate and attitude. Spices pop up and do the nasty with the tongue. A lingering pepery finish.

M: Light to medium with low carbonation.

O: Glad I tried it, but Chile beer is not one of my favorites. Too spicy for my taste.

Serving type: can

12-16-2013 18:57:01 | More by brewskifan55
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2%

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North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -30%

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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9%

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Goosehunter75

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3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - Pours a very dark cola with 1 1/2 finger dark tan head. A little less than average head retnetion and no lacing

S - Interesting. The spices and peppers hit you right up front. Its not hot smelling by any means. Maybe a little hint of chocolate in there. Oddly enought he aroma reminds me of season salt.

T - Not bad but not good. Slightly saltly. The chile is there but isnt hot at all. Like chocolate present. Again, the overall taste reminds me of season salt. The flavors just work well together for em

M - A light to medium body beer. Fairly creamy with a strange aftertaste

O - At least I can say I have tried it. Not gross but nothing I will ever want again!

Serving type: can

11-25-2013 22:45:38 | More by Goosehunter75
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -16%

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Autumnal Mole Stout from Ska Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.