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Mokah - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,808 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,808
Reviews: 676
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 167
Gots: 311 | FT: 12
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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5/5  rDev +19%

pavpav12, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19%

ndak, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of QuantumPint
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at the local micro tonight (it's featured as one of the guest beers of the month).

A: Pitch black with a head smaller than one finger and poor retention. Still beautiful, though.

N: I read through some reviews before trying this, and noted the one about chocolate milk, and honestly thought it was a joke/exaggeration. Lo and behold, I take a whiff and it smells like: chocolate milk. I actually started laughing out loud in surprise. There's a little toasty malt, but mainly chocolate milk.

T: This one tastes more like a mudslide, especially when cold. Major chocolate up front with a more bitter taste with the alcohol burn on finish. A great sipping beer. Gets more of the biter/coffee notes as it warms.

M: It has a good deal of carbonation which, in my opinion, goes great with the sweet chocolate taste.

O: Drinking this puppy after dinner, and it's one hell of a dessert beer. I'm just starting to dive deeper into the stout scene, but this is already a favorite.

QuantumPint, Dec 03, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Kevlee722, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19%

DiffuseTheBob, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Gurrett, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of sevenarts
3.78/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours very dark brown/black with a frothy, bubbly tan head that soon dissipates to a small skim on the surface.

S: A very strong, bittersweet chocolate aroma dominates, with some hints of the alcohol already evident.

T/M: Sweet chocolate up front with some bitterness and edge to follow. The alcohol hits with a warming sensation on the way down, a reminder that this is definitely a strong sipping beer.

O: This is a nice strong stout that focuses on one dominant flavor and does a good job with delivering a deliciously chocolatey experience.

sevenarts, Nov 29, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

HungarianCount, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

anyhoodle, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

mjaggers, Nov 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19%

DonLamps, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

JAHMUR, Nov 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19%

msanfe, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

kenm2118, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of dlello2
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown/black. Almost resembles coca-cola, lots of sparkling carbonation (more than I'd have expected).

S - Chocolate, sweet. Cigar box and a chocolate syrup smell. Not getting as much of the coffee as I'd have thought!

T - Tastes like I'm drinking chocolate milk. Much more intense than the smell. First taste is chocolate, middle of the tongue is more chocolate, and I'm ending with the alcohol and coffee bitterness (which really do a good job to balance the taste on the back of the tongue and in the throat).

O - Hmm, a bit too much chocolate for my taste. It's getting better and more drinkable as it warms up. I have mixed feelings on this one. Definitely a mood beer... definitely warms you up. Resembles cold milk with Hershey's chocolate syrup in an uncanny way. As it warms the hops/bitterness come through nicely. I'll have to try this again sometime!

dlello2, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

jnikkel, Nov 27, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

TheBishopco, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

LeoPanna, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19%

Dizbro21, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19%

homerbunker, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19%

AApparel, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of kjyost
3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Consumed Nov. 19, 2011 at Inaugural Bottle Share. From notes. Received in trade, thanks TheSevenDuffs (I think)!

A beautiful dark and viscous looking beer with a nice head that leaves light lacing. The aroma is delicious as it has a sweet cocoa and hot chocolate smell, above light roasted notes. The body has some nice nuances in it with strong chocolate and coffee playing well against each other and a building roasted bitterness. Sadly, it finishes exceptionally acrid which kills the otherwise great tasting beer. Mouthfeel is dominated by the acrid burnt notes on the palate, but a lingering sweetness does play across the mouth momentarily. A thick, sweet beer that needs to get rid of the acrid notes to be stellar.

kjyost, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of mwill7287
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a 22oz bottle into GLBC snifter. From the bottle: “DOB 5/26/11″.

Appearance: Very dark brown to black, with only a small amber glow when held to light. Lots of apparent carbonation on initial pour; wondering if this is an older bottle that didn’t age well. Carbonation thankfully calms down swiftly. Head is appropriately mocha tan, though only covers half the surface, unevenly. Disappears completely midway through the drink. No lacing. 3.25/5

Smell: Immediate assault of coffee and especially chocolate that easily breaks through my waning cold. Espresso is the word. Mmm. Shifts to pure chocolate as it warms. Some licorice, & inevitable bite of booze at 11.2%. 4.25/5

Taste: Espresso, with a quite sweet, candy tinge. Reminds me of espresso with a shot of anise in it. Coffee becomes more pronounced mid-sip. Dark chocolate occupies the aftertaste, leaving a satisfyingly sweet trail. Warm alcohol bite. Strong and sweet, but not overpowering. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Carbonation proves to be mild and easy to handle. Drink is pretty smooth, easier on the bitterness though it is by no means absent. Sweetness slows the sips more than anything. Medium density. 3.75/5

Overall: A nice beer. Less coffee and more chocolate than I expected. After initial worry about bottling date & appearance, taste proves to be just fine, perhaps enhanced by those 6 months of unintentional “aging”. 4/5

mwill7287, Nov 25, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Goobastic, Nov 25, 2011
Mokah from Southern Tier Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,808 ratings.