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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.)

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (5463) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2014
Une cannette bue dans mon camp de chasse. Brune trs fonce, la limite noire. Col mousseux qui se retire trs rapidement. Armes de chocolat, de biscuit Graham, dpices orientales, de chili et de piment fum, de malts rtis et de caf. Intriguant! Sur les papilles, un constat plutt semblable avec quelques petites diffrences. Crote de biscuit Graham qui rappelle Warlock, chili et autres piments qui ne donnent que de trs faibles sensations chaudes, mlasse et pointe de lactose qui laisse une impression surette. En bouche, un corps de moyenne densit avec un ptillement vif fait de bulles trs fines et une texture trs lgrement crmeuse qui pourrait passer dans une autre bouche comme tant aqueuse. En finale, chocolat noir et effets piments qui cherchent en vain bien saccrocher. Beaux parfums. Saveurs qui ne suivent pas vraiment. Impression en bouche retravailler. Les bulles sont celles dun soda. Finale qui manque de mordant. Une assez belle ide qui mrite dtre peaufine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CObiased (480) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2014
On tap at SKA tasting room. Have had many times in a can. The nose is complex with roasted coffee, roasted chilies, cocoa and cumin. The can is more chocolatey while the tap version is chile froward (no heat). It's a thinner stout with a quick diminishing head.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PigMine (42) - San Angelo, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2014 I like Ska brews to a degree. They have shown up before without enjoy by dates. Glad this can has a date on the bottom! This is prob my 7th diff Ska. First off, I see milk sugar listed in ingredients printed on the can in small font. Im not a big lactose brew drinker, but it seems many milk stouts are using it now. No matter how I pour, it fizzles out in 20 seconds. It smells complex and strange, not like any chocolate stout or jalapeno ale Ive ever had. It smells like a Mexican hot chocolate w jalapeno added. By the time I taste it, it is nearly flat with no head at all. The Anaheim and other peppers are subdued behind a bakers cocoa with a dry, flat, sweet finish. This is a fun brew to drink, because all chile brews are fun! Its an okay ale, but its more of a drinkable novelty. For peppers, I can remember many that are better than this and same for cocoa.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (1282) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2014
On tap, poured a deep dark brown hue w/ tan head. Huge chili pepper aroma. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a light bitter finish. Tastes are chili, cinnamon, coca nibs, and squash. Medium bodied, watery mouthfeel and a moderate heat in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (16347) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Can @ home. T. Hanks, Jake. Black pour with a thin, short lived khaki head. Smells mostly like chili peppers. A lot of earth and spice, some roast, and cocoa. A hint of vanilla and cinnamon. Flavor is fairly spicy, acidic, and roasty. Somewhat bitter, unfortunately. Meh. Stale coffee, dusty, and dried chilis.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Can. Pours a deep brown, nearly black...rather viscous. Quick fading head. Aroma is spice, both sweet and chili. Taste is like a spicy gingerbread cookie...with chocolate chips. Nice balance between spice and sweet. Nice on a cool night.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (4058) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Near black pour with decent brown seafoamy head that dissipates to nothing. Aroma is pretty fantastic cinnamon and cocoa. Flavor has more of the same but with the addition of some sweet chiles and more cocoa powder. Surprisingly thin and oily on the tongue. Gets better after the first few sips. Pretty decent actually. And awesome that it comes in a can.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
TEJA (2932) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2014 Bottle from systembolaget sweden. Very Short head. Clear det brown color. Chili aroma with dark coffey. Thin body and some dark roasted malt acidity and spices but not hot from the chile.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandman (2933) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2014
Black body, no head. Aroma has green chillies. Flavour is roasted malt and green chillies. Very vegetable oriented spicy stout. Watery.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (20218) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle at Bishops Arms, Malm, Gustav Adolf Torg
Dark brown color with no head. Appreciated aroma of spicy, chili coffee. Dry mouthfeel, well carbonated; basically roasted malt flavor, but the chili and spice combination makes it feel like a winter cake. Not my style but fairly brewed.


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