Sunday Molé Stout
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,573
Ranked #7,141
4.08 | pDev: 8.82%
Apr 16, 2022
Jul 25, 2016
Sunday Molé StoutSunday Molé Stout
Notes: Sunday Molé Stout is an 11.3% ABV American Imperial Stout that captures everything you’d expect from a traditional molé – coffee, chocolate, heat and smokiness.
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Appearance: A hard pour releases a short-lived tan film that quickly fades away; the liquid beneath is espresso colored; speckles of lacing linger for a bit, regardless

Smell: Chocolate molé, bringing aromatics of charred Guajillo pepper, chocolate and a hint of cinnamon

Taste: Chocolate forward with the smoky charred pepper flavors quickly emerging; modest heat (which is why I think of Guajillo) and some cinnamon in the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low carbonation; a bit flabby but they may be due to age

Overall: Even though this bottle is almost five years old and three years past the "Best by" date, it still brings a nice flavor profile with all of the adjuncts present in the mix
Apr 16, 2022
Rated: 4.04 by beerjerk666 from Florida

Dec 05, 2021
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
I think stakem threw this in as an extra, but I could be confused as to who threw this in. But it was appreciated.

Pours black. Doesn't make too much of a head, 1/6" beige. I liked the nose, chocolate, chile peppers, cinnamon, coffee and even a hint of smoke to it. Its all there and it is done in a pleasant smelling way.

The taste is equally good as well. Roasted malt, chocolate, cinnamon, coffee, still that hint of smoke. That's how you do it. Mouth feel is also equally good as it makes 11.3% decently enjoyable to drink. A lot of beers with chipotle peppers or whatnot would literally taste hot at this abv, but they found a way to make this relatively croooooshable. One thing this beer does that rivals anybody's creation is a beautiful marriage of chipotle and smokiness. Just done as well as anybody on Earth has ever done it in that regard.

You know I wouldn't mind having a bottle or two of this in the cellar in the future. Its a real solid beer I rarely hear any chatter about.
Sep 21, 2021
Rated: 4.02 by Blogjackets from Ohio

Dec 10, 2020
Rated: 4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Nov 12, 2020
Rated: 3.55 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Jun 12, 2020
Rated: 4.04 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

Feb 03, 2020
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Reviewed by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a tulip.

Pours dark brown, nearly black, and opaque. The head is minimal and subsides very quickly. No lacing.

Aromas are complex and varied. Coffee, chocolate (dark and light) cinnamon, anise, chili peppers, smoke, char, vanilla, root beer. As the brew warms, the booze comes out, but not in a bad way.

The brew is initially sweet and spicy on the tip of the tongue. Chocolate (cocoa, fudge, cake batter, and milk) and cinnamon with a touch of chili at the outset. Coffee and char in midstream, with some molasses, brown bread, and a touch of dark fruit (dried cherry especially) and more cola/root beer notes. Vanilla, anise, and earthy goodness with some warming but fairly well-hidden booze for the ABV at the finish.

The brew is a bit thin yet sticky for the style.

This is a tasty brew that would have benefited from a little more astringency, such as a little more coffee or roasted notes. It comes off a little bit sweet and sticky; although it hides its ABV remarkably well.
Oct 26, 2019
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Reviewed by mothmanscott from Georgia

3.76/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a brown so deep it looks black producing almost a full finger of short-lived, dense, mocha head that leaves a thin, small collar ring but no lace or surface cap. Clarity is low as bight light does not penetrate it deeply when shown into it in a dark room. If I use my imagination I can see ruby highlights. Tiny bubbles of effervescence rise and heavy particulates swirl on the fringes of this dark brew. Aroma is a deep Tootsie Roll/Hershey's Special Dark chocolate hybrid in a blend of roast, coffee, smoke, chili pepper and a spiciness unrelated to the pepper that must be the cinnamon. I can't detect any alcohol in the nose (this changes slightly as the brew warms). Taste is bittersweet and a little raw: reminiscent of dry, unsweetened cocoa powder held on the tongue blended with coffee, sugary dark fruit, sour/wild cherries, char/burnt bread, smoke, chili, cinnamon and alcohol, alcohol, alcohol. Did I mention alcohol on the pallet? The alcohol prominence is intense enough to be cloying and it's warmth wins the tug of war with the chilis. The chipotle peppers come through the most. This stuff has a bitter finish and aftertaste that has to be due to the alcohol and not any particular hop/s content. The bitterness declines to become almost sweet in the finish but reappears in the Tootsie Roll, dark fruit-like and spicy but short lived aftertaste which transitions rapidly to a slight, otherwise tasteless, bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy bodied with low-medium carbonation, creamy but slightly slick and a little chewy with a grainy, prickly heat/spice on the tongue. With that said it is thin for the style. Neither complex nor balanced for an Imperial stout. The mouth is a deep let down after the promise of the nose which may be the highlight of this beer. I generally sing the praises of this brewery, but Sunday Mole Stout disappoints me.
Oct 18, 2019
Rated: 3.81 by mickyge from Massachusetts

Sep 22, 2019
Rated: 4 by dsshuck from Delaware

Sep 09, 2019
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Reviewed by AyatollahGold from Indiana

3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pouring from a 12 oz. bottle into a PAA glass, this beer pours out with a slick blackness; like the original. However, this one forms a pinky worth of caramel colored bubbles for a crown. They unfortunately don’t stick around too long and don’t leave any lacing in their disappearing act. 4

The nose brings fudgey chocolate mixing with slight peppers, cinnamon and even thick vanilla bean sweetness. Coffee does show through, with a little less sweetness than the original. 3.75

The taste follows the nose well. Brings a thick chocolate that’s reminiscent of a chocolate tootsie pop and then transitions into a pepper and cinnamon sprinkle.Slightly roasty coffee shows itself in near the end. Almost what I would imagine those Mexican candy suckers are like, the ones coated in the cinnamon or peppers. 3.75

The mouthfeel is reminiscent to the original in the fact that the carbonation is low and makes it feel still. Nowhere near the booziness in this though, and even with some slight pepper tingle, it seems a lot more approachable. 4

Overall, I enjoyed this more than the original. I thought it was more balanced and didn’t have the lingering alcohol hit as a distraction. 3.75
Aug 25, 2019
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Reviewed by Eddieeight from Ohio

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Looks black as night. Smell makes my nose tingle as the chili peppers are very forward. I’m also getting a little coffee aroma. Taste is a little heavy and is strong and bitter like dry cocoa. Coffee is also strong and tastes over roasted- very bitter and tastes a little burned. I am getting the peppers but not too strongly. Cinnamon which I love, is barely present although advertised on the bottle. Mouthfeel is medium thick with medium carbonation. Overall a little dry for my taste but a decent effort and I generally like weyerbacher beers.
Jun 23, 2019
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Reviewed by npolachek from New York

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
black with a brown head. Tastes like light roast coffee, Some creaminess, but not an unbelievable beer by any means. Drinkable, but nothing really special.
Jun 03, 2019
Rated: 3.37 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

May 03, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

May 02, 2019
Rated: 3.92 by Lukass from Ohio

Mar 30, 2019
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Reviewed by TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

3.54/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Serving: Bottle
Bottled/BB: Sep-21-2016/Sep-21-2018 (Consumed Mar-13-2019)

It is relatively disappointing looking with a brief tan head and otherwise nothing. Looks like bubblin' crude in a glass. The aroma is lightly smoky with roast peppers, rubber, fireball candy. The taste follows with chocolatey, gloppy, vaguely astringent, spicy-sweet with some coffee. It is fairly full-bodied with moderate carbonation, some astringency and a sweet finish. This is an all right beer. I don't get the need for mole beers and am further convinced that none of these people have actually had real, honest-to-god mole before. It would not make a good beer in my mind and additionally this doesn't taste like mole. It's weird. What's weirder is that despite all of that this is not a bad beer. Yes, it is messy from all of the layers, but it's got a nice chocolatey character and a little cinnamon spice left in it. I am actually glad it is a little old, as I think it has probably mellowed considerably. Anyway, the nose is a touch vegetal, the chile body is not my favorite, it is a little "brown"with flavor, but it did the job and I did continue to reach for another sip.

Mar 14, 2019
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Reviewed by Tucquan from Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Had this on 2018-12-31 in Columbia, PA from a 12 oz bottle

A - Opaque black with a nice brown head and moderate lace

S - Espresso latte and light roast. Not real complex

T - Rich dark chocolate cake with some char and mild pepper. Delicious.

M - Creamy and lucisious

O - enjoyed this quite a bit.
Dec 31, 2018
Rated: 4.16 by Genx from Georgia

Dec 28, 2018
Rated: 4.09 by gopens44 from Virginia

Dec 25, 2018
Rated: 4.08 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Nov 28, 2018
Rated: 3.16 by yaksurf from North Carolina

Nov 07, 2018
Rated: 3.55 by deg from New Hampshire

Nov 03, 2018
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Reviewed by SierraNevallagash from Maine

4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle dated 09/08/16 (a bit of age on this one) poured into a snifter at room temperature.

Pours an essentially black, thin body, with a quick fizzy dark brown head that's gone before you can blink. Completely still on top.

Nose is dark chocolate, black coffee, and a chili pepper note. The nose reminds me so much of Founders Breakfast Stout is has that pepper aroma. Light hint of cinnamon spice, and an almost vanilla thing going on. No booze on the nose.

Palate is dark roasted malt, vanilla, dark chocolate, and a dark fruit/cherry action. Doesn't drink anywhere near its 11.3% ABV. Getting a tiny bit of that chili pepper on the very back end, more so into the finish. There is a subtle sweetness, but not nearly enough to call this sweet. An even more subtle smoky bitterness in the finish. Edit: I just saw someone else mention Kaluha in their description. That is spot on. Huge coffee liqueur impression.

Mouthfeel is thin for an imperial stout. Thin like a porter. I like a big stout to be syrupy and viscous. This is rather thin, but I won't knock it too much, because it's got big flavor. Carbonation is fizzy, but very very light, but it makes up for it in flavor.

Overall - I'm a little spoiled because I had Evil Twin Even More (Coco) Jesus last night, and that was killer. This is still very good. I'm glad the chili is just a nuance. They did the chili really well. Tucked in enough to not be offensive whatsoever, but juuusstt enough of it there to pick up on it, and it works well with the rest. If this, and FBS were the only stouts on the shelf, I would pick this one. I find it more enjoyable than Founders Breakfast, and it's almost double the ABV.
Oct 24, 2018
Rated: 4.93 by beerrat from Virginia

Oct 15, 2018
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Reviewed by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle dated 9/28/17.

Pours opaque black with a quickly fizzling head of brown. Zero retention or lacing. Dark chocolate, espresso, bourbon and a hint of spice in the nose. Full bodied with an oily, slickish mouthfeel. Fudgy and boozy on the palate with dark chocolate, charred coffee, and Kahlua. Finishes with some heat and a hint of spice.

Great dessert beer.
Oct 02, 2018
Rated: 4.22 by BillRoth from Maryland

Aug 11, 2018
Rated: 4.18 by RickS95 from Indiana

Aug 04, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by jdg204 from Pennsylvania

Aug 02, 2018
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Black with no light penetration. There's a fingernail of brown around the rim. The aroma is of chili peppers, coffee, chocolate, and cinnamon. I'm tasting coffee, chocolate, and chili peppers. The mouth is oily, thick, viscous with a gentle warmth from the chili peppers.
Jul 09, 2018
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottled 9/15/17 (9 months ago) poured into a wine glass at fridge temp 11.3% ABV. The beer pours pitch black with short lived light brown head. The head disappears completely within a couple minutes. The aroma is nice with chocolate first, followed by coffee, cinnamon and pepper as advertised. The taste is chocolate first, with some coffee and cinnamon, finished off with some mild pepper. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, lightly carbonated and somewhat dry in the finish. Overall, very good and honest in branding. I would buy this in volume if I lived within Weyerbacher distribution.
Jul 02, 2018
Rated: 4.04 by ItsBeer4Me from Pennsylvania

Jun 14, 2018
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Reviewed by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Taste: Complex. spiced pepper, coffee, smoked malty, mole, cinnamon, cocoa with a boozy kick. Chipotle and sweet malt molasses nose. Black/brown hue, Opaque for the most part, not much head but sticky film on glass.Full body. Does have some heat in finish.
Jun 07, 2018
Rated: 3.84 by Futbolmanby from Michigan

Jun 06, 2018
Rated: 4.04 by cd34 from Illinois

Jun 03, 2018
Rated: 4.06 by mjw2808 from Maryland

May 28, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by bdiiorio from Connecticut

May 07, 2018
Rated: 4.01 by WOLFGANG from South Carolina

Apr 25, 2018
Rated: 4.16 by skrabbenhoft from Wisconsin

Apr 15, 2018
Sunday Molé Stout from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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