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Mokah - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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1,977 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,977
Reviews: 692
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 193
Gots: 356 | 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:
Beer added by: DrinkinBuddy on 04-20-2009

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Photo of joepais
3.71/5  rDev -11.9%
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

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Moses_Malone
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of ksimons
4.52/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A-almost black with no highlights seen, a fingers worth of dark tan head leaves some lacing around the top

S-lots of sweet chocolate with a nice roasted coffee smell mixed in

T-rich milk and dark chocolate with a good mix of dark roasted coffee. Well hidden alcohol for such a high ABV beer.

M-full body, milkshake quality, light to medium carbonation

Overall an excellent chocolate coffee beer, great smell and taste with an amazingly thick body

Photo of ommegangpbr
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Southern Tier and big tasty stouts. It's a good world to be in.
The scents of these big Southern Tier beers tend to be exciting and mokah holds to that tradition. Chocolate is big on the nose. Chocolate milk type cocoa, though not Yoohoo.
Flavor is also chocolatey, perhaps along with some vanilla extract. I'm not getting a whole hell of a lot of coffee out of it but maybe I could see a coffee drink, heavy with milk and cocoa powder. Possibly something along the lines of a chocolate soda.
Bosco! yeah.
Coffee comes across most in the bitter finish, though it really strike me as more of a dark, dark chocolate type bitter finish.
Booze doesn't really come across at all in the flavor but there's some of a boozy breath sensation after a bit; it's 11% strong, after all.
Chokolat is perhaps a more impressive Southern Tier stout but this one might be a bit better balanced. Definitely less potential for cloying. Tasty times.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.48/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Nugganooch
3.77/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to mdfb79 for this growler fill - Cheers Dan

Notes from 09/12/11
Growler to Goblet

A: First growler pour was a slight viscous black color with some dark brown hints to it and no head. Just some specks of lace. Carbonation looked low however other pours yielded a decent 1 finger turbanado sugar cap to it.

S: Mokah smells like straight chocolate syrup. YooHoo bro. Deep chocolatey roasted malts. Some hints of this toasted oaky character too it. Has a sort of overall Tootsie Roll smell. It is quite incredible.

T: TOOTSIE ROLL. This is a rich and decadent brew no doubt. TOOTSIE ROLL Chocolaty for sure. TOOTSIE A tad thicker and def sweet but not too syrupy. ROLL Touch of licorice. Some booze. TOOTSIE ROLL Has a slight almost fake/artificial component to it that is not so pleasant but tolerable. TOOTSIE ROLL Some alcohol warmth. TOOTSIE ROLL A real treat. TOOTSIE ROLL.

M: Thicker body with any oily slick viscous mouthcoat.

D: A sweet and decadent sipper. Not something you are going to session at all.

Definitely an adventure in craft beer. A must try for any chocolate beer lovers...unless you can't stand TOOTSIE ROLLS

Photo of dbossman
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Black and a bit bubbly with a huge frothy head with great retention; lacing is great especially considering the style

S: Rich chocolate--like chocolate syrup on top of a slightly bitter coffee aroma; roasted malts and a slight vanilla quality emanate as well; but that sweet chocolate dominates

T: Major chocolate--sweet milky chocolate like Hershey's chocolate syrup--with a bit of coffee; but that chocolate dominates; there is also a slight pleasant alcohol burn

F: A wonderful creamy viscosity all throughout the mouth; the beer coats the entire mouth and flows gracefully down the throat; perfect mouth feel

D: Delicious brew but almost an overwhelming amount of chocolate and not enough coffee for balance

Photo of Can_has_beer
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of ChugginOil
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Southern Tier Mokah

Served at DLD 2011 in a plastic cup.

Solid black in color with a dark dark amber edge along the bottom. An inch of dark cream colored head.

This beer smells like a melted Hershey bar. Decadent milk chocolate with a touch of vanilla.

The taste is out of control. Almost following the nose to a T, Mokah is filled with lavish milk chocolate and a touch of coffee on the end. A bit of booze warmth on the end as well follows the roasty malts.

The mouthfeel is thick and chewy with a warming feel that lingers. Full-bodied beast

Overall, super impressed with the chocolate impressions implemented here. Liquid dessert.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of BostonHops
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a dark brown/black with a finger of tan head.

its aroma is probably its best attribute: sure smells tasty. chocolate leads the way, along with coffee, vanilla and booze, with some roasted malt also strongly evident.

taste follows the smell; obviously chocolate, with big notes of coffee, roasted malt. sweet. hefty ABV not as well hidden as in others within the style. full-bodied mouthfeel, a bit syrupy.

one to sit back and slowly enjoy. very tasty imperial stout rendition from southern tier. that said, one glass of the stuff will suffice.

originally reviewed on: 06-25-2010

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Goliath
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a rich dark brown, almost black, with some deep amber hued edges. A thin layer of light brown head forms on tp and lingers with poor retention leaving a few spots of lace behind.

The aroma is ok but a bit underwhelming. Indeed notes of choolate and coffe can be found in this beer. Actually, the chocolate tones here are some of the most realistic I've encountere. therwise, there's not much else going on in th nose.

The taste is decent. There is a nice milky sweet chocolate tone and then it is quickly followed by some robust dark roasted coffee. Ther's just a nice presence of roasty malt here and although the flavor profil doesn't have too many dimensions, it is still intresting nonetheless.

The mouthfeel here is very nice. It's more of a full bodied ale with a silky smooth texture, and just a slight carbonation tingle at the end.

Drinkabily is moderate to high. We're looking at fairly high ABV here which limits it's sessionability quite a bit, but it's well incorporated which always makes for easier drinking. The flavor profile is fairly pleasing as well which makes for pretty easy drinking. All in all it's a pretty decent beer.

Mokah from Southern Tier Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,977 ratings.