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Mokah - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Reviews: 738
Hads: 2,274
Avg: 4.17
pDev: 18.47%
Wants: 237
Gots: 505 | FT: 13
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Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States | website

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: DrinkinBuddy on 04-20-2009

As scientists, our brewers utilize their materials to exacting standards. As artists, they couldn’t resist the temptation to combine two of our highly acclaimed Blackwater Series Imperial Stouts: Jahva and Choklat. Alone each is perfect, but together as Mokah they are an inimitable expression of two of the world’s most sought after flavors. Enjoy Mokah stout with – or as – your favorite dessert!
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Photo of deereless
4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark black to ebony colored beer, only a hint of light passes at the edge of the glass, mildly frothy head, some visible viscosity to the beer, there are minor patches of stick foam along the edges - 4.25, S: The chocolate and coffee that are mentioned on the label dominate the nose, there is a powdery sweetness that reminds me of Nestle Quik, slightly herbal - 4.50, T: A thick syrupy sweetness to the beer, alcohol is noticeable but considering that it is 11.0% it is remarkably well hidden, as expected chocolate and espresso command the palate, some pitted fruit flavors such as plums and possibly peach, a touch of raisin and vanilla is also noticeable, an exceptional beer - 4.50, M: Extremely creamy and thick - 4.25, D: Very drinkable even at the high alcohol content, rivals their Chokolat Stout beer, complex and a beer that I would unquestionably drink again - 4.50

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Photo of jminsc76
4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at Whole Foods at the Cedar Shopping Center in Cleveland, Ohio. More specifically University Heights. After smuggling it within a sock on the airplane, proudly consuming in SoCal. (note: enjoyed this once before at a BYOB event, and looking forward to following it up with a less-aged version)

Pours a decent head atop a black impenetrable body, with plenty of frothy goodness coming forth.

Strong-ass aromas of dark chocolate malts, chocolate milkshake, a little bit of coffee and some caramel. Smells really good, and did I mention it's strong (-ass)? As it warms, a little creme brulee wafts through. Wow, this is probably among the most complex bouquets I have *whiffed* in a long time. It's perfect.

The overall flavor profile has a bit more heat than what I remember, which unfortunately detracts. But there is plenty here to work with : very sweet, exhibiting a fine balance between sweet chocolate and bitter espresso. Complex, but it's revealed to me as requiring a bit of aging before reaching its prime state. I just loved it so much at the bottle share party I wanted to taste it ASAP.

Mouthfeel is medium-strength at first but swells thick and full upon swishing. Again, that gall-darn heat/booze-iness is poking through, making my swishing in the palate almost a chore.

Overall, however, Mokah remains amazing, just know it requires some laying down for, oh, I would guess six to nine months before getting the heat out . Then it should be heaven. (btw, pairing this with some salted caramel chocolate, courtesy of my friend Jon, and the combination is dang near transcendent)

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Photo of Manoftyr
4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance-Pours absolute black with a finger of beige foam, silky retention, thick ring of lacing once the head bubbles down to a thin and spotty film. Looks perfect to me.

Aroma-Mmmn, big aromas of chocolate with black coffee blended into the background; huge maltiness. It smells like a strong mocha latte...only beer.

Taste-Initial malty sweetness cut immediately by black and earthy coffe, some alcohol bite, chocolate and creme and maybe a bit of caramel add themselves on. The finnish is surprisingly bitter with a focused bitter coffee and even slightly hoppy flavor.

Mouthfeel-Medium-full with a creamy texture; appropariate carbonation.

Overall/Drinkability-Another winner from the Blackwater series by Southern Tier; awesome beer for dessert after a meal or as a late night treat.

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Photo of HockeyBrewmeister
4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Inky black w/ thin tan head.
S: HUGE milk chocolate notes, a little coffee, sweet. Smells awesome.
T: Milk chocolate, roasty malts, and a little coffee (not as much as expected tho).
F: Smooth and full at first, but definitely has a little bite.
O: Phenomenal dessert beer. Very sweet with a nice kick to it.

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Photo of irishkyle21
4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours very thick, jet black in color. Some pretty good lacing and the head retention is fair. Looks good.

This is one of the best smelling beers I have come across, lots of chocolate (almost as much as Choklat), the coffee is noticeable but not as much as the dark chocolate.

Tastes great, a good amount of bitterness but it mostly comes from the chocolate. The coffee and chocolate make a great mix and keeps my taste buds happy. Smooth mouthfeel and pretty drinkable for such a big beer.

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Photo of thehyperduck
4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber picked up at the LCBO; bottled June 29 2012. I've seen most of the brews in this Blackwater Series for sale in Ontario over the last year or so, but until now I'd never actually bothered to pick one of them up. Not that they didn't look enticing, but various factors - high prices, conflicting reviews and the fact that I am typically not all that enthusiastic about high ABV brews in general - combined to cause me to avoid this series on principle. Still, I love me some coffee, and this one's label description managed to intrigue me into a purchase. Poured into a tulip wine glass, and served only slightly chilled.

Pours a deep brownish-black colour, reminiscent of cola, topped with a half-finger of dense, beige-coloured head that wilts away relatively quickly. Its only remnants are a narrow, foamy collar around the edge of the glass and a modest spattering of lacing. Not the most impressive thing to look at, but oh man does this stuff have a lovely aroma - lots of roasted malts, chocolate (more milk than dark but both are present), espresso and molasses, with hints of vanilla, raisins and fruit cake. Honestly, this is one of the best-smelling beers I've had in recent memory; everything about it is robust, complex and intense.

In fact, 'robust' and 'intense' just might be the words of the day, because the flavours are every bit as bold and interesting as the aroma. The sip starts off sweet, with a solid dose of milk chocolate, molasses and hints of dark fruit, followed by some pleasant espresso notes. This immediately leads into a huge blast of roasted malts, dark-roasted coffee and baker's chocolate, finishing with a combination of earthiness, roastiness and booziness. Milk chocolate, coffee grinds and some ethanol heat linger into the aftertaste. On the lighter side of full-bodied, with a relatively silky consistency and moderate carbonation that could probably stand to be toned down a notch. This becomes less of an issue as it warms and breathes.

Maybe I should rethink that whole "high abv beers aren't my thing" thing, because this is an absolutely delicious imperial stout that I honestly can't find much to complain about. It's one of the finest dessert beers I have ever had the pleasure of trying, and would eagerly recommend it to any fan of chocolate beers, coffee beers, or imperial stouts in general.

Final Grade: 4.49, a very high A grade. At 11.2%, Southern Tier's Mokah is actually the heftiest beer I've ever bothered reviewing. Make no mistake - the taste is just as big and impressive as the abv suggests, but the supremely well-balanced flavours prevent it from becoming a sticky-sweet boozy mess (which is usually my main concern with these big stouts, and why I am rarely willing to shell out the bucks for them). A sinfully tasty 'extreme' beer that is well worth a try, and an ideal tipple for Christmas evening. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Buschyfor3
4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber, served in a snifter

A: Inky pour; deep black with tawny edges; foamy mocha head, retention is decent, lacing is minimal.

S: Mocha, chocolate, vanilla, and roasted coffee, as advertised.

T: Sweet through and through; starts with sweet chocolate up front - milk chocolate and powdered cocoa come to mind; creamy vanilla and marshmallow flavors follow; mid sip presents medium roast coffee and a nice toasty/nutty flavor from the malt bill - provides a nutty/earthy balance to the big rush of sweetness and prevents it from being cloying, but this beer still trends sweet; one last dash of powdered cocoa that dries out on finish leaving a mocha coffee like aftertaste that commands the next sip. Fantastic!

M: Full bodied; smooth creaminess, but not chewy or overly thick.

O: A sweet, over the top imperial stout - what else would you expect from the Blackwater Series? Like Choklat, but with a pleasing balance from the roast/coffee presence. A dessert beer, and a slow sipper for sure at 10% ABV, but the alcohol hides behind the waves of chocolate, coffee and vanilla goodness, making for a dangerously delicious brew. Definitely one to seek out for stout lovers.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours black as ink with a very nice beige head that fades to a ring. Fantastic aromas of very rich dark bitter chocolate and rich black coffee, perhaps with just a hint of cream and sugar. Not very sweet, lots of nice bitterness here. The taste has lots of strong, high quality coffee flavors with a finish that is more bitter chocolate, cream, and a touch of sweetness. Very big beer, but very smooth and quite enjoyable. Not nearly as cloying and sweet as the Creme brulee, but delivers an equally flavorful hit. Very good.

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Photo of jwinship83
4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into an over sized snifter. i liked both jahva and choklat and wanted to drink a stout tonight. a blend of them both? this one practically sold itself...

A- this one pours a black colored body with a small khaki colored head. the head vanishes quickly, and leaves behind small rings of lacing on the sides of my glass.

S- the smell reminds me of choklat immediately. just like a chocolate tootsie roll pop. very sweet and chocolaty. milk mostly, some dark. not really able to tell theres any jahva in here, but i have no complaints.

T- again, choklat dominates the taste in this blend. very tootsie roll pop like. very sweet. very chocolaty. mostly dark in the taste. roasted malts. a little bit of alcohol. the coffee comes in at the end, which is slightly hoppy/coffee like.

M- full bodied and rather thick. a nice low level of carbonation makes this one come off as very creamy. a slight warming from the alcohol as it goes down, but thats expected with something thats 11% abv. very well done.

D- i cant find anything about how equal the blending is, but if id have to guess id say more choklat than jahva. thats not a problem as far as im concerned. my glass pretty much drank itself and left me wanting more. the only thing making this drinkability not perfect is the massive ABV. another bomber of this would make for a very bad next day. check this one out if given the chance.

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Photo of chrisjws
4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter from a 22oz bottle. Consumed over two hours starting around 40 degrees and ending up around room temp (65).

A: Black, some light around the edges. Minimal light brown head.
S: Chocolate dominates, roasty notes, fudge, caramel, breadyness. Coffee is present in the background.
T: Lots of milk chocolate upfront. Almost like a hershey bar. Notes of coffee, caramel and toffee follow. Chocolate dominated, lots of dark fudge in the aftertaste.
M: Medium body, alcohol is almost undetectable for a 10% beer. Very light carbonation. Coats your mouth and lingers well after each sip.
O: Very tasty, lots of chocolate and a bit of coffee. Only complaint is I'd have liked the coffee to be a little more pronounced.

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Photo of Richardberg
4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - poured into pint glasses from a bomber. Very dark, like black coffee but thicker. Brown head was small but very dense.

S - totally ridiculous smell to be coming from a glass of beer. Like taking the cap off a bottle of Hershey's, except the chocolate has real quality and complexity to it. (If Godiva came in a bottle that would be a better comparison.) Dark and roasty, a whiff of booze, but with a lighter side too all swirled together. The java flavors come secondary -- which is not to say they're hidden, by any stretch, merely playing the role of harmony to the chocolate's melody.

T - rich profusion of several chocolate and java flavors. The chocolate is still in charge here, but the balance is closer. Probably because this is when you start to notice the acidity of the coffee bean. Provides a nice extra jolt to the tongue so you won't forget this is a blended brew. Neither it nor the 11% ABV comes close to distracting you from the primary flavors though. There's more than enough sweetness -- one could argue TOO MUCH sweetness -- to smooth over the whole experience.

M - somehow creamy, oily, and chewy all at once. Better hope you like the taste because it's going to linger.

D - definitely a sipping beer aimed squarely at dessert or a select few complementary meals, but given that target it's right on. ABV is never a detriment; all to easy to get hammered on it. Only the overly one-sided sweetness keeps it from a higher drinkability rating.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my kind of drink right here. Coffee and chocolate, what more could I asked for. Served in a 10 oz pour on tap, this was a nice way to start an evening.



The pour was as dark as night with a rich head of dark brown on the top. Smooth settle here left nice amounts of lace on the sides and a really fine little layer across the top. Very well done here indeed. Tons of aroma here, coffee and chocolate that were blended together perfectly. Rich, smooth, seductive, this was dessert in a glass. A rich velvet like feel to it and smooth, almost like sorbet as it coats the tongue. Light hint of the ABV but the chocolate just washed it straight away. One of the biggest feels I have seen in a while as this one had to be sipped, it was just too huge not to be. It would creep on you fast, I could see a bomber between two, but any more would be rough.



Overall very good and just what I expected it would be like. I love the tow originals so this was a natural progression. I would buy this again.

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Photo of lurpy1
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tried this as an after-dinner drink at Dusty's in Okemos. Pre-emptive note to self, when you've already had something to drink and have to drive home shortly, picking an 11% ABV is not a great choice. Anyhoo, I've had a summer full of stouts and porters that were underwhelming or at best, whelming, so hoping my luck changes with this one. I regard Southern Tier as primarily a purveyor of dessert brews.

Pours dark, dark, dark. On top of that, it's dark. Good thick scummy looking head as well.

I'm expecting a bushel full of coffee and cocoa. The smell does not disappoint. It's more coffee than cocoa, but very appealing. Not a phony or burnt smell that comes in coffee stouts done wrong.

OK...taste. Yeah, there's chocolate in there. Holy cow. Waves and waves of bittersweet chocolate. From time to time it becomes overwhelming, as if Hershey's syrup was poured straight in. But at the end of the day it hold together. Sublime combination of coffee, chocolate, and malt. A bit boozy too but that's expected at 11%

Mouthfeel, again, perhaps owing to the Hershey's syrup sensation, is smooth, and viscous, and eminently drinkable.

Overall, an outstanding brew. Southern Tier hits you over the head with the mocha tones, which can be viewed as a strength or a weaknes. Definitely recommended, especially if somebody else is driving.

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Photo of GbVDave
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into three glasses. Thanks to Steve and Chris for the assist!

A: Pours inky black with an amazingly creamy dark mocha colored head. Retention was fantastic with a large lump of foam hanging around till the very end of the glass.

S: Wonderful aroma of rich Belgian chocolate-chocolate milk with a shot of freshly pulled espresso. Chris picked up a hint of cinnamon toast and I noticed some roasty malt.

T: Tastes just as it smells. Steve loved the boozy chocolate milk flavor ("like getting drunk on chocolate milk").

M: Almost perfect mouthfeel. Thick, coating, viscous. Looses half a point for having a bit too much alcohol hotness.

D: There's no reason in the world that a beer like this should be so friggin' easy to drink...but it is. World class!

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Photo of CS1971
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have been looking forward to trying Southern Tier for quite a while, and had my first experience tonight with there Mokah offering. Everything everyone else said is true, dark appearance, very chocolaty upfront, and I like the sweet, coffee aftertaste as well. Up to this point I have been much more of a fan of wheat beers or lagers than stouts, but this stout is unique. The coffee flavor offsets any bitterness nicely, and the chocolate is strong enough to make it a beer you will want to go back to. This is something you definitely need to try, out of all the chocolate beers I have tried so far it is the most chocolaty, though that may change once I try the Chokolat. I am very excited to have a store in the area selling Southern Tier and looking forward to trying there other offerings as well, specifically the Chokolat and Creme Brulee.

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Photo of ttroha
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Bottle shared. Pours dark black with brown head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Tastes of chocolate and a hint of coffee. Slightly bitter at the back end. Medium bodied. Delicious!

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Photo of bgold86
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter glass, pours a wonderful jet black with a nice darkish brownish head. Nose is chocolate for days, slight coffee notes in there as well, Surprised that there is not that much coffee presence, bottle is about 8 or so months old....
Right now it's a rich chocolate milkshake, I approve, even without the coffee.

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Photo of avalon07
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a jet black color and a thick texture. There was a half inch of tan-colored, long-lasting head and good lacing.

S: A very chocolatey smell, with traces of coffee and malt.

T: Like the aroma, chocolate dominates the flavor. Also has some roasted malt, coffee and caramel in the finish. Complex and tasty.

M: A good amount of carbonation and slightly syrupy consistency in the finish. Full-bodied.

D: Overall, this is a drinkable beer. It might not be for everyone, but it is well made and tasty.

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Photo of beeragent
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

A -pours a deep brown, appearing solid black in the glass. Minimal lace on the glass.

S - strong aroma of sweet chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. Smell reminds me of a chocolate shake!

T - taste resembles the aroma. Flavor upfront is chocolate and vanilla sweetness followed by a roasted malt/coffee finish. Low hop bitterness. The alcohol is well hidden. This is very smooth!

M - heavy bodied but not chewy. Medium carbonation.

O - this is one of the beers that made me love Southern Tier. Full sweet flavor in a stout without going overboard. Overall, I love this beer. The label says exactly what you get with this beer.

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Photo of SkunkWorks
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter as per the bottle's instructions. I have had both Jahva and Choklat, and both are amongst my favorite beers, so I am looking forward to trying this hybrid of the two. Bottoms up!

Look: dark, dark brown but not quite black. The head is very thin, but what is there is a dark, mocha brown head. I can't see much in the way of carbonation on this.

Smell: smells predominantly chocolatey, reminsicent of Choklat. The roasted malt, alcohol, and coffee are lurking in the background. If the smell is any indication, this is a chocolatey beer through and through.

Taste: mmm! This is good. This leans more towards Choklat than it does to Jahva. There is a lot of chocolate flavor in the front, roasted malt in the middle and it finishes with some bitterness from the coffee but the coffee is quite subdued. Delicious!

Feel: medium bodied towards full. The alcohol is very well hidden for an 11% beer.

Drink: a sipper because of the full flavor, full body and the bitterness from the coffee, but its an American Double Stout. Since I'm not expecting to drink this to be something I could guzzle, I won't dock this area any points.

This beer is excellent. Southern Tier is a master of American Imperial Stouts and this is no exception. The only one I have left to try is Oat and I hope it lives up to my expectations. This beer is Choklat with a hint of Jahva. I recommend this one wholeheartedly. The blend of coffee and chocolate is masterful. Southern Tier should be proud of what they've done witht his beer. Do your best to pick this one up!

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Photo of grayburn
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is another excellent beer from southern tier. These guys really know how to nail a flavored stout.

The beer pours a midnight murky brown, with a small but thick and creamy brown head. Heavy lacing, nice retention.

The smell and taste are both blends of hot chocolate and coffee. Excellent, spot on the flavors blend very well with a huge malt backbone. There is a little bit of alcohol present, but it really melds well into the overall beer.

The mouth is thick and chewy, with just enough carbonation to bring things together.

I drank a bomber of this without a problem. Granted, it lasted me all night, but this is an excellent beer.

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Photo of EMV
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on-tap at Barrel 21 in State College, poured into a snifter.

L: Pours an inky black with thin tan head. Mild lacing.

S: Roasted malts with chocolate and coffee.

T/F: Sweet roasted grains and chocolate. Milder tones of coffee and chicory. Smooth and creamy. Gets even more complex as it warms.

O: Delicious dessert beer that packs a nice high ABV punch. Loved it.

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Photo of phichifiji00
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: Black with one finger of thick tan head that fades slowly. Lots of lacing.

Smell: Chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, chocolate milk.

Taste: Lots of milk chocolate up front and in the middle. Subdued coffee flavor in the middle and towards the finish. Espresso, mocha, some bittersweet chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, light carbonation, Thick, creamy.

Overall: Very drinkable. One of the best coffee beers I've had. Honestly can hardly tell you're drinking a beer and not an iced mocha. Well done.

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Photo of BeerBuckeye
4.51/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a dark, jet black, with a small mocha colored head that dissipates quickly.

S - Mmm, what a good smelling beer. Ton of sweet, Belgian chocolate, some notes of roasted coffee, even some dark, sweet fruits in there, hints of grape, even some burn from the alcohol. Delicious smell, and a lot of it.

T - A great blend of that sweet chocolate and pure, roasted coffee. It's got somewhat of a chocolate milk quality. The taste is full of sweetness, but the bitterness of the coffee does a great job of providing some bitter balance. Great taste.

M - Quite milky with a touch of carbonation, the beer goes down very smooth and just a tinge of burn from the alcohol.

Overall - I thought this was a fantastic brew, unlike just about any other imperial stout I had. Great job by Southern Tier.

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Photo of Klym
4.51/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter.

A: Very black with a tan ring of larger bubbles around the top of the beer. The beer looks thick and deep, which is much expected.

S: Wow. Better smell than any mocha I've ever had. Super rich mocha smell, very sweet with tons of sweet belgian chocolate, dairy, top grade coffee and a sort of malty chocolate layer that reminds me of a chocolate milkshake. The name is no joke, this a major mocha dessert bomb. Smells downright crazy delicious.

T: I must admit off the bat the taste is a bit inferior to the smell. The smell had me over the top excited and the taste brought me back to earth a little bit. None the less, EXTREMELY TASTY. This is a dessert beer to the maximum, and what incredible mocha decadence. It's as though they took my favorite milk, chocolate, and coffee and perfected a balance and packed it into a beautiful beer body. I've had many great beers but none that are simply just so delicious. While so sweet by nature, the sweetness isn't really overpowering in the sense of making me feel like I need to take a break or need to see my doctor, just sweet deliciousness. I reach for my next sip pretty quickly after setting this one down.

M: Mouthfeel is thick and creamy and fits the taste profile of the beer wonderfully. Better body than mocha itself would have. Carbonation is present but doesn't try to fool you or interfere with the fact that you're drinking a mocha river. With all of those great things being said, I still think if they could find a way to make the body just a tad thicker it would make the beer just a tad better. I'm somewhat desperately looking for flaws here though.

O: I like cafe mochas, but this is really better than I think any true coffee mocha could ever be. After drinking this beer I've initiated a major hunt for all of their other stouts because I don't see dessert beers getting better than this. Feel in the mood for a little dessert decadence tonight? Don't bother with the bakery or ben & jerry's, grab a bottle of this southern tier bad boy. Awesome.

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Mokah from Southern Tier Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 738 ratings.