Sunday Molé Stout
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,393
ABV:
11.3%
Score:
92
Ranked #3,183
Avg:
4.11 | pDev: 8.76%
Reviews:
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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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4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Weyerbacher Brewing Co. "Sunday Molé Stout"
12 fl. oz brown glass bottle; its ink-jet coding is illegible but looks like it starts with "08/24/17"
$4.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: It pours a very dark brown, black even, beneath a short head of dark brown. Unfortunately the head retention is quite limited, probably due to the oils from the coffee beans, the cocoa, and maybe even the peppers - it didn't have a chance, did it? So, it's gone now. Looking at the glass to see if it's clear I can't even see through it; now that's dark. On to the aroma... Distinctly coffee-ish in a strong way, but also with something else, I'm guessing cinnamon, or cinnamon mixed with peppery spiciness. And I'll guess the cocoa is in there with the coffee as well. Mocha coffee. The flavor is intense as expected. There's a lot of dark stout there, pumped up by the coffee and cocoa. It's definitely full bodied, maybe even heavy bodied. It might be the heaviest beer I've ever had, and I don't just mean in the mouth, it actually feels heavier in the pint glass. I would have though that Dogfish Head's World Wide Stout would have been bigger but I don't think it is. So what's the alcohol on this? 11.3%, well that's pretty strong. I didn't find any alcohol though. It does finish spicy though, but that's clearly from the peppers and the cinnamon, not the alcohol. So what have I missed? Apart from the viscous, truly "oily" body, it's got a low-level carbonation. Maybe that's so that it doesn't intensify the bite of the peppers, although they don't seem to be that hot. Usually with pepper beers I get a little burning on my upper lip but not with this one. On to the overall then... but first, a question, how many calories are in this thing? Geez, it's got to be a lot. So, it doesn't look that hot but maybe we can forgive it a little. But it smells great! If you like coffee, or the smell of coffee, this one is right up there with the best of them. And perhaps because of the cinnamon, which is very light, even background, it reminds me of the smell of a coffee shop. Could it be better? Yes, but it's pretty damned good as it is. The flavor follows but I'm not sure it could be better. Maybe it could, I have no real way of knowing, but to pull off the balance that they did and have everything show up - that's impressive! Which reminds me, I never mentioned the sweetness or the bitterness. There's some sweetness to it, it's definitely a malty beer, but because it's dark and toasty with coffee and chocolate and cocoa it doesn't seem that sweet, and it's balanced by a moderate bitterness given its girth, and cinnamon and peppery spiciness. It's intensely rich, and sweetish, but it doesn't seem sweet or sticky or cloying at all in the finish. Hmmm, now I wonder how much caffeine is in it with coffee and cocoa...? Is this going to give me the jitters and get me drunk?!? I'm only kidding but I'm sure there is some caffeine in there as well, enough that you can feel it I mean. I also got some vanilla out of it, and I wonder, even though it's not listed on the label, if there's some added, or is it maybe just coming from the cocoa? But I digress, I've gone too far, I think you've got a very good idea of what it's like and whether or not you might like it. I do, and although I see it as more of a special occasion beer I'll certainly be looking for more. Wait! I forgot one more thing - dessert beer! Either on it's own or paired with something else I can't think of too many other dessert beers that have as much oomph to them. If this beer had a fight with Southern Tier's Creme Brûlée I think we know which one would be laying in the gutter crying. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle dated 9/8/16 provided by jzeilinger. The beer pours pitch black with no head, no ring, and no lacing.

The smell smacks you in the nostrils with peppers the minute the bottle is open. The cinnamon and coffee are next. The collar like chocolate is hidden on the nose by the peppers and cinnamon.

This is clearly a beer that needs to warm up a bit before drinking. The taste is very forward with the peppers and some roasted malt/char. As it warms the flavors meld and develop a bit more. The coffee comes through nicely.

The mouthfeel is medium/thick with very low carbonation.

Overall this is an interesting beer. I expected more sweetness with mole` in the name and the chocolate gets lost in the strength of the peppers and coffee. The alcohol is especially well hidden. This is a very nice pepper, coffee stout I really enjoyed, even if not what I expected.

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Photo of chicagobeerguy
4.58/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Pitch black, no head

S: Amazing smell, very bold chilies, chocolate, caramel, creaminess, coffee.

T: Cinnamon, peppers, full body taste, tobacco flavor on the end like a nice cigar

F: Full body, rich and thich mmm mmm

O: A fantastic beer that I'm so happy I got to try. IMO its better than BOMB! or Xocoveza. This beer hits and is crafted to near perfection. Every flavor is so distinct and can be pulled apart. Wish I got more. Well done Weyerbacher, well done

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Photo of Masonz223
3.35/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Smell: expresso coffee dark chocolate vanilla cinnamon a slight hint of heat
Taste: upfront expresso coffee dark chocolate middle of the mouth vanilla bittersweet chocolate finishes with a big coffee bitterness and some pepper heat in the throat
Feel: medium body very dry chalky finish:
Overall: not very impressed not much cinnamon or pepper just a really big bitter coffee presence with some biter chocolate notes.

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Photo of richj1970
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle dated 9/14/2016

A: Pitch black with one finger tan head that settles immediately and leaving no lacing.

S: Cinnamon, red pepper, cocoa powder, and roasted coffee beans.

T: Punch of cinnamon and spicy peppers tamed by semi-sweet chocolate, vanilla, and coffee.

M: Medium to full body with light carbonation.

O: Outstanding spiced stout. I might prefer SMS a touch more, but very well done.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

It never ceases to amaze me as to what I will find in assembling these horizontals! I am diligently working to eradicate the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody & not only do I have two bottles that I bought, but a third that was gifted to me. Those other two are going into the cellar to await 09/15/18 (or thereabouts), their Best By date.

From the bottle: "Imperial Stout with Coffee, Cocoa, Cinnamon and Peppers".

I Pop!ped the cap and gave it a heavy-handed pour in order to create a pseudo-cascade. I was successful, but I was also curious about the way the deep-brown head was fizzing away almost as quickly as I poured, almost like a bottle of pop. Sure enough, by the time that I finished the pour, the head had dissipated completely away, leaving not even wisps to remember it by. Color was Black/Opaque (SRM =44), allowing ZERO light penetration. Nose smelled like Gunner's Mate coffee - coffee with gunpowder! I knew some gunners that would do that & it would rev your engine real good, believe me! This smelled like dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate and red pepper. Phew. Clearly meant to get you where you are going and in one quick hurry. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, thin for the style. The initial sensation on my tongue was that of low heat, slowly building to a nearly intolerable burn. OMFG! The tastes of coffee & chocolate, while eminently perceptible, were being overshadowed by the heat of the pepper which was shored up by the cinnamon. Phew! The burn in my gullet allowed me to trace the beer's path from my mouth into the pit of my stomach, where it lay like a coiled viper. Those bottles had best plan on sitting for a while! Finish was dry, spicy, peppery and quite memorable.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - pours jet black with thin mocha colored head. No lacing.

Aroma - Tons of coffee and chocolate up front. Roasted malts and peppers with just a touch of vanilla and cinnamon.

Taste - The black coffee hits you first followed by the chocolate. The peppers are more toward the end and are pretty subtle as far as the taste but do add some nice heat.

Feel - Smooth creamy feel, soft carbonation with some lingering heat on the finish.

Overall - A great stout wonderful flavors right amount of heat well balanced.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a finger of tightly-laced, hearty caramel-colored foam. Head retention is great, with dark lacing left randomly around the glass after each sip. Coffee greets the nose first. Cinnamon, chocolate, vanilla bean, and roasted malts develop a decidedly "Mole" style complex aroma. Flavor profile follows the aroma, with a shorter duration of coffee at the onset. The chocolate notes that follow are much more pronounced than the aroma, and form a majority of the flavor profile. Sprinkles of cinnamon, vanilla bean, chili peppers, and roasted malts populate the remainder of the flavor profile. Chili peppers are light, and only show up towards the tail end of the flavor profile. Mouth feel is thick and creamy, with good presence. Overall, a beer seemingly centered on coffee and chocolate, the mingling and mashing of cinnamon, vanilla bean, and spices give this beer a nice presence and make each sip more enjoyable than the last. It's balanced and tasty.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of Mongrel
3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours very deep, dark brown and you have to pour it pretty hard to produce any head. The little mocha colored head I was able to achieve fizzled out quickly and audibly, like a cola.

Tastes very much like a Sunday Morning Stout up front, with an added light earthy spice. All of the various adjuncts are only mildly detectable. Tastes pleasant enough, with a chocolatey sweetness up front, but not much depth behind that. The finish fizzles out nearly as quickly as this beer's head. Some cherry emerges mid palate as the beer warms.

This is not a bad beer, per se, but it's nothing special, particularly at this price point.

Edit: I've had a couple more bottles from this four pack and it's worth mentioning that this beer is significantly better when it's closer to cellar temperature (not too cold). Lots more coffee and spice.

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Photo of schoolboy
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This baby had been sitting in my basement for a year and I think it's ready. It definitely is pretty mellow.

It pours black with little head. The aroma is clean and malty. The taste is sticky sweetness with other flavors looking through. The after taste is boozy.

Recommended. But a poor value.

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Photo of Roguer
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Dark black brew; head instantly dissipates.

Incredible coffee aroma; dominates everything else.

On the palate, one of the top 2 most coffee forward beers I've ever had. Cold press black coffee, a hint of dark chocolate, and just a kiss of peppers on the finish. The cinnamon, while present, is clearly second fiddle.

A touch hot, but very smooth for the ABV. Both full and lively. Long wet, slightly hot finish.

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Photo of maxdeusphallis
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rich. Wow - nice stout.
Boozy on the nose. Sugary malt smell. Coffee, prune, molasses, dark sweet smells.

Strong alcohol on tongue. Warming. Spicy - a little jalepeno fruitiness. Sticky and thick.

Mouth is velvety. Almost syrupy. Flavor is complex.

Very nice imperial stout. Be careful - it is very boozy and will knock you for a loop.

Thoroughly enjoyed - but wish I could drink more without passing out.

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Photo of maximum12
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bonedizzle for this 12 oz. bottle. Sad that Weyerbacher isn’t in MN anymore, but it’s only 25 minutes to Hudson, eh Watson?

The pour is the kind of black you only get when…fuck, I’m tired of describing black stouts. This is really a thing? The nose is all heat from the peppers, grabbing the face of whatever else is in their & shoving it underwater until the bubbles stop. Peppers.

Sunday Mole’ Stout isn’t as peppered up as the nose implies. The peppers are up front but not sticking their stems in my eyes, & they’re cut about 73% by the other ingredients. I haven’t felt this moved by cinnamon in a beer previously; I’m a bit moist. Malts bring mild roast & gentle sweetness; the peppers build slowly, but never overpower the base. Full. For a chile beer, this is remarkably drinkable.

Weyerbacher rarely disappoints & this is no exception. Very good beer.

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Photo of Smakawhat
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass. Bottled Sept 22 2016, best before Sept 22 2018.

Big rich, and creamy creating one and a half finger dark mocha head. Settles a little to a thin puck, and a bit of a bubbly collar. Dark walnut brown body, almost red a bit too. Real nice looking stout.

Good aroma. Mexican like cocoa, and a good amount of smokey like pepper. Hints a little wet, and also a bit nutty too in that abuelita drink like quality. Subtle on the heat which is nice also. Very good.

Palate continues some very impressive flavors. Simple almost american stout backbone with light roast and char, but not quite wet porter territory nicely. Faint cream sweetness with lots of dark bitter cocoa and soft warming poblano like peppers. Mild sensing chili pepper on the finish, with faint smoke touches in the aftertaste.

A very nice peppered and doctored stout, nicely done and also easy drinking even at this high abv.

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Photo of JRed
3.44/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Opaque cola in body with a dark head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of coffee, cola, cinnamon, peppers, licorice, burnt brownies. Tastes of burnt brownie crust, coffee grinds, cinnamon, earth, little bit of black pepper, licorice, some dark fruit, and booze. Not enough body to support the flavor. Medium carbonation.

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Photo of Duff27
4.11/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- Deep mocha-toned head, short lived. Collar throughout session. Big alcohol legs left by the brew with a swirl of the snitfter. Body is a light black color ahah.

S- Pepper/cinna/cocoa on the nose.
taste mosslty coca, perrers not overdone. would guess around 9-10%abv. Yum.

T- Dense without being heavy mouthfeel. Medium to medium-low carbonation compliments the liquid nicely.

D/O- Glad to have tried this one as I enjoyed it immensely. Thanks Warren!!

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This fine imperial mole stout pours a rich
oily black with a dissipating head of light brown foam that subsides to a thin ring
and light lacing. Nose of ancho or chipotle peppers, bakers cocoa, dark coffee,
and dark roasted malts with dark brown sugars and a touch of cinnamon. Flavors
exceed the nose with cocoa and cinnamon awash in light roasted and BALANCED
pepper notes with coffee and moderate char notes of dark brown sugars and
burnt cream. Nice mouth feel, smooth, coating, slick, and light carbonation.

BALANCE BALANCE BALANCE. Near perfect with a sweet and lightly spicy
note from the peppers without being overly spiced from the cinnamon.
This is by far the best of the style and beats the growler version from
Stone we just tried side by side. Near perfect, like a smooth drinking
and totally balanced Prairie Bomb....just better IMHO.

A near perfect and balanced brew from a fantastic brewery.

Cheers and congrats!

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Photo of trygelski1
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into an East End Brewing snifter:

Look: Pours a nice jet black color with a dark tan to mocha head! Little to no lacing present!

Smell: Notes of coffee, cinnamon, chocolate, roasty malts, and a slight hint of the chili peppers!

Taste: More of the same on the taste as is the nose! Wishing the peppers came through a bit more to get some of that pepper burn! Nice coffee notes though which I am digging!

Feel: Medium bodied.

Overall: Very solid Mexican type style stout from Weyerbacher! My only wish for this beer was that a bit more of the peppers came through. Glad to have picked up a 4 pack of this and consumed at different times as this is my last bottle!

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Photo of superspak
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 9/15/2016. Pours dense pitch black color with a small foamy tan head with poor retention, that reduces to nothing pretty quickly. No glass lacing and some moderate streaming carbonation. Good appearance. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, cinnamon, molasses, fudge, toasted dark bread, and chili peppers; with light licorice, dark fruit, smoke, char, herbal, and roast/charred earthiness. A bit of booze appears as it warms. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and coffee/spice/pepper notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, cinnamon, molasses, fudge, toasted dark bread, and chili peppers; with light licorice, dark fruit, smoke, char, herbal, and roast/charred earthiness. Good amount of roast/char bitterness and moderate cinnamon/pepper spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, cinnamon, molasses, fudge, toasted dark bread, chili pepper, smoke. char, and roast/charred earthiness earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and coffee/spice/pepper flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from roast/char bitterness and spiciness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and full body; with a very smooth, creamy/slick, and sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that nice. Could have used a bit less carbonation. Mildly warming alcohol for 11.3%; with minimal pepper heat as well. Overall this is an awesome spiced pepper stout! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and coffee/spice/pepper flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the big ABV. Look forward to aging this to mellow out the spices a bit. It is quite bold on spice fresh; but not overwhelming, and still nicely balanced with the base stout. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.39/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

BOTTLE: Brown glass. 12 fl oz. Great label art. Branded pry-off crown cap. Brewed 09/14/16. Best before: 09/14/18. Purchased at Table and Vine in West Springfield, MA for $5.99. 2016 vintage.

"Imperial stout with coffee cocoa, cinnamon and peppers." 11.30% ABV.

From Weyerbacher's website: "the foundation of everyone’s favorite, Sunday Morning Stout, with a twist (and without the barrel aging)… This brew captures everything you’d expect from a traditional molé – coffee, chocolate, heat and smokiness. Foremost is coffee, which is followed by layers of chocolate courtesy of the chocolate malt, cocoa powder and cacao nibs. Finally, a subtle lingering heat and smokiness from our blend of ancho, pasilla, mulato and chipotle peppers, as well as cinnamon, which is gone by the time you’re ready for your next sip."

APPEARANCE: Thick coming out of the bottle, resolving to a thin (~1cm high) head of dark tan colour with a nice consistency though it lacks the shining sheen of the very best imperial stouts. The head is a bit weak, dying within 10 seconds, leaving no lacing.

Body is, true to style, an opaque dark brown-black - though not the ink or jet black you'd find in a beer like Alesmith's Speedway Stout. Appears aptly carbonated.

The head leaves a bit to be desired, but overall the appearance is good, generating expectations of a rich dessert beer with bold flavours.

AROMA: The chili heat is there, with a bit ancho chile poking in as well as that kiss of vinegar that you tend to find in chile beers. Cinnamon (more cassia than true cinnamon) spice sets off the brew, adding perceived sweetness without letting it drift into saccharine territory. I get chocolate - both from the cocoa and from specialty chocolate malts. Dark malt sweetness is definitely present. True to style, there are no detectable hop aromatics. The Mexican chocolate/mole vibe of the aroma is fantastic, but I do have to wonder where the coffee is - there's none whatsoever even when I search for it. Maybe the chili heat buried it? I'd be surprised; the chili heat is maybe a 2/10 in terms of intensity.

In any case, the aroma suggests a beer that delivers on the mole beer premise, with a restrained chile heat playing off the chocolate/cocoa notes nicely. Aromatic intensity is actually below average.

I detect no booze or off-notes.

TASTE & TEXTURE: While it doesn't nail the powdery soft delicate mouthfeel you'd hope for in a great mole beer (evoking that crumbly Mexican chocolate vibe), it does have perfect carbonation and apt smoothness and wetness along with a full body and a slight syrupiness that accentuates its fudgy sweetness.

The rich malt backbone (dark malts and chocolate specialty malts) might come off too sweet if not for the careful balancing act in play here; the chili heat masks the sweetness and the cinnamon (cassia) imbues the flavour profile with a powdery spiciness. I don't find roasted barley or any coffee at all, but I don't know that they're needed per se; there's enough burnt sugar bitterness to keep the malty sweetness in check, and the cocoa flavour - while rich - isn't cloying. Still, I suppose it could be better dialed in; it doesn't quite feel like the gestalt harmonious whole of a build you'd expect in a truly world class expression of the style.

Chili heat is subtle - maybe a 2/10 in terms of intensity. Even those hypersensitive to spicy beers will find this mild; the chiles are included as a flavour, not as a Twisted Pine sort of gimmick.

There's room for improvement particularly in terms of depth of flavour; each note feels shallow and lacks distinctiveness, yet also fails to integrate into a seamless whole of a beer. It could be more intricate as well (coffee presence, roasted barley, more chile notes, barrel aging). Nothing sticks out as wrong in the flavour profile (dark fruit would be particularly unwelcome, as would overt hoppiness), but it just doesn't come together like it ought to.

OVERALL: This rich dessert-like treat is a sipper owing both to its viscosity and body as well as its alcohol warmth. I'll take my time finishing it, which is so much the better as I'll be able to savor it. While not incredible fare (especially coming from Weyerbacher, a brewery I really respect), I'm glad I tried it once and would happily recommend it to friends. The highlight for me is the subtle ancho chile, but the big oversight here is the lack of coffee flavour - which is something of a crime in a beer so heavily pushed as a breakfast stout.

B- (3.39) / WORTHY

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Photo of ajm5108
2.26/5  rDev -45%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Pours black & flat with a little carbonation. Aroma is mostly canned ground coffee though if you strain you can pick-up some cinnamon & vanilla. Flavor is a tad different - it is heavy on the pepper and a soft wood smoke upfront, with a little coffee coming in on the backend with a little boozey heat. But even those flavors are rather faint, and the whole thing is somewhat bland. What is there is pretty churlish and blunt. The cinammon could have been a much needed balancer but it isn't present on the tongue at all. Weyerbacher is hit or miss & this one is a definite miss.

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Photo of BWood
4.41/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice heat. Smell has all the usual mole things. Pepper and coffe with chocolate. On the taste the chocolate hits first and the heat lingers for a while. Very good beer.

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Photo of JohnnyMc
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours out a pitch black with a tan head.

Aroma is coffee, roasty malts notes, chocolate, hint of cinnamon and some pepper skin type of smells.

Taste is also very heavy on the coffee/espresso notes followed by bittersweet dark chocolate, and some light smokiness. Definite pepper taste, but no real heat and a bit of cinnamon in the finish.

Medium bodied (light for the style) and a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol well hidden.

Very good beer, that could improve in a few areas.

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Photo of Buck89
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours like motor oil - very dark brown and opaque out of the bottle into the glass. Only a modest head but some wispy tan laces stayed in the glass. The aroma was mainly cinnamon and peppers on a chocolate background. Maybe a hint of coffee and roasted malt. The booze was hidden as well. The taste brought the chocolate to the forefront - a deep, dark flavor with a chocolatey bitterness rather than a floral one from a standard RIS. The spices were there but were restrained, which I like. Just a tiny bit of heat on the finish which melded with the alcohol. Full-bodied and a great sipper. A well-done beer that I really enjoyed.

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Sunday Molé Stout from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 603 ratings