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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

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: DrinkinBuddy on 04-20-2009

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

After having the creme brûlée stout a few months back and discovering a rekindled interest in "dark" beers, I came across the only bottle of Mokah at the grocery store and snatched it up with high expectations. For the most part, I'd say it delivers and then some.

The pour is nice and thick, but lacks the creamy head and smoothness I'd hoped for.

Smell is fantastic; the chocolate is present, but not overpowering or fake - just the right amount. I would have liked to smell the coffee a bit more though.

Tast is noteworthy and impressive; the chocolate is certainly well balanced and natural tasting, but again I would have liked the coffee notes and taste to be a bit more pronounced. It may sound like a contradiction, but taste is simple and complex at the same time. It's pretty consistent from start to finish and matches the smell.

Mouthfeel is pleasant and mostly smooth, but with a little bit of sharpness in the middle and towards the end that makes it feel more carbonated than it actually is.

Overall, Mokah is impressive and enjoyable. Though I've had similar styles recently that I'd rate higher, its still worth enjoying again. Southernteir has never let me down.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle from CBX. Poured into a Maudite snifter...

A: Pours a thick black, with a... ahem... mocha head; a few strands of lace cling to the glass; opaque - looks like a imperial stout, for sure.

S: Fudge; Hershey’s syrup; cocoa... WOW! Some graham cracker, too; not much coffee - maybe a little - but the chocolate on this is amazing. Superb aroma.

T: Milk chocolate and cocoa followed by dark chocolate and some semi-sweet bitterness; coffee bean bitterness on the end - not roasty - just a bitter bean flavor. DELICIOUS.

M: Full mouthfeel and creamy / velvety; low-moderate carbonation; a real big beer; not much alcohol or heat, which is crazy considering this is an 11.2% beer.

O: The best Souther Tier beer I’ve had, hands down. Rivals Rogue Double Chocolate Stout for best chocolate stout - this one is unbelievably chocolatey with a smidge of coffee. Great blend of tastes - although not super drinkable due to the abv, sure makes for a good, easy sipper. A great dessert beer. Wonderful.

*from notes (6-22-12)

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours black with dark brown highlights. Somewhat thin (1/8th inch) mocha head which fades to the rim leaving clingy lace.

N: Sweet dark chocolate, earthy, roasted coffee, slight vanilla notes.

T: Oaky roast blast followed immediately with semi-sweet chocolate nibs. Close behind is roasted coffee with a slight acidity. Faint char and nuttiness. With warming the vanilla and toasted oak increases along with the alcohol.

M: Rich, creamy and sweet. Slick and oily. Cloying. Full bodied and mild carbonation.

O: Simply dessert in a glass. Wonderful.

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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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Damn. I'm speechless. If I could have brewed the beer of my dreams, this would be it. The only drawback I could perceive was a weak head.

I think a true beer geek might scoff at my praise, here, that this is the Disney Land of big beers, the stuff of childhood fantasy. True, the chocolate and sweetness might please a seven-year-old. But I would say the hop bitterness in the finish is serious enough to establish this beer as a serious adult pleasure.

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