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Peak Organic Oak Aged Mocha Stout - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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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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Photo of slyons16
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap 4/14/2012 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub, in Pawtucket, RI served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a large light brown head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains a lot of coffee and chocolate along with roasted malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a big burst of coffee and chocolate sweetness. There’s a hearty roasted malt character as you would expect and a mild hops presence creating a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium-to-heavy body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, slightly filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a very solid stout to drink for a while.

Photo of busterthecat
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2011 release. 22 oz bottle served into Duvel Tulip at cellar temp (53 degrees). Picked up for $7.

A- Pours a dark brown hue from bottle. Sits similar shade in glass, just more opaque. A nice 3/4" khaki head forms. Light lacing.

S- Interesting blend of aromas in initial whiff. Espresso, oak, chocolate. There seems to be a light sweet bourbon like note. Smell is rather nice and decently complex. Med-bold strength aroma.

T- Follows nose very closely. Fresh coffee grounds, mocha, mellow oak, some earthy tone. The more bitter and oaky notes linger long on palate. Flavors are bold on this brew.

M- Med-size, Full on palate. Perhaps a tad thin and watery after the initial taste. Ok.

O- A good coffee stout. A quite different take on the style, with some interesting aspects. The coffee aspect could be smoother and more balanced, which would help to round out the entire flavor profile.

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

I poured part of the 22oz bottle into a Guinness stout glass. it was a deep dark brown but not quite black crowned by a dense 1.5 inch brown head that stuck on the glass as it receded.

Fantastic aromas of cocoa powder, chocolate truffle, coffee.

Nice chocolate flavors and cappuccino. The oak is readily evident and imparts vanilla highlights.

Mouthfeel was nice. I can't believe it is 8.4%ABV - drinks very smooth. Only complaint would be that carbonation was lacking. Might also suggest a little more hops. For an Imperial it is on the lighter side.

Very good overall and I will have no trouble finishing this.

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma has note of cocoa powder, molasses and roast coffee with a hint of oak. It pours an opaque warm sable with a fairly thick, rather persistent, fluffy tan head. Flavor has roast coffee, licorice, woody and semi-sweet chocolate notes plus a whisper of caramel. Smooth texture has some good fizz and body, and leaves a woody, smoky, slightly mocha finish.

Photo of jdhilt
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a three finger light tan head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Dark brown almost black color, no highlights. Medium carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Sweet chocolate nose. Flavor is sweet chocolate with a lingering burnt chocolate aftertaste. $5.99 for a 22oz bottle from Market Basket Concord, NH.

Photo of Bung
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz. Very dark brown pour, not quite black. Just some whisps of light tan head.

Aroma, roast malt, woody vanilla, cocoa, lighter coffee.

Taste, again roast malt, heavy mocha latte, a peat dry cocoa. Only concern is there is a faint fruit at the front that I could see becoming a sour note in the future. Pretty nice otherwise.

Body is about medium, it feels a little thin. Carbonation is a tick high, but not to too much detrtiment. Drinks pretty easy.
Overall one of the better Peak or for that matter organic brews I've had.

Photo of mctizzz
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Vec2267
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - black with a thick tan head, nice lacing

S - chocolate, coffee, earthy (the wood), nice complexity, best part of this brew

T - dark bitter chocolate dominates, coffee next, and then notes of vanilla, heavy burnt/acrid/sour taste detracts from my appreciation of the taste

M - the huge rich taste makes it lush, but light in body, not syrupy

O - a very complex enjoyable brew, the burnt/sour notes diminishes my appreciation of this in comparison to other aged example, still, a very nice brew for the $

Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a Duvel snifter.
Dark brown to pitch black in color with just a hint of light passing through the sides. One finger dark tan color head that dissipates fairly quickly.
This is one of the best aromas from an oak-aged imperial stout I have had to date. Exactly what the label says, coffee, chocolate and oak notes that are balanced to perfection. All are present, but not overwhelming.
The aroma translates almost perfectly into the taste. Roasted coffee upfront, followed by bitter dark chocolates and a woody finish with slight astringency that cleanses the palate nicely.
A very well-balanced, tasty, easy to drink medium-bodied stout.
Pleasantly surprised by this one. Definitely worth a try and comes recommended.

Photo of berliner07
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yeah, this beer is damn good. Aroma is a BLAST of oak, coffee and a touch of dark chocolate. A bit more carbonation than anticipated tickles the lips up front. Then, a rush of chocolate/coffee mix hits the palate. Really tasty. The oak hits again on the end and lingers. This beer is fun to drink and i'll certainly be having another.

Photo of zaphodchak
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Half finger of medium brown head, smooth. Dark brown.

Nose is sweet, full of oak, vanilla, maybe meringue.

Taste is dripping with vanilla, kinda charred oak. There's some significant grape or fruit character here, mysterious.

Mouthfeel is standard to thinnish.

Totally different from any other coffee beer I've ever had-- with the vanilla and strange light fruit character.

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is jet black with no head. Aromas are rich, with a dark cocoa nib bittersweet blending with a strong espresso and mocha overtone. Smells delicious. Flavors are smooth and creamy, with a sharp, bittersweet chocolate and cocoa blending, some oak/woody highlights, vanilla essence, and a slight smokey presence. The aftertaste is creamy and coffee, and the beer's body is light on the finish, with a slight cloy and bitterness left behind. Very smooth and creamy throughout, making this easy to drink. Good, solid stout.

Photo of ThickNStout
3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22oz bottle from Bruisin Ales (Asheville, NC). 7.50. No bittling date. Served in a snifter. 

Pours soft black with 1 finger quickly receding mocha head. No lacing. 

Smells of cocoa, oaky vanilla and something faintly bitter. 

Mellow woodsy cocoa, vanilla, bitter coffee and cherry skins. Barely perceptable alcohol in the bitter chocolatey aftertaste. 

Medium body and carbonation. 

Good but not great. The oak seemed to just make everything about it a bit subdued. I'd drink it again and even enjoy it but I won't look too hard for more. 

Photo of u2carew
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz. Bomber
A) Pours with a finger thick creamy tan head. Dark opaque body. Tight head and lacing on the drink down.
S) Bready. Hints of the chocolate and coffee. Was hoping for a bolder aroma.
T) Roasted malts. Chocolate. Subtle hints of the barrel aging oaky, alcohol, and tannins.
M) Creamy. Smooth. Full body. Residual tannins in the after taste.
O) A delicious stout. I'd definitely have another one. Paired it with Taza salted almond chocolate.

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

Dictated on my iPad:

Pours a dark black with a tan small tan head. Lots of chocolate and knows Serbian sweet you in a little roast he slightly smoky. Not as much coffee or chocolate in the flavor as there is a nose. How to read chocolate malt syrup be dark cherry, hint of alcohol. At the same amount field with a good amount of carbonation. Then mouth feel was what that should've said. Man I need to work on my articulation.

Overall good beer not as much hope for coffee as I would've liked but in a little lighter than I thought it would be but a very good I'll definitely buy this again.

Photo of cjgator3
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle 

A- Pours a dark black color with a light tan head with good retention and lacing.

S- The aroma is a lot of chocolate and a touch of alcohol. I'm also picking up hints of chocolate covered cherries in the nose as well. The aroma is definitely heavy on the chocolate. Not much coffee coming through the aroma that I can detect.

T- The taste has some bittersweet chocolate up front with the dark roasty flavors from the coffee coming in next. The coffee presence is felt much more in the taste han the aroma. The finish is roasty with some woody oak notes, bitterness from the hope and some alcohol.

M- The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a high amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, not a bad brew. Definitely worth a try! 

Photo of Walkinbeauty
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Pencible
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: This poured an opaque black with thick tan head.
S: It smelled like rich and sweet dark chocolate, with delicious espresso and creamy milk chocolate, and a bit of oak and vanilla and brown sugar.
T: It tasted like sweet milk chocolate and bitter dark chocolate, with roasted coffee and a little copper and oak. It had a clean and bitter aftertaste.
M: It was watery with moderate carbonation. Decent body.
D: This had beautiful looks and scent, but the taste wasn't as amazing and the body was a bit weak. The alcohol was well hidden, so it was easy to drink. Probably best fresh. Recommended, if only to smell.

Photo of kaelingirl
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of PeteRiz
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of angelmonster
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a black body, head is well over 1 inch and dark brown. Head retention was very good and lacing was good.

Smell is of freshly ground coffee mixed with warm brownies. Sweet chocolate syrup and burnt malts are also in there. Faint hops are present and the aroma of alcohol is light though it smells more of port wine.

Taste is a mix of bitter chocolate, biscuity roasted malts, and cold strong coffee. Sweet Hershey's syrup comes in next, this tastes very similar to an actual mocha. Slight hops are present but I think a majority of the beers bitterness comes from the coffee. At 8% abv, the flavor of alcohol was hidden mostly.

Mouthfeel is somewhat light for an imperial stout, and well carbonated. Normally this would be bad but the head added a nice richness to the body and rounded it out nicely.

Overall this beer was pretty damn good. Chocolate, coffee, malts and alcohol all balanced well. I finished the bomber pretty easily which isnt very common for such a rich beer. While this beer lacks the complexity of my all time favorites, it's definitely one that I'll have to revisit soon.

Photo of alalvarez75
2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes. Consumed blind. Interesting to see a gold foil on a bottle with a screw cap.

A: Pours a very dark brown with a foamy mocha colored head that has decent retention and spotty lacing.

S: Aroma is mostly coffee with some dark roasted malt and a little bit of chocolate/mocha.

T: Similarly heavy in coffee on the flavor profile. Surprisingly sweet though, almost creamy with some milk chocolate.

M: Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Smooth and rather easy drinking.

O: A nice little imperial stout, nothing earth shattering but a good beer for drinking over the course of a night or with dessert.

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