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Autumnal Molé Stout - Ska Brewing Co.

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Autumnal Molé StoutAutumnal Molé Stout

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Ratings: 346
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 16.99%
Wants: 26
Gots: 23 | 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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1/5  rDev -72.1%

stxSS07, Oct 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

Hacksaw34, Oct 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

jheezee, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of Chrixsus
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Chrixsus, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of rfbenavi80
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

rfbenavi80, Oct 25, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

thinwhiteduke, Oct 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

meanviking, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of obrike
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Intrigued by the can, so I picked up a single at Round Rock Specs.

Poured a dark brown, not quite black into my 512 pint glass. Minimal head receeded quite quickly. Leaves absolutely no lace...almost looks like a cola.

Smells nice. Getting some fall spices...almost pumpkin beer spices...cinammon, nutmeg, cocoa. A bit of mild chili spice kicking in as well. I like it.

Taste follows suit. Getting the sweet spices upon first sip, followed by some of the peppers at the end...lingering on the throat. Interesting beer. A little thin, but again, this is actually officially labeled as a Chile Beer, not a Stout, so i won't ding it too much for mouthfeel. Roasted malt and chili bring an interesting flavor.

My first venture into Chili beer, I'd like to try a few more and compare to this one. This is certainly a unique style and I applaud Ska for brewing it.

obrike, Oct 20, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

kew, Oct 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

cdwil, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of bens0n
4.23/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a really dark brown, almost opaque. Theres a a very miniscule amount of head that dissipates very quickly, eventually completely flattens out.

On the nose its a very well blended spicy Guac smell that reminds you of Mexican food, not really hot spicy peppers at all though. Its not a nostril singing pepper smell like most other peppered/chile beers I've tried.

Flavor wise its actually really smooth with a nice Mexican food flavor that I can't really seem to describe any other way. It's a pretty weak stout, its like a thicker dry stout, not much roasty/toasty going on, but the mexican food/guac flavor is amazingly well blended, most chile beers have a real spicy bite to them that layers inbetween sips. I feel like I'm eating chips with guacamole when I'm taking sips of this...

I snagged this beer wanting to try something new not knowing what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised, this is a very well balanced beer that goes down nice and smooth, couldn't really session these though, more of a novelty beer.

bens0n, Oct 20, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Guinnsslvr, Oct 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Tiernan, Oct 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

bigjer78, Oct 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

EasyDub, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of tut2528
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

shout out to fatbeats for this one! thanks man

A: pours with moderate viscosity, black as night with no transparency, minimal head formation that dissipates rather quickly leaving no film.

S: wow this is interesting and massively complex. at first I feel that it resembles the cologne/smell of an elderly man. but the more I analyze it I begin to pick up coffee grounds, smoke, strong tobacco, black pepper, cinnamon, cocoa and licorice. all are very much there and make them selves present

T: wow this is definitely a spice bomb. I pick up on a big cocoa backbone, black peppers, black licorice, a mild smokiness and a mixture of vegetables. the spiciness (meaning the heat) definitely kicks in during the finish and leaves a tingling on the lips

M: medium bodied, minimal carbonation, spicy feel on the palate.

O: this is my first chile beer, and I must say that I had no idea what to expect from this kind of brew. I was surprised on just how complex the aroma was of this brew and even in the taste. The spices really dominate the body along with a huge cocoa backbone and I feel that its a war between bold spiciness and sweet cocoa thus creating a slight imbalance. To be honest, I would not think of this as being a beer because of the immense spices.

tut2528, Oct 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

vcoggins, Oct 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Antnyd82, Oct 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Eriktheipaman, Oct 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

hilgart1, Oct 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

ThaApricot, Oct 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

PthPndr, Oct 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

carrollmel7, Oct 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

dbstuart88, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of genitempo
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Terrible can art. ( Not trying to start on a bitter note, but Ska Brewing is not known for their crafty illustrations.) I let the beer sit in the can to warm up a bit and poured slowly into a pint glass. Decent poor with a dark creamy head that fizzled out quickly. The body was a dark chocolate with unrestrained carbonation rising. No lace with sipping.

S- Cocoa was the key player with undertones of some spice. Didn't smell "beery" in the least.

T- Definitely impressed with the flavor. Based on the smell, I assumed it would hit me up from with chocolate, but the spiciness was pivotal. Cleans away nicely with a hint of spiciness from the peppers on the back of the tongue.

MF - Unimpressed. Very thinned out and overly-carbonated.

O- Despite naming your brewery after a musical genre that everybody prays will never return, Ska Brewing shows its strength in this beer. With a solid ale like this, its always good to remember to never underestimate the potential of a Colorado microbrewery.

genitempo, Oct 11, 2012
Autumnal Molé Stout from Ska Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 346 ratings.