Mole Smoke | Surly Brewing Company

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89
very good
68 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
surlybrewing.com

Style: Smoked Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kbutler1 on 02-01-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
68
Reviews:
15
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
8.27%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Powderhornphil
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dactrius
4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dmorgan310
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Mole smoke pours a black color little head. Big spicey aroma hints of smoke. Taste is big smokey nice kick from peppers. Good body and feel. Overall very nice heat, not too much, mixes well with smoke.

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Photo of bad_shaver
4.49/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of npachl
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of n2185
3.72/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cbcrunch
3.77/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.56/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lucular
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not all that spicy, just a little kick of heat. Paired very well with the delicious deconstructed tamale served in the brewhall restaurant. I would definitely pick this up if it were in cans.

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Photo of CJCouillard
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NilocRellim
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very dark brown. Smells like a smokey mesquite pepper, green chili pepper, roasted malts, dark chocolate, and rich bitterness. Tastes like it smells, smokey green chili pepper, slight capsicum spiciness, toasty-bitterness that lingers.

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Photo of jonbonfondle
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EJJ1848
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Josholson666
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of josephwa
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Evilyak
3.53/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark - black, really. No head or lacing.

Smell is muted for me. I get some malt and a little smoke, but not the cocoa or pepper I might have expected. (Edit - it warmed up and I got popped with the smoke.)

Flavor is chili. I like pepper beers, but I'm missing the Baltic Porter on this one. (Edit 2 - a lot more Porter flavors are showing up now.)

Might be too cold on tap here, which is why I'm missing things.

(Still) Not my favorite.

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Photo of Shawner
3.53/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of warmbier804
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheFizzinator
3.72/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emerge077
3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of timfc
4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Mole Smoke from Surly Brewing Company
4.11 out of 5 based on 68 ratings.
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