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Mokah - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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1,993 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,993
Reviews: 694
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 204
Gots: 358 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
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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3.97/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, dark brown with a short tan head that falls to a partial covering.
The smell is, very strongly, dark chocolate and cocoa powder and a small tinge of coffee..
The taste is very much the same as the aroma but with a noticeable alcohol finish and a touch of bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium but not as smooth as I would've liked.
There's nothing wrong with the drinkability of this beer but it is a slow goer.

I just didn't get a lot of tastes, especially the coffee, in this bottle. It reminds me more of Choklat than Jahva. While I love chocolate and sweetness there's a little too much of both, personally, for me. One glass on tap at a bar would've suited me better.

Photo of Bendurgin
4.54/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Mokah pours black and delivers about an inch of mocha colored head this disperses into thin lacing very quickly. The nose is a chocolate bomb! All I can smell is rich milk chocolate and fresh espresso lingers behind to give a very comforting smell. This is what I want to smell after I shovel my driveway in after a blizzard in the frosty winter months.

This is what I want a chocolate and coffee stout to be! Rich chocolate and freshly pulled espresso from the most talented barista. The velvety texture is completed nicely with a soft carbonation. This is clearly an eleven percent beer, but despite the heat this goes down smooth and easy. Simply not a stretch to get lost on the rich flavors of this masterful display of an Imperial Stout.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of scootny
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is heaven in a glass. I love both the JahVa and Choklit. Southern Tier has created a legit alternative to FBS which is one of my all time jaw droppers. This a a great dessert beer but it will work with bacon and eggs ,or in my case a tofu scramble with soy cheese and veggie bacon with biscuits and cajun gravy. Pecan waffles and pancakes also come to mind here. This beer is pretty in the glass with a good head, lacing and all but just a bit lighter in viscosity than you would think. This translates into a superb drinkability and a devilishly delicious taste. It is indeed a perfect union of the two premier stouts and I highly recommend it to anyone who likes either of them. One caveat is that the Choklit is the dominant partner as any good mocha blend would have it but there is a good strong JahVa component in the finish making it more bitter and thus a more rounded player for food. A firm hopping backs up the coffee bitterness. The feel is still thick and sticky like the Choklit but with a light oily slickness that is very pleasing and encourages you to hold it on your tongue and savor the liquid Hershey up front and Jamaican Blue Mountain in the finish. There is a silkiness as well. The abv is so well integrated that you never feel it draw attention to itself and so you forget about it and find yourself quite buzzed, looking at your other bottle wondering...

Yep, I drank this one alone as the other half fell asleep

This is a great beer. I plan on stocking up as it will delight my
wife, friends, and guests.

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of BrownAleMale
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber bottle poured into a Gulden Draak tulip glass.

Appearance- Black with a 2 finger head that slowly dissipates into a half finger or so with some alcohol legs and light lacing.

Smell- Lots of chocolate with some sour hop and boozy notes.

Taste- Follows the nose with lots of bakers chocolate and lots of hop balance.

Mouthfeel- Silky but still highly carbonated for a stout.

Overall- Good well balanced stout. Great dessert beer that even works well with chocolate and chocolate flavored desserts.

Photo of steve8robin
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really like a lot of the Southern Tier stuff. Haven't gotten the chance to try this brew yet, but wanted to for a while. 22oz bottle...

A: Super perfectly dark with a 1 inch tan head that fades at a fast pace leaving a bubbly lace atop the brew. Very good.

S: Get some chocolate notes upfront with some roasty scents quickly followed. The more you smell the more the chocolate overtakes the nose. Sugary malts quickly followed. Good.

T: The texture of this on my palate really follows suit with chocolate just without the intense over the top chocolate flavor. I get some roasty coffee bean upfront with some chocolate notes in the middle. Some licorice and hints of candi sugars on the backend. I get some vanilla and cocao also. Very good.

M: Full bodied with a very heavy carbonation. Good.

D: This one goes down after you get through the carbonation wall.

All in all, this is another good brew from ST. I def love the over the top flavors of this brewery. Definitely try if you like Choklat or similar thick / heavily carbonated stouts.

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Photo of soupyman10
4.56/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pitch black color with a thin finger of tan head that quickly dissolves down to a fine film. No real lacing. Looks solid if not particularly special.

Nose is huge. Massive chocolate malt along with roasted coffee, like the bottle advertises. Subtle dried fruit, maybe raisins in particular. Brown sugar. Very nice.

Flavor is likewise monstrous. That massive chocolate malt is up front. Up front notice that alcohol, but it fades fairly quickly as the beer warms (kind of opposite of what you'd expect). Roasted coffee malt in there, although it's fairly mild (and gets pretty dominated by the chocolate). Actually, overall, it legitimately tastes just like a mocha, which...makes sense.

Body is full. Carbonation is mild but this is a smooth beer.

First Southern Tier I've had in a long time, and I really enjoyed it. The mix of Jahva and Chocolat goes works really well - evening out the sweetness of the Chocolat. Tasty.

P St. Whole Foods/$9/22 oz

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Photo of deereless
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark black to ebony colored beer, only a hint of light passes at the edge of the glass, mildly frothy head, some visible viscosity to the beer, there are minor patches of stick foam along the edges - 4.25, S: The chocolate and coffee that are mentioned on the label dominate the nose, there is a powdery sweetness that reminds me of Nestle Quik, slightly herbal - 4.50, T: A thick syrupy sweetness to the beer, alcohol is noticeable but considering that it is 11.0% it is remarkably well hidden, as expected chocolate and espresso command the palate, some pitted fruit flavors such as plums and possibly peach, a touch of raisin and vanilla is also noticeable, an exceptional beer - 4.50, M: Extremely creamy and thick - 4.25, D: Very drinkable even at the high alcohol content, rivals their Chokolat Stout beer, complex and a beer that I would unquestionably drink again - 4.50

Photo of KeefD
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown pour, almost black, small tan head that was gone quickly leaving no lacing. Aroma is full of chocolate. Tootsie roll chocolate to be exact. Pretty much smells exactly like ST's Choklat. No coffee can really be found in the nose. Big time chocolate flavor on this one. I'm still having trouble distinguishing this one from Choklat. I suppose there is a light smattering of coffee in the background, but the thick luscious chocolate flavor pretty much washing everything else out. A nice roastiness is also present, but this is a chocolate dessert drink like no other. Mouthfeel is medium-high, average carbonation. Alcohol is very well hidden in the taste, but a warming can be felt on the way down. Really, I can't say it enough, this pretty much tastes just like Choklat with only a little bit of coffee mixed in. Not bad, but really nothing new it seems. It really does taste great and I think some age would do wonders for this brew.

Photo of silentjay
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

Mokah from Southern Tier Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,993 ratings.