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Mokah - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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94
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1,680 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,680
Reviews: 668
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 156
Gots: 275 | FT: 10
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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Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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vonnegut21

New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-09-2013 18:33:31 | More by vonnegut21
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dbfp210

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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pcarney8

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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rydev24

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-08-2013 02:41:31 | More by rydev24
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Long813

Ontario (Canada)

4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a black body with no light shinning through. One finger of mocha head with some retention. Typical look for a heavy stout aged a bit.

S: Amazing aroma of sweet chocolate and roasted malts. It smells like I'll be drinking melted chocolate. Very pleasing.

T: Big mix of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. The alcohol is still quite strong, coming through in the taste.

M: Thick bodied with low carbonation. Texture is oily and thick, what I would expect from a strong stout. After taste is of chocolate and coffee with a strong lingering alcohol finish.

O: Great chocolate beer. I've usually been impressed with ST beers and this is no different. Well made, but still a little to hot.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 02:07:25 | More by Long813
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Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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Florida

5/5  rDev +19%

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ninaturner

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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Keener

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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jonathaniler

Florida

5/5  rDev +19%

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allenson21

New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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Mattyb79

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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dlcoblen

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

12-30-2012 03:42:39 | More by dlcoblen
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MrRockstar

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-29-2012 18:51:52 | More by MrRockstar
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mbw314

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-29-2012 15:22:58 | More by mbw314
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baybum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-29-2012 12:52:03 | More by baybum
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TheRicker

New York

5/5  rDev +19%

12-27-2012 23:55:45 | More by TheRicker
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber picked up at the LCBO; bottled June 29 2012. I've seen most of the brews in this Blackwater Series for sale in Ontario over the last year or so, but until now I'd never actually bothered to pick one of them up. Not that they didn't look enticing, but various factors - high prices, conflicting reviews and the fact that I am typically not all that enthusiastic about high ABV brews in general - combined to cause me to avoid this series on principle. Still, I love me some coffee, and this one's label description managed to intrigue me into a purchase. Poured into a tulip wine glass, and served only slightly chilled.

Pours a deep brownish-black colour, reminiscent of cola, topped with a half-finger of dense, beige-coloured head that wilts away relatively quickly. Its only remnants are a narrow, foamy collar around the edge of the glass and a modest spattering of lacing. Not the most impressive thing to look at, but oh man does this stuff have a lovely aroma - lots of roasted malts, chocolate (more milk than dark but both are present), espresso and molasses, with hints of vanilla, raisins and fruit cake. Honestly, this is one of the best-smelling beers I've had in recent memory; everything about it is robust, complex and intense.

In fact, 'robust' and 'intense' just might be the words of the day, because the flavours are every bit as bold and interesting as the aroma. The sip starts off sweet, with a solid dose of milk chocolate, molasses and hints of dark fruit, followed by some pleasant espresso notes. This immediately leads into a huge blast of roasted malts, dark-roasted coffee and baker's chocolate, finishing with a combination of earthiness, roastiness and booziness. Milk chocolate, coffee grinds and some ethanol heat linger into the aftertaste. On the lighter side of full-bodied, with a relatively silky consistency and moderate carbonation that could probably stand to be toned down a notch. This becomes less of an issue as it warms and breathes.

Maybe I should rethink that whole "high abv beers aren't my thing" thing, because this is an absolutely delicious imperial stout that I honestly can't find much to complain about. It's one of the finest dessert beers I have ever had the pleasure of trying, and would eagerly recommend it to any fan of chocolate beers, coffee beers, or imperial stouts in general.

Final Grade: 4.53, a very high A grade. At 11.2%, Southern Tier's Mokah is actually the heftiest beer I've ever bothered reviewing. Make no mistake - the taste is just as big and impressive as the abv suggests, but the supremely well-balanced flavours prevent it from becoming a sticky-sweet boozy mess (which is usually my main concern with these big stouts, and why I am rarely willing to shell out the bucks for them). A sinfully tasty 'extreme' beer that is well worth a try, and an ideal tipple for Christmas evening. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 03:47:21 | More by thehyperduck
Mokah from Southern Tier Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,680 ratings.