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Peak Organic Oak Aged Mocha Stout - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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218 Ratings
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Ratings: 218
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.58%
Wants: 10
Gots: 18 | 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:
Beer added by: Jason on 05-11-2011

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
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of JK4Stout
3.44/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

Photo of agreenman19
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Orange
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of milkbone_underwear
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of SawDog505
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Photo of theotherone7
5/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of mitch3114
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of openmind
4.54/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: A lovely dark brown/Black.

Smell: The first time i tried it the rich chocolate came to the fore. The Second time the coffee was stronger. I can't wait to see /taste what the bottle 3 brings!

Taste: I find this beer in perfect balance between the stout flavor, java, choco and oak. I was thinking it would pair well with dessert, but i had it with my flank steak and it was a great playmate too.

Mouth feel: The mouth feel is luscious.

Overall: A wonderful beer that's different flavors pop in and out as the tasting goes on. I look forward to trying this on tap. One of my top 3 stouts.

Photo of teromous
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Black, with a very short khaki head on it. Spotted lacing. Looks like an average stout.

S: It smells just like when you open up a fresh jug of chocolate milk. It has a lot of chocolate scent. There is a mild flowery scent and alcohol scent that is present as soon as it is poured, but goes away very shortly and I can't smell it anymore. Chocolate and more chocolate.

T: This really does not have the bitterness I'd expect from coffee, but it does have a lot of coffee and chocolate flavors. The chocolate flavors are very powerful in this. Coffee comes out more in the aftertaste.

M: It is very drinkable and refreshing. I consider it medium bodied based on that it feels relatively light on the mouth while still commanding a strong presence. It is on the lighter-edge of what I have experienced in stouts.

O: Overall I thought this was an excellent beer when it comes to showcasing the whole coffee/mocha thing. The oak didn't come through at all for me. I enjoy beers that use additives, but the mocha seemed to overwhelm the taste of the beer. I couldn't get a feel for how the stout tastes by itself...with just the grains and hops. If you enjoy chocolate I would say this is the perfect beer for you. If you're looking for an excellent stout...unfortunately you'll have to set your sights elsewhere, because you can barely taste the actual beer.

Photo of CJS
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of EigenBeer
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of TrickkyGangsta
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of jwps214
5/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of WanderingFool
4.75/5  rDev +24%

Photo of drabmuh
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Split a bomber with my wife the other day, reviewed from notes, served in a tulip. This was a decent stout but there was nothing oak aged or mocha about it unfortunately.

Beer is black with a thin off white head of small bubbles, some lacing, low retention, low carbonation.

Aroma is roasty, sweet, mild.

Beer is medium in body and finishes nicely on the backend. It is roasty and bitter from the roast, the forward isn't too sweet. Again I don't pick up any mocha that is apart from the normal flavors of the stout and no mild vanilla or oak character. Oh well, I don't think I'd have this again as there are stouts that are better but it was worth a try.

Photo of JRod1969
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of dspencer714
4.75/5  rDev +24%

Photo of metter98
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: The beer is close to near black in color—traces of amber are visible near the edge of the glass when it is held up to the light—and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high light mocha-colored head that has good retention properties and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderate aromas of dark chocolate in the nose along with some hints of vanilla from the barrel aging.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is a bit sweet and has lots of chocolaty flavors. There are some notes of vanilla and hints of coffee beans.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a bit smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite easy to drink because it feels lighter-bodied compared to other imperial stouts and the alcohol is well hidden from the taste. However, the beer seems like it would be more enjoyable to sip and savor all of the complex flavors if it had a thicker mouthfeel.

Photo of bmurph20
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of johnnyboy76
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of shand
4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter.

This beer pours out a deep brown with a very minimal head. The aroma is dominated by the sweet vanilla oak, with some coffee and roasted/caramel malt. The aroma is very strong and very enticing. The taste is VERY oaky. The oak and vanilla are really the stars of the show here for sure. The chocolate and coffee noted on the label really only come in on the laste finish if you're paying attention. It's an oak bomb for sure, how you'll feel about this will directly correspond to how much you like the flavor or oak aging. I love it, so I enjoy this beer. The mouthfeel is actually fairly light bodied and highly carbonated, I'd like a touch more body. The drinkability is good. Overall, this is very much an OAK AGED stout. The oak really takes over, to the point where you'll only enjoy this if you like oak. I like oak, so it's a good beer. I wouldn't mind more of the coffee or chocolate though.

Photo of sulldaddy
2.74/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Sampling a cellar temp bomber split with Stopper and poured into a snifter.
The beer pours a dark cola brown hue with minimal beige head. Aroma is mild baker's chocolate and some roasted malt with just a hint of coffee bean in the background. I dont really get any oak notes and overall the nose is very mild.
First sip reveals a smooth textured beer with mild carbonation that combine for high drinkability.
Flavor is some mild chalky chocolate and a bit of roasted malt with maybe hints of oak on the dry finish. Again the flavor profile is pretty mild and slightly disappointing. I dont get any hints of the booze and there isnt much of a hop hit anywhere either.

While the beer is decent, I am not wowed by it and am actually left desiring a little more. I had hoped for a little more robust flavor and nose and got neither. Nothing flawed just a seriously underwhelming beer in my opinion.

Photo of MollRay
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of nickfl
2.91/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

JA - pours with a small head of off white foam on a black body. The head settles quickly and leaves good lace.

S - a strong aroma of raw oak with chocolate and brown sugar in the background.

T - dark sugar up front with a bit of chocolate. Some strongly oaky flavors in the middle that eclipse everything else in the finish with a tannic character that lingers on the palate.

M - medium thick body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - the oak character is way, way too strong and while the base beer seems nice it is pretty much impossible to ignore the oak. This beer tastes like someone spilled beer on a piece of raw wood.

Peak Organic Oak Aged Mocha Stout from Peak Organic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.