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Mokah - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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1,850 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,850
Reviews: 681
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 172
Gots: 320 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DrinkinBuddy on 04-20-2009)
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4.11/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A. looks almost pitch black, not much (if any) light getting through this one. Head is a dark kaki color and leaves no trace of lacing.

S smells EXACTLY like a bag of chocolate flavored licorice.

T Ok now I am getting the coffee AND chocolate. Where the nose was definitely a singular chocolate note I am picking up a lot of coffee taste as well as chocolate and roasty stout notes along with very little bitterness and a moderate to high sweetness.


bottle recommends serving at 42 degrees Fahrenheit at about 60 degrees the beer tasted almost flat on carbonation more booze flavor and bitterness are now noticeable.

F this is where the beer was most lacking.. was ok... but did not quite complement the rest of the beer.. it was a bit to crisp for me and had more sharp carbonation and a thinner mouth feel than I would have wanted.

O Its hard to believe that this thing has 10% ABV because it drinks more like an milk/sweet stout than an imperial. I would consider this a desert beer.. it most certainly delivers the promise that its name implies.

Josh012012, Today at 02:18 AM
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Shanin, Saturday at 02:47 PM
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4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My favorite of the Southern tier stouts. Not as sweet as Creme brûlée but sweeter and smoother than chokolat. This beer can best be described as a liquid tootsie roll. Really enjoyable. Poured from a bomber into my Stone snifter. Will be buying or trading for more.

dutesanch, Saturday at 07:55 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

chillin, Oct 12, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -3.8%

Ptzy13, Oct 10, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

glass_house, Oct 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

rickcrip76, Oct 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Pours opaque black like brewed coffee. No head. Smell is mostly chocolate and coffee. Mouthfeel is odd, much more carbonated, like a porter or lager than expected. Taste is balanced chocolate and coffee but fades fast. No lingering flavor. Not very complex. Not bad but expected better.

HeartofMiami, Oct 09, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +9.5%

KForlino, Oct 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

I had one of these a couple of years ago and wasn't that impressed but I wanted to homebrew an Imperial stout and I figured this would let me know if I wanted to add coffee and/or chocolate to it.

A - Black color with a light khaki colored head with light lacing. Doesn't pour too thick but still creamy.

S - Tons of chocolate and coffee aromas pound your nose with a nice stout backbone after the initial hit. The chocolate and coffee meld extremely well with the roastiness of the stout. You can definitely tell they were not beating around the bush with the other ingredients; from the smell this is literally a mocaccino drink mixed with a stout.

T - Great sweetness that is held with the chocolate and roasted notes over the complex coffee and malt flavors. It seems as though there is lactose or low attenuation because the flavors coat your mouth and let you soak the sweet mocha in. Not too overpowering or too cloying with the roasty stout balance but lots of flavors in there and it makes you want another drink. There is some alcohol warmth but it doesn't detract.
M - High mouth-feel and some may think of it as cloying but it is more flavorful than just sweet. Light carbonation which may lend itself to not helping the body seem more drinkable. On the thicker side but not quite as thick as Ten Fidy or some >11% Imperial Stouts.

Overall, this a delicious flavored Imperial Stout. Couldn't drink more than one in a night but this is a very tasty stout that has the alcohol to put you down when you want a cafe mocha at 10pm. And maybe you've tried this before and didn't like it I would suggest you try it again and maybe you'll love it. Not overall my favorite beer of the style, but I really look forward to having it again next year when it comes out again.

Glass- Stout glass

dmgeng, Oct 08, 2014
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Mokah from Southern Tier Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,850 ratings.