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Mokah - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1350
Reviews: 636
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.19%


Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DrinkinBuddy on 04-20-2009)
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gatorbreath

Fiji

3.58/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

really should be called the meal replacer...

black as night, chocolatey dark brown head, tall, some lacing, smell is chocolate and alcohol, almost scared me off from the nose, the taste is non stop chocolate/mocha and malt and heavy heavy chocolateyness on the palate on the back end...ridiculous..mouthfeel, heavy as F, overall, maybe 1 more ever...got lots of love for s. tier but this one is just too melted hershey bar in a glass for this cat

peas

Serving type: growler

07-23-2011 01:26:49 | More by gatorbreath
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nickhiller

Texas

3.58/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: coffee-colored, viscous, agressive pour provides barely any head.

S: smells exactly like a Tootsie Roll, also dried cherries, hot chocolate

T: semi-sweet chocolate and Coffee Mate flavored coffee, finish is medicinal with a cough syrup and charcoal aftertaste

M: medium to full bodied, the alcohol burns on the finish.

O: too much candy and too little coffee. The cough syrup at the end was unpleasant.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2011 00:17:16 | More by nickhiller
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morimech

Minnesota

3.6/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appears very dark in the glass with two fingers of mocha colored head that had very good retention. The head eventually settles to a thick cap. Large amount of lacing is left on the glass. Aroma is more on the chocolate than on the coffee side. Dark chocolate is complimented by some cream. Smells almost like ice cream. Alcohol is also detected. The flavor is more chocolate than coffee. I would of preferred it the other way. It has a chocolate milk quality. Slightly sweet with just a hint of coffee. Alcohol heat also plays a large part in the finish. A little too hot. Not a huge body but it is substantial and slightly chewy. Coats the mouth well. Carbonation is low and has a nice texture. I would like this much more if it featured coffee more and the alcohol toned down.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2010 13:40:11 | More by morimech
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BDTyre

British Columbia (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Sort-of a love hate with this one. Near-black with a thick, fluffy nearly white head. Dark, espresso-roast coffee bean and a dark chocolate scent. Mild alcohol scent.

Nice mocha taste. Good blend of cofee and dark chocolate...but a very noticeable alcohol warmth. The alcohol really overwhelms pretty much any other flavour.

Thick, stout mouthfeel but the big alcohol presence in the taste really destroy this.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2010 08:05:51 | More by BDTyre
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infi

New York

3.6/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bomber, courtesy of BA r0nyn.

Poured into a Corsendonk tulip.

Transparent dark-brown pour with a tan, loosely-fit bubbled head, which quickly dissipates to a thin cap. Spotted lacing throughout the glass. Smell carries this predominant nutty essence, presumably from the Jamaican coffee and/or Belgian chocolate used in the process. Good amount of roastiness overall, but a huge malt foundation throughout. No hop resin bitterness found, probably vanishing with the time on shelf.

Taste has an apparent roasted coffee presence, but not really in a big way. Great deal of processed powdered milk chocolate on the taste too - doesn't taste authentic, sort of like a Nesquik/Ovaltine flavor. Good amount of sweetness overall though. Thin bitter astringency in the finish to end.

Mouthfeel is just about medium-bodied, but more so on the thin side. Not as substantial as I had hoped. Drinkability is fair and average. Could definitely use more drive in the flavor profile, notably in the "mocha" sense. Very, very muted in the coffee, milk, chocolate flavors. Personally, it's suffering from the 'Jahva syndrome,' with the beer not tasting like its intended name.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2011 01:13:12 | More by infi
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BrahnSolo

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz Bottle poured into Maudite snifter.

Dark brown body letting little light through. Nice thick light tan head that slowly dissipates.

Nose is light roast, rich coffee, creamy chocolate (Hershey's Syrup). Smells great.

Taste's exactly as it smells. At first its very sweet, but then the coffee takes over and battles back with a bitter aftertaste. Creamy and silky smooth, coffee, dark and sweet chocolates, caramel, and milk sugar dominate, slight hop kick midway through but it doesn't last long.

Very sticky mouthfeel. Fully coats the entire mouth and sticks around.

Goes down a little too easy at 11.2% ABV. Overall a good dessert beer, a little too sweet for my tastes, but it has it's place and time. Second go with this one and it has grown a little on me since the first time.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2011 04:31:22 | More by BrahnSolo
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on tap at devils den

Pours an inky black color, very viscous. A crop of tanned head fades out, leaving very little retention or lacing.

Explosive nose filled with chocolate syrup and cocoa powder. This literally smells like hot chocolate. Some notes of nuttiness and coffee are underneath with a faint flair of booze.

Plenty of roasted malts wrapped in chocolate sweetness. Cocoa powder and milk chocolate dominate the profile. Some hints of coffee beans, mocha, and nuttiness are in there, but very understated. Similar to the nose, this is close to chilled hot cocoa. Finishes sweet and warm.

Full body, mild carbonation, soft and smooth on the tongue. Big time flavor here, although it tends to be a little one note. If you like hot chocolate, this is it.

Serving type: on-tap

10-18-2011 02:26:29 | More by xnicknj
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.6/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From 22oz bomber to Bruges hybrid glass on 4/4/12
*From notes

Vintage 2010

A: Like Southern Tier's Jah-va, the presentation is disappointing. Ugly, drab brown in hue. A firm, hard pour yields a meager head that falls so fast that I can't even measure it.

S: Damn this smells good. Chocolate covered malted milk balls envelop my schnoz and won't let go.

T: Candied chocolate and sugar hit first. The coffee that once was prevalent is no longer, instead we've got this extremely sweet and chocolaty brew. As it warms though, a bit of coffee does comes to pass, and it really begins drinking like one of those bottled, milk based Starbucks coffees.

M: Not what I'd hoped for. It needs more viscosity. Too sharp. It feels unfinished.

O: Not as good as their Choklat, nor as bad as their Jah-va. This is right in the middle, and something that has aged pretty well. I wouldn't go out of my way to store this for long periods of time, but if you like more of a candied quality to your sweet stouts, this is a prime candidate.

A decent beer overall (fresh or cellared), though not one I feel the urge to return to often. Or ever, actually. Just a bit too sweet.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 22:05:33 | More by Rhettroactive
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jah-Vah plus Choklat equals Mokah...at least in Southern Tier's beery little world. Poured on tap at Trivia Pub in moon, thanks god only a 10-12 oz pour. Tasty dessert beer that really hits you with the Hershey's sweet chocolate syrup with a touch of toffee. Pitch black pour with a deep toffee colored brown head, minimal scattered lace with the booze well hidden among the chocolate candy sweetness. Flavor is great but the roasted coffee beans were overshadowed by the layers of chocolate I already descrbed. I'm glad I tried this, mouthfeel was thick and syrupy with moderated slow bubbling carbonation pretty much chewy in nature. Drinkability overall is great in moderation, one of those beers that are great when you get a sweet tooth but not for my everyday imbibing. I had Choklat and JahVah in the past my heart lies with the Jahvah.

Serving type: on-tap

06-28-2009 17:57:28 | More by WVbeergeek
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argock

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz brown bomber into a clear glass snifter. No freshness date needed. Purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA) for $7.99.

A: Very dark brown with ruby highlights and 1-finger head that disappears quickly and dies away with some scant lacing,

S: Heavy on the milk chocolat but more bitter, although the coffee contribution is lost here. Lots of roasted dark and black malts, too.

T: A disappointment with much more chocolate and very little coffee flavor. Milk chocolate flavors are met with some darker malt and little cofee bitterness. Maybe this should be mixed to a higher Javah fraction.

M: The mouthfeel is very good with full-bodied smoothness all around and a very long coffee-infused milk chocolate aftertaste.

D: Downgraded here because of the price and the let-down. I will try to progenitors and see if one or both of them surpass this combo-brew. Not bad by any means, but many better beers can be had at this price point.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2009 03:36:59 | More by argock
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cokes

Wisconsin

3.63/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2009 06:12:58 | More by cokes
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sogrady

Maine

3.63/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reactions to this beer will be even more dependent on one's palate than normal, I think: it's a very, very sweet beer.

Too much so for me, I'll admit. It's not cloying, exactly, but the sweetness will be almost overpowering with those with tastes that run more towards the sour or bitter. For everyone else, this DIS will be quite the treat.

Complex, deep chocolate flavors accompanied by the promised mokah with a hint of dark cherry. Body is moderately carbonated with minimal head, and its sweetness aside, it's easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

09-14-2010 18:43:17 | More by sogrady
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep, dark ruby brown color where only the minimal level of light can pass. Beige head that is predictable for stout, leaving stringy lace while maintaining a thin layer of bubbles after settling completely.

The smell is all mocha--no false advertising here. It leans slightly to the cocoa side, like a freshly opened Hersey's Cocoa.

Lots of cocoa to the tongue from the initial sip to long after the swallow. Interestingly, there's no indication to the high level of alcohol present. Lowly carbonated, given this beer a thick oily mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2010 21:24:21 | More by smcolw
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VaTechHopHead


3.63/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Typical molasses black, real weak quick fading what would be a foamy tan head, a few carbonation bubbles cascading.

S - Very strong aroma...can smell it when the glass is sitting on the table. Very well balanced coffee and chocolate flavors with a solid roasted malt backbone. Also a pretty good alcohol aroma in the background.

T - Was hoping the flavor would be a strong as the aroma but it's not quite there. More on the chocolate side than the coffee up front. The alcohol heat and flavor butts in about halfway through each sip but doesn't ruin the palate. Finishes with a coffee bitterness and just a hint of semi-sweet chocolate.

M/D - A thinner body than I would have expected for this style but it is nicely carbonated. Finishes neutral from the bittering coffee and chocolate sweetness. Alcohol is present but not in a completely bad way, but it's 11% ABV so I can't really complain. Drinkability is average because of the balance of flavors but nothing spectacular that leaves me wanting more.

Was hoping for a little more but this beer is a superior candidate for bourbon or whiskey barrel aging, IMO

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2010 00:55:35 | More by VaTechHopHead
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Split a bomber with a couple friends. Can't say I'm surprised that like ST's other big, dark beers, this is on the sweet and syrupy side. It's not as a over-the-edge as the Creme Brulee, but I might enjoy this more on a scoop of vanilla ice cream than solo. Why? Well the beer is dominated by an almost cloying cocoa, with very minimal mocha notes. I wouldn't have guessed it's a coffee beer really (OK, it's a blend of Jahva and Choklat), many stout get more java flavor from their roasted malts. That said, it's makes for a tasty dessert beer with more balanced malts (against the chocolate, not the hops) than the Choklat. For my money, I'd just get the Jahva.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 04:15:59 | More by tempest
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wd40

New York

3.63/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I can see how this is a well crafted beer, but I don't think it was quite for me. There is definitely a lot of chocolate to the smell, and a fair amount in the taste, but not enough coffee to balance it out. The taste is also a bit cloyingly sweet. It had pretty soft carbonation that I think was detrimental to this brew because a bit more carbonation might have helped lift some of the cloying sweetness off the tongue.

Anyway, it's well crafted and an interesting experiment, but not balanced very well for my tastes. I can tell that the base stout is good, but I don't like the overwhelming chocolate flavor. I think it tastes artificial and needs to be balanced out by something else. This is something of a general problem I have had with Southern Tier beers. They have a fantastic smell or at least a very intriguing one, but they also have an overwhelming sweetness that is too much.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2012 05:21:07 | More by wd40
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naproxen

Connecticut

3.65/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I wished that this blended offering was a little heavier on the Java and little less on the Choklat. Now, I love me some Choklat now, later, and in between, however this Mokah came off like it was 80% chocolate and 20% coffee.

The body and appearance definitely hinted away from this being as dark or thick as Choklat. It poured with a pinky thin tea-stain brown head, dark brown body but not 100% opaque either.

The nose actually had some coffee in it, but mostly just chocolate and creamy milk, very sweet.

Besides tasting overly of Choklat, the actual flavor of this beer is flooringly tasty. There was even less of an alcohol presence in this than I expected given 11% abv. This goes down smoooth.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2009 15:34:19 | More by naproxen
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boatshoes

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Tried this at the ACBF and thought it was great. Picked up a bottle at Capone's and thought I'd give it a real try and a review.

Appearance- Pours a pretty pitch shade of black with a very small amount of patchy brown head. Nothing to write home about, but not particularly bad looking either.

Smell- Lots of bitter coffee up front followed closely in second by dark chocolate. Smells like a bar of dark chocolate infused with espresso beans-not particularly surprising either given the blend of this beer! A very appetizing combination that reminded me very much of what I remembered about the flavor profile from the festival.

Taste- Not gonna lie, a bit of a letdown from my first impressions. Bitter coffee flavors overpower much of the dark chocolate that was present in the nose, leaving it only as a afterthought for me as the beer goes down the hatch along with some biting alcohol aftertaste. A much harsher and one sided blend of the two main flavors than I initially remembered from the festival. Is it possible that this would vary bottle to bottle or that this was a different batch? Not terrible by any means, but ended up tasting more like a weakened Jahva rather than the smoother mixture that I remembered.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Mouthfeel is pretty solid on this beer and it is thick and chewy, though quite sticky. Very much a dessert mouthfeel. Drinkability was not great for me as I found the flavor mixtures too harsh to drink a lot of this, along with the fact that it is a heavy, sweet, dessert beer. Glad my lady friend was around to split the bomber with.

Overall, not bad but a letdown from my first experience with the beer. Found this to come across as a fairly harsh blend the second time through and would prefer to have either the Jahva or the Choklat instead on its own as a result.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2009 04:35:22 | More by boatshoes
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A- pours jet black with a 3 finger...mocha (~!) colored head. No lacing...thats disappointing. Points for the robust head however.

S- coffee and chocolate...I guess the chocolate is the overwhelming flavor, but not by much. Theres some booziness in there too

T- I get a huge hit of very sweet chocolate with a little bit of an aftertaste of coffee beans...I think its too sweet, actually. Just a huge hit of chocolate, and its definitely milk chocolate...

M- slightly syrupy...nice and thick. A little overwhelming with the sweetness, but it goes down well.

D- the sweetness knocks it down a notch. Its certainly a delicious beer...but yeah, can be a little much. Total sipper

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2010 22:19:39 | More by bigfnjoe
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StarlightSeraph

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into my Duvel tulip

Appearance: Pours dark, dark brown, with a finger and a half of tan head that subsides fairly quickly to a thin layer. Blankets of lacing along the sides of the glass.

Smell: Well, alcohol and chocolate. Not really getting much of a coffee note.

Taste: Wow, this is sweet. Lots of intense chocolate flavors, and the chocolate lingers on the tongue for quite awhile. There's a slight hoppy bitterness there as well, but it's necessary to offset the sweetness. I'm not really getting much coffee flavor at all. Almost seems like there's some oak in there as well, but I could just be confusing that with the hops. Not as sweet as Choklat, but almost there. As it warmed, I got a little bit of a coffee bitterness, but very little coffee flavor.

Mouthfeel: Incredibly thick and creamy, but prickly carbonation - almost a little bit too much. Almost.

Drinkability: Definitely a sipper, because it's so sweet, rich, and thick. I really didn't get any coffee flavor out of this - to me, this tasted like a watered-down version of Choklat, but just a rich and sweet (if that makes sense). It's definitely best to split the bomber - almost impossible to finish one of these by yourself.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2009 01:15:05 | More by StarlightSeraph
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ClockworkOrange

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 22 ounce bomber bottle shared with psycohops. Poured into a pair of shaker glasses. Mokah appears a deep dark brown color with about an inch of fluffy ecru foam. Not really getting much coffee notes here. Mostly that sweet tootsie roll smell and flavor that is so very prevalent in Choklat. Milk chocolate, and sweet caramel dominate the flavor and aroma. Medium to full bodied with adequate carbonation. Not too shabby, but I was all smiles when my glass was empty so I could move on to something else.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2009 05:07:58 | More by ClockworkOrange
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jmalex

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Some people think these imperial stouts from Southern Tier are just too much. Me? I can't get enough of 'em!

Pours a deep brown (not black) into my Duvel tulip. As the loose, tan head forms, the chocolate aromas are already hitting my nose. A closer nasal inspection yields equal parts chocolate, nutty coffee, and boozy alcohol. Yep, the perils of an 11% stout. By now, the head is down to a full cap of foam and going no lower.

The flavor yields more of the massive chocolate and coffee, but it's the latter that takes the forefront. A bit of a bready base beer comes through as well and is a welcome taste. The alcohol isn't nearly as prevalent though still a bit detectable. In the finish, the coffee continues to dominate and sticks around long afterward. For being so robust, there isn't a whole lot of complexity in this. It basically tastes like INGREDIENTS.

Meanwhile, the mouthfeel is massive thick as one would expect. It's fairly slick though a higher-than-low carbonation serves very well to lighten it up quite a bit, aiding in drinkability. That said, this will be an all-night sipper.

A fine choice though it may be my least favorite of the Blackwater stouts. I'd say if you like Jah-va, you'll like this one as well.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2009 01:25:39 | More by jmalex
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joepais

Maine

3.68/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Dim

It poured rather well into a snifter and produced a finger worth of tan head that went away rather quickly and nothing was left behind . The body was a black in color but it did really miss the lace on top of the glass. I thought this smelled wonderful, these guys do get the aromas' of there brews right. Big old chocolate and coffee it did smell like a Starbucks mochachino. The flavor was a bit sweet for me. though they should have bittered it up a bit. The brew bordered on being to sweet sometimes but the flavor was dead on for a mocha drink. It was medium feeling in my mouth but it did need a tad more carbonation
I finished the bottle myself but wished for someone to split it with half was thru one glass was enough in one sitting. A interesting brew I may buy another to share as a desert

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2010 01:39:18 | More by joepais
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TheHoppiest

Ohio

3.68/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into an oversized snifter glass. I had cellared this for about a year, and am eager to see how it turns out.

Pours a deep, dark brown, with glints of ruby when swirled in the light. A thin, brown wisp of head forms a swirl in the center.

Smells of deep dark chocolate, with roasted coffee, honey, alcohol, and a hint of peppermint. More than anything else, it smells sweet.

Tastes much more coffee -- bitter coffee -- than it smells. The bitter definitely tempers the sweet of the smell. Honey sweet, baker's chocolate, and raosted coffee round this out. Almost more of an appertif than a beer, this beer is full of flavor. It is tough to drink even one glass of it, though, as the flavor gets to be too intense.

Smooth and syrupy, the bitterness nips at the end of the tongue. The alcohol burns the tongue a little and certainly warms the belly.

Overall, a nice sipping dessert beer. I recently had the Choklat, and must admit to liking that one much more than this. I'll have to grab another bottle of it and review it sometime!

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2010 01:59:14 | More by TheHoppiest
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scottfrie

California

3.68/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into 25oz snifter.
A: Pours near black with a finger of dense dark tan head that faded into a thin collar that left almost no lacing down the glass.
S: Very sweet smelling actually with notes of coffee with sugar, chocolate frosting and heavy creamer. I get what smells like cinnamon as well.
T: Bigger coffee presence to the flavor than the smell, with rich and lightly bitter notes of dark roasted coffee, bitter-sweet dark chocolate, cinnamon, roasted coconut and raisins. This is definitely mocha-like, and very potent. The finish has a touch of bitterness and a bit of alcohol, and the aftertaste lingers on my palate long after the swallow.
M: Thick body with tingly carbonation. This bottle actually has pretty sharp amount of alcohol and acidic coffee bite to it though despite being over a year old. The mouthfeel is a bit rough around the edges.
O: The flavors in this are very dark and bold, and were definitely an assault to my senses. A good balance of coffee and chocolate, but a bit hard to drink overall.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2011 23:16:10 | More by scottfrie
Mokah from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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