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Mokah - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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2,007 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,007
Reviews: 696
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 210
Gots: 364 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from 10/2010 notes. Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a deep, black red amber with a light head and lacing. Aroma of dark malts and chocolate. Flavor is similar, sweet and dark malts, chocolate, light caramel and coffee. A nice blend.

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


A: Dark chocolate colored body. Thick cloudy, film textured head starts to bubble away looking like swiss cheese.

S: Nestle chocolate milk with undertones of licorice. Really have to work to find an alcoholic touch. As it warms up I get a fluffy mellowness I get in marshmallows, but then the alcohol starts to show.

T/M: Big estery yeast taste up front. A creamy, smooth chocolate note. A thick body as hershey syrup/milk shake. Licorice tastes comes out to cover up a boozy finish. Lots of adjuncts and yeast taste, I do not pick up any hops. A more complex malt profile would make the fantastic chocolate taste seem more dynamic.

O: For an Imperial Chocolate Stout this is spot on, but I prefer a more dynamic bill. This is straight forward and ridiculously smooth. This would be great in a bowl of cereal for extra flavor.

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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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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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Mokah from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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