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Mokah - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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1,804 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,804
Reviews: 676
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 168
Gots: 310 | 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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Photo of joemcgrath27
4.46/5  rDev +6.2%

For my 900th review I'll thank andrenaline for including this beauty in our latest trade
A - cold black with a little light getting through at the bottom of the glass, short tan head dissipated to some random islands
S - big shot of sweet milky chocolate, mild roasty and coffee notes, all rich and decadent aromas
T - mix of milk and dark chocolate goodness, espresso compliments and lingers, roasty background, alcohol is there but more sweet than heat making this extra dangerous
M - silky creamy smooth from start to finish, would have guessed half the ABV, dangerous...
O - what a ridiculous beer in the best kind of way, like a rich mocha with a melted chocolate bar stirred in, definitely left wanting more

joemcgrath27, Mar 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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wmobley, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of hustlesworth
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

A- the stream of liquid from the bottle looks a tawny brown but in the snifter it is pitch black and ominous, the thin cappuccino head settling to a soapy ring within seconds. The elephant shaped etching in my DT snifter does keep a nice clump in the middle of the surface for the remainder of the glass however.

S- enormous dark chocolate aroma with background notes of mild coffee and floral citrus hops. The hops blend into the sweetness and don't at all smell 'bitter'. I imagine a cup of blue mountain coffee ($40/lb. wtf) with like a whole fancy chocolate bar melted into it. Deeply roasted coffee bitterness fumes out over the chocolate so I guess these beans aren't from the magic mountain after all. Burnt wood, tobacco, leather, soil, composted coffee grounds.

T- intense bittersweet flavor annihilation. The chocolate flavor is alarmingly strong, and the sweetness is cut hard by black roasted coffee bitterness. The interplay between sweet and bitter is almost overwhelming, with a somewhat balancing acidity and earthy hop presence. Malts are grainy and treacle, with caramel, cocoa, and lots of residual sugars. Finishes sweet and roasted with persistant dark chocolate flavor.

MF- big bodied but not exactly thick or chewy. Carbonation is very soft and tickling giving the beer a light syrup like character- very coating and sticky, an intimidating texture for te uninitiated. Something between alcoholic hot fudge and iced espresso, the feeling of strong coffee on the cheeks is undeniable.

D- this is an example of the whole not being equal to the sum of its parts.. The outstanding, nearly perfect Choklat just doesn't play well with the awesome kick ass existential entity that is Jah-va. (Get it.. Jah. Idk it's irie. Alcohol isn't Ital anyway). This is a great beer, but leaves something to be desired- specifically and glass of Choklat followed by a glass of Jahva. Not the two combined. Still, it puts on that bilateral buzz, coffee and booze, and I bet it would kill something like a blue Stilton.

hustlesworth, Mar 13, 2013
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Lukas, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%

On tap at MacGregor's Grill and Taproom in Rochester, NY.

A mix of Jahva and Choklat- yes, please.

Pours a dark, wretched black. 1 inch head sticks to the glass, staining it almost. Good lacing.

Smells include coffee ice cream, chocolate ice cream, Hershey's syrup, espresso beans, and vanilla.

The taste is similar. Such strong sweet coffee and chocolate flavors here. Seductive flavors here. Tons of rich chocolatey desserts come to mind- hot fudge, chocolate milkshake, brownie batter, along with melted coffee ice cream, espresso beans, vanilla, a little bit of caramel maybe. Decadent, very sweet, almost cloying, you gotta drink this slow so your palate doesn't wear down.

Thick, syrupy, sticky-sweet mouthfeel. Velvety and smooth, amazing. Low carbonation.

A great one from ST, sad that they retired it, although I've heard rumblings it might come back.

GreesyFizeek, Mar 09, 2013
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Photo of jvillefan
4.53/5  rDev +7.9%

A: A dark black body with a light brown head.

S: Intense chocolate aroma in the front. There is some roast and coffee in the background of the aroma.

T: Chocolate and coffee. That sums it up nicely. Very rich dark chocolate and very bold coffee.

M: Thick heavy body with a decent carbonation.

O: Unique and amazing beer. If you can get this beer thrown in as an extra if you trade or just buy it if you can.

jvillefan, Mar 03, 2013
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Mokah from Southern Tier Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,804 ratings.