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Mokah - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,000
Reviews: 696
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 210
Gots: 363 | FT: 11
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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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Ratings: 2,000 | Reviews: 696
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4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of redleg411
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Casey3236
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of BlissJunkie
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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 BeerCon5
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of bmjivi221
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of sbricker
3/5  rDev -28.7%

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

Photo of NightINgale
4.25/5  rDev +1%

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.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of ksimons
4.52/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A-almost black with no highlights seen, a fingers worth of dark tan head leaves some lacing around the top

S-lots of sweet chocolate with a nice roasted coffee smell mixed in

T-rich milk and dark chocolate with a good mix of dark roasted coffee. Well hidden alcohol for such a high ABV beer.

M-full body, milkshake quality, light to medium carbonation

Overall an excellent chocolate coffee beer, great smell and taste with an amazingly thick body

Photo of greg4579
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zoso1967
3.81/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Mokah pours a deep dark blackish brown that appears quite opaque, but shows some orange highlights around the edges.. The head is wonderfully fluffy and mocha colored with excellent retention and decent lacing abilities. This is a very attractive brew.

The aroma is just what I had expected and yet at the same time not. It is predominantly chocolate and coffee, with the chocolate really ruling the roost. It is a chalky bakers type chocolate aroma crossed with chocolate milk that reminds me a lot of Choklat. The coffee aromas seem nice and roasty.

The flavor mimics the aroma quite well, though the coffee comes through very nicely on the back end of the flavor with its sharp roasty qualities. The flavors are intense and true, but chocolate and coffee are pretty much all I get. I pick up a bit of vanilla and some caramel as it warms, but they are way in the background.

The mouthfeel is on the fuller side of medium with a smoothness that is broken up by some lively bubbles. The finish is sweet, but tempered by the bitter chocolate and coffee flavors.

This is another flavorful beer from the blackwater series. It is quite tasty, but just like all the others it is a bit over the top. I must say though, I think I would have enjoyed it a bit more if it had more coffee in the aroma.

Photo of ritzkiss
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz pours a dark brown, cola around the edges, thin mokah head which dies to the odd spot of head. Not much retention.

Cocoa powder, espresso, sweet sugar, caramel, chocolate milk in the nose.

This is not as chocolatey as Choklat, not as coffee as Jahva but a pleasant mix. Blends a little too much into a nondescript sweet mess but still a pleasant stout. Cocoa powder and roast bitterness, sweet caramel and milk, chocolate, lighter coffee, espresso in finish, hint of booze in the throat, very sweet body.

A sipper for sure and the smooth, light carb aids the sipping. A dessert beer, wouldn't want this with a meal or summer. A bomber is the max but for what it is, relatively drinkable.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of BMoney575
3.77/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Sampled on 7-30-09

Pours super black, no light at all, even on the edges. Almost no head, and absolutely no lacing.

Smell is immense chocolate, sweet and bitter at the same time. Tons of vanilla, with a very young, sweet-stout aroma dominating. Super sweet, but very enjoyable.

Taste is all alcohol bite, with lots of sweet vanilla flavor. A little coffee is in there, right at the end, but the finish is all booze. Not as offensive as it might sound, just very young.

Mouthfeel is thick and very creamy, spot-on for the flavors.

Drinkability is not very good, the sharp alcohol and sweetness are a wicked combo.

Overall, a good beer, and I might have to pick up another one, to age for awhile.

Photo of BradLikesBrew
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Black body with a light tan head.

Mokah is right! No word could describe it better. Its like a mocha milk shake with chocolate sprinkles. Maybe I'm just anzious to kick back and enjoy this one, but I just don't know what I can add here. Amazing Mocha aromas combine with an equally remarkable mocha flavor to create a decadent, deliscious brew. Full bodied and velvety in feel. Really lingers on the palate.

Depth is the strength of this beer. It doesn't offer much range of flavor, its really all about chocolate and coffee and nothing else, but those flavors are captured so brilliantly I couldn't hope for anything else. The other thing that impresses me is the lack of bitterness. Imperial Chocolate Coffee Stouts tend to be rather bitter, sometimes to their detriment. Mokah is almost the opposite, if anything it may be a tad sweet. In any case, it is just the right beer for a cool Kansas City night next to the fire. Speaking of which....

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of elgiacomo
3.92/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle.

Pours relatively thin (for the style) dark brown with a two finger light brown head that leaves spotty lacing and holds a light foamy cap and eventually settles down to just a ring.

Aroma is pretty much pure dark and bakers chocolate, cocoa, some roasted coffee, touch of dark fruits for that Raisinette character, some nuttiness, and a little bit of grassy, herbal hops deep underneath along with a bit of alcohol. Very pleasant and potent aroma overall.

Flavor is rich dark chocolate, cocoa, bakers chocolate, rich roasted robust coffee, fair bitterness and sweetness battling it out, and a strong dose of alcohol which is really the only detractor as it only gains in strength as I work my way down the glass. Oh well. Still very tasty.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, somewhat sticky, medium carbonation.

Very nice overall, I like this better than Jahva, have yet to try Choklat. Booziness is the primary concern, which I'm finding is a common theme among Southern Tier 22oz beers and their apparent 11% ABV benchmark.

That being said, this still scores well with me as I am a sucker for both chocolate and coffee beers, and this really hits the spot in many ways. Glad to have finally tried it.

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Mokah from Southern Tier Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 2,000 ratings.