Molé Merkin | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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4.06/5
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18 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States
firestonebeer.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Barrel Aged Imperial Stout with chili, cinnamon, & cocoa nibs

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
18
pDev:
3.94%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
1
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0
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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of nickfl
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mustela_Man
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle to taster glasses

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Photo of Diura
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of avalon07
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Had this beer on-tap at Capital Ale House - Innsbrook, poured into a pint glass. Had a dark brown / black color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy, tan-colored, fairly long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A very nice aroma of chocolate, chili peppers, roasted malt, and spices.

T: Tasted of a moderate amount of roasted malt (a subtle presence), some spices (cinnamon, in particular), a lot of chocolate, some booze (the advertised brandy), and a good shot of chili peppers. A sweet and lively flavor. This is one of the more balanced chili stout flavors. Neither the chocolate nor chili peppers are overpowering. Quite delicious.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a warm, vibrant finish. Medium-bodied.

O: An extremely enjoyable, well made beer. Drinkable.

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Photo of RyanK252
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at BC's Pizza & Beer

A: Pours dark brown with a frothy tan head that settles to a thin layer and leaves some spotty lacing.

S: Nice hit from the spices, roasted malt, dark chocolate, a little vanilla, a touch of brandy, and brown sugar sweetness.

T: Spice come out up front, pleasant warmth from the chiles, vanilla, roasted malt, milk chocolate, a hint of char, a little brandy, and brown sugar sweetness.

M: Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, with a touch of warmth from the chiles and alcohol.

O: Wanted to try this one because it's so different. The flavor is really nice, but I feel this would have worked better with something with more body.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap. Interesting variant of velvet merkin in that the mole is truly incorporated into the base beer with the oats and bourbon, instead of being an add on the top. Smooth, chewy, and nuanced in the feel. The taste is milder than expected, almost tasting like a diablo cookie.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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11/25/18
Khyber Pass Pub Philadelphia PA

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Photo of Sparky44
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of swierczt
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Curt3
4.44/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BltByKrmn
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnInLA
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Molé Merkin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 18 ratings