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Mokah - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1358
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:
No notes at this time.

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

Ontario (Canada)

4.01/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Really excited to see this in stores. Picked up a 650ml bottle for $9.20 CDN. Given the steep price this needs to be mind blowing for a repeat purchase, although Southern Tier has great reputation in my books, given how much I enjoyed Pumking. Served cool (refrigerated then left out for about 45 minutes prior to consumption) into a pint glass.

Appearance - Very dark brown, nearly black colored beer with dark tan head that was only about 1/2 finger and disappears quick. Only left a soapy wisp of head on top. Minimal lacing.

Smell - Tons of chcoloate, mild dose of coffee and maybe a faint caramel note but that's it. Obviously a bit of booze aroma and to be fair the chocolate is layered on top of each other through some rich combination of milk and dark chocolate. Quite delicious smelling, but given that I don't absolutely love chocolate this may not be my thing.

Taste - Irrepressibly boozy, with tons of milk and dark chocolate flavors in there slightly bitter heightened in the aftertaste, but the interplay between alcohol and chocolate dominates. Slight smokiness and caramel and coffee flavors, but all play a supporting role to the chocolate. Quite nice if not terribly complicated flavors. Very chocolate-centric and flavorful overall.

Mouthfeel - Smooth, rich and velvety, low carbonation and almost syrupy feel.

Overall - Really nice, huge chocolate presence but is definitely more of a dessert beer or a beer best served with a couple of friends. Definitely something to sip over an evening by the fire.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 04:48:33 | More by DenisKolkin
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with light amounts of gentle carbonation along the edges of the glass and hints of dark cola brown highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy tan head that slowly reduce to a mottled thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of sweet milk chocolate with light aromas of freshly brewed coffee and hints of roasted malts.

T: Upfront there is a strong flavor of sweet milk chocolate which is followed by moderate flavors of roasted malts and roasted coffee. Overall the beer is pretty sweet with a light amount of bitterness in the finish which fades quickly.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slick upfront with some light amounts of dryness and alcohol warming in the finish.

O: This beer is fairly sweet and pairs really nicely with dessert - in my case leftover 1st birthday cake from my daughter's birthday party over the weekend (vanilla cake with vanilla frosting). The alcohol is pretty well hidden but due to the sweetness, this is a sipping beer. Quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 02:05:40 | More by dbrauneis
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Beerlover

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

reviewed from notes.
"This beer reeks of chocolaty goodness, not much coffee in the aroma, hopefully more in the flavor...nope! this beer is ALL CHOCOLATE!! Even more so than "Young's double chocolate stout! Too much chocolate in my opinion, cant even really taste the roasted malts or any coffee either....

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 23:54:02 | More by Beerlover
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dar482

New York

4.73/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a dark black color with a bit of light in the bottom of the glass with a fluffy espresso head.

The aroma is just huge. It smells like fresh black coffee with some of that sweet roasted malt that comes in these big sweet stouts. Then there's some milk chocolate in there too.

The flavor follows with some really dark bitter chocolate. Then it hits you with tons of black coffee. It's quite a sweet beer with a pronounced coffee flavor. The finish has this wonderful earthy bitterness from the Chinook and Columbus hops.

The body is actually medium for a big beer like this. However, that works with the beer being like a mocha coffee, so it has that thin mouthfeel. The alcohol is completely hidden on this.

This really wowed me. It's up there with Victory at Sea and Peche Mortel with beers that really show off coffee well.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2013 03:38:25 | More by dar482
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Older bottle, unsure of age however. 2010 or 2011 most likely.

A: Pours a very dark brown but not quite black. Big frothy light brown head. Head fades out at a moderate pace. Minimal but thick little tufts of lacing. Great head retention.

S: Big, big sweet chocolate notes. There's some rich coffee in here but it's mostly buried under the sugary sweet chocolate - probably faded from age I'm guessing. Blackwater beers tend to be extremely sweet so I'm doubting it's faded THAT much either, probably just bludgeoned into submission by the sugar content. Honestly a delicious aroma, reminds me of taza coffee chocolate discs in a way. Only sweeter. A lot sweeter. Did I mention it's sweet?

T: Huh, funny. Not nearly as sweet as the aroma betrays. Still sweet but more of a bitter coffee and bittersweet chocolate flavor. Very mocha-like for sure. Lots of black patent malt, bunches of burnt barley amongst the chocolate and coffee. Surprisingly bitter in the finish and lingering aftertaste to boot.

M: Thick and viscous.

O: Interesting, very sweet aroma but much milder body. Not sure if age has mellowed the sweetness a bit. Lots and lots of bittersweet coffee, chocolate and burnt malt. Heavy body to boot. I think this might be better fresher, it's a bit muddled at this point. Still good, just not what I expect from a big Southern Tier stout.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 01:58:35 | More by Dope
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GWhite

Florida

4.88/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A beautiful, glorious beer. Delighted to have this twice after it's retirement. Splendid merriment of chocolate and coffee, this easily outdoes it's parent beers. Silky smooth mouthfeel with limited amount of carbonation. It doesn't quite have the heft of the larger representations of the style but it gets very close in smoothness.
I really enjoyed this beer both times I've had it which spurred me to submit this while enjoying it the second time. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2013 04:53:22 | More by GWhite
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wpqx

Illinois

5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Extremely dark with some brown overtones

S - wonderful aroma of chocolate and coffee

T - It's unfair how smooth this beer is for as strong as it is. Super chocolatey and unbelievably delicious, this is in my top 5 of all time.

M - Smooth and thick going down, coats your palate with some lingering chocolate overtones.

O - This is as good of a beer as I've ever had. Far more chocolate flavor than Southern Tier's Choklat, super smooth, full bodied, strong, flavorful, and amazing. This is one of those beers I buy every time I see it on the shelf and I know this will be better than anything else I might buy.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 03:19:45 | More by wpqx
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RickS95

Indiana

4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's exemplary. Dark black in the glass, a black hole. The head isn't much and that keeps it from being a 5. Tan bubbles, very thin, and little retention. Somewhat expected from an 11.2% ABV beer, but still, it holds it back a bit.

A bit malty as you'd guess. Lots of different kinds, but it smells like a milk stout. You can literally smell the sweet. Caramel and chocolate malts are onscreen the most.

Southern Tier accomplished what they wanted, they gave us a chocolately, strong coffee beer. Lots of different ingredients shine...chocolate, caramel, coffee and alcohol. None dominate individually, collectively that's all this beer is about.

It's a beast of a beer, but it doesn't overpower as each ingredient provides good balance. Obviously, it's full bodied. During the sip, there's a transition from sweet to bitter. The caramel and chocolate give a nice sweet jumpstart to the drink, while the coffee and alcohol bring bitterness and balance so the sweet isn't so overpowering. Plenty of heat from the alcohol, though it's doesn't burn your throat like a shot of spirits.

It's pretty stellar, just some minor nits keep it from running the table. Clearly a sipper, it makes for a good dessert beer, or just a good dessert all by itself. Very strong, but never over the top. Really, a great night cap.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 03:34:35 | More by RickS95
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Black pour with decent carbonation, one finger of mocha coloured head. Very little lace and a film of retention.

S - Tons of coffee and a definite hot chocolate note. Creamy iced coffee too. Just a ton of all things coffee and chocolate in various different formats. Sweet aroma.

T - Sweet chocolate and tons of coffee again. Some obvious alcohol is there but doesn't offend. Tons of chocolatey goodness, hot choclate and sweet iced coffee notes.

M - Good carbonation, full body and a sweet iced coffee finish.

O/D - Hard to fault this. Very much a dessert beer. Hits the spot with tons of delicious flavours and complexity. Definitely a tasty beer. I don't know how much I could have, but it's worth a taste for sure.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 01:05:17 | More by tbeckett
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katan

Colorado

4.11/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

into a pint

A - Pours a mostly opaque brown color, a little bit ruby in the corner. Little to no head formation, mocha (pun) in color. Seems to have a good deal of bubbling to it.

S - Strong - lots of chocolate, hefty amount of sweetness. I also can see some coffee beans and some roast sneaking in there. Big big beer.

T - Starts off really strong, molasses, currants, raisins, chocolate, lots of big flavors. Turns into a more balanced beer with some chocolate roastiness coming in the middle. More vanilla comes in as well, which turns out to be a fairly dominant flavor in the aftertaste. Finishes with a sticky sweetness, candy bar.

M - Full bodied and a moderate carbonation. Comes off thick, sticky, coating. A bit of alcohol warmth from the beer as it sits on the tongue.

o/D- A big big beer with big flavors to match. A desert beer I would fathom, almost replaces the call for a irish coffee. Fits right into the Southern Tier style. Pretty filling, and lots of abv to manage...go slow.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 01:31:09 | More by katan
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

650ml bomber poured into tulip 8/6/13, cheers liamt07 for the bottle

A dark cola with a foam that has about the same retention of cola, perhaps my glass is dirty, no lace

S coffee fudge and chocolate syrup come out strong followed by some Kahlua and chocolate milk, just a hint of booze, so simple but so good

T burnt brown sugar and the roast is slightly darker then the nose, still lots of chocolate syrup but with some raisins, less booze then the nose but still noticeable

M not quite the body I was expecting from the color but far from thin, bubbles fluff up and flatten out quickly, syrupy but only a little sticky with some booze heat going down and a lingering burnt coffee finish

O smells and tastes great, simple but I love it, a little hot and not as thick as I was hoping for but something I'd keep an eye out for and maybe hide under the stairs

perhaps not the best night cap, now I have one eye wide open from the coffee and the others shut due to booze, I suppose there's worse things in life

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 02:16:46 | More by wordemupg
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BGDrock

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: black and accented with dark cherry; cappuccino head never adds up to much and vanishes quickly

Aroma: chocolate at first, then some dark roast coffee, but the chocolate returns to dominate with a bit of black licorice; rich and only lightly acidic, bitter

Taste & Mouthfeel: dark chocolate with an espresso bitterness in the finish; silky, oily texture and some powdered cocoa; luxurious flavours linger for ages; medium body and just right carbonation; hint of orange peel, cinnamon

Overall: at the end of the day it's real chocolate flavour, not overwhelming, too rich, or sweet; would like more coffee influence to really get that feeling of a mocha, it's too subtle

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 23:59:57 | More by BGDrock
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

A - pours slightly lighter but still damn near black, head is shy of a finger, lacing and retention virtually non existent. The Oat consumed immediately prior to this is much stronger in all attributes.

S - tons of bitter sweet chocolate and roasty bitter coffee malts. Super sweet and syrupy.

T - lots of syrupy bitter chocolate and roasted coffee, decent alcohol burn, sweet vanilla. Super delicious

M - thick as hell. Drinks incredibly smoothly, hardly any carbonation. Sip worthy

O - delicious taste and an incredibly smooth drinker.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 03:46:21 | More by MacQ32
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

3.34/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Dark walnut coloured beer under a moderate head that leaves a lot of fine spidery lace. Head settles to a heavy film.

Big chocolate nose, very sweet bordering on syrupy. Malt in the background. Very soft on the palate to drink, but also heavy sweet. Too much syrup happening. Past the sweetness is some charcoal and a hint of bitterness. Lots of chocolate and coffee. However, overall just too sweet and syrupy to enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 22:10:30 | More by TerryW
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.49/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a bottle picked up long ago in Olympia, WA.

Black and mostly dark brown color comes out, plenty of viscosity to this bad boy. Small lighter brown head on it, really tiny bubbles, inconsistent lace patchwork on the side of the glass. Aroma was a little more burnt malt and not enough coffee/espresso/mochawhatchacallit to cover up the substantial existence of alcohol booziness wafting up from the glass. But its good, but not great.

Taste, still plenty of heat. Cover up the heat, way too much acrid bitterness on this one. Mokah makes me think brown + cream, not burning acidity and bitterness. Smoov it out yo! The mocha notes are just not there. People should blend this with creme brulee if they don't like brulee's sweetness, because this one has none, and would benefit from more chocolate and sweetness. More coffee and lactose please.

I dunno about my score here. I was ultimately disappointed by a good beer. I think that stems from a few things:

1. The price. $10+ a bomber means you better be bad ass.
2. I know ST can and does make better stouts: See choklat/creme brulee. I dunno, maybe they thought those stouts big complaint was for being too sweet, so they decided to make this big and burly without the soft touches.
3. The coffee flavor was average at best.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2013 17:47:20 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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brureview

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer poured a dark chocolate color with almost no head.

Immediate chocolate aroma. Quite nice, but it dissipated with warming.

The mouth feel is very smooth. Lightly carbonation.

The taste is deep chocolate with very pronounced strong coffee.
The beer is better served at the suggested temp on the bottle: 48F ( 8.8C)

Overall, an excellent beer. In the American Double style, the taste profile is very accentuated- the Mokah exemplified this with deep coffee-chocolate taste, and a relatively smooth lightly carbonated finish. The aroma was good, but it didn't last long for the duration of the warming.

No bottle date. perhaps it wore off the bottle, so I am thinking the bottle could be from last year.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 13:11:30 | More by brureview
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

For my 900th review I'll thank andrenaline for including this beauty in our latest trade
A - cold black with a little light getting through at the bottom of the glass, short tan head dissipated to some random islands
S - big shot of sweet milky chocolate, mild roasty and coffee notes, all rich and decadent aromas
T - mix of milk and dark chocolate goodness, espresso compliments and lingers, roasty background, alcohol is there but more sweet than heat making this extra dangerous
M - silky creamy smooth from start to finish, would have guessed half the ABV, dangerous...
O - what a ridiculous beer in the best kind of way, like a rich mocha with a melted chocolate bar stirred in, definitely left wanting more

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 02:11:28 | More by joemcgrath27
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hustlesworth

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- the stream of liquid from the bottle looks a tawny brown but in the snifter it is pitch black and ominous, the thin cappuccino head settling to a soapy ring within seconds. The elephant shaped etching in my DT snifter does keep a nice clump in the middle of the surface for the remainder of the glass however.

S- enormous dark chocolate aroma with background notes of mild coffee and floral citrus hops. The hops blend into the sweetness and don't at all smell 'bitter'. I imagine a cup of blue mountain coffee ($40/lb. wtf) with like a whole fancy chocolate bar melted into it. Deeply roasted coffee bitterness fumes out over the chocolate so I guess these beans aren't from the magic mountain after all. Burnt wood, tobacco, leather, soil, composted coffee grounds.

T- intense bittersweet flavor annihilation. The chocolate flavor is alarmingly strong, and the sweetness is cut hard by black roasted coffee bitterness. The interplay between sweet and bitter is almost overwhelming, with a somewhat balancing acidity and earthy hop presence. Malts are grainy and treacle, with caramel, cocoa, and lots of residual sugars. Finishes sweet and roasted with persistant dark chocolate flavor.

MF- big bodied but not exactly thick or chewy. Carbonation is very soft and tickling giving the beer a light syrup like character- very coating and sticky, an intimidating texture for te uninitiated. Something between alcoholic hot fudge and iced espresso, the feeling of strong coffee on the cheeks is undeniable.

D- this is an example of the whole not being equal to the sum of its parts.. The outstanding, nearly perfect Choklat just doesn't play well with the awesome kick ass existential entity that is Jah-va. (Get it.. Jah. Idk it's irie. Alcohol isn't Ital anyway). This is a great beer, but leaves something to be desired- specifically and glass of Choklat followed by a glass of Jahva. Not the two combined. Still, it puts on that bilateral buzz, coffee and booze, and I bet it would kill something like a blue Stilton.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2013 03:45:52 | More by hustlesworth
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jvillefan

California

4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: A dark black body with a light brown head.

S: Intense chocolate aroma in the front. There is some roast and coffee in the background of the aroma.

T: Chocolate and coffee. That sums it up nicely. Very rich dark chocolate and very bold coffee.

M: Thick heavy body with a decent carbonation.

O: Unique and amazing beer. If you can get this beer thrown in as an extra if you trade or just buy it if you can.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 03:00:46 | More by jvillefan
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brewdude1982

North Carolina

4.68/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This was a 22 oz bottle poured into a tulip.

This beer pours dark and has a small head with low retention. It smells sweet and chocolately with a tad of booze. It tastes like roasted malts and then sweet and chocolate followed by the coffee and then lastly a bite of the booze. It has a big body and low carbonation. Great dessert beer. I love this and highly recommend.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2013 22:13:23 | More by brewdude1982
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Beerquester

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I guess I'm biased but this is still one of my favorite beers. I bought a bottle at Wegman's (local grocery store). It cost only $7.99 for the bomber bottle which i thought was reasonable for an imperial beer that does a fine job of combining chocolate and coffee flavors. I haven't had one for a few years so I thought I'd try it though I wondered would it be as good. I was not disappointed, however.

Out of the bottle i had a knock your socks off aroma of chocolate. The coffee aroma was there though not as strong as the chocolate. It poured up a nice thick tan head with retention average. The wonderful aroma just won't die and keeps coming out of the glass. I wish they sold this flavor in air fresheners!

Carbonation spot on for this beer. Full body, slightly "chewy", ending with an warm alcohol sensation, not surprising for an 11.2% beer. Flavor profile includes the chocolate and coffee flavors, and some caramel.

I have had both the Jahva and Choklat separately and feel I prefer the mix to either. Profile starts out really smooth then the alcohol hits, then a slight "roastiness", a fairly clean finish. Definitely on the "sweet side", not hoppy, to be enjoyed as a "dessert beer". But not too sweet I hasten to mention. I would consider purchasing a case of this beer.

p.s. I detected a flavor close to vanilla. I didn't want to mention it at first since it wasn't listed in the ingredients but i thought it was there and I see now some other people picked the flavor out as well so there you have it. A secret ingredient? A known mellowing/smoothing agent? Could be. Stranger things have happened in the beer world!

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 00:30:47 | More by Beerquester
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Long813

Ontario (Canada)

4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a black body with no light shinning through. One finger of mocha head with some retention. Typical look for a heavy stout aged a bit.

S: Amazing aroma of sweet chocolate and roasted malts. It smells like I'll be drinking melted chocolate. Very pleasing.

T: Big mix of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. The alcohol is still quite strong, coming through in the taste.

M: Thick bodied with low carbonation. Texture is oily and thick, what I would expect from a strong stout. After taste is of chocolate and coffee with a strong lingering alcohol finish.

O: Great chocolate beer. I've usually been impressed with ST beers and this is no different. Well made, but still a little to hot.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 02:07:25 | More by Long813
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber picked up at the LCBO; bottled June 29 2012. I've seen most of the brews in this Blackwater Series for sale in Ontario over the last year or so, but until now I'd never actually bothered to pick one of them up. Not that they didn't look enticing, but various factors - high prices, conflicting reviews and the fact that I am typically not all that enthusiastic about high ABV brews in general - combined to cause me to avoid this series on principle. Still, I love me some coffee, and this one's label description managed to intrigue me into a purchase. Poured into a tulip wine glass, and served only slightly chilled.

Pours a deep brownish-black colour, reminiscent of cola, topped with a half-finger of dense, beige-coloured head that wilts away relatively quickly. Its only remnants are a narrow, foamy collar around the edge of the glass and a modest spattering of lacing. Not the most impressive thing to look at, but oh man does this stuff have a lovely aroma - lots of roasted malts, chocolate (more milk than dark but both are present), espresso and molasses, with hints of vanilla, raisins and fruit cake. Honestly, this is one of the best-smelling beers I've had in recent memory; everything about it is robust, complex and intense.

In fact, 'robust' and 'intense' just might be the words of the day, because the flavours are every bit as bold and interesting as the aroma. The sip starts off sweet, with a solid dose of milk chocolate, molasses and hints of dark fruit, followed by some pleasant espresso notes. This immediately leads into a huge blast of roasted malts, dark-roasted coffee and baker's chocolate, finishing with a combination of earthiness, roastiness and booziness. Milk chocolate, coffee grinds and some ethanol heat linger into the aftertaste. On the lighter side of full-bodied, with a relatively silky consistency and moderate carbonation that could probably stand to be toned down a notch. This becomes less of an issue as it warms and breathes.

Maybe I should rethink that whole "high abv beers aren't my thing" thing, because this is an absolutely delicious imperial stout that I honestly can't find much to complain about. It's one of the finest dessert beers I have ever had the pleasure of trying, and would eagerly recommend it to any fan of chocolate beers, coffee beers, or imperial stouts in general.

Final Grade: 4.53, a very high A grade. At 11.2%, Southern Tier's Mokah is actually the heftiest beer I've ever bothered reviewing. Make no mistake - the taste is just as big and impressive as the abv suggests, but the supremely well-balanced flavours prevent it from becoming a sticky-sweet boozy mess (which is usually my main concern with these big stouts, and why I am rarely willing to shell out the bucks for them). A sinfully tasty 'extreme' beer that is well worth a try, and an ideal tipple for Christmas evening. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 03:47:21 | More by thehyperduck
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nUgZ

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a dark brown color with not much of a head and some lacing.

S: Dark chocolate and coffee. A little bit of roasted malts.

T: Lots of chocolate and a little bit of roasted malts. Mostly chocolate,

M: Medium to heavy bodied with light carbonation.

O: It's almost like I'm drinking chocolate milk with a ton of alcohol in it, Fucking lovely!!

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2012 03:55:51 | More by nUgZ
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SanFranJake

California

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

22 oz bomber poured into a snifter, as directed. Thanks nUgZ for this hook up!
Poured a deep dark brown/black with little or no head.
A deep coffee and cocoa aroma as you take it in.
First sip was amazing! It's called Mokah for a reason and it delivers! While not an Abyss or BCBS, I took a sip and was amazed! Soooo warm and delicious!
While it does get tastier as it warms, I was eager for the next, and next, and next sip.
This is am amazing stout that I can't wait to share with others, pending receipt of trades going forward.
nUgZ, I owe you mang!

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 03:53:43 | More by SanFranJake
Mokah from Southern Tier Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,358 ratings.