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Mokah - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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1,875 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,875
Reviews: 681
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 176
Gots: 320 | FT: 13
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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Photo of DenisKolkin
4.01/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Really excited to see this in stores. Picked up a 650ml bottle for $9.20 CDN. Given the steep price this needs to be mind blowing for a repeat purchase, although Southern Tier has great reputation in my books, given how much I enjoyed Pumking. Served cool (refrigerated then left out for about 45 minutes prior to consumption) into a pint glass.

Appearance - Very dark brown, nearly black colored beer with dark tan head that was only about 1/2 finger and disappears quick. Only left a soapy wisp of head on top. Minimal lacing.

Smell - Tons of chcoloate, mild dose of coffee and maybe a faint caramel note but that's it. Obviously a bit of booze aroma and to be fair the chocolate is layered on top of each other through some rich combination of milk and dark chocolate. Quite delicious smelling, but given that I don't absolutely love chocolate this may not be my thing.

Taste - Irrepressibly boozy, with tons of milk and dark chocolate flavors in there slightly bitter heightened in the aftertaste, but the interplay between alcohol and chocolate dominates. Slight smokiness and caramel and coffee flavors, but all play a supporting role to the chocolate. Quite nice if not terribly complicated flavors. Very chocolate-centric and flavorful overall.

Mouthfeel - Smooth, rich and velvety, low carbonation and almost syrupy feel.

Overall - Really nice, huge chocolate presence but is definitely more of a dessert beer or a beer best served with a couple of friends. Definitely something to sip over an evening by the fire.

DenisKolkin, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of alex021224
4/5  rDev -4.8%

alex021224, Nov 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

fsck, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of mrchrisray
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

mrchrisray, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with light amounts of gentle carbonation along the edges of the glass and hints of dark cola brown highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy tan head that slowly reduce to a mottled thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of sweet milk chocolate with light aromas of freshly brewed coffee and hints of roasted malts.

T: Upfront there is a strong flavor of sweet milk chocolate which is followed by moderate flavors of roasted malts and roasted coffee. Overall the beer is pretty sweet with a light amount of bitterness in the finish which fades quickly.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slick upfront with some light amounts of dryness and alcohol warming in the finish.

O: This beer is fairly sweet and pairs really nicely with dessert - in my case leftover 1st birthday cake from my daughter's birthday party over the weekend (vanilla cake with vanilla frosting). The alcohol is pretty well hidden but due to the sweetness, this is a sipping beer. Quite enjoyable.

dbrauneis, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of kristougher
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

kristougher, Oct 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

hellhammermario, Oct 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Jacob007, Oct 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

JakeEsterly, Oct 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Rasmon, Oct 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

sprague808, Oct 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

NHhomebrewguy, Oct 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Kroller86, Oct 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

FUwolfpacker, Oct 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

BlackBelt5112203, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of KJ2013
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

KJ2013, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of Beerlover
3.25/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

reviewed from notes.
"This beer reeks of chocolaty goodness, not much coffee in the aroma, hopefully more in the flavor...nope! this beer is ALL CHOCOLATE!! Even more so than "Young's double chocolate stout! Too much chocolate in my opinion, cant even really taste the roasted malts or any coffee either....

Beerlover, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of Mr_Rocca
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Mr_Rocca, Sep 29, 2013
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5/5  rDev +19%

tun, Sep 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Dawkins, Sep 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

ChefHopMeister, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of dar482
4.73/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a dark black color with a bit of light in the bottom of the glass with a fluffy espresso head.

The aroma is just huge. It smells like fresh black coffee with some of that sweet roasted malt that comes in these big sweet stouts. Then there's some milk chocolate in there too.

The flavor follows with some really dark bitter chocolate. Then it hits you with tons of black coffee. It's quite a sweet beer with a pronounced coffee flavor. The finish has this wonderful earthy bitterness from the Chinook and Columbus hops.

The body is actually medium for a big beer like this. However, that works with the beer being like a mocha coffee, so it has that thin mouthfeel. The alcohol is completely hidden on this.

This really wowed me. It's up there with Victory at Sea and Peche Mortel with beers that really show off coffee well.

dar482, Sep 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Patches826, Sep 19, 2013
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5/5  rDev +19%

athomasPSU, Sep 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

dth4lf, Sep 14, 2013
Mokah from Southern Tier Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,875 ratings.