Weyerbacher: Sunday Mole Stout

Pouring black as a moonless winter night, this stout advertises the cocoa, cinnamon, coffee and peppers of a traditional mole. It’s so dark, in fact, that it’s impossible to tell if this beer is cloudy or clear. The tiny head doesn’t stand a chance, given the oiliness of this stout. On the nose, burnt coffee is pronounced, with plenty of cocoa nibs and molasses underneath. The mouthfeel is surprisingly light and the finish short, given its viscous body. The promised pepper-heat was buried in intensely roasted coffee and chocolate, along with lots of malty sweetness. A winter warmer at 11.3 percent ABV, we found this one to be a few notes short of a symphony.

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