Release Weyerbacher Sunday Mole Stout

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by DeweyCheatem-n-Howe, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. DeweyCheatem-n-Howe

    DeweyCheatem-n-Howe Disciple (374) May 23, 2015 Massachusetts
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    http://www.weyerbacher.com/beers/special-release/sunday-mole-stout/

    Released on the 11th to the general public, I found some in Boston over the weekend. As much as I like Sunday Morning Stout and Mole Framinghammer, I find this particular release to be pretty exciting.

    "As the name suggests, this 11.3% ABV American Imperial Stout is 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."
     
  2. Junior

    Junior Aspirant (288) May 23, 2015 Michigan
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    This hit mid-Michigan last week. Picked up a single. I found it to be quite enjoyable.
     
  3. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Meyvn (1,252) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey
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    October 11th?
     
  4. Junior

    Junior Aspirant (288) May 23, 2015 Michigan
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    September.
     
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  5. 57md

    57md Poo-Bah (2,272) Aug 22, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Picked up a four pack. I was disappointed that this was not barrel-aged (I just assumed that it would be).

    The heat and cinnamon spice blend was really enjoyable but the roasted coffee was just not as strong as SMS.

    Drank two and plan to age two.
     
  6. BradenMK

    BradenMK Disciple (315) Sep 24, 2012 Alaska

    Personally, I thought it was a great coffee stout, but I didn't pick up ANY pepper heat or flavor, and no cinnamon either. But I've only tried one of four, so far.
     
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  7. JohnnyMc

    JohnnyMc Champion (887) Feb 14, 2012 Ohio
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    Thought it was pretty damn good, but prefer Jackie O's Oro Negro and Stone Xocoveza over this by ALOT.
     
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  8. Giantspace

    Giantspace Zealot (514) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Looking for this.

    Enjoy
     
  9. gclaw4444

    gclaw4444 Initiate (142) Jul 30, 2015 Massachusetts
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    where in boston did you find it? I'd love to pick up a 4 pack for myself and some friends.
     
  10. DeweyCheatem-n-Howe

    DeweyCheatem-n-Howe Disciple (374) May 23, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Redstone had it in Stoneham
     
  11. gclaw4444

    gclaw4444 Initiate (142) Jul 30, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Ah, that's a different definition of Boston than i have, but i might be able to drive up there this weekend
     
  12. DeweyCheatem-n-Howe

    DeweyCheatem-n-Howe Disciple (374) May 23, 2015 Massachusetts
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    It's in the 95 loop, but I get your point. Someone else is bound to have it - maybe check that place next door to Trillium?
     
  13. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,097) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    How much is a 4 pack of the stuff going for?
     
  14. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (1,969) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    About 14 bucks by me in North NJ.
     
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  15. MacMalt

    MacMalt Poo-Bah (2,088) Jan 28, 2015 New Jersey
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    I enjoyed it. It's not quite BOMB! but I think it's comparable to Xocoveza.
     
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  16. cser

    cser Initiate (11) Feb 12, 2015 Pennsylvania

    Grabbed a case of this yesterday in the York, PA area. Distributor got 5 of them.
     
  17. Prince_Casual

    Prince_Casual Disciple (321) Nov 3, 2012 District of Columbia
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    That's both confusing and annoying.

    -- the lack of barrel aging, not your post! --
     
  18. croush

    croush Zealot (537) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    I had my brother grab me some of this back in MI for me, and I had assumed it was barrel aged like SMS as well. Oh well, it'll still be interesting to see how it stacks up against some similar beers. I've liked Bomb! and Xocoveza, but didn't love them.
     
  19. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (713) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
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    I find it interesting that brewers make a "mole" stout that includes cinnamon, chocolate, and peppers" as if "mole" means a sauce with chocolate, cinnamon, etc. Mole is a sauce with nuts, peppers, vegetables, etc that doesn't have to have any chocolate or cinnamon. Its just the popularity of mole negro that leads most to believe that's what mole is.
     
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  20. WCKDVBZ

    WCKDVBZ Savant (961) May 9, 2014 South Carolina
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    Weyerbacher has been going downhill lately, with their Imperial Stout. Their 21st Anniversary was a disaster.
     
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  21. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (713) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
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    The description of that beer makes me laugh.

    "munich malts and vanilla beans add the CAKE layer..."

    "smoked malts bring in a touch of BACON..."

    how??!?

    I get it, smoke= bacon, vanilla= cake. Because all cake tastes like vanilla and nothing else smoked besides bacon... :rolling_eyes:
     
  22. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (3,481) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    Really looking forward to this one landing in MN & sad that it's become so much harder to find their beers around here, especially fresh Double Simcoe. One of my gateway breweries & still pumping out great stuff!
     
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  23. MostlyNorwegian

    MostlyNorwegian Devotee (493) Feb 5, 2013 Illinois

    Blame it on the immigration patterns. I'm familiar with several others, but many of them are not going to be as beer friendly as the Oaxacan version of it.
     
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  24. RandyRanderson

    RandyRanderson Initiate (45) Jun 24, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Any Pittsburgh sightings of this? We saw a decent amount of Sunday Morning Stout
     
  25. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (1,826) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    I fell like most people are most familiar with black mole ...

    My sister grabbed me a 4-pack today. I'll be looking forward to trying this over the Holidays when I get back home.
     
    #25 FBarber, Sep 28, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2016
  26. 57md

    57md Poo-Bah (2,272) Aug 22, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    I am going to reluctantly agree with you.

    21 was definitely off. Also, SMS 2016 was not as good as SMS 2015 (I know that people say such things all the time but I did a side-by-side and the year-old 2015 was richer in roast and body - that just should not be the case, ever).

    Weyerbacher is local and easy to obtain for me, so it really hurts to know that they may be in a slump.
     
  27. BB1313

    BB1313 Poo-Bah (2,416) Jul 16, 2009 Ohio

    I thought 21st Anniversary was really good.. Sunday Molé Stout is really good.. the coffee notes are awesome, but the cinnamon and pepper notes are subtle.. it's slightly thin too, but it's still really good stuff..
     
  28. croush

    croush Zealot (537) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    I had one bottle of 21st anniversary (and have 3 remaining). I remember thinking it was solid, definitely not something I'd classify as a disaster. I'm looking forward to giving Sunday Mole Stout a whirl.
     
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  29. WCKDVBZ

    WCKDVBZ Savant (961) May 9, 2014 South Carolina
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    Well, I was wrong! This beer is pretty damn good!
     
  30. Peterock27

    Peterock27 Aspirant (210) Oct 4, 2016 New York
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    Too bad they retired double simcoe...it was one of my favorites
     
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  31. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (713) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
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    Mole is VERY commonly misunderstood as a sauce that always contains chocolate, chilies, and cinnamon. Mole can be almost anything in Mexico, so always having it interpreted as chocolate, chili is interesting. That's why I said "I find it interesting." Not sure why you're trying to be Mr. Correct here, because my statement was 100% true.

    ...???
     
  32. Kyle19473

    Kyle19473 Initiate (117) Aug 11, 2016 Pennsylvania
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    Had my first one last night. Was really impressed, the adjuncts were very subtle. Lots of coffee and peppers on the nose but mostly chocolate and some cinnamon in the finish. Was impressed.
     
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  33. SteveSexton203

    SteveSexton203 Aspirant (205) Feb 19, 2014 Connecticut

    14.99 for non-barrel Aged. I'll pass on purchasing this for myself and wait for the Sunday Morning Stout. Figured for something non-barrel price point would be little better
     
  34. MistaRyte

    MistaRyte Disciple (366) Jan 14, 2008 Virginia

    I picked up 6 of these today. Having my first as well. It reminds me of Xocoveza, but has a bit more kick of pepper/hot - which I like.
     
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  35. BrandonK

    BrandonK Initiate (37) Jul 15, 2012 Indiana
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    I had one last Saturday and thought it was great. A little steep for a 4-pack but I was not disappointed.
     
  36. cosmicdebris

    cosmicdebris Disciple (339) Feb 8, 2008 Connecticut
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    Finally got some in CT ... Will try one later after dinner
     
  37. Giantspace

    Giantspace Zealot (514) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Had a 21 the other night and it was too overboard on the vanilla. Still have three left but would not buy it again. I really liked SMS last year and looking for this mole.

    Enjoy
     
  38. cosmicdebris

    cosmicdebris Disciple (339) Feb 8, 2008 Connecticut
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    For a non BA beer it is very boozy. The alcohol really hits you ... definately needs some time to mellow out. I prefer SMS over this.
     
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  39. Peterock27

    Peterock27 Aspirant (210) Oct 4, 2016 New York
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    Prefer SMS undoubtedly....this was good, nothing spectacular. Wish they would have barrel bagel it. If I were to rank them...SMS, 21st, mole stout.
     
  40. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Meyvn (1,252) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey
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    I think it tastes similar to bomb almost exactly. Heard from another also. I like it better than the original sunday morning.
     
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