Mokah - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,130
Reviews: 723
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 219
Gots: 435 | FT: 11
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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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Photo of dudecandle
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Well, this one's a bit different:

A: Rather dark brown-black body with a very dark mokah head which dissipated relatively quickly, but was nice while it lasted.

S/T: Up front the smell is of absolute chocolate milk! To add to this was a good dose of coffee and cinnamon, a bit of a winter warmer-type spice scheme, with a slight sharpness to provide some balance, perhaps the hops.

M/D: Full enough with the robust chocolate taste. Being the Mokah, I had anticipated a bit more of a coffee presence, but nonetheless, it was plentifully pleasant. It was a little one-dimensional, but it was well enough.
The thought going through my head with this was: This is the kind of beer that a non-beer drinker could get started on. It's sweet, it's chocolatey, it's overall easygoing, with plenty of oomph without being overly aggressive.

Photo of jdklks
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

thanks to normyk for this awesome extra!

pours more like a baltic porter than an imperial stout (i.e. really dark brown instead of black). the head is a dark cream color that i've never before experienced with an imperial stout. the smell is of chocolate brownies and coffee. mmmm... hot chocolate at Christmastime. nothing much else in there, and while it isn't unpleasant, it almost seems a little artificial, like canned cake frosting.

wow, its almost like drinking a liquidized brownie that's been soaking in baileys and kalua. tons of bitter-sweet chocolate notes, with a nice bitter coffee finish that isn't at all over-bearing. not too much complexity due to the overwhelming amount of chocolate and coffee, but there is a hint of caramel, and a big alcohol presence that is hot on the palate and in the esophagus. a lingering hop presence in the aftertaste that combines decently with the coffee/chocolate bitter-sweetness. overall, and i cannot stress this enough, it tastes a lot like brownies, or even fudge. this one is much too sweet, and the dominating coffee and chocolate combination do not work as well as they could.

mouthfeel is perhaps the most uneventful part of the beer. super-light (which is certainly unexpected). again, more like a baltic porter than an imperial stout. drinkability is good here, however, it may be a little too sweet, and the sheer richness of the chocolate (again, imagine brownies or fudge) makes it difficult to imagine opening up two in the same night.

a very good beer overall. if it was readily available to me, i would buy it consistently.

Photo of Shango42
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Serving type-bomber poured into snifter glass.
A-Dark black pour. Thick and foamy cocoa colored head. Inviting.
S-Chocolate, cocoa, coffee, very sweet, toasty beans, malty.
T-Sweet wonderful chocolate with malty coffee and cocoa. Some bitterness in the middle, but it is overpowered by the sweetness. The flavors underlying the chocolate are way in the background but they do include plums, raisins, caramel, and not much else. Wow, this is a fantastic desert beer!
M-Smooth and thick, low carbonation. Definitely a sipping beer but more due to the sweetness than the alcohol.
D-Love it for desert. You will have to be in the right mood for it. I can't believe (at first) it is 11% ABV, but I can certainly feel it by the end of the bomber. Southern Tier sets the bar for desert beers.

Photo of Darkhorse09
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark black, poured into a snifter. Brown on the edges when held to light. Semi-thick brown head. Hard to see too many specifics on appearance, as the bar I drank it in was too dark.

Aroma is of heavy milk-chocolate. Sweet nose, with obvious coffee smells included. It smells exactly like its name: Mocha. Really a great nose. Everything a dessert beer should be, rich and decadent!

Palate: Amazing. Full bodied chocolate and coffee flavors. Hints of alcohol (11% ABV comes through nicely). Caramel and subtle hoppy bitterness on the finish. Compliments the cocoa flavor perfectly!

Intense and flavorful, each sip brings some new complexity. A sweet beer, which may make it hard to drink for some, this is a beer to be shared and sipped slowly, perhaps with a canoli? or tiarmisu? Really a tasty beer. Hats off to Southern Tier.

Photo of kingcrowing
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber poured in a sampler glass. Thanks to stowehop for sharing!

Pours a very dark black with almost no head or lacing at all. Tastes just as you'd expect with a name like Mokah. Very coffee on the start but quickly goes into some intense chocolate after a bit. Vert interesting beer to add to their line of crazy desert beers. Better than choklate but not quite as good as creme brulee.

Photo of coldmeat23
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

GLASS: Snifter
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees

Pours such a super dark brown, we may as well go ahead and call it black. A nicely fluffy, two-finger head of chocolate/tan foam sits on top. Retention is good. Lacing is plentiful, almost weblike, and lightly sticky.

Okay, I get the chocolate first. Nicely sweet milk chocolate notes mingle with notes of dark and bittersweet chocolates. This goes almost hand-in-hand with the scent of dark roasted coffee beans and light hints of fresh ground coffee. There is a very nice lacto sweetness here, also. Just below the surface, there is a nice presence of mildly roasted malts. By which I mean that they don't seem to be really darkly roasted. Very nice hints of caramel and vanilla beans.
This smells like a fresh-baked chocolate chip cookie, dunked in a cup of really good coffee.

Creamy, rich, milk chocolate, blended with Hershey's Syrup and then drizzled over french roast coffee beans. The chocolate flavor is thick, rich and sweet. The coffee flavor is roasty and just bitter enough to balance this one out.

Definitely full-bodied, getting close to 'thick'. Low to medium level of carbonation, which is great. Super smooth, with a mild touch of creaminess. Just a touch of 'sharpness' around the edges.

I find the 11.0%abv to be blended into this one, beautifully. I can't taste it, I don't get a warming effect, but just past the halfway point, I'm starting to feel it. This is way too rich to be an everyday drinker, though. As a dessert beer, it excels.
Southern Tier and especially their Blackwater Series, is the bomb.

Photo of jonziefle
2.84/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance: Poured an opaque black, with a half-finger light brown head. Decent retention, reducing to a thin layer. Not much is the way of lacing.

Smell: Smells of chocolate, caramel, and dark fruit, with a smoky malt backing. Kind of like a tootsie roll, actually. Very boozy nose at first, with a whiskey like bite; 11% is noticeable in the smell.

Taste: Sweet and boozy, front and center. Alcohol bites hard to start, with a sweet dark fruit taste dominating. The alcohol bites the back of the throat as well, finishing with coffee flavors. The alcohol dominates the taste though; not well hidden at all.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Big alcohol bite. No carbonation.

Drinkability: Way too boozy of a stout for me. 11% is high, but it is not hidden at all. The beer almost stings. The chocolate and coffee flavors are nice, but not smooth like I like. Very difficult to drink.

Photo of JerseyDevil980
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a truly amazing beer, a great caramel color wen poured that settles dark with a very small head. Itsa stout brewed with chcolate and coffee and its amazing aroma smells very pleasing as you get a great hint of both flavors. It goes down so smooth a little bitter which is expected but leaves an amazing taste in your mouth when all is said and done.

Photo of taez555
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a dark brown/black body with a thick off-white tan head.

Nose is mix of dark brown bread, a very mutted creamy subtle milk chocolate(more of a foreign swiss or belgian chocolate than american). Faint hints of coffee with almost just touches of coffee bean. Not as over the top a nose as you might expect.

Taste is extremely full bodied and very thick. Creamy and almost milkshake-esque at the first sip. Thick very dark espresso combined with a rich milk and mildly bitter chocolate. Alcohol warmth comes at you quick and you really notice this puppy is 11% abv. Waves of dark grain, against touches of sweet new england brown bread, mutted belgian or swiss, or even german chocolate. Very creamy chocolate. Ends with a lingering

It's sort of like drinking a beer version of a starbucks frozen mocha drink, the kind that has loads of milk and ice. A good beer for sure, and even though I love the chokat, I gotta say, this not one of my favorite Southern Tiers.

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

On-Tap...

A- Dark black color. Caramel/toffee colored head. Lacing all throughout. Carbonation bubbles evident even with the opaque color of the beer.

S- Woah! Chocolate all the way around. This smelled like the cocoa powder that you use to make brownies, chocolate milk, etc.

T- Robust malts and faint hops with an overwhelming chocolate and cookie like flavor. Reminded me of chocolate ice cream and creamy chocolate milk. This may have actually been too much chocolate, but its actually what I expected.

M- Medium bodied. Expected much stickier and thicker for a brew of this calibur. Somewhat thin.

D- Great after dinner beer. Must try this once if you are a chocolate lover.

11% ??? yikes.

Photo of tpd975
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big Thanks to BeerTruth

A: Pours very dark black with a small tan head. No real retention or lace.

S: Bold aromas just like you find in all the special Southern Tier brews. Rich fresh brewed coffee, cream, vanilla, and bitter chocolate.

T: Taste marries the aromas perfectly. I suspect some flavorings were added to get this taste. Fresh roasted coffee and dark chocolate dominate. There is a milky undertone with vanilla, and sugar cookies. Unlike regualar Jahva and Choklat I find the taste just a touch artifical.

M: Medium in body, pretty smooth, just okay carbonation.

D: Rather good actually. Another solid beer. Without the bit of artificalness it would be great.

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.52/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pored a deep, deep brown with good carbonation and a small tan head. Nose is light but good with hints of light cocoa and coffee. taste is smooth and balanced, just the right mix of cocoa and coffee, very subtle and nice. Mouthfeel is smooth, tasty creamy. Drinkability is very good but one bomber and its time to retire.

Photo of tai4ji2x
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber. no date. tasted in mid/late-may 2009. poured into tulip.

opaque black, no light goes through. 1.5-finger, creamy, coffee-colored head. fades to creamy wisps and ring. thin but consistent rings of webby lace.

aroma: trifecta of coffee, cocoa and vanilla upfront (with the coffee a little bit less than the others), then some caramel. touch of earthy hop, w roast note. chocolate candies. cherry liqueur?

taste: similar robust flavors, tipped towards the cherry vanilla and chocolate candies. coffee peeks in, especially w the moderate bitterness, and slightest touch of coffee acidity too. sweetness balanced by roast and hops bitterness, lingering in aftertaste.

medium body, quite smooth and creamy, though can get quite astringent too towards the finish. mild to moderate carbonation is tingly but also creamy.

Photo of JMD
4.57/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Opaque black with rocky tan head that dissipates very slowly. Leaves heavy lacing down the glass.

S: Wow, the aroma hits you as soon as you open the bottle. Sweet dark chocolate, fresh brewed expresso and toasted malt. Smells rich and decadent.

T: Same as the aroma. Big malty flavor, this one is sweet and delicious. Toasted malt, rich bittersweet chocolate, and big blasts of coffee. Finishes with a light hop bite. The depth of flavor to the beer is amazing.

M: Smooth and creamy, rich and syrupy. Very robust and full bodied

D: Mokah is another outstanding offering from Southern Tier. Amazing flavor and texture. The chocolate and coffee aroma practically burst out the bottle. The only drawback, is the sweetness and high ABV make this one a sipper.

Photo of Reaper16
2.68/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

650mL bomber served into a Chimay goblet

Again, like every beer I pour into this Chimay goblet, there is essentially no head. Tan/orange foam settles into a small ring that laces in spots. The beer does not pour as black as I expect out of imperial/double stouts. Its reddish brown around the edges of the glass both looking at the side of the goblet and looking straight down on top of the liquid.

Oh, holy balls does this beer have an assertive bouquet. Vanilla -- oh, the unrelenting vanilla -- grabs ahold of every nose hair that I have. Just within the first five seconds of pouring this beer I am already thinking how smart it was to have this beer as dessert. After the vanilla, the chocolate wafts through. It doesn't smell "bittersweet" as the label proclaims its Belgian chocolate nibs to be; this is milk chocolate all the way. Sweet chocolate and vanilla become comprehensible together only to have pure sugar enter this mad-baker's equation. It smells like cinnamon roll icing -- not thick and super-cloying like cake icing, rather a thinner, more toned-down sugar blast. Finally, after some digging (and a few pauses to check my insulin level) I get the coffee. Its not so much roasted (again, as the label says) as it is reminiscent of a Starbucks Frappacino (sp?) bottled drink. All of these scents are good in isolation, but they sort of clash here by virtue of the strength of each element. This is saccharine.

Mokah isn't as sweet on the tongue as the nose suggests. Don't get me wrong -- I still feel as if my throat has been filled with congealed sugar. But some of the less-sweet aspects of chocolate and coffee actually make themselves known. There is a touch of roasted chocolate malt, especially on the back of the mouth. There are some definite alcohol fusels here, and they are unwelcome (even though they do interrupt the onset of diabetes). This is one of those beers that seems artificially boozy; that its high ABV of 11% is unnecessary. A lower ABV would serve the beer. Generic coffee aftertaste is the beer's lasting impression before the next, syrupy taste. I've got 75% of this bomber left, and it is going to be a chore to finish by myself. At the end of the day, this is still an imperial stout with familiar malty flavors. And generic milk chocolate & coffee syrup flavors aren't the end of the world. This is a decent beer. But its a little much for someone with healthy blood sugar levels.

The mouthfeel is the finest quality of Mokah. It has a familiar imperial stout thickness. Unfortunately, this positive (for the style) attribute contributes to the problem with drinkability, i.e. that this is too sweet for nominal human consumption. The good level of thickness here makes for a beer that is like pouring brownie batter down your throat. Combine that with the 11% ABV and you have a bomber that is difficult to consume alone unless you are a notorious sweet tooth.

I've had this bottle in my fridge since May. I don't know why I drank this on an August night. Partly because the weather was kind of cool, and partly to clear room in the fridge, I guess. I have never had Choklat or Jahva before, so I cannot comment as to how well this blend accommodates or improves upon those offerings. I am an imperial stout kind of guy, but this is huh wow (to borrow a message board meme). Southern Tier Mokah is straight up enamel-erasing. I feel like I've eaten an entire box of Russel Stover assorted candies. And taken a couple of shots of booze on top of that. I didn't come into this review with the intention of bashing the beer or writing funny lines or anything like that. But when a beer has such strong flavors that clash against each other, never making a cohesive whole, then I have little choice.

Photo of Arbitrator
2.77/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Chilled bottle into a glass. *Pretty* sure this came from onix1agr. Thanks Barry.

A: Pours a brown-black blend, impenetrable in my tulip but definitely shows some light through the edges if I hold it close to a lamp. Has a strong mocha (ha!) colored head that retains well and leaves splotches of lacing down the sides.

S: Chocolate / cocoa, coffee, caramel, and some nutty character. I'm scared by how sweet this smells, as I've had less-than-positive experiences with ST's other oversweetened beers.

T: It tastes pretty damn sweet too... Like liquid sugar at first. But, it shapes up pretty nicely as it warms, and gets less sweet in the finish (though I wouldn't call this dry exactly). The coffee does a good job of providing a balancing bitterness against the chocolate and caramel flavors, and the nutty components give it some depth. Some vanilla to be found as well. Make no mistake, it's heavily on the sweet side, but not as cloying as I was expecting.

M: Full-bodied, moderate carbonation. Sweet finish with some definite booze burn.

D: I would not specifically trade for this, but I might take a sip of a future bottle.

Photo of Bighuge
3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black. Thin brown head. Lace is minimal. It is what it is. Very rich smell of rich chocolate. The good kind. Like Belgian chocolate. Almost like smelling a melted down bittersweet chocolate bar...but a good one, like a Belgian chocolate. Good smell overall, even with minimal barley aromas. This is like tasting a melted down bittersweet chocolate bar....but a good one. Like a Belgian one. That has been diluted a little bit so it's not like molten polymer in the mouth. The body is pretty full, but not like molten polymer. Which is good. There's a lingering bitterness that is agreeable. The bottle says its brewed with Jamaican roasted coffee, but I don't get a lot of coffee on the the buds. Slight roasted malt notes come and go. But chocolate overrides everything, which was probably the intent. It is what it is and I'd hate to find out how many calories I just ingested with this 22 oz bottle.

Photo of LieutenantWort
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass (no snifters on hand, sry folks). This is one deep, dark beer... almost jet black in the glass with a moderate cinnamon-brown head. Nose is effervescent and carries a lot of sugar and alcohol.

Taste is incredible, as long as the sweetness doesn't bother you. Rich, deep caramel and toffee flavors dominate. The bittersweet notes of the chocolate come out a little later, and there's just the slightest hint of coffee behind it all. The coffee notes are very subtle; tastes much more like a spiced chocolate than a coffee/chocolate blend despite the provenance.

Mouthfeel is good -- thick and hearty without being cloying or syrupy. ABV is very high, and although it doesn't wallop you on the tongue, the alcohol is there and makes this more of a sipping/nursing beer. The bottle suggests that maybe this *is* your dessert, and it's certainly both filling and sweet enough to fit the bill.

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

This poured a clear, nearly black mahogany with a bit of tan head. It smelled like creamy milk chocolate with fresh roasted coffee, and a bit of muted barley and salty yeast. It tasted like lots of milk chocolate with roasted coffee, and a bit of toasted oats and copper. It was somewhat thick with some carbonation, and had a bitter coffee aftertaste. Overall this was a very nice, clean tasting stout. It had nice body (although I was personally hoping for a bit more) and it hid the alcohol very well, so it was very easy to drink. As much as other Southern Tier's big beers might be gimmicks, I think this one is actually a very well-rounded double stout that I would consider drinking (somewhat) regularly. It also seemed like age would make this beer even sweeter and smoother, as the coffee's bitterness fades. Great beer.

Photo of Hojaminbag
3.72/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A very dark body that is black at its core and dark brown with just a bit of light passing through at the edges. A tan head has ok retention, but does not leave any lacing on my glass at all.

The smell has a lot of thing going on, but first and foremost is chocolate. Bitter dark chocolate, hot cocoa, loads of it. Coffee is also noticeable in there, with an aroma of whole coffee beans.

There are layers upon layers of flavor in this one. Once again, the first thing I notice is chocolate in the same forms as the nose, dark chocolate, cocoa, maybe even a bit of milk cocolate. A bit of vanilla and after that a very muted hop bitterness that is practically buried underneath all the other flavors, hiding somewhere down there with a touch of caramel. Next comes the coffee, which tastes like a fresh brewed cup and makes the finish dry and bitter. A bit of alcohol toward the end also.

The body is surprisingly light for the style; it isn't a huge, viscous stout. Moderate carbonation also.

This beer certainly is interesting, and the chocolate and coffee flavors are done really well, but I found even a bomber was a bit hard to drink because it is so sweet.

Photo of cokes
3.65/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Basically black in color with some cola brown around the edges when it is held to a light. The ashy tan head tosses up big bubbles as it dissolves to a nebulous lacing across the surface.
Fudge brownie batter nose, drizzled in caramel. Coffee beans are mild, both in roast and in impact, but emerge more as it warms. Booze adds a bit of vaporous heat.
Chocolate and fudge are the mainstains. As a mixture of Jahva and Choklat, that is expected. Caramel and vanilla add some depth to all this processed cocoa. Still, it follows in Choklat trail pretty closely to this point. Here, now, is the dovetail. Coffee, again, is mild, but brings a rasping semi-bitter roastedness, and some wafts of smokiness. It's sweet as all get out, but the coffee help balance an otherwise oversweet beer (see: Choklat). Some bitter hoppy traits ride in on the tail end. Booze adds a bit of burning afterglow, but does not suggest the actual strength.
Syrupy full bodied with little carbonation. It's cloying, as all of Southern Tier's "candy flavored" stouts are. But there seems to be more levity here than in most of their others.
22ozs of this is straight lunacy. This is best served as dessert itself, and split 3 or 4 ways.
Overall, I've gotta hand it to this. And while it's still hardly beer, and more of flavored alcoholic beverage. I came in with rancid thoughts of a Creme Brulee level disaster. Happily, this ain't that.
It's actually better as a crossbreed than either of its two parent beers are individually.

Photo of jera1350
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jet black color with one finger head of tan bubbles. Head reduces to a ring after a minute or two.

Chocolate, ripe banana, hint of coffee and some cola. Smell is sweet as a dessert.

Big and rich flavor. Mimics the nose almost to a tee. The chocolate is terrific. Satisfying and full of flavor.

Feels lighter than most others in this category. Not thick and syrupy. More smooth and cola like in texture. Nice velvety carbonation.

More of a sipper, but the lighter body makes it a little easier to drink. One or two is about the max on this. A really nice RIS. Makes me want to try the Choklat version.

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 generallee
4.82/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 650ml bottle into a snifter. There is no freshness date or born on date on the bottle.

Appearance: Its body has a very dark brown/black color that blocks out all light. The head on top is thick and foamy with a creamy tan color. It hangs on well as it slowly fades down to thin wispy layer that leaves behind some slick lacing.

Smell: The aroma has a big sweet and creamy chocolate and roasted grain scent with a hint of dark roasted coffee. Also there is very noticeable boozy alcohol presence.

Taste/Mouth: The flavor has a big bold and boozy character. It has sweet roasted malts with loads sweet milk chocolate, warming alcohol and a slow finish of dark coffee with cream. The finish also has just a light hint of hop bitterness as well. The palate has a big full body with a velvety smooth texture and active yet smooth carbonation.

Notes: This is a huge beer with big bold flavor and hefty 11%abv.

Photo of thequeen711
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep rich chocolate, barely a head, leaving fine lacing. Nose of chocolate, chocolate, chocolate! Mouthfeel alcohol and light, the ABV comes in at 11% and is very obvious. Easy drinkability, but the high alcohol content makes deters from drinking to quench the thirst. There is a slight hint of coffee, and a creamy sweetness to the aftertaste. Another smooth, great tasting brew from the folks at Southern Tier.

Mokah from Southern Tier Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 2,130 ratings.