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Mokah - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,946 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,946
Reviews: 687
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 188
Gots: 339 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DrinkinBuddy on 04-20-2009)
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of BostonHops
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a dark brown/black with a finger of tan head.

its aroma is probably its best attribute: sure smells tasty. chocolate leads the way, along with coffee, vanilla and booze, with some roasted malt also strongly evident.

taste follows the smell; obviously chocolate, with big notes of coffee, roasted malt. sweet. hefty ABV not as well hidden as in others within the style. full-bodied mouthfeel, a bit syrupy.

one to sit back and slowly enjoy. very tasty imperial stout rendition from southern tier. that said, one glass of the stuff will suffice.

originally reviewed on: 06-25-2010

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Houser
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Stevie_Janowski
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Goliath
3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a rich dark brown, almost black, with some deep amber hued edges. A thin layer of light brown head forms on tp and lingers with poor retention leaving a few spots of lace behind.

The aroma is ok but a bit underwhelming. Indeed notes of choolate and coffe can be found in this beer. Actually, the chocolate tones here are some of the most realistic I've encountere. therwise, there's not much else going on in th nose.

The taste is decent. There is a nice milky sweet chocolate tone and then it is quickly followed by some robust dark roasted coffee. Ther's just a nice presence of roasty malt here and although the flavor profil doesn't have too many dimensions, it is still intresting nonetheless.

The mouthfeel here is very nice. It's more of a full bodied ale with a silky smooth texture, and just a slight carbonation tingle at the end.

Drinkabily is moderate to high. We're looking at fairly high ABV here which limits it's sessionability quite a bit, but it's well incorporated which always makes for easier drinking. The flavor profile is fairly pleasing as well which makes for pretty easy drinking. All in all it's a pretty decent beer.

Photo of hustlesworth
4.25/5  rDev +1%
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.

Photo of chcfan
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of BeerImmediately
3.55/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle into snifter.

1/2F tan head hovering over a deep, dark brown body. No lacing.

Smell was, well... chocolate. Milk chocolate bar, and unfortunately nothing else. Until it warmed, then an alcoholic quality picked up.

Flavor was slightly more complex. Toffee, dark chocolate syrup, and Baileys (milkey liquer).

Mouthfeel was pretty smooth and thick, with very little afterburn considering the ABV.

Sip-purs, no doubt. Take your time with this. Ok, but far too one-dimentional to be one of my favorites.

Photo of beerhunter13
3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of TKEbeerman
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my pint glass, this brew pours a pitch black with a peanut tan colored head. Not too impressive, but the head on this stout is pretty thick.

S: This brew smells of chocolate covered coffee beans. More milk chocolate then bitter, and the beans are on the lighter side of espresso. There is an overall sweetness that invites the lips to take their first sip.

T: Souther Tier does an excellent job of taking a flavor note and really putting it out their in a stout. Creme Brulee is an excellent example of this. This brew is supposed to be a mix of their Jahva and Choklat. Although I haven't had either, this brew is a very good ying and yang of chocolate and coffee. The presence of alcohol and a little hop tingle let you know that you are in fact still drinking a beer.

MF: The mouth feel is very very chocolate like creamy.

D: Compared to Creme Brulee, which was tooo sweet and tooo much vanilla to get through a bottle, this stout is very much drinkable. I would have preferred a lower ABV to cut down on the Alcohol bit though.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of korguy123
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Super, oily, inky pour. Heavy and viscous with a two finger tan head. Lacing is chunky and sticky.

Dark chocolate syrup, dark roasted coffee, vanilla, brown sugar, fresh baked bread. There is a touch of molasses and licorice.

Chocolate syrup, espresso, molasses and vanilla. Super rich, super decadent.

Medium to full body, slightly syrupy, medium carbonation really sticky on the lips.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of alcstradamus
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A--Pours a very dark brown, about as dark as you can get before it becomes opaque. Holding it up to the light reveals dark red highlights on the sides. Moderately hard pour yields about a finger and a half of tan head that recedes fairly quickly and leaves only spotty lacing

S--Chocolate dominates the nose with coffee beans taking a backseat. I haven't had a Southern Tier Choklat yet, but descriptions of that beer state that it smells just like Hershey's Syrup and they were definitely right. Its like a chocolate milk that someone splashed with a tiny bit of coffee.

T--Oh yeah...exactly what I had hoped for when I first heard this beer was being brewed. Great balance of chocolate and coffee and a huge overall flavor. This is what I love about American Stouts. While the chocolate dominates the nose, the taste ends up being dominated by the coffee. Take a cup of joe, throw in four or five creamers, melt a few tablespoons of chocolate chips in it, and presto you have Southern Tier Mokah. There is a back end bitterness from the coffee that lingers and masks the chocolate after a while, which is preventing me from giving this a 5 on taste

M--Medium-to-full bodied, I would have liked a little more thickness but its not bad. Oh, and the Hershey's Syrup burps taste excellent!

D--This bomber is disappearing too quickly. I can't believe that this is 11% ABV, it drinks almost like a session stout. Great beer from Southern Tier

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured unto a snifter.

Appearance: Superior black, I put it up against the light and just completely opaque. Head is tan which comes off at least two lingers length off the body when originally poured.

Smell: I just poured this with reading the label, or the reviews and right away smell pure dark chocolate. It is almost perfect, just that not sticky smell like some other beers I have had.

Taste: The taste magnified, chocolate, coffee bean, little sweet but not chick sweet I am talking about for a dark beer it is sweet. Feel of caramel which it is just jumped into one of my favorite stouts.

Mouth: Just right, all I have to say (and you need to know).

Overall: Incredibly well put together beer, this is the not the way stout should be but the way "Mokah" is. Flavor just screams drink me and you will not be disappointed by picking this up. Hope you all enjoy...Salud!

Photo of drseamus
4.88/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

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

appearance: Black with a well....mocha head.
smell: Oh man! I teetered on a 5. Malted milk ball, dark chocolate Mocha! This works and then some.
taste: More of the same! Weirdly enough, it isn't over sweet.
mouthfeel: Full bodied, creamy goodness.
drinkability: So well balanced that the intense flavors and surprisingly dry finish make this much more drinkable †han expected.

Mokah from Southern Tier Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,946 ratings.