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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
The Autumnal Mole Stout is an ale brewed with cocoa nibs, spices and three varieties of chile peppers: Mulato, Ancho and Hatch green chiles, (also known as Anaheim Peppers.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5568) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Can. Black pour with a tall, brown head. Aroma is cocoa, peppers, dark chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is cinnamon, peppers, dark chocolate, roasted malt and spices. Body is medium with a soft, creamy carbonation and a moderate heat from the peppers. Finishes with more peppery notes, dark chocolate, roasted malt, cinnamon notes, cocoa and spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freeofthoughts (684) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Pours dark brown black with beige head. The aroma is big on cocoa powder and chili pepper with some chalky roasted notes under it. The flavor is similar with a sweet grain backing for a robust cocoa with a veggie based chili flavor very bold as well. Smooth sweet grains make it very palatable and easy to drink, overall a smooth beer, robust but not a slap on the face. Solid overall and great by style.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ernest (6727) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Can. Head is initially average sized, frothy/fizzy, brown, fully diminishing. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is lightly malty (chocolate), with notes of detergent and other assorted cleaning products (Lysol, etc.), chile peppers, nutmeg/allspice, plastic (vinyl), shoe polish, pine needles, peppermint, etc. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, syrupy/watery texture, lively carbonation, light chile burn. Blech. Aroma is a combo of really weird off-notes and of course the vegetal peppers and some holiday spices. Very random and artificial smelling, doesn’t even smell like something you would eat/drink, it’s like something that wafts out of Yankee Candle Company 20 feet from the entrance. Pretty horrific stuff, quite honestly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokephibroke (299) - Mead, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Can. Low carbonation. Nice spicy aroma: cinnamon, cloves and cocoa. Initial taste is a balance of roast malt and green veggie, sweetness and a bit of heat linger, would like to see the ABV up a couple of percent, otherwise a nice can to carry around Colorado.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Its light-medium brown head is quite airy, and only lives about 10-15 seconds before it fizzles away, leaving behind a completely headless, very dark brown colored beer with a lot of motionless matter in suspension. This is something you wouldn’t, obviously, notice if you drank it out of the can. On the nose, it speaks divinely of smooth, buttery chocolate with a slight kick of smokey, roasted chiles - with the spice of the chiles permeating your sinuses with each deep inhalation. In the mouth it’s a little more meaty, with much of its body seemingly coming from the chiles themselves. It has a moderate body (absent carbonation adds a dullness) , with a heft on the palate contributed solely by a dense combination of chocolate malt and chiles. The finish is clean, with only a hint of the flavor persisting. The dullness of the beer and an absence of any roasted bitterness, carbonation, or even a chile burn (that’s right, there’s practically  no burn to this) helps the beer wash down easy and fast and makes you crave the next sip almost immediately. It’s like candy in a can... if you like molé. Then again, how can you not like molé?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (11222) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Can poured a clear dark brown nearly black with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of cinnamon, cocoa, chilies anbd light roastiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of cinnamon, cocoia, chilies, light roastiness and light vanilla with a smooth warming lingering cinnamon cocoa finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6442) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Can and snifter: my third one so I guess I better rate this now... Pours a deep brown with little head but okay lace and oily legs. The nose is roast, Mexican chocolate, Ancho and green pepper, leather, earth, and some grassy herbal hop vapours. The taste is well balanced sweet malts, chocolate, roast, and roast with a nice kick of chili heat. My only issue with this beer is the lack of body but then again it is a 5.5 ABV stout, so I can almost overlook that. Really the guys from Ska need to go over to Oscar Blues and pimp up Ten Fify with these spices. That would rock methinks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2012
12 ounce can. There’s a lot of roasted, unsweetened cocoa here, and I was happy to taste only a subtle pepper aspect. These flavors pair up nicely within the mouthfeel and malty framework of a stout. This beer also manages to not be too filling, always an added bonus. This is a surprisingly good product from a brewery that lacked my high expectations. Ska Mole Stout is worth a try and it has a few layers of taste to dig through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDurden24 (1658) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - OCT 17, 2012
From the can, black pour with a massive amount of green chiles and peppers in the nose, taste is cocoa with a nice chili pepper bite. The taste is not that far off cocoa mole from NB. Very good!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Tap at Whole Foods Schaumburg. Served very cold in a Maudite snifter. Very dark brown color with a yellowish beige lace for a head. Ironically, no lace clings to the glass. Bakers chocolate and cayenne aroma. Fruity and slightly spicy peppers present themselves first in the sip. A little like a spicy raisin or fig. Subtle cocoa backs up the flavor. Malt is blended in and not at all prominent. Thin in the mouth and finishes more like a dark amber ale than a stout. Some heat clings to the back if the throat when done. Not as big and roasty as I had hoped. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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