Posted 6 months ago | Beer, Reviews

Weyerbacher Sunday Molé Stout

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It’s been a good while since Weyerbacher has made an appearance on this here little site, but once I spied a bottle of their Sunday Mole Stout, I knew it was time for a reintroduction. The beer has been around for several years, but this is my first encounter with the 11.3% ABV imperial stout. Coffee, chocolate (from chocolate malt, cocoa powder and cacao nibs), lots of cinnamon and a blend of ancho, pasilla, mulato and chipotle peppers are all in play within this big brew.

Sunday Molé Stout certainly looks the part sitting in the glass like old engine oil with a small head of dark brown foam that disappears slowly. All of aforementioned ingredients make an appearance once the stout hits the tastebuds. All of the cocoa elements hit first as coffee and roast malt fill in quickly behind. The cinnamon is a bit much for my own personal likening, rising in the back half of the swallow and lingering for a good long while after each sip. The blend of chilis provide a gentle tingle of peppery warmth as the thinner than expected stout fades to a lightly drying finish.

I was surprised with Sunday Molé Stout body. Based on its appearance, I was expecting something much fuller on the palate. Aside from that nit pick, Weyerbacher have themselves a tasty stout with great flavor and deceptively smooth drinking character. The next time I purchase a bottle, I’ll have to crack it open during an actual Sunday morning and see how that works out.

Appearance

Pours viscous and opaque, used-oil black. A thick head of dark brown form falls silently to nary a sign of its existence.

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