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Peak Organic Oak Aged Mocha Stout - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

198 Ratings
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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 14.14%
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:
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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4/5  rDev +4.7%

diverite, Nov 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

maxk, Nov 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

NorthCoastPranqster, Oct 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

firstlighthiker, Oct 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

rusty3335, Sep 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

RedneckBeerz, Sep 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

EmmetD, Aug 30, 2013
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4.56/5  rDev +19.4%

I was given a bottle of this on my birthday in 2011, and I allowed it to age in a cool dark pantry until spring 2013.

I've had this beer fresh, and while still a solid beer, around the 2 year age mark this beer, in my opinion, is elevated to a truly outstanding brew. In all honesty, I would place it on par with Founder's Breakfast Stout or Cask-Conditioned Old Rasputin when consumed in this manner.

I plan on buying more in the near future, and allowing them to age.

enslighet01, Aug 12, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev +1.6%

This is a great stout, and my ideal evening beer is a chocolate stout, espresso stout, or something of that sort. I haven't had one this good in a while.

True to it's name, it smelled like a mocha. It was like I had walked into Starbucks, but without the pretension and overly enthusiastic servers. The taste was true to form, maybe a little on the dark side which was just fine with me. And the mouthfeel was surprisingly smooth - I would've expected a little more fullness at the end but was pleased with the whole experience. This is a nice nightcap and I wished I could have a little every night for dessert.

SteveTheDog, Jul 23, 2013
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4.74/5  rDev +24.1%

Excellent taste, full rich flavor, no aftertaste, great head, long lasting. Chocolate flavor is not overpowering, coffee undertones are subtle. Great with pizza, and makes a great ice cream float, on a hot summer day. Best very cold, I usually put it in the freezer for 10 minutes, and a frozen mug is a must

jc911s, Jul 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

darcange, Jul 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

lic217, Jul 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

MLaVioletteJr, Jul 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Zbeetleman, Jul 09, 2013
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3.84/5  rDev +0.5%

650ml bomber poured into tulip 5/27/13 from notes

A nearly black with a deep cola edge and ruby highlights, like the name on the label a thumbs width of mocha foam has good retention hanging around for a few sips leaving random patches of lace

S some barrel but not much, lots cold dark roasted coffee, coco powder and bakers chocolate, a little vanilla, toffee and raisins

T more wood then the nose, some of it charred with faint smoke and licorice, even more dark roasted coffee then the nose, still everything I smell but with some added intensity and complexity

M a little thin considering how dark it is and almost creamy from the bubbles with an intense burnt wood and coffee finish

O not bad but there's a few things I'd change, tastes pretty solid and I don't mind the burnt malty aspects but I was expecting more barrel and body

Worth a try but at 10$ a bomber I doubt I'll be running out for seconds, don't go out of your way but worth a shot if its in front of you

wordemupg, Jun 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Kmat10, Jun 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

TheCrowsNest, Jun 16, 2013
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2/5  rDev -47.6%

Kevincredible, Jun 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Texasfan549, Jun 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

schnarr84, Jun 08, 2013
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Colosdog, May 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

FrankShirley, May 16, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev +2.1%

A: Pours a clear yet opaque jet black in color with light amounts of visible carbonation and some light amounts of very dark amber highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy light mocha head that very slowly reduces to a thin film covering the surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of roasted malts, dark chocolate, oak, and vanilla.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of roasted and dark malts which is quickly overtaken by slightly stronger flavors of dark chocolate and milk chocolate. There are some light notes of sweetness and coffee along with the components from the oak barrel - oak and just a hint of vanilla. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth, almost slightly creamy.

O: There is a good amount of complexity to the flavors of this beer and the alcohol is well hidden making it pretty easy to drink. I could easily sip on this beer for quite a while and it was enjoyed with dessert.

dbrauneis, May 13, 2013
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3.99/5  rDev +4.5%

22oz bottle. I feel dirty buying this where I did - seems like I should be procuring it from the local organic product hippie joint.

This beer pours a very thorough black, with the slightest of basal mahogany highlights, and two fingers of puffy, silken beige head, which leaves a few low rise bluffs of lace around the glass as it speedily recedes.

It smells of medium dark chocolate, dry-roasted coffee beans - bittersweet alike, a more subtle caramel/toffee malt, some mild boozy vanilla, and a soft wooden plank astringency. The taste is more pulled back on the sweetness, but there's the chalky cocoa, there's the Americano coffee bitterness, and there's the meek barrel-borne vanilla, all trampling over the caramel malt backbone, and well-reserved wooden cask toothpicks. The near 17-proof ABV is rather well integrated.

The carbonation is a wee bit fizzy, but generally ok and very stout-friendly in its obsequiousness, the body medium-heavy in weight (a tad surprisingly), and more or less smooth, with a faint stab at creaminess. It finishes kind of on the sweet side, the chocolate, almost sour coffee, salted toffee malt, and disparate oak barrel notes happy to stay for after-dinner drinks.

A decent enough stout, what with the multitude of tweaks and twiddles they've applied here. Nothing really dominates, and all work well together in pushing the central agenda of a hefty, warming, new-age coffee shop tipple. Worthy of a try, and sneaky in its ability to get away from you.

biboergosum, Apr 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

drgonzo2k2, Apr 20, 2013
Peak Organic Oak Aged Mocha Stout from Peak Organic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.