Autumnal Molé Stout - Ska Brewing Co.

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Autumnal Molé StoutAutumnal Molé Stout

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369 Ratings
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Ratings: 369
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 17.04%
Wants: 26
Gots: 29 | 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 rhino54
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of HawkFan1968
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of brewmastercat
3.28/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Jaysauras
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Very very surprised by this beer after what I read on some of the reviews.

L: Enjoyed from a standard pint glass. Poured a deep opaque brown/black with very little if any head. Bit strange since most of the stouts I've had have almost an access of head to them. Not an overly impressive visual beer.

S: The smell that hits me right off the bat is chocolate malt with a little flash of red pepper. It's faint, but not faint enough that you don't recognize you are about to drink a chile beer. Nice aroma honestly, not overpowering, but good.

T: The taste is what got me. Peppers hit you right up front, not spicy, not hot, but you definitely can taste the presence. It settles into what I can only describe as a delicious blend of dark chocolate, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The dark chocolate notes are extremely prevalent and it isn't sickeningly sweet like some stouts. The pepperiness to it is similar to that of a good red wine.

F: It definitely isn't a big tasting beer, a little bit thin and soft with a light bit of carbonation to it. What you would expect from a stout, maybe a little thinner than average.

O: Overall I am VERY impressed. Quite unique and enjoyable. I was sad to have missed out on Xocoveza, but this one was actually recommended to me by a Stone employee and I wasn't disappointed!

Photo of ToddHolder
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Fordknox
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of mactrail
3.28/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This seems fizzy enough at first pour but it does flatten out and end up as a spicy soup that is not so appetizing. The aroma is intriguing, kind of a Mexican cocoa with dark red chile powder. It's just dark and murky in appearance.

Some sweetness, roasted malt with a cocoa hint, and sharp red pepper tang. There is a modest chile heat after a few sips but it's not really hot. Very aromatic.

This is my least favorite of the usually delicious Ska stouts. Actually it could work with such interesting flavors. From the 12 oz can purchased at Bine & Vine in San Diego.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.09/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of 12packpoet
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of pkalix
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

idunno... smells thin. looks.... just dark.... smell is thin, like a cheap-bar kind of smell.... taste is the same- cheap-bar kind of taste, with some chocolate and chile saving its ass..... not enough chile for me though.... I bought a six pack hoping this stuff is gonna be decent, but having my doubts.... another drink.... meh, i'm giving this stuff away.....

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Best by 3/1/15.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, cinnamon, and dried chile pepper aromas. Taste is much the same with dark roasted malt, cocoa nib, cinnamon, and chile pepper flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness and chile heat on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with lots of earthy cocoa, cinnamon, and chile qualities all around.

Serving type: can.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.88/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Modernrickk
3.61/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Smells like molé
Tastes like molé

I love molé

But just looks damn ugly for a beer.. The head disappears right away

And the carbonation (good) is saving this beer from being terrible

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4.04/5  rDev +12.8%

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2/5  rDev -44.1%

Photo of hophead86
4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

Great Stout , the aroma is awesome Mexican chocolate Cinnamon, nutmeg , dont get any alcohol in the nose .It taste even better . Overall a great brew actually but me a couple 6 packs to put away .

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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Autumnal Molé Stout from Ska Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 369 ratings.