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Autumnal Molé Stout - Ska Brewing Co.

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Autumnal Molé StoutAutumnal Molé Stout

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Ratings: 365
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 17.04%
Wants: 26
Gots: 28 | 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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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of facundoCNB
4.23/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

a reddish dark brown pour with a finger of head which quickly diminished.
smells spicy, yet sweet. cinnamon, cloves, chipotle peppers, chocolate, cedar

a sweet hit of spices up front (nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves) followed by chipotle spicyness which isn't very strong. the sweet chocolate overtone makes this an excellent balanced beer.

medium body +, low carbonation with a nice warm feeling.

this is an excellent beer. i just wish it was a tad bit more carbonated, but other than that, loved it.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of JeffreyJDavis
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: no head on a near completely black body with little light getting through forming a red tinge.

S: chiles, chocolate, roasted malt and hint of vanilla.

T: the one is very complex. cola, cinnamon, grass, vanilla, chile, chocolate, smokey, roasted malts. This one is all over the place.

M: medium body, thin for what I was wanting/expecting and moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: this is a very disorganized beer. the parts are good however the sum of the parts are off.

Photo of nickfl
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with a small head of tan foam on top of an opaque, black body. The head disappears rapidly and leaves no lace.

S - Chocolate, smoke, chilies, and cinnamon with a touch of roasted grain.

T - Dark bread with a touch of cola up front. Some chocolate and sweet toffee in the middle. Finishes with lots of vanilla, cinnamon, clove, and smoky chilies and a lingering heat.

M - Medium body, moderately low carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - It sounds good, smells good, and the individual notes of the flavor profile are nice but it just doesn't come come together. It is kind of disjointed and the base beer just isn't big enough to deal with the spices. I would love to try an imperial version of this beer, but I don't really like it as it is.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of russpowell
4.15/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours mahogany with 2 fingers of mocha colored head. Average head retention & some lacing

S: Chocolate, vanilla, white pepper & slight smokeyness

T: Mocha, cayenne pepper, carob, vanilla, & faint woody hops up front, Firey pepper & cocoa as this warms. Finishes with vanilla/mocha sweetness, some white & serano pepper,plus just a bit of herbal bitterness mixing with some cola& coffee grounds flavor

MF: Light/medium bodied, slight carbonation,

A very good chile beer, wish I bought more than a sixer...

Photo of MEW
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of zeff80
4.33/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Poured out a jet-black color with a one-finger, light brown head of bubbly foam. It left sticky rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of chocolate, chillies and a touch of cinnamon. So good.

T - Just a good as the aroma. Roasted malt, chocolate, spicy chillies and some cinnamon. Great balance of heat and sweet.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a really good beer. It's not a sixer I'd want to session all night but one or two really hits the spot.

Photo of EvanM
2.6/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer came essentially flat and tastes like someone pored a little stout into and old cola. It is somewhat interesting and does have some spice and heat but to me just not enough stout flavor to really qualify it as a stout. I usually love everything from SKA so I was really excited when I saw this in the store and did not hesitate to buy it. Really disappointing.

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can pours a deep black color with a small tan head. Not much for lacing or retention.

Nose is laden with chipotle and ground ancho. But wait, there is more spice action to speak of...almost like a pumpkin pie type of spice aspect. It definitely fits with the mole...I really want to cook a chicken in this.

Taste shows some really nice pepper and spice blending. Masterful job Ska! The pie spices are just enough to be noticed and are right on par with the spicy, but not hot peppers. The stout aspects are not overlooked with a chocolaty twist and provide some much needed sweetness to keep things from getting too spice/pepper leaning. Despite the bold flavors this beer is quite drinkable. I am not usually a huge fan of chipotle beers, but I find this one to be a very well done (smoky) chile beer.

Photo of hammondc
4.2/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Looks jet black, but is actually very dark ruby. Thin head that disappears quick.
S - Stong smoke to this one. For my South Tex friends, it is like roasted hatch chilis. Ground coffee in there too
T - Great. Good change from the run of the mill stouts. A bit of chocolate sweetness. Definite toastiness to it. The spice of the chills comes off the back.
M - A bit thin, actually. Very little carbonation.
O - Overall I like it a lot. I'd love to try it on draft. I'll keep it on hand for a change of pace in the cool weather.

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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1/5  rDev -72.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of rfbenavi80
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Autumnal Molé Stout from Ska Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 365 ratings.