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Peak Organic Oak Aged Mocha Stout - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

211 Ratings
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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.87%
Wants: 10
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Peak Organic Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is an extravagant, immoderate beer. We mixed together our three favorite things – beer, chocolate, and coffee. A rich stout serves as a backbone, with organic black malt and chocolate malt providing a luscious foundation. During the boil, we add artisan chocolate from your friends at Taza. During conditioning, we add coffee from our friends at Coffee by Design. Then, this concoction is oak-aged, resulting in soft vanilla notes. We hope you enjoy this beer as much as we do.

22 IBU

(Beer added by: Jason on 05-11-2011)
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3.35/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

22oz bomber purchased at Hannaford in Durham, NH. No code or age statement to be found anywhere. Served cold in a standard tulip.

A: A hard pour gives a small mocha-colored head that leaves some larger foamy bubbles behind as it settles. Some dense lace clings to the glass. Brew is dark dark brown and opaque, no light gets through.

S: Warm milk chocolate and smooth vanilla aromas abound, even while still fairly cold. Just a hint of astringent coffee. The vanilla has a soft buttery toffee kind of feel. As it warms/ breathes, raw fresh-cut oak wood comes through pretty strong and dominates.

T: Dark semi-bitter chocolate and coffee. Vanilla plays only a very minor role here, manifesting mostly as toffee; turns out most of that was in the smell. Coffee chimes in with a thin acidic note, doesn't really agree too well with the other flavors. Aftertaste is of sweet toffee, acidic coffee, and an odd fruity/ tropical something.

M: Moderately thick and filling, but the coffee cuts through with a dry acidic note that keeps it from being too heavy. Carbo is appropriate. Finishing the bomber is turning into a chore. High final gravity.

O: The flavors don't really play too well together, like each is battling the others for dominance. Choppy and disjointed. Maybe the brewer is trying to do too much here. Or maybe it's just too young and needs to age for a year or two. No age statement on the bottle, which is annoying.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Head is a light tudor brown with moderate to low retention on a black body. Slick, soapy and clear lacing sticks to the glass. Aroma includes coffee, vanilla, chocolate and maybe the slightest trace of diacetyl. Taste is a nice mix of vanilla/chocolate sweetness with a nice coffee roast. Alcohol is well hidden and any signs of diacetyl aren't noted in tasting. Nice, creamy mouthfeel, appropriate thickness. Excellent beer with maybe a very slight flaw.

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3.35/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A. It is pure black. It has a brown head with some lacing.

S. It has a very strong malt scent, high in alcohol.

T/M. It has a bit of a cardboard taste, some bitter hops. Malty and medium level of alcohol. Some black cherry. Carbonated and full bodied.

O. It's a complex taste, a bit over the top. Needs to be aged a year or so.

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Paid $7.50 for this beast. Poured into an imperial pint glass

A - Pours fairly dark with little to no light escaping. Head is a nice 1/2 inch, sticky, mocha colored head. Looks good.

S - Some mocha and a touch of cough drop herbal which is kind of weird. There is some roast, hops, and a touch of bakers chocolate.

T - Starts off well with some roasted coffee (has sort of an espresso kind of jive), vanilla, and some bakers chocolate but every mid palate sip has this weird herbal hop twang that reminds me of an ESB. Finish is smooth with more chocolate malt and some licorice but man is that hop profile weird.

M - Kind of thin giving me a medium yet chewy experience. Not bad.

Overall not terrible but I have had better stouts. If they could round out that herbal hop profile it would deliver the great mocha stout they were going for.

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2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

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3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Had a breat dirty cream head. Was nearly a half inch thick and lasted a good while. Color is brilliantly dark. Pours a little thin, but the color is right on.

S: Meh...unimpressive. Too much hop aroma for the style. I know Peak loves the scent, but not if you wanna stay consistent. More Malt fellas!

T: Good, don't get me wrong. Just realy wish a mocha stout had a bit more going on for it. Taste more like a hopped up stout. I guess it is consistent with the smell anyway.

M: To thin for a stout, but well carbed and does leave the right tone on the tongue.

O: Not terrible. Just nothing I want to write home about. I enjoy Peak and support them whenever possible, but not on this brew. It'll be a one time thing. Price was very resonable though, so nothing tragic here.

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3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a 16 oz snifter. Poured down the middle and got a one inch head, that leaves patches of brown lace, the beer itself is almost black. Smell is roasted coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, and some bourbon. Taste is less potent than the nose, lots off coffee, dark chocolate with hints of vanilla and bourbon. Body is medium, enough carbonation, a touch dry, and very drinkable. This is nice, one of those beers that doesn't make a great first impression on the first sip, but grows on you as you continue to drink it.

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Peak Organic Oak Aged Mocha Stout from Peak Organic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.