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Mokah - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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1,947 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,947
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 | 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

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

Had this on tap when it came on and finally getting around to reviewing this monster.

A: Appears black but when held up to the light it reveals hints of brown around the edges. A nice coffee colored head with a slight touch of lacing.

S: The choklat really dominated this beer and the nose is no exception. It is a mix of every single chocolate product produced by man since 1715. You don't really get any straight coffee but you do get a little bitterness in the finish. A touch spicy as well.

T: Again choklat dominates. Tons of chocolate and everything associated with it. The jahva really does not shine through as much as I would have liked. A touch of it in the finish but choklat is one of the most intense beers ever so it is really hard to cut something like that down.

M: On tap this was industrial motor oil. Out of the bottle it is a little thinner which really helps out drinkability quite a bit. Still on the super thick side though.

D: I prefer the parts greater than the sum. If you want this beer hold on to choklat and jahva for a year and you will get the best part of this beer.

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Mokah from Southern Tier Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,947 ratings.