As the name suggests, this 11.3% ABV American Imperial Stout is the foundation of everyone’s favorite, Sunday Morning Stout, with a twist (and without the barrel aging)… This brew captures everything you’d expect from a traditional molé – coffee, chocolate, heat and smokiness. Foremost is coffee, which is followed by layers of chocolate courtesy of the chocolate malt, cocoa powder and cacao nibs. Finally, a subtle lingering heat and smokiness from our blend of ancho, pasilla, mulato and chipotle peppers, as well as cinnamon, which is gone by the time you’re ready for your next sip.
Final Rating: 4.52/5
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 32oz growler into a Sunday Morning Stout mug. Purchased by Tom this past week at the brewery who hooked me up with it. Thanks man!
Pours a deep brown body that sits opaque in the glass, very little light brown head that reduces quickly to leave no lacing and a very thin ring of foam.
Ahh.. the aromas are heavenly once it warms up a bit.. much like regular Sunday Morning Stout with lots of fresh coffee beans, light bourbon, milk chocolate, toasty malt, a bit of spice in there.
On the tongue.. this is truly a breakfast stout. Fresh coffee beans, dark roasty coffee, mocha cappuccino, some chocolate and roastyness on the follow through. Would have liked more spices for this being a “mole” stout. Maybe a tad bit of cinnamon here on the aftertaste. Medium body, would have liked it a little thicker but it’s not “watery” in any way. Low carbonation. Mouthfeel is redeemed by zero booze detected at all.
Taste and aroma are on point, a very solid coffee stout. Balanced and tasty.