Mokah - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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4.24/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Aged for nearly 2 years, poured from their bomber into my snifter...
Appearance - Pours 2+ fingers of rich medium brown mocha foam, color of the body is a vary dark but not opaque garnet brown, leaving solid webbed lacing coating the inside of my glass.
Smell - Wow, huge nose of rich chocolates, both milk and dark, sweetened rich french roast coffee, light hints of molasses and dark fruits, whiff of vanilla bean
Taste - Very much like the nose, I get alot of rich chocolate, dark fruits, nice sweetened coffee notes with a dash of cream, then the sweetness gently backs down and reveals semi sweet molasses, under ripe plum and plumskins, some light roast and dried vanilla bean. There is a gently warmth that builds as you work your way through this bomber, not offensive in the least, and almost makes it seem as if you're actually enjoying a warm choco mocha latte... this is delicious.
Mouthfeel - A solid medium, and maybe just a bit more. Not quite mouthcoating, but smooth as silk, and flavors that coat the palate and fill the mouth. Not thin by any means, but still very sippable - resist the temptation to take a larger swallow and enjoy the flavors and the transition. Carb is low and makes a barely perceptible soft foam, with a few late prickles at the back of the throat.
Overall - I'm really enjoying this. Yes, this is one of the sweeter impy stouts I've had, but it is complimentary with the strength and depth of all of the other flavors mentioned above. If you like a sweeter stout filled with chocolate and coffee, then this is a must. I personally find that this particular stout is best enjoyed just below 50 degrees, as the alcohol will begin to assert if it gets much warmer.
Serving type: bottle
06-07-2014 04:19:17 | More by blackcompg
4.26/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
22oz bottle into a tulip
no bottling dates
A: Opaque black, 1 fingers width of light tan head, fairly good retention, leaves only a very tiny bit of lacing.
S: Huge milk chocolate aroma accompanied by lighter roast coffee. This really does smell like a mocha coffee drink, remarkably so. I get a bit of cream, roasted malt, and subtle booze as well. Wonderful aroma.
T: Follows the nose, tons of chocolate in a fudgey and milk chocolate way. Accompanied by coffee and cream. Again, tastes like a mocha morning beverage. Subtle booze is welcomed to accompany the sweetness. Not terribly complex but if its goal was emulating a mocha coffee drink it accomplished that goal about as closely as I imagine a beer could.
M/D: Full bodied, appropriate carbonation, fairly smooth, ABV is well restrained, a bit noticeable at times but its the only thing keeping this from being cloying so its appreciated. Drinkability is average, somewhat limited by the sweetness.
O: Well I just checked my hemoglobin A1c and have confirmed that this beer has in fact given me diabetes. But I think it was worth it. I dont think there is a brewer out there that does as good a job achieving the chocolate/mocha characters as Southern Tier does in their stouts. No doubt one dimensional, and at times a bit cloying, but a great example of chocolate/coffee/mocha accentuation in a beer.
Serving type: bottle
06-07-2014 01:23:08 | More by zac16125
3.53/5 rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Dark but not midnight dark. Strong scent of chocolate with a slight hint of coffee. Taste is pretty much the same. I'd like a bit less chocolate and a bit more coffee. This is a real dessert beer. I recognize the quality for those who like this type of beer, but this is a bit too dessert-like and not enough beer-like for me.
Serving type: bottle
06-06-2014 01:41:20 | More by Qbdoo
Mokah from Southern Tier Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,604 ratings.