Mokah - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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3.48/5 rDev -17.1%
I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was really black and poured a really this disappointing head. The beer smelled and tasted like oatmeal and was of course chocolaty. I liked the beer and will buy it again. It was expensive. The little bitty head was tan colored.
01-23-2010 19:12:44 | More by Minkybut
4.22/5 rDev +0.5%
A: A really rich dark brown color, almost black, but through the sunlight, you can see some light. A small head at first that quickly dissipates with no lacing.
S: Lots of dark coffee and dark chocolate scents hit the nose immediately. Becomes even more noticeable once it gets closer to room temperature.
T: Ample amounts of dark chocolate are the most predominant flavor. Some rich dark coffee beans are mixed in as well, but the chocolate is the most apparent.
M: A very robust and sweet taste is left lingering on the palate.
D: This is a great dessert beer. An 11% ABV makes this a long sipping beer. I could have two in a sitting but no more.
06-01-2009 12:16:18 | More by IronCitySteve
4.43/5 rDev +5.5%
Poured into a 20 oz Duvel glass, bottled 4/12/12. Pours almost pitch black with a 3 inch tan heads, that leaves gobs of lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell is so powerful, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and some alcohol. Taste is all of that, balanced very well, a perfect combination of the nose, but alcohol is hidden well for the ABV. Body is medium large, more carbonation than normal out of a stout this size, not overly dry, and has a ton of flavor, but is still very approachable. This is very nice.
10-10-2012 01:44:41 | More by SawDog505
4.22/5 rDev +0.5%
From the smell alone, you know you're in for greatness: Mokah smells like the world's most appealing Tootsie Roll mocha-java, but with the added benefit of an 11% ABV. The nose is heavy on milk chocolate, with a coffee base beneath.
On the tongue, the coffees and chocolate are in an all-out war for dominance, and believe me, they're wielding heavy weaponry. So powerful are their flavors that their shadows will be flash-imprinted on your tongue. While an amazing assault, this also marks one of the brew's few weaknesses, for few of the other flavors manage to make it to the front lines alive--and this despite 2-row barley, three kinds of malt, and two varieties of hops. In fact, all that is really noticeable besides coffee and chocolate are a slighty hoppy fuzz and an alcohol twang.
So while the flavors that are present rank a Spinal-Tapping eleven, the beer as a whole suffers from a lack of balance. Still, I'm not complaining (much); I could drink this all night, but for the fear of wondering tomorrow morning why I'm on the kitchen floor.
08-08-2011 21:59:29 | More by jondeelee
4.1/5 rDev -2.4%
Bottle into snifter.
Jet black in color. One finger khaki head. Very good retention. Bits of spotty lacing.
You can smell this on comin as son as the cap comes off. Chocolate bar, mocha, chocolate truffles, a bit of alcohol.
Taste follows smell. Testes of chocolate, mocha powder, chocolate truffles. Some roasted coffee. Very sweet with a slightly bitter dark chocolate aftertaste.
Medium to full bodied. Medium carbonation. Sort of grainy/powdery in texture, not sure how to explain it. Good though seems to add to my sense that this beer smelled/tasted like truffles.
Probably couldn't have more than one bomber. Great as dessert.
02-15-2010 23:55:22 | More by billshmeinke
4.05/5 rDev -3.6%
Black in body with off-white head that dissipates quickly. Deep, dark chocolate, coffee bean aroma that sends my mouth watering. Tastes of cappuccino, smooth dark chocolate, coffee with cream and sugar,chocolate cream. Medium in body with no carb that gets in the way of the decadent flavors. An enjoyable ale that is a let down to finish. "Enjoy with or as your dessert!" I like where your heads at Southern Tier.
11-01-2009 00:19:43 | More by JRed
4.63/5 rDev +10.2%
What a stellar stout. Jet black, impervious to the penetration of any light source, this is as thick and heavy on the tongue as it is in the snifter. Your first impression by sight is quickly trumped by the overwhelming assault on your sense of smell, and your palate. This is one SMOOTH beer. I have to say, this is for sharing. At 11%, it's strong enough in both ABV and taste to warrant a second person being involved. Not so sure I could crush one of these on my own, and enjoy it as much at the end as in the beginning. If you're into stouts, this is a must try.
07-23-2011 21:49:13 | More by Retail1LO
4.35/5 rDev +3.6%
22oz bottle - no date, but I assume its from this year. Served in a snifter.
Appearance: Bit of a very dark cola brown upon pouring, but this quickly got quite dark and black. Barest ring of foam around the edge, no lacing. Dark, but not a stunner in the appearance department for this category of stout.
Smell: Very rich and inviting. Rich chocolate & cocoa powder smell combined with afternotes of coffee.
Taste: Very rich. Sweet and desert like. Starts with a rich upfront chocolate taste moving into dark black coffee and bit of an espresso bitter finish at the end. Indeed a beer with coffee and chocolate as the dominant features, as advertised by the bottle. Alcohol very well hidden in all of this richness.
Mouthfeel: Creamy thick, barest level of carbonation underneath it all. Some alcohol burn/bite as it goes down the throat.
Overall / Drinkability: A definite dessert beer. I had this with dessert (Buttermilk Pie) but afterwards, I felt this beer WAS the desert. It stands all on its own. Combining it with more dessert is almost too much. But it is an amazing beer in aroma, taste, and mouthfeel. Definitely a one and done beer though. 1 large snifter was enough, and more and I would be hurting later. The beer is a slow sipping savoring beer, much like a big dessert being picked at and savored towards the end of a nice meal.
11-11-2012 00:31:46 | More by damndirtyape
Mokah from Southern Tier Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,762 ratings.