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RATINGS: 224   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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zoucrew102 (2150) - - FEB 7, 2016
Can. Strong chili pepper aroma with notes of cocoa and cinnamon. Pours very dark brown with a thin light brown head that burns off quickly due to high carbonation. Starts with cocoa and cinnamon with a bit of chili heat in the background. Finishes a bit spicy with the chili burn coming to the forefront to produce a bit of heat on the palate. Ok, but not the best chili beer I've had.

3.7
wchesser (2145) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Fun...this stuff smells just like my homemade mole. Definitely the guajillos showing through. Fast fading head and no lacing. A bit thin on the palate and translucent dark brown. Would prefer some more body, but happy it’s at 5.5% too. Spice and sweet finish. Probably wouldn’t drink more than one at a given time but nice addition to the lineup.

3.1
BeerBaboon (2139) - FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma of chili and chocolate. Same with flavour. Lost of carbonation and almost a bit thin for this flavour and style. Somewhat disappointing.

4.3
Enniskillen (2061) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Black with a tan head. Aroma is a medium spiciness, chocolate, cream, roasty. Taste is a mild spiciness, chili powder, cinnamon, chocolate- typically with these beers I want less heat, but with this it could actually use a touch more.

3.5
GlasgowTAD (1986) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Pours opaque black with a shortlasting brown head. Aroma is laden with chilli, spices and herbal. Taste is chilli, ginger, cocoa bitter, cardamom.

3.8
hombrepalo (1972) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2012
12oz can. Poured pitch black. The aroma is pretty full and pulsing chili pepper and then with some modest malts in the background. The taste is much the same with solid chili pepperness and modest chili pepper heat. I can taste the skin of these here chili peppers. It tastes like they’re the green ones. It leaves a nice little peppery burn into the after taste. I liked it.

2
MacBoost (1948) - Victor, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Pours a thin black with almost no head. Aromas of Mexican food, chocolate roast and peppers. Goddamn, this thing smells spicy. First sip... Reveals way too much chipotle pepper. Fuck, this is hot. And not in a good way. Shit. I really wanted to like this beer, but the pepper is just too much.

4
andyhwcinc (1886) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Enjoyed on tap at Rockwell’s in Chicago, IL while waiting to pick up food. Very interesting and delicious. Appearance is pitch black, moderate thickness with a thin off white head. Aroma of cocoa, cinnamon, spices, and chocolate. Taste is rich with cocoa nibs and has a very very light touch of spice from the peppers. Great stuff, hope to have again.

3.6
Beaver (1854) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2012
12 oz can. Pours dark brown, almost black, with a medium fizzy light brown head that quickly goes to a thin collar.



The aroma is nice mole spices - chocolate, cinnamon and chili.



The flavor is sweet chocolaty malts and cinnamon with a nice spicy chili kick in the finish. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and a bit watery.



Overall, a very nice mole beer - very similar to New Belgium’s version, but maybe a step below.


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