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Mokah - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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717 Reviews
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Reviews: 717
Hads: 2,175
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 229
Gots: 460 | FT: 10
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Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: DrinkinBuddy on 04-20-2009

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Photo of cooncat
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on draft at the new UPICK6 beer store in Erie this 4th of July weekend.

Served in a fluted pint glass, the beer has a beautiful tan head, which is long lasting, and leaves nice lacing on the sides. The beer itself is such a dark brown that it's nearly black and certainly opaque, except perhaps right around the edges in a bright light. Initially served way too cold for the style, I nursed it considerably until it got up to near room temperature.

The nose has lots of chocolate and coffee notes in it, along with some roasted malt. I was so intent on getting every note that I accidentally snorted up some of the head into my nose, but, in the end, that was a good thing.

The taste is absolutely huge with chocolate and coffee, both battling for top spot, but finishing in pretty much a dead heat. A very mild roastiness is faint in the background, as are some hop bittering and acidic coffee. The more it warms, the sweeter it becomes, and the more pronounced the 'mocha' flavors. Mouthfeel is larger than life, yet silky smooth, inviting sip after sip. Roll these sips around the full of your mouth to let the palate explore its wonderful complexity. At 11% abv, I expected to get some fusel notes, but none were detected. What was detected was, after finishing the pint, I definitely could feel the effects. This is an excellent dessert beer, or after dinner beer, but I would not call it a session beer. Enjoy this one responsibly. I enjoyed this one much more than Choklat, which I found a bit fusel. Mokah is not fusel at all, just a coffee/chocolate delight.

Highly recommended, and get this one on tap if you possibly can. For an orgasmic experience, have some 70% dark chocolate to nibble along with the beer, but it isn't entirely necessary, since the beer is pretty huge with that flavor already.

Na Zdravje! (1,835 characters)

Photo of Gtreid
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to bkrefetz for this blackwater goodness. Poured into my Stone RIS tulip.

A: Not quite black, when backlit and distinct reddish hue shows through. A smooth pour produces one and a hald fingers of sand color head that retains nicely.

A: Big chocolate aroma. From the name I thought I would be getting much more coffee and espresso, but the nose is strongly chocolate. You get some earthiness from the hops and some coffee.

T: The first thing I think of is hot chocolate. I mean it tastes just like it to me. I actually get a little roasted marshmellow, along with some coffee, molasses, and more chocolate.

M: Heavy body, creamy mouthfeel. Some moderate carbonation is very nice.

D and overall impression: I can't even tell this is a 11% beer. It is a dessert beer, and if you're in the mood for it, the drinkability is huge. This is the third blackwater offering I've had, and it's my favorite. This is a dangerous brew, drink this one in place of dessert, it'll do the trick. Skal. (998 characters)

Photo of ClockworkOrange
3.7/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 22 ounce bomber bottle shared with psycohops. Poured into a pair of shaker glasses. Mokah appears a deep dark brown color with about an inch of fluffy ecru foam. Not really getting much coffee notes here. Mostly that sweet tootsie roll smell and flavor that is so very prevalent in Choklat. Milk chocolate, and sweet caramel dominate the flavor and aroma. Medium to full bodied with adequate carbonation. Not too shabby, but I was all smiles when my glass was empty so I could move on to something else. (505 characters)

Photo of argock
3.63/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz brown bomber into a clear glass snifter. No freshness date needed. Purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA) for $7.99.

A: Very dark brown with ruby highlights and 1-finger head that disappears quickly and dies away with some scant lacing,

S: Heavy on the milk chocolat but more bitter, although the coffee contribution is lost here. Lots of roasted dark and black malts, too.

T: A disappointment with much more chocolate and very little coffee flavor. Milk chocolate flavors are met with some darker malt and little cofee bitterness. Maybe this should be mixed to a higher Javah fraction.

M: The mouthfeel is very good with full-bodied smoothness all around and a very long coffee-infused milk chocolate aftertaste.

D: Downgraded here because of the price and the let-down. I will try to progenitors and see if one or both of them surpass this combo-brew. Not bad by any means, but many better beers can be had at this price point. (963 characters)

Photo of ffejherb
4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bottle into goblet on 6/30/09. Shared with brewslut.

A - Extremely deep brown body, bordering black, with crimson hues around the edges and about a finger's width of creamy tan foam that settled into a patchy film and left very little lacing around the glass.

S - Initial aroma is simply an amazing waft of ice cream-like chocolate goodness with just a hint of java. The roasty notes gain some momentum as the liquid warmed up, but the chocolate really dominates the aroma.

T - The chocolate presence definitely overshadows the coffee character in this brew. However, an earthy, roasty bitterness really emerges in the finish and comes to the forefront. Delicious!

M - Mouthfeel is exceptionally creamy with a fair amount of bristly carbonation and subtle warmth from the alcohol content. Finish is on the bitter side with lots of roasty notes and residual sweetness on the palate.

D - Southern Tier does it again with an incredible Imperial Stout that's off the charts. I don't know how they do it, but virtually anything they put in a bomber is liquid gold, and this is no exception. While this is eerily reminiscent of Choklat, this is nevertheless a fabulous brew in its own right. (1,200 characters)

Photo of aerozeppl
4/5  rDev -3.6%
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. (1,103 characters)

Photo of BeerBelcher
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer struck me as if it could be a blend of Southern Tier Jah-va and Southern Tier Creme Brulee. It was coffee-ish, but not as coffee-ish as Jah-va, and it was very dessert-like, but not as dessert-like as Creme Brulee. It was not as chocolate-y as either I expected or as other reviewers indicated they experienced; instead I got a caramel-coffee taste over any other, like it was a pretty bitter cup of coffee flavored with caramel syrup. Head was minimal, body was dark but not opaque, and aroma was coffee, caramel, and chocolate. It really scratched my dessert itch, and was quite good. Also quite deceptive - it wasn't until the next morning that I realized this beer was 11% ABV.

Quite good. High marks for uniqueness (different from other RIS's). Definitely recommended. Bought my bottle at Blacklick Liquors in Columbus. (835 characters)

Photo of BitterPachyderm
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
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 (1,233 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.65/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jah-Vah plus Choklat equals Mokah...at least in Southern Tier's beery little world. Poured on tap at Trivia Pub in moon, thanks god only a 10-12 oz pour. Tasty dessert beer that really hits you with the Hershey's sweet chocolate syrup with a touch of toffee. Pitch black pour with a deep toffee colored brown head, minimal scattered lace with the booze well hidden among the chocolate candy sweetness. Flavor is great but the roasted coffee beans were overshadowed by the layers of chocolate I already descrbed. I'm glad I tried this, mouthfeel was thick and syrupy with moderated slow bubbling carbonation pretty much chewy in nature. Drinkability overall is great in moderation, one of those beers that are great when you get a sweet tooth but not for my everyday imbibing. I had Choklat and JahVah in the past my heart lies with the Jahvah. (843 characters)

Photo of MetalHopHead6
3.21/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Southern Tier Mokah poured dark dark brown, with the slightest hint of a tan head that immediately dissipated to a narrow ring.

The smell and taste are...yep...chocolate and coffee. The feel is creamy and smooth up front, but with a sticky and pasty finish. This is a slow sipper that kinda leaves the tongue feeling like it does after sucking on hard candy.

A little of Southern Tier Mokah goes a long way as the chocolate and coffee flavors dominate, rather than compliment, the "beer," which gets completely lost. A bomber of this wouldn't be bad split among four people with dessert, but it's too much for one person. After a while, it smells and tastes like cheap chocolate candy. (724 characters)

Photo of clayrock81
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a quickly disipating tan head on top of a murky black body. The aroma first strikes me as chocolatey, although not overpowering. You can still discern different malts like coffee, roasted, toasted, and hints of caramel and/or toffee but make no mistake - the cocoa malts are what really drive the beer. Smooth, creamy, slightly chewey although mostly a medium body, this is an easy to drink stout that is rather sweet with only a minor dry backbite for a rather clean, coffee-esque finish. The body is mostly sweet and mostly chocolate, so while not sweet like a milk/sweet stout be prepared for some sweetness; gets smoother and a little dryer on backend as it warms but the ABV is hidden for the most part. (715 characters)

Photo of everetends
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber sent to me, yet again, by the great trader IBUnit63. This was a pleasant suprise because I was expecting to seek this out in a future trade, but it will do just fine as a great extra. Shared this bottle with my lady because Southern Tier dessert beers tend to be crazy ass sweet. Served up in a Terrapin snifter.

A: Pours out a nice dark black, but it seems like the thickness of he beer may be a bit thin. Uh oh?! Held to the light you get a pretty light proof body, maybe a touch of brown peaks out on the very top here. The head is a nice half finger or so of . . . you guessed it . . . mocha colored head. Seems fitting. It has some decent retention but does falter a little quicker than I expected. Doesn' really throw up any lace to talk about, but there is a touch of wispy foam scattered occassionally. Not bad but its a bit weaker than I expected or I expect from Southern Tier.

S: Smell is damned nice and it really hits you as soon as that cap came off the bomber. First impression is that this smells a lot like a tamed down Choklat. Really nice milk and dark chocolates coming out along with a manufactured type Tootsie Roll type chocolate as well. There is a lot of chocolate going on but its not so incredibly sweet as it was in Choklat. Behind that you get the coffee presence. Its a nice dark coffee bean type aroma but there is also that element of rich and slightly sweet cream added. Yet again, Southern Tier nails the aroma of what beer idea they have (choklat, creme brulee, etc). Its just amazing that the intended flavor always translates damn near perfectly in the aroma.

T: Quite nice and it translates nicely like in the aroma. Yet again you get a toned down Choklat like flavor. Its more of a creamy milk chocolate, followed by a touch of dark and then that chocolate syrup like flavor (Tootsie Roll or Hershey's syrup sweetness). Behind that is the coffee flavor. Nice dark coffee but it is a bit muted. Still has that lactose quality from a cream like flavor and effect, adding a slight sweetness and milkiness. My only beef with the flavor here is that it doesn't exactly translate like a cup of cafe mocha. A mocha would be a bit more seamless with a bit more coffee followed by the chocolate and cream. Here it seems the flavors (honestly they are good to great) only translate seperately. You get the chocolate then the coffee, then the milk, not just a unified flavor. Don't get me wrong, its still tasty, it just needs more cohesive flavors to make one unified flavor.

M: Behind the aroma, the feel really is the showstopper for this brew in my opinion. Has a nice and rich full body but a very frothed like creaminess at times. Very cool and creamy and it seems like this is what they were looking for, kind of like an iced mocha. Carbonation is low but adds to that somewhat frothy feel, adding creaminess. ABV is nice and light feel-wise. I still can't believe this one sits at 11%. Very nicely hidden. Aftertaste is a bit of that combination of chocolate, coffee and cream. Basically the entire flavor profile coats with a nice stickiness that allows te flavors to have a good residual effect.

D: Not bad and I really have to say as far as all the Souther Tier dessert beers that I have had, this one was the easiest to drink. Sure it is a sweet beer and has some wieght, but its not as cloying as Creme Brulee or Choklat was. Plus it doesn't sit as rich and sweet as the others tend to do as well. It works nicely in most categories. Sure it could be a bit more cohesive in that "mocha" flavor but it is still nice. Needs work on the look as well. Still another good beer from ST and it really hit the spot when my lady and I were in the mood for a sweeter brew. Dig it. (3,731 characters)

Photo of Reagan1984
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a thick and rich dark brown color with less of a head than is typical for Imp Stouts. Shiny color and thick looking. No lacing.

Aroma is of chocolate syrup and coffee ice cream. Fairly nice, but a touch of an artificial sense to it.

Yep, another dessert beer from Southern Tier. The flavor follows the aroma directly in the area of the chocolate syrup. Again, the flavor does have a touch of an artificial sense. Then coffee (yes mocha) flavor comes in next and it taste a bit like French pressed coffee. The two balance each other nicely. There is certainly a strong sweetness here that cuts through all of the flavors. Some roasted malts, but these are really hidden amongst the chocolate/coffee flavors.

Body is thick, but frankly a little to thin for the flavor. I think this would be better if there was a touch more body here.

This is a pretty good one and another good effort in the dessert beer category from Southern Tier.

Crème Brulee 1, Mokah 2, Chokolat 3 (979 characters)

Photo of bamadog
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Split a bomber of this with Kels -- quite the amazing stout, really. Note to any readers though -- don't doze off and try to drink this when you wake up and it's warm... Not so good then.

Appearance: Pour is near black and opaque; comes with a solid one finger tan head that fades to a pretty thick skim after a bit; I can actually see some moderate carbonation bubbling up near the sides; leaves a pretty full fluffy lacing sticking to the sides; body looks just a tad watery on the pour and not quite as viscious as I was expecting.

Smell: Holy crap! Easily the most impressive aspect of the brew. Best description came from Kels and I can't say it better, so I'll quote what was said: "It smells like a Hostess Cupcake." No joke, that's exactly what it smells like, cream filling and all; bitter and sweet chocolate, bordering on Hershey sweet; a very slight hint of coffee roastiness in the back mixed with some sugary sweet (slightly burnt and brown sugars); slight detection of alcohol on the nose as well.

Taste: A little hotter than I thought it was going to be -- the alcohol is very much predominant and is a little like a liquer or Kahlua; definite sweet cake-like chocolate and a pleasant burnt roasty cofffee bean flavor as well; a very slight hoppy bitterness makes a brief appearance in the mouth amongst all the maltiness.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and smooth, body is moderately thicker than I thought it was going to be, which is a nice surprise based upon the pour; carbonation is a little higher than I'm used to in a big stout like this; mouth is thoroughly coated and I'm left with a film covering the whole mouth; throat and chest are especially warm from the big boozy alcohol.

Drinkability: Moderate at best - the alcohol is pretty high and hot, the beer is pretty heavy - almost a meal unto itself. Would make an excellent desert or accompaniment to one. (1,878 characters)

Photo of thain709
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Deep, deep brown borderline black...a small light brown head forms and fades away quickly...very little lacing

S - Wonderful aromas of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, and more chocolate

T - This beer is very sweet up front...first you go through the chocolate...milk and dark...the coffee hits you next...espresso beans roasted perfectly...the only problem I have here is the presence of alcohol...it's not well hidden

M - Full bodied...big time thick, creamy, and smooth

D - I'm glad I shared this to top off a good dinner...great for sipping and dessert...now I just have to try Choklat and Jahva (608 characters)

Photo of nriech
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Seriously, this is a dessert beer. I thought a big bold dark beer would go nicely with my BBQ but was waaaay off.

This beer has a sweet smell of chocolate and coffee. Nice creamy head.

The chocolate and coffee flavors are well balanced, just that its like drinking cake. I think had I planned this a little better it would have been a better experience but Im judging my scores based off the actual flavors. I would have liked a little more coffee than chocolate but I guess this is less common of a desire.

Alcohol is nicely hidden, not a hint of it.

Again, a great brew for dessert on its own. (600 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
4.72/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

After trying the Chokolat, I had no qualms about picking this one. Just as succulant, irresistable, and delecident as the ultimate chocolate beer that preceeds this version. Blended with the coffee-ee goodness of Jav-ha, and the richness, depth, and boldness is taken up a knotch. Light espresso notes are the perfect companion to the chocolate character. Where the Chokolat is more chocolatey, this beer gives more complexity and depth. An absolutely outstanding taste. Heavy textured with very little carbonation makes the beer heavy on the palate and becomes a bit lifeless in the end. Some would call this a good desert beer; I say it is the desert all into itself. (669 characters)

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As impressed as I was with the creme brulee, I think this one tops it! It immediately reminded me of tiramisu and coffee after a good meal. What a dessert beer!

The body is a dark black-brown with deep mahogany highlights at the base of the glass and just under the creamy head along the rim of the glass. The creamy tan head holds well, and it leaves nice splatters and spots of lacing behind.

Caramel, chocolate, cocoa, nuts, and coffee greet you in the nose. It's a bit sweetish to be sure, and that carries over into the flavor...

..where coffee appears first, followed by some alcohol (it's reminiscent of Kahlua) and then notes of chocolate, vanilla, cream, caramel, nuts and coffee. A solid bitterness backs it, and in conjunction with the dark malt acidity and a hint of grassy hops, they lead it to a focused, less-sweet finish. The depth of flavor is stunning, and only the note of alcohol holds it back from being exceptional. As you progress through the glass your palate will single out certain flavors at certain times, but I find it always seems to end with a kind of roasted, almost smokey, coffee note.

Really nice! A stunning dessert beer! (1,163 characters)

Photo of UA8
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a deep dark brown with a one finger tan head.

S- Belgian chocolate, espresso beans, and sweet toffee malts. Smells a bit like a tootsie roll.

T- Sweet toffee malts, big semi sweet chocolate notes, a hint of dark roasted coffee and, some sweet dark fruits. Quite nice though I would say the blend leans heavily towards chokolat.

M- Medium to high viscosity with a medium carbonation (I would have like to see it a bit lower).

D- this stuff is some sweet sippin nectar I'm greatly enjoying just slowly rolling through this bottle on this father's day afternoon. (572 characters)

Photo of StarlightSeraph
3.7/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into my Duvel tulip

Appearance: Pours dark, dark brown, with a finger and a half of tan head that subsides fairly quickly to a thin layer. Blankets of lacing along the sides of the glass.

Smell: Well, alcohol and chocolate. Not really getting much of a coffee note.

Taste: Wow, this is sweet. Lots of intense chocolate flavors, and the chocolate lingers on the tongue for quite awhile. There's a slight hoppy bitterness there as well, but it's necessary to offset the sweetness. I'm not really getting much coffee flavor at all. Almost seems like there's some oak in there as well, but I could just be confusing that with the hops. Not as sweet as Choklat, but almost there. As it warmed, I got a little bit of a coffee bitterness, but very little coffee flavor.

Mouthfeel: Incredibly thick and creamy, but prickly carbonation - almost a little bit too much. Almost.

Drinkability: Definitely a sipper, because it's so sweet, rich, and thick. I really didn't get any coffee flavor out of this - to me, this tasted like a watered-down version of Choklat, but just a rich and sweet (if that makes sense). It's definitely best to split the bomber - almost impossible to finish one of these by yourself. (1,230 characters)

Photo of stakem
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Als in Enola.

Poured without a head into a pint. Color is black and No lacing at all.

Smell and taste are spot on with the name of mokah. Strong alcohol taste is present but hard to believe it's 11%.

Easy drinking and enjoyable but way over the top with the chocolate coffee taste. (294 characters)

Photo of ohmybock
3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I bought this one at Charleston Beer Exchange last week for $9 a bomber. I've had Choklat and Jah-va in the past, and I was excited to try this blend. The bottle pours a deep, dark, ultra-brown color with a tiny ring of head. As far as appearances go, this looks more like a really dark brown ale than an imposing imperial stout. The aroma brings back memories of Choklat with its dominating, heavy, candybar, chocolate character. I don't detect the Jah-va in the aroma. The taste backs up the aroma. It's definitely sweet chocolate up front, and it then turns a bit drier in the finish. The change in the finish might be the Jah-va trying to come through, but it's hard to detect. The yummy chocolate flavor totally dominates in this brew. I'd like to say that the coffee flavor is a solid back-up to the chocolate, but it's very hard to find here. This doesn't surprise me since Choklat is probably the "most-all-around chocolaty" beer I've ever encountered, while Jah-va was only mildly coffee flavored. Do I like this beer? Yes...but, this beer is all about the Choklat portion of the blend, and it seems the Jah-va got lost somewhere along the way. It's too bad ST couldn't squeeze a stronger coffee character into this brew. Whatever the case, this is still a good brew and one that is probably most appropriate as a dessert. (1,331 characters)

Photo of sholland119
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at TJs Everyday

A-Pours a dark opaque brown with ruby highlights with a thin tan head and very good lacing.

S-Sweet chocolate syrup is the main aroma with espresso notes in the background.

T-Very sweet chocolate syrup in the front with roasted malt and a mild hop bite in the finish.

M-Medium bodied, rich and coating.

D-Yes, delicious and rich. A great nightcap beer.

HV (384 characters)

Photo of lackenhauser
4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Deep black in color. Not much head to speak of. Muted aroma of coffee and chocolate-somewhat sweetish smelling-almost a caramel/vanilla highlite. Just a great big chocolate flavor upfront though it doesnt blow you away. Well balanced against a very mild coffe flavor. Great lingering sweetness of vanilla and cream. Some roastedness to it. Great body-velvety smooth. Just a great beer flavor and drinkability wise. Not as sweet as some of the beers that are similar to this. great job. (485 characters)

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Mokah, A Stout Brewed with Chocolate and Coffee. "Imperial" Mokah.

Jamaican coffee, Belgian chocolate, caramel, chocolate & black malts...11%? We're in for some fun.

Aroma is all chocolate, coffee below, hops muted....appearance, utter darkness, rich, roasted brown head....that aroma is to kill for though...so, rich, bittersweet, ...is it my birthday already?

Taste:Insane! Everything I try from these guys goes further and further. Jahva, and Oat, and Choklat...these can be pushed further and made deeper, richer, fuller and more expressive in flavor? Damn right.
Bittersweet, coffee mingled with rich cocoa flavor...liquefied chocolate frosting.

Holy macaroni, this is great stuff. Full-bodied, long, luxurious finish. Damnably delicious. Pretty amazing, never quite tasted quite this much genuine chocolate flavor in a stout. Intense, decadent, almost indecent.
Yum, mmm! (885 characters)

Mokah from Southern Tier Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 717 ratings.