The Autumnal Molé Stout from Ska Brewing Company in Durango, Colorado pours out pitch black in color with no light getting through and is topped with a one inger, mocha colored head that readily reduces away. On the nose, deeply roast aromas almost to the point of smoky charcoal accompanied by bitter sweet chocolate, peppery spice, dark molasses, light coffee and a little vegetable. In the mouth, quite sweet upfront with bitterness and spice livening up the party. Flavors of smoky, roast grains, heat and some some vegetable from the peppers, dark chocolate, a good amount of sweetness and a touch of espresso. Medium to full bodied. Low carbonation. Slight creaminess to the mouthfeel. Little lacing on the glass. The finish is long and has good flavor with heat from the peppers elevating right at the end.
A very smooth stout with good flavor and nice to see it is lower in ABV than some of the monsters out there. Very drinkable but still a sipper. A craft beer you can savor and thoroughly enjoy. Recommended.
12 ounce can, 5.5% ABV
Beer 263 of 366 for 2012