Mulato Chili.The mulato pepper is of the Capsicum annuum family. It is a mild to medium chili pepper, closely related to the poblano, and usually sold dried.
Mexican mulato chillies are part of the famous “trilogy” used in mole as well as other Mexican sauces and stews. The mulato's colour while growing is dark green, maturing to red or brown. The dried mulato is flat and wrinkled, and always brownish-black in color.
The average length of the mulato is ten centimetres, and it is typically five centimetres wide. Its shape is wide at the top, tapering to a blunt point. The mulato has been described as tasting somewhat like chocolate or liquorice, with undertones of cherry and tobacco.