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Mokah - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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2,009 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,009
Reviews: 696
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 211
Gots: 365 | 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

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Beer added by: DrinkinBuddy on 04-20-2009

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Ratings: 2,009 | Reviews: 696
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4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Poured into my snifter, Mokah is jet-black with a small head of big, loose bubbles. Apparently opaque at first, it reveals brown edges when held to the light.

S- Hershey's Syrup. That's it. While pretty one-dimensional, that one dimension is pretty damn awesome.

T- This blend must be mostly Choklat because the chocolate flavor dominates. There is also vanilla, but I'm disappointed that the coffee taste is barely there.

M- A bit more carbonated than I'd like for this kind of beer. Not bad, but could be better.

D- While I really enjoy the flavor and smell of this I don't think I'd want to drink too many of these. It is very sweet and the alcohol is high which don't bode well for drinkability. However, I would definitely recommend it and look forward to having it again in the future.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

High speed, heavy weight train delivering mocha to my mouth. Served at a good temperature with a nice foamy, tan head that settled after a bit and lots of lace. Color is an opaque black brown. Aroma is cocoa foremost, then malt, roast, hint coffee. Flavor's the same but with sweetness playing heavy role along side the rich cocoa flavor and roasty, caramel, slight acid qualities. Body is good but with slight oddities. Finish is good for a solo serving; kind of rich for more than that.

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

Poured into a Duvel sniffer

Appearance: Black as night with a thin mokah colored head that faded into a ring around the glass.

Aroma: Huge chocolate, coffee, and vanilla notes emanating from the glass. As usual ST packs the aroma in until it burst forth from the bottle and into your nose (that sounded kind of dirty).

Taste: Chocolate, coffee, mocha, very sweet, definitely a desert beer that would easily overwhelm anything it was paired with, except for chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Thick and creamy, like velvet coating my tongue with low carbonation.

Overall: I liked it as a desert, could I drink it all the time, probably not.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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Mokah from Southern Tier Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 2,009 ratings.