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Mokah - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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1,605 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,605
Reviews: 664
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 154
Gots: 257 | FT: 10
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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New York

3.63/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I can see how this is a well crafted beer, but I don't think it was quite for me. There is definitely a lot of chocolate to the smell, and a fair amount in the taste, but not enough coffee to balance it out. The taste is also a bit cloyingly sweet. It had pretty soft carbonation that I think was detrimental to this brew because a bit more carbonation might have helped lift some of the cloying sweetness off the tongue.

Anyway, it's well crafted and an interesting experiment, but not balanced very well for my tastes. I can tell that the base stout is good, but I don't like the overwhelming chocolate flavor. I think it tastes artificial and needs to be balanced out by something else. This is something of a general problem I have had with Southern Tier beers. They have a fantastic smell or at least a very intriguing one, but they also have an overwhelming sweetness that is too much.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2012 05:21:07 | More by wd40
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -4.8%

10-27-2012 04:58:19 | More by WeissBoy
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

10-27-2012 04:25:09 | More by Pammywham
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3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

First poured almost straight white, while the second from the bomber had a khaki color to it. Mixed head formation and retention, but not necessarily bad in either. Immediate aroma of mocha. Strong and pleasant. First taste was just amazing. Strong mokah taste. A creamy coffee, really reminds me of a mocha frappiccino, but one big difference. A lot of booze taste. Not necessarily heavy for the alcohol content, but I have had smoother. But, then again, the flavor/aroma/mouthfeel would not be the same with less malt. The mouthfeel was amazing. A nice creamy and silkiness. Definitely a must try, and I plan on cellaring some to see how they turn out over time.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 22:14:29 | More by MrBoh
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

10-23-2012 19:38:37 | More by Stoutlad
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Ontario (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from the LCBO, 650ml into a tulip.

Black with a khaki head. Dense retention and a whole lotta lacing. Nose has a ton of cocoa powder, milk chocolate and sweet dark malts. Not much in the way of roast or coffee character. More cocoa powder, bakers chocolate and slight heavily creamed coffee. Light roast, sweet and a touch of alcohol which is great for the actual ABV. Perfectly smooth carbonation, medium body. An excellent coffee/chocolate stout, different than Peche let's say, but hits it's mark in a sweeter gentler way.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 00:16:32 | More by liamt07
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New York

4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Black pour with a high cola colored foam. Lacing is nicely rining the glass.

S - Has a pronounced chocolate and coffee smell. There is also a lingering scent of vanilla beans. A very hearty dark malt aroma.

T - Flavors of rich milk chocolate and roasted coffee bean flavor. But I was surprised by how much vanilla flavor wasin this one. Not quite the amount of ST Creme Brulee, but thew vanilla taste seemed to be the dominant flavor.

M - This is a big stout and one for those who have a sweet tooth. Very sweet finish and a thick consistency.

O - Another tasty stout from Southern Tier. I prefer Chockat a bit more than this, but this would be perfect for people who enjoy coffee ice cream.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 18:22:07 | More by socon67
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

10-21-2012 17:18:21 | More by Rmatuszak2
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

10-20-2012 19:57:58 | More by crobinso
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

10-20-2012 17:35:44 | More by crissy456
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.58/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 22 oz. bomber poured into big snifter glass:

Pitch black in appearance, with frothy tan head, about a finger thick, slowly dissipating to half-inch. Thin, bubbly lacing on the glass. Good retention.

Powerful nose of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and some cream/vanilla. Aromas pack a punch. They are there upfront big time.

Notes of chocolate, coffee and chewy caramel dominate the tongue. Lower level of carbonation, overall a nice medium body. This is a smooth, creamy and easy drinking Imperial Stout, with a well-hidden high ABV. Goes well with dessert or after.


Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 21:40:23 | More by happy4hoppybeer
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5/5  rDev +19%

10-19-2012 13:58:18 | More by ZenBiscuits
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5/5  rDev +19%

10-17-2012 02:25:06 | More by TQ802
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

10-15-2012 08:15:05 | More by Beeradelphia
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New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

10-14-2012 23:53:17 | More by Johncnh
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

10-14-2012 19:59:32 | More by beergorrilla
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2.25/5  rDev -46.4%

10-12-2012 23:47:55 | More by anewlanguage
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5/5  rDev +19%

10-12-2012 04:05:08 | More by 3agle87
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

10-10-2012 22:09:47 | More by DaleB50
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New Hampshire

4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 20 oz Duvel glass, bottled 4/12/12. Pours almost pitch black with a 3 inch tan heads, that leaves gobs of lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell is so powerful, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and some alcohol. Taste is all of that, balanced very well, a perfect combination of the nose, but alcohol is hidden well for the ABV. Body is medium large, more carbonation than normal out of a stout this size, not overly dry, and has a ton of flavor, but is still very approachable. This is very nice.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 01:44:41 | More by SawDog505
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

10-09-2012 02:06:58 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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5/5  rDev +19%

10-07-2012 19:20:53 | More by grniz3
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

10-07-2012 05:50:43 | More by Robeerto89
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4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber bottle poured into a Gulden Draak tulip glass.

Appearance- Black with a 2 finger head that slowly dissipates into a half finger or so with some alcohol legs and light lacing.

Smell- Lots of chocolate with some sour hop and boozy notes.

Taste- Follows the nose with lots of bakers chocolate and lots of hop balance.

Mouthfeel- Silky but still highly carbonated for a stout.

Overall- Good well balanced stout. Great dessert beer that even works well with chocolate and chocolate flavored desserts.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2012 23:29:47 | More by BrownAleMale
Mokah from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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