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Mokah - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1362
Reviews: 638
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.19%


Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: DrinkinBuddy on 04-20-2009)
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far333

Connecticut

3.7/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a crystal snifter. Pours black and opaque, resulting in an inch-high frothy, lumpy and dimpled head that lingers long and slowly recedes while leaving long legs of lace wrapping around the inside of the glass.

Low aroma of cocoa. Interesting mix of flavors of cocoa and smokiness, some notes of sharp espresso, but more cocoa than coffee. Hints of leather and toasted marshmallow. A subtle hop bitterness offsets the semi-sweet chocolate.

Full and rich mouthfeel. Decent drinkability, but could use more balance and bitterness. Too similar to Choklat IMO.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2009 12:04:17 | More by far333
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BeerZack

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black, thin edges, no head.

Choklat nose, ie that Tootsie roll stench, slight bit of roasted coffee beans, but mostly sweet artificial chocolate smell.

Coffee comes out a bit more in the taste, I get an herbal almost minty coffee bean character on the finish. Front end is mostly sweet chocolate . Nice mix of flavors here although the chocolate flavor is very Hershey's syrup-like and seems artificial.

Feels fairly light for how big this beer is, just a little bit slick. In my mind this one is better than the Choklat, as far as drinkability, but probably still best consumed with vanilla ice cream and a spoon.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2009 16:06:50 | More by BeerZack
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badboyrsl84

California

3.7/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours jets black with no head at all. I poured it straight in to glass to get any kind of head but only got a little lacing around the glass.

Smell - tons of bakers chocolate some oakyness, vanilla and alcohol.

Taste - taste is similar to the smell. Lots of coffee and bitter chocolate up front with enough vanilla to smooth out the bitterness of the burnt chocolate and coffee. Its got a good amount alcohol in the finish but the burnt chocolate sits around in the aftertaste. I'm a little disappointed because the mokah doesn't shine as much as I would have like. Its more bitter than sweet.

Overall it was good but not great southern tier brew I've had

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2011 05:45:57 | More by badboyrsl84
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aewinte1

Arizona

3.73/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- pitch black, 1" tan head
S- Smells like a chocolate malt shake. Smell is dominated by a hersheys syrup type smell. Really cant detect much besides a hint of coffee and a ton of fudgey sweet chocolate
T- Chocolate malt in beer form. Coffee is somewhat subtle. Chocolate is not the typical bittersweet chocolate taste found in beers, but more of a sweet hersheys milk chocolate taste. Chocolate is rather cloying but unique.
M- Carbonation is so-so. No lacing to speak of
D- By the end the chocolate is completely overpowering. Alcohol isn't very strong or easily detected but I don't think I can handle another chocolate malt milk shake right now.
Overall, A super sweet chocolatey stout. Not necessarily for me, but something new and different. Was very good, but for a bomber it was pretty cloying sweetness by the end. Good in moderation, but can be somewhat overpowering.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2009 00:59:09 | More by aewinte1
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

3.73/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A very dark body that is black at its core and dark brown with just a bit of light passing through at the edges. A tan head has ok retention, but does not leave any lacing on my glass at all.

The smell has a lot of thing going on, but first and foremost is chocolate. Bitter dark chocolate, hot cocoa, loads of it. Coffee is also noticeable in there, with an aroma of whole coffee beans.

There are layers upon layers of flavor in this one. Once again, the first thing I notice is chocolate in the same forms as the nose, dark chocolate, cocoa, maybe even a bit of milk cocolate. A bit of vanilla and after that a very muted hop bitterness that is practically buried underneath all the other flavors, hiding somewhere down there with a touch of caramel. Next comes the coffee, which tastes like a fresh brewed cup and makes the finish dry and bitter. A bit of alcohol toward the end also.

The body is surprisingly light for the style; it isn't a huge, viscous stout. Moderate carbonation also.

This beer certainly is interesting, and the chocolate and coffee flavors are done really well, but I found even a bomber was a bit hard to drink because it is so sweet.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2009 16:29:21 | More by Hojaminbag
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Nugganooch

California

3.73/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to mdfb79 for this growler fill - Cheers Dan

Notes from 09/12/11
Growler to Goblet

A: First growler pour was a slight viscous black color with some dark brown hints to it and no head. Just some specks of lace. Carbonation looked low however other pours yielded a decent 1 finger turbanado sugar cap to it.

S: Mokah smells like straight chocolate syrup. YooHoo bro. Deep chocolatey roasted malts. Some hints of this toasted oaky character too it. Has a sort of overall Tootsie Roll smell. It is quite incredible.

T: TOOTSIE ROLL. This is a rich and decadent brew no doubt. TOOTSIE ROLL Chocolaty for sure. TOOTSIE A tad thicker and def sweet but not too syrupy. ROLL Touch of licorice. Some booze. TOOTSIE ROLL Has a slight almost fake/artificial component to it that is not so pleasant but tolerable. TOOTSIE ROLL Some alcohol warmth. TOOTSIE ROLL A real treat. TOOTSIE ROLL.

M: Thicker body with any oily slick viscous mouthcoat.

D: A sweet and decadent sipper. Not something you are going to session at all.

Definitely an adventure in craft beer. A must try for any chocolate beer lovers...unless you can't stand TOOTSIE ROLLS

Serving type: growler

09-14-2011 23:49:26 | More by Nugganooch
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hops202

District of Columbia

3.73/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bomber poured into a stone snifter.

Bottled 4/04/14 - WAKE UP BA THIS IS NOT RETIRED!!!

Pours like a heavy milk stout. Smells like the Choklat with coffee flavor added. Smells good, but again it has the fake flavoring which makes it kind of nasty. There is no need to use real coffee beans and then add flavoring as well. Get a grip.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 01:14:23 | More by hops202
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dirtylou

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bomber, jenny street market

appearance: served in a snifter, dark inky body with a light tan ring...very dark garnet highlights

smell: big roasty nose, black coffee, dry chocolate, burnt espresso beans

taste: this is some sort of a mix of jahva and choklat...very strong rush of roasted goodness - coffee, current of creamy chocolate, biting bitterness level. i like this but i think i prefer the originals

mouthfeel: high bitterness, strong alcohol - a little rough around the edges to be honest

drinkability: wish it was easier - way too boozy, too rich and sweet. not impressive

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2009 21:41:24 | More by dirtylou
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stevenseg

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

After tasting the Southern Tier Creme Brulee on draft at a local establishment here in my city of Columbus, Ohio, I decided that more Southern Tier should follow. Touted as a merging of Southern Tier's Jahva and Choklat, I picked up a 22 oz bottle of Mokah Imperial Stout from Southern Tier's Blackwater Series at a Michigan specialty store along with 25 oz of Dogfish Head Theobroma. The Mokah is first up carrying an 11% ABV.

As I poured into a pint glass, the head failed to form, so I increased the aggressiveness of the pour. In the end, the head climbed with big loose bubbles and receded very quickly. I'm staring here at a very dark and seemingly thick beer that appears flat with just a hint of lacing. We'll see how it hangs as it goes down.

The sniffage is about what I expected...very sweet with very little hops, but this is supposed to be an explosion of chocolate and coffee, not rival the bitter IPAs. It smells like a mudslide. Hopefully my love of chocolate and beer merge in the taste.

The first sip hit my palate with sweetness, which faded into the roast of the malt. The bitterness I tasted was only associated with the coffee and roast. I tasted very little coffee up front, but when the aftertaste settled in, it was pure coffee.

I am not sure whether intended the viscosity of this brew to be as thin as it is, but it did hold onto a bit of carbonation. It's not flat, but the carbonation is lame enough to let me experience the chocolate in a smooth fashion. No lacing has stuck to the glass this far, reaffirming the thinness of the beer.

Similar to the Creme Brulee, this is a 22 oz and done beer for me. It is so sweet and rich that it's good as a dessert beverage, but a night of drinking the Mokah would be a bit much for me. Plus, at 11% ABV this is a sipper, but that's OK since there is enough alcohol to feel the effects of a slowly nursed beer. Overall this was an after dinner treat that I would love to try on draft. I can't wait to pull more Southern Tier off the shelf.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2009 00:16:39 | More by stevenseg
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Kadonny

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from tap at Capones in Norristown into a tasting glass.

A: A dark brown almost black color with a light brown one finger head. Nice glass lacing.

S: Sweet milk chocolate with a hint of darker coffee. Sweetness really jumps out.

T: First taste is of sweet chocolate with milk chocolate and cocoa flavors. Rich deep sweetness comes mid palate and the dark coffee flavors settle in the back. Very rich, more chocolate flavor emerges as it warms. I can definitely taste more of the Choklat than the Jahva.

M: Full, coating and the alcohol really emerges as it warms, maybe too much.

D: Medium at best, just too sweet and boozy for my tastes.

Overall I'm glad I tried this beer, but no way it would or could be a regular drinker for me, it's just over the top. I like what they are doing, but these massive sweet beers are very limited in when and how you drink them.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2009 17:35:46 | More by Kadonny
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busterwhite

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into pint glass

Dark brown almost black in color, no head at all.

Big chocolate smell, hint of coffee.

Like the smell a big rush of dark chocolate with a touch of coffee flavor followed by a bit of an alcohol taste. Lingering sweetness stays in the mouth.

Light carbonation, rich and thick.

Definitely lives up to the Mokah name, a little too sweet and chocolaty for me.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2011 01:27:30 | More by busterwhite
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flagmantho

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip.

Appearance: completely black, even when held up to the light. Head pours two fingers of creamy tan foam. Head retention is good with quite a nice lace as well. Shazam!

Smell: rich chocolatey aroma, very much like the Choklat. A light hint of vegetal hops appears at the end. Overall, quite nice for a big ol' chocolate stout.

Taste: big flavor with chocolate at the beginning, followed by a big roastiness and more of those vegetal hops. The hops and roasted malts combine to create a kind of unappealing je ne sais quoi ... overall, not bad, but I'm not a huge fan.

Mouthfeel: big body with a good carbonation and an amazing silky creaminess. These Black Water series beers do have their textures nailed down, yes they do.

Overall: the flavor sort of gets me here. I love the chocolate, and the roastiness is nice, but the interplay with the vegetal hops doesn't work great. The coffee advertised in the bottle doesn't make much of an impression at all.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2012 04:28:22 | More by flagmantho
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maltyb

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650 mL bottle into a Leffe chalice, tried to let it warm up a little bit before drinking.

Produced a nice solid brown head that dissipated fairly quickly, leaving lace that lasted for a good while before being left with a ring of foam around the glass.

Color is as close to black as possible, no light gets through this, very dark brown.

Aroma is initially of chocolate, which becomes more pronounced as it warms. At one point the smell is reminiscent of Nesquik powder, and eventually some coffee/espresso aroma comes through.

Taste is definitely chocolate based in the front, malty and sweet. Before this warmed up it was nearly cloying. The espresso really comes through more in the taste than in the smell of this brew, and provides the main bitterness. Some noticeable warmth on the finish, as expected at 11.2%. As the carbonation dissipates and it warms, the flavors blend together more smoothly. I do wish it had a bit more hop contribution to help pull the finish together.

The head is creamy initially before giving way to a thick rich feeling beer.

Overall, definitely an enjoyable beer that should be tried at least once. Chocolate on the forefront and a coffee/espresso finish leave it spot on for what its advertised as.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 00:15:33 | More by maltyb
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BitterPachyderm

Indiana

3.78/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bomber (via spacecowboy) poured into a snifter...no freshness...

pours a deep brown, almost black with a thin creamy head that bubbles and dies very quickly...nice legs, but almost no lacing noted...

some matled chocolates, roast coffee...some notes of whole milk and cream...all of the aromas are mild, yet extremely balanced.

lots of bitter chocolates and coffee roasts in the background with some creamy notes near the finish...bitter finish...the coffee and chocolate seem to work together quite nicely.

this is where things begin to go downhill...watery and low in carbonation and slightly sticky...not real promising for an impy stout.

this has decent drinkability, but who really wants to deal with that wateriness for more than 22 oz.? the alcohol is hidden extremely well...

I will give Southern Tier slight props here, because this is the best of the Blackwater Series (at least from what I've had so far), but it's still not cutting it for me. Can someone help me find a GOOD Southern Tier brew? The saving grace on this one, is the simple fact that it's not as over the top on the artificial flavors as the other two that i've had.

NOTE: this beer opens up a lot more as it warms and becomes slightly better

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2009 00:44:15 | More by BitterPachyderm
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BMoney575

Michigan

3.78/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Sampled on 7-30-09

Pours super black, no light at all, even on the edges. Almost no head, and absolutely no lacing.

Smell is immense chocolate, sweet and bitter at the same time. Tons of vanilla, with a very young, sweet-stout aroma dominating. Super sweet, but very enjoyable.

Taste is all alcohol bite, with lots of sweet vanilla flavor. A little coffee is in there, right at the end, but the finish is all booze. Not as offensive as it might sound, just very young.

Mouthfeel is thick and very creamy, spot-on for the flavors.

Drinkability is not very good, the sharp alcohol and sweetness are a wicked combo.

Overall, a good beer, and I might have to pick up another one, to age for awhile.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2009 23:35:06 | More by BMoney575
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kingcrowing

Vermont

3.78/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber poured in a sampler glass. Thanks to stowehop for sharing!

Pours a very dark black with almost no head or lacing at all. Tastes just as you'd expect with a name like Mokah. Very coffee on the start but quickly goes into some intense chocolate after a bit. Vert interesting beer to add to their line of crazy desert beers. Better than choklate but not quite as good as creme brulee.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2009 03:33:58 | More by kingcrowing
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jdklks

Nevada

3.78/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

thanks to normyk for this awesome extra!

pours more like a baltic porter than an imperial stout (i.e. really dark brown instead of black). the head is a dark cream color that i've never before experienced with an imperial stout. the smell is of chocolate brownies and coffee. mmmm... hot chocolate at Christmastime. nothing much else in there, and while it isn't unpleasant, it almost seems a little artificial, like canned cake frosting.

wow, its almost like drinking a liquidized brownie that's been soaking in baileys and kalua. tons of bitter-sweet chocolate notes, with a nice bitter coffee finish that isn't at all over-bearing. not too much complexity due to the overwhelming amount of chocolate and coffee, but there is a hint of caramel, and a big alcohol presence that is hot on the palate and in the esophagus. a lingering hop presence in the aftertaste that combines decently with the coffee/chocolate bitter-sweetness. overall, and i cannot stress this enough, it tastes a lot like brownies, or even fudge. this one is much too sweet, and the dominating coffee and chocolate combination do not work as well as they could.

mouthfeel is perhaps the most uneventful part of the beer. super-light (which is certainly unexpected). again, more like a baltic porter than an imperial stout. drinkability is good here, however, it may be a little too sweet, and the sheer richness of the chocolate (again, imagine brownies or fudge) makes it difficult to imagine opening up two in the same night.

a very good beer overall. if it was readily available to me, i would buy it consistently.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2009 03:19:21 | More by jdklks
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Docer

Washington

3.78/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this bottle in a trade some time back... been cellaring it for about 5-6 months I think...

- Dark stout... looks like the Creme Brulee.... dark cola, can't see through it... bubbly mocha head upfront.. but a small ring sitting still.

- Nice sweet chocolate scent.. light bittering.... like a German chocolate cake... little whipped mouse.. cream..

- Sweet chocolate cream... and warming alcohol.. certainly not quite like the hot out of the oven brownies like the chocolate.. but a nice more mild blend of that... with a touch of light roasted coffee.... now i need to try the Jahva....

- Dry and bitter, but yet sticky sweet... overall not bad.

- Certainly another desert beer from Southern Tier.... and easy to drink. I am wishing I had aged this one even another year or two...

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2009 00:58:14 | More by Docer
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Magpie14

Michigan

3.78/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: a hearty thick pour. Darkness envelopes every nook and cranny of my glass with viscous goodness. Adding to the appeal is a nice tawny hue hugging the edge of my snifter. The cap has poor staying power as it allowed me only a glance to examine its deep mahogany brown colored fluff. Lacing has a few notables otherwise it is burned clean off the walls of the glass. This beer seems loaded and looks in the right for an Imperial Stout

S: largely impressive nose that is dynamic and strong. The most notable whiffs are of sugary molasses with large portions of chocolate and coffee. Smells like a liquid candy bar. For an imperial stout this has to be one of the champs. Amongst such darkness a squeak of hops gather force

T: well, what can I say...this is sweet, almost to the point of sickly. This is more like a runny chocolate fudge java milkshake. I am baffled. I have to keep telling myself that this is a beer. After a few more sips a maltiness starts to show up and helps hold things somewhat together. In any event, a sturdy brown sugar candy flavor envelopes every sip. Other flavors range in character from sweet to bitter within the prominent self-indulgent milk chocolate. Some anise and dark fruits are making an appearance.
A dose of crushed coffee bean oiliness is evident and melds amongst the creamy sweetness. Towards the finish a small (and I mean small) hop essence rustles the tongue

M: pretty straightforward in the mouthfeel department. Maybe a bit on the lush and creamy side. The body is on the mild side of heavy and carbonation is in healthy order

D: not sure what to think of this, pretty extreme. This brew is the port wine of the beer world. I could see this as an after dinner delight. Make sure to share this beer as I am finding myself wrestling to finish this one. Wild stuff!

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2010 18:29:26 | More by Magpie14
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

As I'm pretty sure Southern Tier is the master of dessert beer I'm stoked to try another of the Blackwater series.

Opaque black with a large beige head. Thick, horseshoe retention lasts about half the glass but put up some lacey splashes while it lasted.

True to it's name, Mokah does smell like mocha, perhaps with an emphasis on the chocolate. Sugary coffee aroma more akin to coffee ice cream. Booze all over.

Taste comes packaged in a hot alcoholic wave. Coffee ice cream and dark chocolate with a lean towards the coffee end of mocha. A neutral hop presence helps to push the flavors forward and enrich body.

It's good underneath the alcoholic heat so why not just tone it down?

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2010 21:57:49 | More by donkeyrunner
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silentjay

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours into a tulip with a generous light-khaki head that retains and laces well (though a bit lighter than I imagined) on top of a brown-tinted black liquid thats not quite as viscous as I would like, though its still an attractive pour.

aroma is predominately sweetened chocolate. a bit of espresso as well. chocolate covered espresso beans! very little beery aromas, unfortunately. some caramel, vanilla, and hot cocoa.

taste follows as the "easter bunny" chocolate is first to take hold of the palate. Not the drying baker's chocolate as is found in many stouts, but rather the sweetened candy chocolate. coffee takes a back seat, but is there. Beer flavors are pushed to the background, but are of roasty dark malts. a bit of booze warms the aftertaste which hints at a bit of hops as well. Very tasty dessert beer, but would like a bit more beer flavors.

medium-heavy bodied with plenty of carbonation and some "corn syrup" stickiness on the swallow.

Drinks rather well. Very sweet, and almost over-the-top flavoring may not be for some, but would do well for many people who claim to not like beer. Perfect dessert beer that packs a bit of booze in strength and flavor that detracts slightly from its drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2010 05:39:03 | More by silentjay
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bum732

Maryland

3.78/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

S: Very sweet chocolate, brownie mix mostly, some espresso, smells exactly like espresso brownies.

L: Very dark brown, ruby highlights, light tan head that dissipates, light dusting on top.

T: Brownie sweetness up front with some espresso on the backbone. Mild citrus bitterness leads to waves of very sweet and rich chocolate and coffee. Finishes with some chocolate covered espresso beans. Very sweet overall.

M: Some alcohol present, medium full body, medium low carbonation.

Chocolate in this beer is phenomenal, coffe is ok, a little faded. Extremely sweet, be warned.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2011 02:19:44 | More by bum732
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sevenarts

New York

3.78/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours very dark brown/black with a frothy, bubbly tan head that soon dissipates to a small skim on the surface.

S: A very strong, bittersweet chocolate aroma dominates, with some hints of the alcohol already evident.

T/M: Sweet chocolate up front with some bitterness and edge to follow. The alcohol hits with a warming sensation on the way down, a reminder that this is definitely a strong sipping beer.

O: This is a nice strong stout that focuses on one dominant flavor and does a good job with delivering a deliciously chocolatey experience.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2011 23:06:30 | More by sevenarts
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skrib09

Missouri

3.8/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured a rich dark brown, very dark, almost black. thick dark tan head formed.

smell is a sweet chocolate with hints of coffee. malt notes come through and pair with the chocolate well.

taste is chocolate and coffee bomb. the alcohol comes through along with some bread flavors as well.

mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. the flavors of the chocolate pair with the feel to make it creamy.

good drinkability, even for an imperial stout.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2009 23:19:25 | More by skrib09
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brdc

Wisconsin

3.8/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Large capped bottle, poured into a very large snifter.

Very dark, but not quite black, with a rich coffee colored head that holds well, and produces nice lacing.
It should be mentioned right off the bat this is not your typical stout, but rather a "dessert stout", much more than Rogue Chocolate Stout, for example.
Sweetish, and quite so, but not nearly as sweet as creme brulee. Chocolate and caramel, as well as coffee on the nose suggest what is coming.
Cocoa, sweet chocolate, sweetened coffee, caramel, vanilla, and cream.
Medium bodied, it is one good dessert beer, I think, although it took a while to get over the susprise there was no bitterness to be mentioned.
Have to try this one more time to make up my mind, but plan to share the bottle among four people - in my case, a large chunk ended being wasted (divided in two).

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2009 14:56:42 | More by brdc
Mokah from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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