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Mokah - Southern Tier Brewing Company

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,811 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,811
Reviews: 676
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 169
Gots: 312 | 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 TerryW
3.34/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Dark walnut coloured beer under a moderate head that leaves a lot of fine spidery lace. Head settles to a heavy film.

Big chocolate nose, very sweet bordering on syrupy. Malt in the background. Very soft on the palate to drink, but also heavy sweet. Too much syrup happening. Past the sweetness is some charcoal and a hint of bitterness. Lots of chocolate and coffee. However, overall just too sweet and syrupy to enjoy.

TerryW, May 05, 2013
Photo of smutty33
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

smutty33, May 01, 2013
Photo of blknikon
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

blknikon, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of 2Xmd
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

2Xmd, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of Devilman
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Devilman, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of Damian74Shensky
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Damian74Shensky, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.49/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a bottle picked up long ago in Olympia, WA.

Black and mostly dark brown color comes out, plenty of viscosity to this bad boy. Small lighter brown head on it, really tiny bubbles, inconsistent lace patchwork on the side of the glass. Aroma was a little more burnt malt and not enough coffee/espresso/mochawhatchacallit to cover up the substantial existence of alcohol booziness wafting up from the glass. But its good, but not great.

Taste, still plenty of heat. Cover up the heat, way too much acrid bitterness on this one. Mokah makes me think brown + cream, not burning acidity and bitterness. Smoov it out yo! The mocha notes are just not there. People should blend this with creme brulee if they don't like brulee's sweetness, because this one has none, and would benefit from more chocolate and sweetness. More coffee and lactose please.

I dunno about my score here. I was ultimately disappointed by a good beer. I think that stems from a few things:

1. The price. $10+ a bomber means you better be bad ass.
2. I know ST can and does make better stouts: See choklat/creme brulee. I dunno, maybe they thought those stouts big complaint was for being too sweet, so they decided to make this big and burly without the soft touches.
3. The coffee flavor was average at best.

Beerandraiderfan, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of jpatton0127
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

jpatton0127, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of Dannynoonan123
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Dannynoonan123, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of drgonzo2k2
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

drgonzo2k2, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of tastymug
4/5  rDev -4.8%

tastymug, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of GoodOldDuke
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

GoodOldDuke, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of noblittjared
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

noblittjared, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of Jason1337
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Jason1337, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of cp45
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

cp45, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of Kelp
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Kelp, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of Skott1123
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Skott1123, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of DaPan
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

DaPan, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of Atomicskis5
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Atomicskis5, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of brureview
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer poured a dark chocolate color with almost no head.

Immediate chocolate aroma. Quite nice, but it dissipated with warming.

The mouth feel is very smooth. Lightly carbonation.

The taste is deep chocolate with very pronounced strong coffee.
The beer is better served at the suggested temp on the bottle: 48F ( 8.8C)

Overall, an excellent beer. In the American Double style, the taste profile is very accentuated- the Mokah exemplified this with deep coffee-chocolate taste, and a relatively smooth lightly carbonated finish. The aroma was good, but it didn't last long for the duration of the warming.

No bottle date. perhaps it wore off the bottle, so I am thinking the bottle could be from last year.

brureview, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

thinwhiteduke, Apr 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

jdibbs, Apr 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Zach136, Apr 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Keith_R, Apr 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

DIPAFAN, Apr 06, 2013
Mokah from Southern Tier Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,811 ratings.