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Mokah - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1351
Reviews: 636
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.19%


Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DrinkinBuddy on 04-20-2009)
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ccrida

Oregon

4.8/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On draught at the Dog & Pony, served in a ST tulip, Mokah is black with a small light tan head that leaves foamy lace.

Smell is amazing, very rich chocolate, some grassy hops.

Taste is similar, whoa - this is like a glass of carbonated hershey's syrup, but with the bitterness to keep it from being cloying! A bit of leafy hops added character. Awesome stout.

Mouthfeel is viscous and smooth, medium-heavy bodied.

Drinkability is excellent. This might be my favorite stout. Perhaps overly simplistic in it's overt chocolaty, but my is it tasty. So rich, the ABV is lost. Not a guzzler by any stretch, but so indulgent that I had to order another, even though I shouldn't!

Serving type: on-tap

09-16-2010 02:51:15 | More by ccrida
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DrainBamage

Michigan

4.8/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours an oily black color with very thin head mostly around the edge. Smell is very sweet, but like freshly poured chocolate. Goes down smooth and the a hit of bitterness that you'd expect from an imperial. Tastes exactly like smell which is quite rare. Except for the head, the brew has nailed the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2011 19:49:48 | More by DrainBamage
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.78/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: pours a black color with a one finger head that falls to a spotty surface foam. Some spotty lacing develops.

Smell: loads of chocolate rise from the glass. Some hints of coffee are there too.

Taste: big chocolate tones, nice coffee flavors, some prunes sweetness, mild roasted malt flavors, and a decent bitterness make up a superb double stout. Alcohol is warming but not noticable flavorwise.

Mouthfeel: heavy in body. Smooth and creamy throughout with some light dryness late. Aftertaste is long as the flavor linger in the moth for a while.

Drinkability: this is one of the most drinkable beers I have had at this alcohol level. Easy to quaff and numerous glasses could be had over a session but it will hit you eventually. Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2009 00:13:52 | More by Gavage
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Gehrig

Illinois

4.78/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The sterling Neil St. Piccadilly just brought this is, a new bomber bottle offering from Southern Tier. When told it was in, I hesitated for I already had a few other items on the counter, but quickly acquiesced. So glad I did, for this is easily one of Southern Tier's best in my opinion.

Impenetrable black body with a nice tan head in the Duvel tulip, with lots of lacing adorning it. Rich, complex smells--lots of chocolate, Jamaican coffee, caramel--tremendous, and really carrying forward into the flavor. I cannot believe how good, smooth, and heavy the taste and texture are, especially with chocolate. The bittersweet Belgian chocolate and Jamaican roasted coffee ST advertises on it shine through and, more importantly, blend exceedingly well. It's chocolaty but not sugary sweet. It's as much dark as milk chocolate, with lots of coffee throughout. Incredible, like a liquid candy bar.

The mouthfeel, to me, is sublime--very smooth, creamy with a bit of bite from the chocolate and coffee. I'm in awe. For the very high ABV (11%), this is very accessible, though worth taking some time with it to savor its goodness. This is one I'll frequently revisit, one of the very best Southern Tier has created.

An outstanding achievement.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2009 18:03:01 | More by Gehrig
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adkirkish

Florida

4.78/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured dark ruby / Brown. Creamy light tan head w/ slight head retention as consumed / lite persistance.

A: Sweet Dark Chocolate, Coffee, Caramel. No hop aroma. Pretty straightforward.

F: Flavor matches the nose, sweet chocolate upfront and finishes with a light coffee / espresso.

M: Medium-Heavy body and mouthfeel and light carbonation. Drinks incredibly smooth. Light alcohol warmth. Drinks a little boozy.

O: This is an amazing beer. A little more carbonation to enhance the creamy feel and this would be perfectly on point. Would do well pairing with some awesome dessert dishes. I love the blend and they pulled this one off very well.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2010 01:23:53 | More by adkirkish
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4.78/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Black liquid with slight tan head.

S: Smells primarily of fudgesicle ice cream bars.

T: Grass and chocolate fudge up front, caramel in the middle, and some coffee with roasted barley malt on the back end along.

M: Medium to thick viscosity and a low level of carbonation.

O: A sweet and fantastic tasting imperial stout with chocolate, caramel and coffee flavours. My only complaints are that this beer could have better head retention and more carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 03:08:24 | More by DaftCaskBC
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Martin2D

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Pitch black with a tan head that fades and laces lightly

S - Swiss Miss of Choklat plus a little hint of coffee

T - Huge chocolate forefront met with a nice coffee backbone that provides roastiness and a little bitteness.

M - Medium-heavy in carbonation and full in body. Creamy mouthfeel, but a little too much carbonation for me.

D - This is so delicious it that 11% ABV doesn't mean anything with how delicious this was. Extremely drinkable. One of my favorite American Doubles.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2009 02:42:15 | More by Martin2D
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becktone

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From notes 8-25-09

Knowing that this is a combination of the two-Jahva and Choklat-I'll see how much in balance they are and how well these two have been combined

Eye: Opaque and black, what else can you expect? Head has a nice size good retention and formation, lacing appears nice...all in all its a creamy tan. Looks better than the Jahva from earlier today.

Nose: Oh, that big chocolate that is oh so familiar from Choklat is present here, like melted/liquid chocolate and its the extra expensive kind...it beats the shit out of Hershey's. Nose is mostly akin to that of Choklat. Sweet dark fruit is present, fruitiness here reminds me of Queen Anne's Chocolate Covered Cherries. All in all great, hopefully the coffee comes through more in the flavor. So far no qualms as the Jahva the coffee didn't come through that much in the aroma.

Tongue: Chocolate flavor is strong (no complaints) and is accompained by the driness of the coffee beans. Sweetness from the chocolate is nicely countered by the bitterness of the beans and the roasty flavor that comes from them. At first sweetness is so upfront you can't get anything else. After the second sip it becomes more balanced and more complex. The palate gets more. Its balanced between chocolate and coffee very nicely. The best of both worlds.

Feel and Drinkability: Feel is nice, lighter in carbonation than the Jahva which works very well, too high would kill the chocolate in here. Feel in heavy (but lighter than both the Jahva and Choklat at the same time) and smooth too, just as are the two separate brews this comes from. Its not as smooth as the Choklat but smoother than the Jahva (Smooth as in velvety feel). This is very easy to drink, as aforementioned the best of both worlds. Very easy to drink and dangerous too. I'll be enjoying the rest of this bottle. I recommend this, highly recommend this. My choice of the three are Choklat, Mokah, Jahva.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2009 23:39:11 | More by becktone
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Lillie1128

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my "liberated" McNeill's pint glass

A - Pours a deep mahogany with a thin white head

S - yummm, smells like toasty mocha!

T - Oh. Wow. This is stupendous! I'm a sucker for any kind of flavored stout, especially coffee and chocolate. Smooth coffee taste with hint of chocolate. I am in love.

M - Medium, pretty smooth

D - This is a bit dark or I would straight chug it. Into my belly you go little bomber.

Thanks to BobCS for this one!! You must have read my mind.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2011 02:00:15 | More by Lillie1128
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Kelly88

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had on Tap at mellow mushroom in wilder Kentucky. Served in the ever popular and Ever useful Kentucky bourbon barrel ale sniffer.

A- very dark brown on the top fading into a pitch black at te bottom of the glass. Starts out with a dense dark khaki head that slowly fades to tiny islands of dirty white islands with small amounts if lace in the side if the glass

S- wow! Rich dark chocolate hits you hard. Getting a faint rich chocolate coffee smell but mostly hard core chocolate. Tasty.

T- just about mirrors the nose and that is great. Lots if chocolate, very milky and rich. A pleasant faint hop bite rounds this beer off to keep it from being to overpoweringly sweet.

M- you think a beer if this style would be heavier especially the way it tastes but irbid only about medium bodied. I actually prefer this feel since it allows you to appreciate the flavors without being overwhelmed.

Overall one if the best stouts I have ever had. Really full flavors that jump and ask you to have another sip. For all of the big hyped one day Release stouts. This beer stands shoulder to shoulder with them.

Serving type: on-tap

02-27-2012 01:53:16 | More by Kelly88
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CHickman

New York

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black color with a creamy tan 1 finger head that was full of bubbles and popping like lava percolating; there were bubbles racing up the brew near the side of the glass, and it faded leaving a creamy tan layer on top and very good spotty lacing.

Smells damn good and inviting with chocolate, cocoa powder and coffee up front, followed by caramel, vanilla, molasses, roasted grains, charcoal, brown sugar, sweet malt, and some booze like bourbon; the booze is faint, and there are herbal notes mixed in with the intense chocolate and coffee which just smells great overall. There is zero balance in the nose, but that’s fine as the aroma is so sweet and delicious smelling that it’s perfect as is.

Tastes like it smells, with chocolate, cocoa powder, coffee (beans or a bag of Starbucks), molasses, caramel, vanilla, roasted grains, charcoal, brown sugar, sweet malt, herbs like tea leaf, mild floral hops, dark chocolate like a Hershey’s Special Dark, and some booze like bourbon; the malts are present, the hops make a brief appearance, but the chocolate and coffee stand up and smack you with so much flavor that you’ll ask for another smack and take another sip. Southern Tier has a tendency to make their big beers so big that they are hit or miss, and this is another home run that they hit out of the park. If, and this is a bid "IF", you like chocolate, coffee and stouts, then you will love this beer; if not, it will come off as offensive and over the top, but to those enthusiasts like myself this is an amazing stout.

Mouthfeel is as thick as an ice cream shake or a thick glass of almost frozen coffee, with a heavy chewy feel, little to no carbonation and an extremely bitter finish that is sweet, chocolately and full of coffee notes that snap your tongue, but then leave a delicious sweet chocolate/coffee aftertaste in it’s wake all while hiding the high ABV almost completely. The acidity is present, but the flavor is so enjoyable that I looked right past it and kept sipping and enjoying this brew.

This is a dangerous beer in a way because it’s so sweet and tasty that you just keep drinking it without regard or respect of the 11.2% ABV, which will hit you later on. No matter, as this beer was so great and so tasty overall that the headache will be worth in the morning. A very high recommendation for any stout lover out there and a very high rating for me as I love coffee, chocolate and stouts; another gem from Southern Tier that pushes the limits of the craft brew movement.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2012 03:54:43 | More by CHickman
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Beerquester

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I guess I'm biased but this is still one of my favorite beers. I bought a bottle at Wegman's (local grocery store). It cost only $7.99 for the bomber bottle which i thought was reasonable for an imperial beer that does a fine job of combining chocolate and coffee flavors. I haven't had one for a few years so I thought I'd try it though I wondered would it be as good. I was not disappointed, however.

Out of the bottle i had a knock your socks off aroma of chocolate. The coffee aroma was there though not as strong as the chocolate. It poured up a nice thick tan head with retention average. The wonderful aroma just won't die and keeps coming out of the glass. I wish they sold this flavor in air fresheners!

Carbonation spot on for this beer. Full body, slightly "chewy", ending with an warm alcohol sensation, not surprising for an 11.2% beer. Flavor profile includes the chocolate and coffee flavors, and some caramel.

I have had both the Jahva and Choklat separately and feel I prefer the mix to either. Profile starts out really smooth then the alcohol hits, then a slight "roastiness", a fairly clean finish. Definitely on the "sweet side", not hoppy, to be enjoyed as a "dessert beer". But not too sweet I hasten to mention. I would consider purchasing a case of this beer.

p.s. I detected a flavor close to vanilla. I didn't want to mention it at first since it wasn't listed in the ingredients but i thought it was there and I see now some other people picked the flavor out as well so there you have it. A secret ingredient? A known mellowing/smoothing agent? Could be. Stranger things have happened in the beer world!

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 00:30:47 | More by Beerquester
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dar482

New York

4.73/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a dark black color with a bit of light in the bottom of the glass with a fluffy espresso head.

The aroma is just huge. It smells like fresh black coffee with some of that sweet roasted malt that comes in these big sweet stouts. Then there's some milk chocolate in there too.

The flavor follows with some really dark bitter chocolate. Then it hits you with tons of black coffee. It's quite a sweet beer with a pronounced coffee flavor. The finish has this wonderful earthy bitterness from the Chinook and Columbus hops.

The body is actually medium for a big beer like this. However, that works with the beer being like a mocha coffee, so it has that thin mouthfeel. The alcohol is completely hidden on this.

This really wowed me. It's up there with Victory at Sea and Peche Mortel with beers that really show off coffee well.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2013 03:38:25 | More by dar482
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Metalmonk

North Carolina

4.72/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Quite the good-looking stout, with ample froth forming a tan head, which doesn't stick around long, but at 11%, it wouldn't. Liquid is insanely dark brown, just a shade under pure midnight black.

Not unexpected, the aroma is balanced between dark chocolate and coffee, with a sweetness appropriately reminding of cream. And when I say "balanced" I mean it--the chocolate and coffee strike a perfect chord together.

Am I dreaming or am I drinking Southern Tier's absolute best beers lately? Last night it was Oak Aged Unearthly, plus a shared bottle of Jahva with Dr. Snorkapotamus, and tonight it's Mokah. And wowza, this is freaking fantastic. After letting it slide over my tongue and down my throat a few times, it seems the aroma was merely hinting at what was to come. These flavors have all kinds of depth and they're mingled incredibly well. Huge gooey chocolate meshes with coffee that isn't all that bitter or burnt, just perfect is all, with some big ol' graham cracker elbowing in and sweet vanilla-flavored coffee creamer too. Alcohol provides a lightly spicy, nicely warming flair, certainly not timid but not at all out of whack. Tremendous! Can I give it a 5.5 for Taste?

Mouthfeel is appropriately luxurious, a silky, creamy thing that is just carbonated enough to deliver some life to the body. A little more bubbled than expected, actually, but it's all kept in check and eventually the texture totally won me over.

Being a huge fan of Jahva, I was looking greatly forward to this. Still can't find Choklat in this area, but if this is the meeting point of the two aforementioned (as stated on the label), then I guess I'm halfway there. As expected, Mokah is completely, utterly wonderful.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2009 23:09:43 | More by Metalmonk
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LauraAlberts

South Carolina

4.72/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark opaque that thins to copper amber hue. Poured out of a 22oz Bomber into a large snifter.

Smell: Hershey's chocolate syrup, pecan, vodka (alcohol very present), green olive

Taste: Chocolate instantly on the palate then rounded out with mokah and coffee and slight bitterness from hops. Strong mokah aftertaste. Chocolate peanuts.

Mouthfeel: Fullbodied brew - goes down like you're squeezing a container of Hershey's chocolate syrup down your throat. Completely satisfying.

Drinkability: Sipper. This beer can split you in half at 11.00% ABV.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2010 04:20:54 | More by LauraAlberts
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buschbeer

Ohio

4.72/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle
Served in a snifter

A - It pours black with an inch of mocha head.

S - I get milk chocolate right off the bat. Once I stick my nose in there I get a rich coffee smell.

T - I get milk chocolate up front. It finishes with the coffee. It reminds me of a riesen candy. Very rich and full flavors.

M - Thick and creamy.

O - I love this beer and I love the entire Black Water series. It is delicious and I always want more.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2011 19:32:11 | More by buschbeer
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beerboy9960

Oklahoma

4.72/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Big thanks to Rhong187 for this one. My first Southern Tier brew so we'll see how it turns out!

A: Pours a midnight black with a thin light brown head.

S: I'm picking up quite a few different smells with this one. Hints of bitter cacao, milk chocolate, coffee, and even a tad of licorice.

T: WOW! This is a very delicious beer! Chocolate definitely dominates this beer. On the aftertaste you detect the bitter cacao and coffee notes. A very sweet tasting beer!

M: Very thick, almost chewy! It has a good amount of carbonation to it as well.

O: Overall this is a very great beer! I'm very pleased with my first Southern Tier offering! I wish I had another one to age to see what type of changes it would undergo over time. Worth trying if you have the chance!

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2011 05:02:49 | More by beerboy9960
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

After trying the Chokolat, I had no qualms about picking this one. Just as succulant, irresistable, and delecident as the ultimate chocolate beer that preceeds this version. Blended with the coffee-ee goodness of Jav-ha, and the richness, depth, and boldness is taken up a knotch. Light espresso notes are the perfect companion to the chocolate character. Where the Chokolat is more chocolatey, this beer gives more complexity and depth. An absolutely outstanding taste. Heavy textured with very little carbonation makes the beer heavy on the palate and becomes a bit lifeless in the end. Some would call this a good desert beer; I say it is the desert all into itself.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2009 01:53:07 | More by BEERchitect
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adamette

Ohio

4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the 22 oz. bomber that I bought at Rozi's Wine house in Lakewood, Ohio (interesting that the brewery is in Lakewood, NY!) a few weeks ago into my Brewery Ommegang gold rimmed goblet (in the shape of a Westvleteren goblet).

A Absolutely opaque black body lets no light through under a medium brown head. Delicious looking. 4.0

S Dark roast malt, chocolate, maybe some coffee. This smell is great and reminds me of the Choklat but it is less "chocolate milk" sweet that that was to the nose. It cannot be improved. 5.0

T Wow, an explosion of dark roast malt, chocolate and coffee which again is very close to Choklat (which I really enjoyed by the way) only a bit more dark roast which I really like. This is great beer advocacy experience. The brewer has taken a beer that I really like (Choklat) and actually improved it. 5.0

M This is a big beer for sure. Big dark malt, big chocolate, big coffee. Despite that it actually achieves a nice smoothness and it "goes down" very easily. 4.5

D Well I finished the bomber without much hesitation. This is such a delicious beer that it makes a style that normally would not be THAT drinkable (Stout) into a good, drinkable brew. 4.0

Notes: Bravo!

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2009 23:26:05 | More by adamette
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mjw06

Pennsylvania

4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served room temperature. Had the color of a dark chocolate bar and moved around in my glass with the fluidity of a chocolate liqueur. Little to no head when it was brought to my table, which was disappointing, but seemed to go along with the body.

Smell was amazing, mocha of course (or mokah). The mokah-ness wasn't overpowering however, as I can still get whiffs of roasted barley on its canvas. The sweetness was distinctly beer sweetness, not just the product of a bunch of sugar being added to sweeten it up. This same sweetness would translate into the taste. Amazing mouthfeel in the body, however I took into consideration the lack of head and how that effected the feel.

This is a great beer. A lot of chocolate imperial stouts tend to overdue it with the chocolate or the sweetness, or just the alcohol in general. Mokah, however, is an organic balance of all three, and much more.

Serving type: on-tap

06-13-2011 12:42:03 | More by mjw06
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HardTarget

Texas

4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great info on the bottle, lists abv 11.2%, malts, Jamaican coffee, Belgian Chocolate, Columbus and Chinook hops, and even gives storage and serving temperature and glassware suggestions. Even has a date stamp in tiny tiny print.
There are 3 incorrect words that make my heart skip a hopeful beat "Ale in TX"

Appearance: Black glass shows thick deep brown edges that show off a bit of clarity. Holds a thin cover of tan foam that collars the glass. Starts to lace but falls off toward the end and drops it's cover, forgivable given the high abv.

Smell: Wow! Hershey's chocolate syrup. Hard to get past the chocolate milk character, and I'm not sure I want to. There is a faint edge of roasted barley that keeps it from seeming sweet.

Taste: Another wow! Same serious chocolate note as the nose, but gains a bit more complexity. Hints of coffee, the roasted barley stout flavor makes small inroads, a caramel ribbon, bits of citric candied orange hops, and just a whiff of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Heavy and thick, but smooth as silk. Coats the palate and lingers. Carbonation is low but gives a few signs of life.

Overall: Knocked my socks off; they are across the room in tatters. Amazing chocolate nose, full yet easy taste, silky smooth texture, slowly warming alcohol kick; just great stuff.
Big thanks to Illudium for the sample, now lets get this into Texas ASAP.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2011 22:52:09 | More by HardTarget
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ThickNStout

Georgia

4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery. Served in a goblet. 

Pours jet black with half finger of light tan head that laces nicely on the way down. 

Nice nose of rich chocolate, roast coffee, burnt sugars & caramel. Very nice. 

Wow! Even the outstanding smell didn't prepare me for this superb blend. The coffee comes through fresh from the tap in a way it never has in bottles for me. It's followed by that rich chocolate flavor that Southern Tier does better than anyone else. Aside from that there is molasses, subtle fig/date, vanilla and a hint if bitter hopping. So many outstanding layers that almost completely mask the 10+% abv. 

Creamy smooth medium thick feel with appropriately subtle carbonation. 

Outstanding! Mokah rivals Creme Brulee as my favorite of the Blackwater series. Fresh on tap I can really catch the near perfect mixture of Jahva and Choklat. Delicious and worth a try. It also ages well so don't shy away from any old bottles you may run across. 

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2012 23:57:53 | More by ThickNStout
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4.69/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Damn. I'm speechless. If I could have brewed the beer of my dreams, this would be it. The only drawback I could perceive was a weak head.

I think a true beer geek might scoff at my praise, here, that this is the Disney Land of big beers, the stuff of childhood fantasy. True, the chocolate and sweetness might please a seven-year-old. But I would say the hop bitterness in the finish is serious enough to establish this beer as a serious adult pleasure.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2012 04:39:03 | More by martyl1000
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rye726

Colorado

4.68/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours quite dark with hints of rusted mahogany. Tan head thins rather quickly. Delcious nose has rich fudge, coffee, fruity malts, bitter molasses and subtle hops. Taste is also powered by the chocolate but perfectly balanced by the bitter coffee flavors and black molasses. More big malts, a tinge of booze and quiet hops through the finish. Thick, creamy body, but the carbonation was a bit rough. This 22oz bottle drank way too easy for 11%.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2009 01:06:52 | More by rye726
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ReynardenBrew

Pennsylvania

4.68/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow! I was expecting over-the-top chocolate in a too-alcoholic imperial stout. Boy was I wrong! This stout definitely packs a wallop at 11%, but it does not overwhelm. Nor does the chocolate. The flavor is upfront and definitely present, but it is still extremely drinkable. Save this one as a stand-alone or as a dessert complement.

Serving type: on-tap

06-13-2009 20:55:20 | More by ReynardenBrew
Mokah from Southern Tier Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,351 ratings.