Sunday Mole Stout by Weyerbacher

Sunday Mole Stout by Weyerbacher

(C) 2016 popsonhops

Tasting: October 10, 2016
Style: Imperial Stout
Beer #: 1,023
ABV: 11.3%

Sunday Mole Stout

The Aztecan words “molls” and “mulli” mean sauce mix. Furthermore, mole the traditional dark sauce, combines the bitter-sweetness of chocolate and the spiciness of the peppers. The most popular legend of the origin of mole sauce probably dates back 300 years. It goes that Mexican nuns prepared an old turkey for a visiting archbishop and threw together the ingredients. They included scraps of chili peppers, spices, stale bread, nuts and chocolate. In some accounts, the chocolate was an accidental addition but the nuns had no time to fix it.

While we’re talking about name variations, I’m going out on a limb to assume this brewery’s name has a connection to founder Dan Weirback.

From the name of the beer, I can probably assume this is a spin-off of Weyerbacher’s Sunday Morning Stout – 95 points . I loved Sunday Morning stout and really anticipated this beer’s arrival on local shelves.

To me, it seems that the addition of some pepper would really add to a wonderfully complex stout. While Sunday Mole Stout has some of the same characteristics, it seems to come up short in comparison. It does add some green vegetative flavors but the coffee is far and away the dominant flavor. As a result, it kind of steps all over the complexity and comes up one-dimensional.

In conclusion, Sunday Mole Stout is a few notches below Sunday Morning Stout. I’d put it at 90 points and Cheers.

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