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Autumnal Molé Stout - Ska Brewing Co.

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Autumnal Molé StoutAutumnal Molé Stout

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Ratings: 380
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 17.04%
Wants: 26
Gots: 33 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Ska Brewing Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Chile Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: gtermi on 09-21-2012

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Photo of KajII
3.32/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

[Suggested Glassware: Nonic Pint]

The pour was a murky dark brown with a small (less than 1 finger) fizzy light brown head that was fully diminishing and had no lacing at all.

The aroma was of a roasted malt and a leathery doughy yeast with notes of dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, molasses and a mild hint of chilis.

The taste was much like the aroma, lightly sweet and a tad malty with a touch of chocolate and molasses early on and then becoming very lightly bitter with a shot of coffee and a hard to notice hint of the chili peppers towards the finish. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow, with a mildly bitter mocha coffee taste and a super light peppery feel at the very end.

Mouthfeel was medium in body with a thin watery texture and an almost mild carbonation.

Overall this brew was not what I expected from a Chili Stout. I am always leary about peppery beers, but this one was very tasty with just a light peppery presence. I can see myself having this again...


Photo of claspada
3.86/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a super dark brown, almost black color with a medium sized light brown head of bubbly foam that recedes to leave some super sticky rings of lacing.

The aromas were a little lacking but were centered around dark and milk chocolate. As it warms you get some minimal chillies and a touch of cinnamon.

The tastes are an improvement on the aromas with more of a roasted maltiness, milk chocolate, mocha and toffee. The spicy chillies and cinnamon are more apparent as well in the finish.

The mouthfeel is medium boided with medium carbonation. Finish was crisp, lightly spicy and bitter but overall quite smooth and clean.

Overall this was a nice treat and quite drinkable. For such a low ABV offering this packs a nice flavor that I bet was even more strong when it was first released in early Autumn. Not a beer I would want to have everyday or more than two in a sitting despite the low ABV but a fine offering and quite balanced overall for a spice/chile beer.

Photo of Beaver13
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Pours dark brown, almost black, with a medium fizzy light brown head that quickly goes to a thin collar.

The aroma is nice mole spices - chocolate, cinnamon and chili.

The flavor is sweet chocolaty malts and cinnamon with a nice spicy chili kick in the finish. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and a bit watery.

Overall, a very nice mole beer - very similar to New Belgium's version, but maybe a step below.

Photo of macrosmatic
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to dogdoc for this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. can into a snifter glass.

A: Dark brown, but when held to the light it's more clear than expected. A good bit of visible carbonation present. Forms a thin off-white head.

S: Dried chili pepper, and maybe some burnt cold coffee.

T: The chili flavor is prominent up front, but unlike so many chili beers, it's not really spicy. Then roasty coffee, and maybe some very dark cacao bitterness. Finishes with the chili flavors fighting with the roast bitterness at the end.

M: Thin body but an almost creamy mouthfeel. Reminds me of a milk stout in mouthfeel, though not as sweet to be sure. I'm going to give this beer the benefit of the doubt that this is the feel that was intended, rather than a big thick stout like so many other chili beers are. The alcohol is well-hidden, and there's a decent amount of carbonation sensation.

O: This isn't bad, especially for a style that often isn't my favorite. That said, I wouldn't seek out another.

Photo of bshotbox
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

this stout was something that I have never had before. It was like a chilly, spicy stout. I think they got the body just right for the spices, no so much for the stout category, seems more like a brown stout at most. I enjoyed it for its creativity but think it would be hard to keep going back to. I think it is worth recommending, if you haven't tried a beer like this it is worth the adventure!

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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2/5  rDev -44.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of facundoCNB
4.26/5  rDev +19%
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%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Autumnal Molé Stout from Ska Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 380 ratings.