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Mokah - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
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1,948 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 1,948
Reviews: 687
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 190
Gots: 339 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewing from notes a few weeks old. 22oz bottle poured into a DFH snifter

A: Pours black with brown and red tones. Gives a small coffee colored head with doesn't last long. Has an oily appearance

S: Starts with a vanilla and cocoa mix, with coffee as well. There is also some caramel and the slightest hint of some kind of nut

T: The chocolate and coffee blend nicely and the vanilla completes a nice flavor trio. I do find the alcohol fairly present though

M: Light to medium bodied, certainly on the lighter side of imperial stouts. Leaves a roasted malt aftertaste and a tad sticky finish

D: OK, but not great. Personally I enjoyed the Jahva much more. It's a little thin and seems to have a stronger alcohol presence then others of this style

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a completely opaque black with a thin, rapidly dissipating tan mousse.

S: Huge aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted grain, heavy cream, vanilla bean, leather, and burnt toast assault the nose.

T: Robust notes of dark chocolate, cocoa powder, kola nut, coffee, leather, vanilla bean, roasted grain, burnt toast, herbs, grass, and lemon fill the mouth. The finish is punchy and sweet with dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla bean, and lemon taking over prior to a swirl of warming, somewhat prickly alcohol.

M: Full-bodied, smooth, and silky. Carbonation is mildly prickly on the entry, but soon mellows, though it remains more or less firm throughout. Alcohol is warming and mildly astringent, but far from distracting.

O: I'm always a bit torn on big stouts of this sort and anyone who is familiar with my preferences will tell you that I am more than a bit of a purist when it comes to stouts. That being said, I can honestly say that this beer impresses me. It's not a traditional imperial stout, it's not subtle, and it really is not nearly as complex as some would have you believe, but that's fine. The aromas and flavors integrate well, the beer feels substantial in the mouth, and for something this strong, it goes down easily enough. All in all, I may not be quite as taken with this beer as many other reviewers, but I would still have no trouble recommending it to fans of big, bruising stouts.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Duvel sniffer

Appearance: Black as night with a thin mokah colored head that faded into a ring around the glass.

Aroma: Huge chocolate, coffee, and vanilla notes emanating from the glass. As usual ST packs the aroma in until it burst forth from the bottle and into your nose (that sounded kind of dirty).

Taste: Chocolate, coffee, mocha, very sweet, definitely a desert beer that would easily overwhelm anything it was paired with, except for chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Thick and creamy, like velvet coating my tongue with low carbonation.

Overall: I liked it as a desert, could I drink it all the time, probably not.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

deep black with a sort of thin, fizzy, tan head that barely shows up and doesn't stick around. very little lacing.

lovely chocolate with an extremely light roasty aroma. extremely light hop presence, but its there.

Damn! straight up cocoa! light roasty finish but the chocolate keeps showing up. there is a slightly metallic heat in the finish though.

mouthfeel is creamy but has a definitive astringency to it. smooth all around though.

I could probably go for one of these with desert.

damn, thats a good beer, but its a bit more chocolaty than i expect from an imperial. great beer from southern tier, but not so good as jah vah or iniquity.

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look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a 22oz bottle into GLBC snifter. From the bottle: “DOB 5/26/11″.

Appearance: Very dark brown to black, with only a small amber glow when held to light. Lots of apparent carbonation on initial pour; wondering if this is an older bottle that didn’t age well. Carbonation thankfully calms down swiftly. Head is appropriately mocha tan, though only covers half the surface, unevenly. Disappears completely midway through the drink. No lacing. 3.25/5

Smell: Immediate assault of coffee and especially chocolate that easily breaks through my waning cold. Espresso is the word. Mmm. Shifts to pure chocolate as it warms. Some licorice, & inevitable bite of booze at 11.2%. 4.25/5

Taste: Espresso, with a quite sweet, candy tinge. Reminds me of espresso with a shot of anise in it. Coffee becomes more pronounced mid-sip. Dark chocolate occupies the aftertaste, leaving a satisfyingly sweet trail. Warm alcohol bite. Strong and sweet, but not overpowering. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Carbonation proves to be mild and easy to handle. Drink is pretty smooth, easier on the bitterness though it is by no means absent. Sweetness slows the sips more than anything. Medium density. 3.75/5

Overall: A nice beer. Less coffee and more chocolate than I expected. After initial worry about bottling date & appearance, taste proves to be just fine, perhaps enhanced by those 6 months of unintentional “aging”. 4/5

Mokah from Southern Tier Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,948 ratings.