Dawn Patrol Imperial Molé Stout | Coastal Empire Beer Co.

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4.03/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coastal Empire Beer Co.
Georgia, United States
coastalempirebeer.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,554
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
38
pDev:
6.7%
 
 
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5
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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by Georgiabeer:
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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of Zonian1
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Heat in the finish. This is the best part. Scott's bottle. Quaffable stuff if you like the substyle. Bottle from Atlana. Too much mole for breakfast, I think.

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Photo of iheartmyTHO
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I've had several mole stouts, and this one just isn't going to be one of my favorites. There's plenty of typical stout flavors - chocolate, malt, coffee, nut. All good. You do taste the spice and peppers. But there's this overwhelming raisin flavor that I just don't care for in any beer.

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Photo of StraightNoChaser
4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: dark almost opaque brown. Full mocha head and lacing.
Smell: Coffee and dark fruit, hint of cinnamon and peppers. Quite a rich nose.
Taste: much like the nose. A slight pepper burn in the finish. This lingers but isn't pronounced. Very nice.

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Photo of Cottontown201
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled 11/15/15

Dark imperial stout, little head, neglible lacing. The mole/cinnamon scent is immediately noticeable. Nice pepper note, didn't really change as it warmed. Nice balance between peppers, mole, coffee, and the fig/raisin. Can't detect an alcohol burn from the 12 % ABV. Drank that bomber way too fast. They call it a breakfast stout. Hope I can try it in the morning sometime.

Wish I had this brewery's beers more often than the two or three trips I make to Savannah each year!

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Photo of ThickNStout
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 11.99. No bottling date but this was released within the past couple months. Served in a goblet.

Pours oil black with two fingers of deep mocha head. That beautiful head fades to a very thin ring around the edge without leaving any lace.

Robust aromas of coffee, chili peppers, chocolate, cinnamon and a faint hint of dark fruit. Quite nice.

This is a rich and complex beer. Coffee, ancho chillies, dark chocolate, spiced candied raisins, roast malt, burnt caramel and a decent kick of booze. Both flavor and spice from the peppers are present. This decadent blend of breakfast stout and molé stout works quite well and does a great job masking the alcohol.

Creamy, medium full body with moderately soft carbonation. Coffee, ancho and spiced booze doused raisins rest on the palate in the finish.

Kudos to Coastal Empire. Dawn Patrol is a bold new take that deftly combines breakfast stout with molé stout. This is the first brew I've tried from Coastal Empire and has me looking forward to seeing what else they are capable of.

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Photo of satoberg
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerando
4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
3.59/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of T_Hass
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of JNForsyth
4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jws7968
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sendbeer
4.42/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of macrosmatic
3.67/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 22 oz. bottle into a Cigar City Brewing goblet.

A: Very dark brown and opaque, with a low level of visible carbonation. Forms a couple finger's of tan head quickly, though it doesn't stick around for long.

S: Chocolate and roasted malt sweetness, light chilis and vanilla. Not a big aroma – this may need to warm up some.

T: OK...there's a lot going on here. We start with the cacao nibs up front. Roasted chili pepper flavor, roasted malts with light attendant coffee. Then comes a punch of capsaicin peppery heat that lasts throughout the rest of the drink. It's not Ghost Face Killah level, but certainly hotter than Hunahpu. Some vanilla, leather, dark fruit (raisons mostly), and cinnamon. The other spices I can’t pick out individually - but I was afraid they’d come across like a Christmas beer/Yankee candle when taken together...but they don’t. Certainly a rich, well-spiced aspect, though they only open up as the beer warms. The hang is spicy peppered chocolate.

M: This has a heavy body, though not as substantial as Hunahpu. Still some residual sugars though. Certainly has some alcohol heat mixed with the pepper burn going down. Low carbonation sensation.

O: This was reasonably good, and my favorite of Coastal's beers I've had so far. To me, this is too spicy. I love hot, spicy foods, but spicy drinks aren’t generally my preference. I enjoy peppered beers with the flavor of the peppers and just hints of the spice, but this swings a little bit too far for me. While I appreciate them not brewing the umpteenth iteration of the Hunahpu/Mexican Cake/Bomb/Abraxas formula, I think the beer suffered a bit from the addition of too many spices…and the raisons. Especially the raisons. I get the Mole thing, but they just don’t fit in this beer. Still, as I’ve said before – it’s largely a conceptual issue. Execution-wise, I think they did fairly well. Could tone down the alcohol presence a bit, maybe a thicker body, or less capsaicin. Still, decent.

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Photo of IckyT2012
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fitze
3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pens1967
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - The beer was a browinsh-black color tan head that has a reddish tint

Smell - As best I can describe it, the nose was spicy raisins.

Taste - The heat is very present in the initial but does not overwhelm. Then the raisins, or perhaps it is soy sauce, that overwhelms me. Chocolate notes go well with the spice, but the raisins detract. The heat lingers as do the raisins.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation is on target. It creates a nice smooth stout.

Overall - There is a lot of good here, but I think the raisins mask that good.

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Photo of Domvan
4.54/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tplummer27
4.55/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamesBondGA
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a dark brown/black, with a tan head. Little to no lacing left. tastes and smells of chocolate, coffee and hints of chili pepper. 12% really doesn't hit you like you would expect

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Dawn Patrol Imperial Molé Stout from Coastal Empire Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 38 ratings