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

A: Pours a completely opaque black with a thin, rapidly dissipating tan mousse.

S: Huge aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted grain, heavy cream, vanilla bean, leather, and burnt toast assault the nose.

T: Robust notes of dark chocolate, cocoa powder, kola nut, coffee, leather, vanilla bean, roasted grain, burnt toast, herbs, grass, and lemon fill the mouth. The finish is punchy and sweet with dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla bean, and lemon taking over prior to a swirl of warming, somewhat prickly alcohol.

M: Full-bodied, smooth, and silky. Carbonation is mildly prickly on the entry, but soon mellows, though it remains more or less firm throughout. Alcohol is warming and mildly astringent, but far from distracting.

O: I'm always a bit torn on big stouts of this sort and anyone who is familiar with my preferences will tell you that I am more than a bit of a purist when it comes to stouts. That being said, I can honestly say that this beer impresses me. It's not a traditional imperial stout, it's not subtle, and it really is not nearly as complex as some would have you believe, but that's fine. The aromas and flavors integrate well, the beer feels substantial in the mouth, and for something this strong, it goes down easily enough. All in all, I may not be quite as taken with this beer as many other reviewers, but I would still have no trouble recommending it to fans of big, bruising stouts.

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4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Pinocchio's.

Of course I've seen this beer around everywhere, but as far as ST goes, I got into the habit of brushing them off as uninteresting, because I really didn't find many of their beers to be that good. But recently, either they just started "clicking" with me, or they've made some serious improvements. I'm going to have to revisit some of their other offerings after having Mokah on tap.

Obsidian black pour into a mini snifter, topped with a small cap of mocha head that fell to a ring and held there; tiny dots of lacing on the glass. The aroma was understandably big on roast, roasty coffee, roasty malts, hints of dark chocolate. Lots of robust flavor, dark coffee, dark chocolate, dark molasses...that's about it, and with a name like "Mokah," what else do you really want? There was enough sweetness in this hearty brew to keep the intense roast at bay. Full body, smooth, velvety mouthfeel, despite the higher ABV. Yep, I'll go back for more of this one.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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3/5  rDev -28.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. bomber in to... the Duvel tulip, of course.

A- Almost jet black body with 1/2" of tan head.

S- Layers of rich chocolate, both milk and dark. Sweet coffee in the background, but the showstopper is the chocolate. It's hard to pick out, but there's a light amount of booze if you stick your nose in deep enough.

T- Huge flavor. Chocolate of course, but reminiscent of Hershey's syrup mixed with whipped cream. Hops come through in the flavor, fairly bitter. Tasty.

M- Medium-full feel and medium carbonation. A little off for some reason, but I can't put my finger on it.

O- I don't know if I'm too immersed in BA stouts or what, but lately I have been a bit out of touch with some regular imperials. Overall, I think it is an excellent beer, but tonight, the chocolate felt just a tad overpowering. I'll undoubtedly revisit this beer to see how my preferences change over time. Still I great stout from a great brewery.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into large snifter; jet black with a thick dark brown foam that fades after a bit into a thick ring.
Smells like a sugar bomb... chocolate, toffee, caramel, dark sugary. Coffee is a secondary scent by far.
Taste is thankfully not as sweet as the smell. Coffee is much stronger, good espresso and bitter baking chocolate. Sweetness then comes in with dark sugar, toffee, caramel, and milk chocolate.
Mouthfeel is big and well carbonated, finishes sticky.
Overall a good dessert stout. Too sweet to do much else with, but at least it's drinkable unlike creme brulee.

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