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Mokah - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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1,354 Ratings
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Ratings: 1354
Reviews: 637
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DrinkinBuddy on 04-20-2009)
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Yetiman420

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Prime 16 in New Haven CT.

Served in an Ommegang flute glass. Black with no head other than a crescent tan rim.

Phenominal dark chocolate aroma.

Flavor follows aroma and is all about well-balanced chocolate. Other than a touch of roasted finish, this one is all about chocolate.

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2009 02:05:16 | More by Yetiman420
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ReynardenBrew

Pennsylvania

4.68/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow! I was expecting over-the-top chocolate in a too-alcoholic imperial stout. Boy was I wrong! This stout definitely packs a wallop at 11%, but it does not overwhelm. Nor does the chocolate. The flavor is upfront and definitely present, but it is still extremely drinkable. Save this one as a stand-alone or as a dessert complement.

Serving type: on-tap

06-13-2009 20:55:20 | More by ReynardenBrew
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beergirlblog

New York

4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer, like the Night Stalker, is black on the pour, it has a tan foamy head that dissipates fairly quickly. It smells, again, like really sweet chocolate, with undertones of coffee, but the smell is primarily chocolate. In my notes, I wrote chocolate about 10 times.
Chocolate was also my only note in the taste section. In addition to the descriptors dark, melted, yummy, creamy, thick. There wasn't much of a coffee taste, it came across as a starbucks-style mocha rather than something better quality. The flavors definitely weren't as complex or balanced as in the night stalker, but the chocolate was so delicious that it didn't matter too much.
In the mouth, again, chocolate, smooth and sweet all the way. It IS the perfect thickness for the flavor profile. Can't drink it fast, but it's pretty delicious as a rich indulgence.

Serving type: on-tap

06-12-2009 17:24:07 | More by beergirlblog
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gregmoscetti

California

4.58/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was seriously amazing. As a big fan of most things that boast imperial and coffee, from the first sip until the last, I was in love with this beer. I think it is terribly under rated, especially because i had a Yeti afterward and felt the Southern Tier was the clear victor. Try this beer if you lov imperial coffee stouts. Dont try it if you dont...

To make my usual musical references, think of this as blue grass legend Earl Scruggs. It may be one of the very best of the genre, but I readily admit, it is not for everyone.

Serving type: on-tap

06-11-2009 03:50:29 | More by gregmoscetti
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

It was served with a finger of mocha-brown head with good retention. The nose was like an Arby's Jamocha milkshake - heavy on the chocolate, underlain with coffee. The color was a Stygian black. The mouthfeel was thick, full, and chewy. It really was like a milkshake, but a quality one, not one of those watery messes that they foist on us now. Lots and lots of dark, rich chocolate on the tongue. Man, I hovered on the brink of diabetes with each sip. The finish was equally intensely sweet. As a hophead, this would not normally be my first choice, but in this case, it was a rare opportunity on draft.

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2009 11:22:06 | More by woodychandler
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johnmichaelsen

Oregon

4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Judge's Bench the other night.

The beer pours a dark blackish brown color with minimal head retention and lacing. Frankly, this beer doesn't look all that impressive. However, looks can often be deceiving in these high gravity beers.

The nose on this beer is gorgeous, with a lovely aroma of milk chocolate, cherry and coffee. This beer smells terrific, and happily, the flavors on the palate pretty much completely replicate the nose. Chocolate lovers will be happy with this beer, no doubt about that. Mouthfeel is full, rich, smooth and mouthcoating, with a very long finish. Drinkability is not this beer's strong suit, though it's not too bad for an ST 11% beer. Initially I didn't detect a lot of alcohol, but as I went along it became more and more prevalent and noticeable. Nevertheless, I had little trouble drinking a pint of this excellent beer, and would rate it as one of the better efforts I've seen from ST of late.

I still wonder about the appearance of this beer, and wonder if the bar was getting near the end of the keg. However, it certainly tasted as if it were fine (and relatively fresh), so who knows. However, will revisit this beer soon and see if it appears the same as it did last night at the Bench. I may need to revise my appearance score.

Serving type: on-tap

06-06-2009 14:57:05 | More by johnmichaelsen
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beerorRIP

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at the office: poured into a delerium tulip, yields a tan two finger head that hangs around. not much lacing noticed throughout. the body is a nice obsidian black, with no light passing through. filtered? who knows.

wow this thing smells awesome! right away chocolate. vanilla. coffee. some roasted malt. alcohol. it all blends to a really nice aroma. i kept on simply smelling this thing in the tulip throughout (which had some barflies wondering what i was doing).

the taste matches the aroma. man, it's sweet chocolate, coffee and a bit of roasty, with an underlying vanilla and sweet cream taste. there is some alcohol taste in there, but it's easily overpowered by all these other guys. no bitterness here really, but it works for what they were aiming for.

full bodied and thick. again, this is good for the flavor profile. i'd not like it to be thin, it would seem really strange.

this is a very very sweet bomb of a brew. don't ask how, but i did have two in one sitting. and i was rather goofy feeling afterwards. like a kid who had too many milkshakes. one should have been enough, but i wanted to catch that aroma and flavor again.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2009 22:56:31 | More by beerorRIP
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IronCitySteve

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A really rich dark brown color, almost black, but through the sunlight, you can see some light. A small head at first that quickly dissipates with no lacing.

S: Lots of dark coffee and dark chocolate scents hit the nose immediately. Becomes even more noticeable once it gets closer to room temperature.

T: Ample amounts of dark chocolate are the most predominant flavor. Some rich dark coffee beans are mixed in as well, but the chocolate is the most apparent.

M: A very robust and sweet taste is left lingering on the palate.

D: This is a great dessert beer. An 11% ABV makes this a long sipping beer. I could have two in a sitting but no more.

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2009 12:16:18 | More by IronCitySteve
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PEBKAC

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler from Whole Foods.

An unexpected ST tasting after hitting New Beer. Great way to start off the weekend. :) Poured into a generic tumbler.

The description stated a blend(listed ingredients for Jahva & Choklat match). The server couldn't quite put the two words "new" & "beer" together, but denied & assured us that is was not a "blend".

Color was a leathery black, with a thin, but frothy, dark tan head.

Well just from the smell, it seems unfamiliar. Chocolate dominates, but not like the Belgian chocolate found on Choklat. This smells like sugary milk chocolate, white sugar, cocoa mix, & lactose. A little similar to Nesquik. On the edges, just a twinge of coffee & grass. Good & soothing, but not complex or irresistible.

Taste is of grainy, sugary milk chocolate up front, with lots of smooth lactose. Clean caramel, it hints with grain past the middle, coffee just barely peaking through(no bitter roast or earthy/ground flavors, but so much less then expected), & ends on an obvious cascade note that works really well.

Feel is decent. Somewhat of an oat-y feel, with an overall hearty body. Carbonation is mild to strong, simulating a little acidity. The lack of alcohol I think is the most drastic thing here though. Like a Bailey's with ice, the alcohol buries itself in the overall sweetness. Choklat, as good as it is, just can't drink this easy.

Taste was almost irresistible. $16.99 for 64 ounces(plus glass)... err. Better then $9 for a bottle, but still something I just can't do much of. ...I remember when UnEarthly was $5.49.

Serving type: growler

05-30-2009 01:16:12 | More by PEBKAC
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drseamus

New York

4.88/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: black body with frothy milk chocolate river head.

S: Rich milk chocolate, almost all chocolate. Super sweet and perfect. Makes me think of hersheys milk chocolate syrup.

T: Almost all chokolat, a light roast from the jahva in the background at the end.

M: It leaves a dusty dry cocoa in my mouth. Very full body.

D: Served in a pint, I wish it was in imperial pint.

Serving type: on-tap

05-22-2009 01:38:38 | More by drseamus
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HopDerek

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Union Jack's Inn on the Manatawny.
Pours a dark brownish black color with a thin tan head into a tulip glass. Good retention and some lacing. Smells of chocolate, tootsie rolls, caramel, and cream. Tastes of milk chocolate, caramel, cream, dark chocolate bits, and tootsie rolls with a touch of roasted malt and a bit of coffee in the finish. Medium-full body with low carbonation but a nice pop. Smooth and sweet. Amazingly easy to drink and hides its alcohol very well. A little too high in ABV and sweet for me to want to session this, but it is a real nice treat!

Serving type: on-tap

05-20-2009 00:10:52 | More by HopDerek
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-07-2009 23:56:34 | More by mikesgroove
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Mokah from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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