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Mokah - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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1,993 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,993
Reviews: 694
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 204
Gots: 358 | FT: 11
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:
Beer added by: DrinkinBuddy on 04-20-2009

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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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Mokah from Southern Tier Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,993 ratings.