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Mokah - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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734 Reviews

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Reviews: 734
Hads: 2,239
Avg: 4.17
pDev: 18.47%
Wants: 233
Gots: 487 | FT: 13
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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Photo of dismal
4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this one on tap before so I ended up picking up a bottle of it the other day. From the bomber to a pint glass pours a black color (with very little ruby highlights when held up to the light) with a small light tan colored head that quickly goes to just a small ring. Leaves little to no lacing down the glass. The smell right away is mainly chocolate with some coffee. Mainly it's just the chocolate and a very sweet smelling chocolate. There is something else sweet in there too, vanilla or caramel? Either way the smell is very sweet and nice. Taste is the same. From the name I was expecting more coffee upfront but it's almost all chocolate with a hint of coffee in there. Delicious to say the least. The alcohol is hidden rather well and with a higher ABV it could be dangerous! I'll have no problem finishing this bomber though and I'll enjoy every drop. Overall an excellent beer. Both on tap and in bottle, I'm going to grab a few more of these next time I'm on a beer run.

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Photo of russpowell
4.61/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to koopa for this one, cheers Dennis!

Pours an effervescent mahogany with 2 fingers of, well mocha colored head. Above average lacing & a trace of head retention

S: Cream, cocoa & coffee, plus grinds, fades a bit a the end, pus a touch of booze

T: Roasty malt, cocoa, chicory, along with dryness & dark chcolate up front. As this warms, I get juicy, singed grain, coffee grinds & dark chocolate, plus a touch of iron & booze. Finishes warming, choclately, with juicy grain, charred grain & vanilla & toffee

MF: Smooth, semi-chewy, skews sweet, but is working for me

Drinks a touch slow between the ABV & heft. I am loving this for what it is, not for everyone I'm sure, but in my wheelhouse! Maybe my ultimate dessert/breakfast beer??? Nah, but close

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Photo of BMoney575
3.77/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Sampled on 7-30-09

Pours super black, no light at all, even on the edges. Almost no head, and absolutely no lacing.

Smell is immense chocolate, sweet and bitter at the same time. Tons of vanilla, with a very young, sweet-stout aroma dominating. Super sweet, but very enjoyable.

Taste is all alcohol bite, with lots of sweet vanilla flavor. A little coffee is in there, right at the end, but the finish is all booze. Not as offensive as it might sound, just very young.

Mouthfeel is thick and very creamy, spot-on for the flavors.

Drinkability is not very good, the sharp alcohol and sweetness are a wicked combo.

Overall, a good beer, and I might have to pick up another one, to age for awhile.

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Photo of Jayli
4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at The Publick House 7/24
This beer poured a thick, deep, opaque dark brown, boardering on black color. A thin 1/2 finger tan head formed on top that didn't last, spots of wispy lacing left. Nose is much richer on tap than from the bottle - more pronounced notes of rich blegian chocolate with a touch of coffee filtering its way in, notes of dark malts can also be picked up. The taste is of sweet belgian chocolate up front, moving in to some the darker, more roasted malts, and finishing out with coffee notes - subtle yet very present. Alchol content is extremely well hidden. Mouthfeel is rich and creamy actually almost a velvety feel, full/heavy bodied, very light carbonation. This is one of my favorite offerings from Southern Tier and is even better on tap than bottled.

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Photo of bobsy
4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Something of a choklat/jahva mix that works very well. It looks as an imperial stout should, with its dark brown, bordering on black, pour and off-white head. Decent retention and sticky lace ensue. The aroma is full of wow. Overpoweringly rich chocolate and coffee mingles to create a perfect replica of a damn good cafe mocha. This is continued over into the flavour, and I think is a more accurate take on a mocha than creme brulee was on its intended dose of sweetness. Talking of sweetness... its here in good amounts, along with a good dose of alcohol. Its a little hot yet, and I'd advise those who have it to kick back for a while before opening. Warming, rich and thick the mouthfeel suits the beer and its weight very well indeed, but adds to the overall impression that this is a sipper.


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Photo of johnnnniee
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

What a nice treat on a 90 degree summer day. I found this at the local could not pass it up.
Pours a solid black with a thinnish tan head that dissipates quickly. Smells of chocolate syrup, alcohol, coffee, toffee, and caramel. Taste is of chocolate syrup, toffee, caramel. Lots of sweetness in this one. A little alcohol burn mid to end with a lingering alcohol and bitter hop finish. Thick body, chewy with a bit of a syrupy feel. Low carbonation. This is not my favorite from the black water series, but certainly drinkable. I would put this one in the same realm as the creme brulee to be enjoyed as a desert beer.

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Photo of BuffaloTapHugger
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured 22 oz bomber into a 12 oz tumbler.

A: Pitch midnight black in color, nice caramel head and some tubular lacing.

S: Some semi-sweet chocolate off the bat, cocoa beans, rich coffee beans, molasses, and caramelized sugar round it off.

T: Spectacular! Little bit of both worlds in this one. The chocolate takes over the show, but the java flavors are subtle in the back. Little sweet in taste, makes it a nice sipper.

M: Full bodied, great carbonation action, abv noticeable but not overbearing, very sticky on the palate indeed.

D: Any more than 12 oz is purely indulging. Great dessert beer if there ever was one. Brilliant night cap; better intended to sip than gulp.

Highly Recommended.

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Photo of kzoobrew
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours opaque black, creamy khaki colored head. Retention is minimal but does offer some lacing.

Strong chokolat aroma very noticeable up front. Less intense jahva aroma settles in behind. The smell is more on the artificial side but not offensive. Rather pleasant aroma overall.

The taste is much like the smell. Large Choklat flavors upfront with the jahva playing more of a complimentary role. There is a definite creaminess to the brew, reminds me of a better tasting yoohoo. Alcohol is slightly apparent but not enough to contribute any major contribution to the flavor.

Very smooth and creamy. Full bodied with appropriate carbonation.

Delicious beer that is far too drinkable. While drinking a beer which comes in a bomber you are usually not looking for something sessionable, this in no exception. Enjoyable and easy to drink from beginning to end.

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Photo of msolar
4.9/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5


I'm a fan of Southern Tier but a few of their beers are over flavored in my opinion (i.e. Creme Brulee, Cherry Saison) which makes they seem syrupy and has deterred me from buying them at times. The Mokah, however, is an extraordinary beer. It's sweet but tastes delicious and retains enough beer flavor. It's more balanced than something like a Young's Double-Chocolate Stout and ends up being quite drinkable.

I'll certainly look to put this on tap at home once the cold season comes around.

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Photo of Bierguy5
3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, 11% ABV. Pours a pitch black color, with a good size mocha head. Great head retention. Not much lace. Very nice looking.

Aroma of milk chocolate, caramel, coffee with cream. A roasty note or two. Smells very nice.

Some bittersweet notes, with a roasty flavor. Maybe some coffee with milk. Seems almost like stale coffee. A bit of earthy bitterness, and a few caramel notes.

Alcohol is somewhat noticable. Medium body. Not as full and creamy as some of the others in this series. Fair amount of residual sweetness. Overall, solid, but not quite what I hoped for. Maybe a bit more of the Javah would have done well.

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Photo of CHSLBrew
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber enjoyed in a snifter. Read while reading Rushdie's "The Satanic Verses."

A-Black beer, looking dark brown off the pour, and allowing some light through on the edges, but otherwise an imposing black beer. Big lighter-brown head, frothy and luxurious, recededquickly to only a thin collar.

S-The chocolate is certainly very evident, with some dark flavored, light-feeling fruity esters.

T-Chocolate right away, rich and thick, remniscent of a milkshake (also in consistency). More coffee was able to emerge as my palate became accustomed to the chocolate; also, more coffee cames through in the finish and aftertaste. Overall, a defining roastiness, in both the maltiness and coffee. Warming alcohol flavor emerges near the end, along with some slight fruity esters.

M-Full, creamy and frothy body, remniscent of a milkshake (as stated above). A bit more than low carbonation, providing just enough for a good feel and texture.

D-I enjoyed this brew for desert (as recommended on the labe), and it was superb. Thick and indulgent, I think it's a great brew, though as a rare treat.

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Photo of CrellMoset
3.97/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber from Beer Run, Charlottesville, VA. Poured into a 22 oz. brandy snifter.

Appearance: Pours a dark but surprisingly not as dark as either the choklat or the jahva pour - at least, as far as I remember them pouring (it has been some time on both of them). The fizzy head fizzles quickly, leaving only sporadic, intermittent dustings of lace and a barely perceptible - imperceptible? - collar, devoid of volume. Though holding it up to the light doesn't reveal a lot of light creeping through, it really does still seem lighter. Not too much else goin' on here.

Aroma: Equal parts earthy, sticky coffee, bittersweet cocoa, and heavily toasted, not-burnt-but-getting-decently-close toffee, sticky sweet all around and with a faint, snappy, biting bit of alcohol in the background.

Taste: Thick waves of bready malts, caramel overtones, heavily toasted toffee, and the two stars of the show - coffee and chocolate liquor. They're both fairly pungent - bitter chocolate, sweetened by all the stray malty notes, melding and swirling in a sticky, milky bath with ... a roast that it's difficult to describe, if only because it's a little artificial. To be fair, it's not as artificial as Jahva is individually, and all of what I imagine would otherwise be some cloying sweetness is cut somewhat by a mild, backing bitterness and a faint hop fruitiness.

Mouthfeel: A little thinner and more heavily carbonated than I would have liked, resulting in a fluffy albeit creamy mouthfeel ... I mean, precisely like a carbonated mocha would feel.

Drinkability: My comment above about re: how long it's been since I have a Southern Tier beer ring true on some level, and I think that level is as follows: these are well-made, innovative craft beer, but they are not friendly, drinkable, everyday beers. These are not the kind of beers you find yourself populating your fridge with, whether its the Choklat (delicious, as an occasional treat), the Jahva (a little less delicious, as an occasional treat), the Mocha (see above), or, um, the Creme Brulee (ummmm ...). And at 11%, you can't really afford to, to be honest. That being said, yes, wonderful beer, slightly more "originally" authentic in its melding than either the Jahva or the Choklat singularly, but still a little on the "faux" side of the line, a little boozy, and a little decadent. Definitely worth trying once.

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Photo of Cuzco
4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this both in Bottle and On Tap. This review is for the Tap experience.

This is a DARK beer. Jet black in color. Small dark brown head which laces the glass the entire time. The smell of this beer is exceptional. You can spell it the minute it is placed in front of you. The taste almost lives up to the smell. It is a very sweet well balanced beer. Hints of malt and chocolate coat your tongue. Coffee flavors come after the initial sip.

The only area that could be a concern would be the drinkability. It is very sweet and after a pint or two it would become a bit much in my opinion.

This is a great combination of their Coffee and Chocolate stouts.

(PS if you do not enjoy sweet beers avoid this one!!)

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Photo of ppoitras
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle purchased at either Party Source or Brilbeck's, Syracuse, NY.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/4" dark tan head over the clear, barely translucent dark brown brew. Heads recedes gradually, ample legs, and and slow-falling lace. Aroma is deeply of chocolate and alcohol, reminds me of a boozy chocolate Tootsie pop. Taste mirrors the aroma, this is a good thing, alcohol aftertaste may be a touch harsh. Mouthfeel is velvety smooth, and drinkability is good as well. A tasty treat.

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Photo of akorsak
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 650 mL bomber.

A: The stout a dark black color, a hue that swallows up all other colors. An off-white head is nothing more than a thin band around the glass.

S: Decadent chocolate drives the nose. It isn't as sweet or intense as Choklat but I'm not complaining. Lactose and sweet java follow, giving this one a really nice aroma. Southern Tier's track record on stouts and smell is impressive (except for Creme Brulee).

T: Bam, this one hits hard. Mocha is dominant up front, sweet and oily and, frankly, a little heavy. Boozy strength can't hide anywhere in this beast. As the taste evolves, coffee comes through but in a small way. Lactic sweetness, a milky smoothness, follows and interacts nicely with the coffee. Coffee stands out in the finish.

M: Coffee and chocolate are dominant with a lactic sweetness backing them up. What's not to like about that? My only request would be a little more coffee.

D: At 11%, this one is a challenge to get through, especially on a July afternoon (I'm not holding ST accountable for the weather in my score). A bold stout no matter how you slice it.

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Photo of scootny
4.37/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is heaven in a glass. I love both the JahVa and Choklit. Southern Tier has created a legit alternative to FBS which is one of my all time jaw droppers. This a a great dessert beer but it will work with bacon and eggs ,or in my case a tofu scramble with soy cheese and veggie bacon with biscuits and cajun gravy. Pecan waffles and pancakes also come to mind here. This beer is pretty in the glass with a good head, lacing and all but just a bit lighter in viscosity than you would think. This translates into a superb drinkability and a devilishly delicious taste. It is indeed a perfect union of the two premier stouts and I highly recommend it to anyone who likes either of them. One caveat is that the Choklit is the dominant partner as any good mocha blend would have it but there is a good strong JahVa component in the finish making it more bitter and thus a more rounded player for food. A firm hopping backs up the coffee bitterness. The feel is still thick and sticky like the Choklit but with a light oily slickness that is very pleasing and encourages you to hold it on your tongue and savor the liquid Hershey up front and Jamaican Blue Mountain in the finish. There is a silkiness as well. The abv is so well integrated that you never feel it draw attention to itself and so you forget about it and find yourself quite buzzed, looking at your other bottle wondering...

Yep, I drank this one alone as the other half fell asleep

This is a great beer. I plan on stocking up as it will delight my
wife, friends, and guests.

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Photo of dogfishandi
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

reviewed from notes

A- poured from a bomber into a pint glass. pours pretty much opaque black that revealed some deep dark brown when held up to the light. dark mocha colored head, that faded to a ring pretty quickly. a touch of lacing, little head retention.

S- huge milk chocolatey aroma. reminds me a little bit of youngs or rogue chocolate stout. smells like a chocolatey brownie and maybe some chocolate milk. some coffee like expresso aromas mixed in their as well. some roasted malts and a little bit of some solvent like alcohol.

T- delicious milk chocolate brownie like taste. chocolate and a nice expresso perfectly compliment each other. a little bit of roasted malts/barley going on as well. has a bitter milk chocolate finish.

M- big chewy heavy full body. leaves a creamy texture on the palate. very light carbonation, very nice.

D- pretty good drinkability for 11%. recommend this to any chocolate or cream stout lover that maybe want something a little bigger.

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Photo of cooncat
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on draft at the new UPICK6 beer store in Erie this 4th of July weekend.

Served in a fluted pint glass, the beer has a beautiful tan head, which is long lasting, and leaves nice lacing on the sides. The beer itself is such a dark brown that it's nearly black and certainly opaque, except perhaps right around the edges in a bright light. Initially served way too cold for the style, I nursed it considerably until it got up to near room temperature.

The nose has lots of chocolate and coffee notes in it, along with some roasted malt. I was so intent on getting every note that I accidentally snorted up some of the head into my nose, but, in the end, that was a good thing.

The taste is absolutely huge with chocolate and coffee, both battling for top spot, but finishing in pretty much a dead heat. A very mild roastiness is faint in the background, as are some hop bittering and acidic coffee. The more it warms, the sweeter it becomes, and the more pronounced the 'mocha' flavors. Mouthfeel is larger than life, yet silky smooth, inviting sip after sip. Roll these sips around the full of your mouth to let the palate explore its wonderful complexity. At 11% abv, I expected to get some fusel notes, but none were detected. What was detected was, after finishing the pint, I definitely could feel the effects. This is an excellent dessert beer, or after dinner beer, but I would not call it a session beer. Enjoy this one responsibly. I enjoyed this one much more than Choklat, which I found a bit fusel. Mokah is not fusel at all, just a coffee/chocolate delight.

Highly recommended, and get this one on tap if you possibly can. For an orgasmic experience, have some 70% dark chocolate to nibble along with the beer, but it isn't entirely necessary, since the beer is pretty huge with that flavor already.

Na Zdravje!

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Photo of Gtreid
4.37/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to bkrefetz for this blackwater goodness. Poured into my Stone RIS tulip.

A: Not quite black, when backlit and distinct reddish hue shows through. A smooth pour produces one and a hald fingers of sand color head that retains nicely.

A: Big chocolate aroma. From the name I thought I would be getting much more coffee and espresso, but the nose is strongly chocolate. You get some earthiness from the hops and some coffee.

T: The first thing I think of is hot chocolate. I mean it tastes just like it to me. I actually get a little roasted marshmellow, along with some coffee, molasses, and more chocolate.

M: Heavy body, creamy mouthfeel. Some moderate carbonation is very nice.

D and overall impression: I can't even tell this is a 11% beer. It is a dessert beer, and if you're in the mood for it, the drinkability is huge. This is the third blackwater offering I've had, and it's my favorite. This is a dangerous brew, drink this one in place of dessert, it'll do the trick. Skal.

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Photo of ClockworkOrange
3.7/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

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Photo of argock
3.63/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

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Photo of ffejherb
4.59/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bottle into goblet on 6/30/09. Shared with brewslut.

A - Extremely deep brown body, bordering black, with crimson hues around the edges and about a finger's width of creamy tan foam that settled into a patchy film and left very little lacing around the glass.

S - Initial aroma is simply an amazing waft of ice cream-like chocolate goodness with just a hint of java. The roasty notes gain some momentum as the liquid warmed up, but the chocolate really dominates the aroma.

T - The chocolate presence definitely overshadows the coffee character in this brew. However, an earthy, roasty bitterness really emerges in the finish and comes to the forefront. Delicious!

M - Mouthfeel is exceptionally creamy with a fair amount of bristly carbonation and subtle warmth from the alcohol content. Finish is on the bitter side with lots of roasty notes and residual sweetness on the palate.

D - Southern Tier does it again with an incredible Imperial Stout that's off the charts. I don't know how they do it, but virtually anything they put in a bomber is liquid gold, and this is no exception. While this is eerily reminiscent of Choklat, this is nevertheless a fabulous brew in its own right.

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Photo of aerozeppl
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap when it came on and finally getting around to reviewing this monster.

A: Appears black but when held up to the light it reveals hints of brown around the edges. A nice coffee colored head with a slight touch of lacing.

S: The choklat really dominated this beer and the nose is no exception. It is a mix of every single chocolate product produced by man since 1715. You don't really get any straight coffee but you do get a little bitterness in the finish. A touch spicy as well.

T: Again choklat dominates. Tons of chocolate and everything associated with it. The jahva really does not shine through as much as I would have liked. A touch of it in the finish but choklat is one of the most intense beers ever so it is really hard to cut something like that down.

M: On tap this was industrial motor oil. Out of the bottle it is a little thinner which really helps out drinkability quite a bit. Still on the super thick side though.

D: I prefer the parts greater than the sum. If you want this beer hold on to choklat and jahva for a year and you will get the best part of this beer.

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Photo of BeerBelcher
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer struck me as if it could be a blend of Southern Tier Jah-va and Southern Tier Creme Brulee. It was coffee-ish, but not as coffee-ish as Jah-va, and it was very dessert-like, but not as dessert-like as Creme Brulee. It was not as chocolate-y as either I expected or as other reviewers indicated they experienced; instead I got a caramel-coffee taste over any other, like it was a pretty bitter cup of coffee flavored with caramel syrup. Head was minimal, body was dark but not opaque, and aroma was coffee, caramel, and chocolate. It really scratched my dessert itch, and was quite good. Also quite deceptive - it wasn't until the next morning that I realized this beer was 11% ABV.

Quite good. High marks for uniqueness (different from other RIS's). Definitely recommended. Bought my bottle at Blacklick Liquors in Columbus.

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Photo of BitterPachyderm
3.77/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bomber (via spacecowboy) poured into a snifter...no freshness...

pours a deep brown, almost black with a thin creamy head that bubbles and dies very quickly...nice legs, but almost no lacing noted...

some matled chocolates, roast coffee...some notes of whole milk and cream...all of the aromas are mild, yet extremely balanced.

lots of bitter chocolates and coffee roasts in the background with some creamy notes near the finish...bitter finish...the coffee and chocolate seem to work together quite nicely.

this is where things begin to go downhill...watery and low in carbonation and slightly sticky...not real promising for an impy stout.

this has decent drinkability, but who really wants to deal with that wateriness for more than 22 oz.? the alcohol is hidden extremely well...

I will give Southern Tier slight props here, because this is the best of the Blackwater Series (at least from what I've had so far), but it's still not cutting it for me. Can someone help me find a GOOD Southern Tier brew? The saving grace on this one, is the simple fact that it's not as over the top on the artificial flavors as the other two that i've had.

NOTE: this beer opens up a lot more as it warms and becomes slightly better

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Mokah from Southern Tier Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 734 ratings.