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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.)


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer_est_deus (670) - örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2012
Svart/Coca Cola färgad med minimal skum som snabbt som attans försvinner. Doft: Kanel, chili, kaffe, gräddkola, kardemumma. Smak: Kakao, kardemumma, kanel, chili, bränt socker, kaffe, laktos, övermogen banan. Passar nog bra till wok.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MOARBEER (92) - BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2012
Pours exactly like Cola. Black/brown with fizzy head thats flat in seconds. Aroma is really interesting, you seriously get the peppers. After that it’s all downhill. Taste and mouthfeel is very watery and much too fizzy, but then I noticed it’s only 5.5%. Bitter chocolate, baking spices, malty, strange perfume.... It was just about to be another drainpour when the pepper heat kicked in. Nice touch. I’ll continue sipping this one I think.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gyllenbock (4652) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2012
Bottle from Systembolaget. Almost black with no head. A lot of spices in this one, ginger and some cinnamon. Also pepper, licorice, ash and chili. A lot of carbonation. A strange beer, hard to rate.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
stefannilssons (1463) - SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2012
Det här var ingen lätt sak, otroligt kryddig med lite mot slutet. Smaken präglas främst av kryddor (kanske lite kanel och ingefära) och maltigheten hamnar nästan helt utanför. Konstig sak som är alldeles för kolsyrad, men samtidigt är den alldeles för spännande för att avfärdas som dålig. Alltså; den är konstig och inte dålig.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nisse666 (4213) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2012
Bottle from SB cons 2012-12-19 Göteborg AR: deep dark chocolate, chilli AP: dirty dark Brown body, high frothy fizzy Brown head quickly deminishing F: dark chocolate, chilli, thin body, metallic spices, grainy, artificial sugar, molasses, nja this wasn’t good

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
peral2 (570) - SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2012
Flaska från Systembolaget . Svart men inget skum över huvud taget. Ovanligtmycket kolsyra för den här typen. Väldigt pepprig eftersmak vilket jag faktiskt gillar! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (3964) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Can. Dark look, brown to black in color, quickly dissipating tan head. The smell is almost metallic, vegetal, pepper, chocolate, and some roast. The taste is roast, some heat, pepper, chocolate, and ok.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Can from Sam’s, Durham. Surprisingly good, this one was a bit thin in the body but the mouthfeel was full enough (if slightly waxy). Chocolate everywhere, more like a bold brown or a porter than a stout (woulda been nice if the base was foreign or dry stout) but the choc combines well with the pleasant heat from the chiles. I’d happily have a couple of these on a chilly evening.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
k0mpsa (1151) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle at praha, tampere. Pitch black color, small white head last on seconds.Aroma of chili, earth, cocacola?, sweetness, spices. Taste of ginger, spices, little burning from chili, cocacola? Am i hallusinating. Light body. Not me favorite but interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Sampled at 1702; November 2012
Arrives from the tap with no head, and a concentrated brown color. The beer smells of cocoa powder, cinnamon, brown sugar and a fruitiness that makes me think of dried, red chiles (Anchos). Underneath this are softer, roasted malt notes, but really the cinnamon is clearly the dominant character of this beer. As the beer warms up a nice, toasted / roasted nutty note starts to come out.

Fairly light bodied and dry up front, the beer picks up a soft sweetness, lots of cinnamon flavors, a touch of cocoa, and cold coffee in the finish, as well as a touch of heat; the heat could almost be attributed to the cinnamon, but I do think there is a soft chile heat here. The beer has a prickly carbonation which couples well with the lightly viscous, quaffable, but full enough beer. Flavors of browned, amply toasted, whole grain bread add a nice base note to the more prominent flavors. Notes of vanilla seem to be suggested here, and this couples well with the light cocoa notes and the ample cinnamon. The more I drink of this beer, the more apparent that it is chile spiced; there is a nice, lingering, but quite light, heat that sticks with the palate as I consume this beer. Soft, toasted nut flavors are contributed by the dark malt notes.

I would have preferred a bit more restrained use of cinnamon here, with more chocolate and chile flavors, but really this is quite an enjoyable beer as is. Really makes me want to brew an Imperial Stout riff on the traditional dark mole.


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