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Peak Organic Oak Aged Mocha Stout - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

193 Ratings
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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 9
Gots: 17 | 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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sentomaster

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A- pours a dense, slightly transparent black with a thick one finger mocha colored head that recedes quickly leaving decent lacing.

S- A bit of soft, smooth coffee and milk chocolate. Smoky and charred oak aromas.

T/M- The charred oak really comes to life and overwhelms this beer. It doesn't allow for the other characteristics to shine through. Lots of oak and earthy smoke. The stout flavors are underneath but they get lost under the oak barrel. too bad.

O- I really like peak, but this was a big disappointment. No need to try this unless you can't get enough oak in your stout.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 14:52:48 | More by sentomaster
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A pitch black pour with a nice dense chocolate brown head. Retention is excellent. Decent legs.

S: Tons of strong chocolaty coffee (or mocha if you prefer). A bit of creamy vanilla from the oak and there is a touch of roasted malt hiding in the background too.

T: Quite oaky up front and throughout. Strong coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and a touch of vanilla. Once these flavors fade the vanilla oakiness sticks around in the aftertaste for a while. Quite creamy too. Coffee flavor is quite smooth, not harsh and acrid like some beers. As the beer warms to room temp, there is a fair amount of even stronger charred oak in the taste, detracting from the otherwise great flavors.

M: Smooth, creamy, wonderful.

O: A fairly well balanced stout. Unfortunately a touch too oaky, I think the rest of the flavors would shine even better once the oak flavor fades a bit. Perhaps a little age would do it some good. It's not horribly unbalanced, but prevents it from really generating great scores in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 03:19:00 | More by Dope
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603BeerMe

New Hampshire

1.5/5  rDev -60.6%

02-08-2012 16:39:49 | More by 603BeerMe
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McLaughlin5350

New Hampshire

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

02-04-2012 22:30:52 | More by McLaughlin5350
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-02-2012 21:04:56 | More by JAHMUR
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

$6.50 for a kiddie cup at Greenland Cafe, Somerville MA

Opaque black with a georgia clay colored head. No lace and a few swirls of retention shift on the top of my beer like an oil slick.

Smells like dark, dark char, black coffee and beautiful warm wood. Tastes like as dark and chary-y as the nose indicates but finishes with a sugary butter finish akin to maple sugar candy.

Odd that a wood aged mocha beer has more maple character than most maple beers.

Serving type: on-tap

01-30-2012 11:36:07 | More by donkeyrunner
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11millsown113

New Hampshire

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

01-30-2012 02:34:48 | More by 11millsown113
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.35/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Passed to me a rich-looking, black body underneath a fine layer of khaki-colored suds.

Smell: You've got coffee, chocolate chunks, and French oak in the nose -- all pleasant, all present, alongside notes of light caramel and toasted multi-grain bread.

Taste: Starts sweet but also surprisingly sooty and almost harshly ashen with hints of a well-used fireplace rather obscuring the flavors of caramel, dark chocolate, and an already mild hint of prunes. Splash of soundly bold coffee. Noticed oak notes. Fair amounts of roast, chocolate, and fireplace sweepings on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-low carbonation.

Overall: Ultimately, it's just okay. The brew started out promising but faulted somewhat on in the all-crucial flavor department.

Serving type: cask

01-29-2012 19:00:44 | More by ChainGangGuy
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.3/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a solid blackness with a decent sized fluffy tan head that persists and makes lace. Wow that smells pretty good. Lots of coffee and chocolate draped over some oaky vanilla and some vinous notes. It falls apart a bit in the flavor department though. Same creamy chocolate and coffee draped over vanilla and oak, but add a bit too much tannin bite and a weird but faint plastic phenolic. Medium to thick body with a moderate level of carbonation and a creamy thick smooth mouthfeel. This ones not bad but I could take it or leave it.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 00:46:57 | More by johnnnniee
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bearsxco

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured in a pint glass. Poured very dark brown with a one finger tan head is fluffy and took about 2 min. to dissipate. Smells of cocoa powder and a burnt oak. First sip was all oak flavor, but as I let it warm I began to get a mild coffee and cocoa flavor. Burnt oak taste comes on the back end, seems more like a little alcohol burn. Nicely carbonated and smooth. Overall not a bad beer. The oak slightly overpowers the coffee and chocolate flavor, but definitely drinkable. Would drink again.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 21:51:07 | More by bearsxco
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PorterBoy14

New York

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

01-27-2012 21:32:06 | More by PorterBoy14
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ZacharyJ

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5%

01-25-2012 00:45:10 | More by ZacharyJ
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noyellowfizzbeer

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

01-21-2012 02:57:58 | More by noyellowfizzbeer
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ShogoKawada

Rhode Island

4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a glass goblet as I watched 'From Hell'.

This one is dark on the pour with a 1-finger sandy tan head that builds and settles without much fanfare. Poured and let come up to temperature as it was cold- 20 minutes later and there's still a nice head on this.

The aroma is straight cocoa coffee. Really draws you in. I could sniff this all night. But I want to taste it!

Heavy coffee flavors accented by sweet creamy chocolate. The oak is a bit harder to find. The coffee is tempered- it's not overly roasty, acrid, or bitter. Perhaps the oak mellowed everything out a bit.

This beer is full and has moderately high carbonation for the style, making it easy to drink. No complaints here.

I really enjoyed this one over the course of an hour or so. Much more enjoyable closer to room temp. @$6 a bottle I might grab a few more before the winter subsides. A delightful surprise of a beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2012 14:34:03 | More by ShogoKawada
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

2/5  rDev -47.5%

01-16-2012 00:07:07 | More by Satchboogie
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silentjay

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

deep black with a huge mocha head (fitting) that sticks around a while and laces well.

huge coffee/mocha aroma. a bit of vanilla and wood on the back end and plenty of bittersweet chocolate. very aromatic and enticing.

not quite as strong-flavored as the aroma would suggest. mocha coffee with a very strong lean towards the bittersweet chocolate and even some bitter cacao. some woody hops even make their way in, but the oak aging only provides a slight vanilla essence.

a touch lighter bodied than most barrel aged stouts of this strength, but a nice, velvety carbonation that lends to a heavy cream feel.

Pretty impressed. It's not going to knock off the best stouts/imperial stouts/oak aged stouts, but its very tasty. however, it is very chocolate/coffee/mocha heavy. Similar to Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout, but with an added oak aging that, though slight, is pleasant.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 06:51:46 | More by silentjay
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RyanLigeia

North Carolina

3.35/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Looks pretty standard. The head is a beautiful dark tan color but disappears kinda quick, leaves some lacing though.

Smells good but maybe a little too strong on the coffee.

Taste is also a little too strong of coffee. Its got some nice things hidden underneath but the coffee a little over powering. I really wish the chocolate and oak were more prominent.

Mouthfeel is decent. Nothing out of the ordinary. A little more "fizzy" than I had hoped.

Overall its not bad, at all. I've definitely had worse and some people might actually like this aspect of it but for ME the intense coffee flavor was a bit of a turnoff.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 03:06:59 | More by RyanLigeia
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into three white wine glasses.

A - resembles coffee after it has been stirred and settled in a french press. Less than a finger head that quickly dissipates leaving minor lacings on the side of the glass.

S - Cocoa powder and dark coffee dominate with subtle hints of oak.

T - combination between dark chocolate and freshly ground coffee. The oak presence is secondary to the coffee and chocolate notes.

M - Light, given the 8.4%ABV with adequate carbonation.

D - A no-brainer for coffee drinkers, but it might bring some of you non-believers to the "dark" side.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 21:52:17 | More by PEIhop
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Peak Organic Oak Aged Mocha Stout from Peak Organic Brewing Company
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