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Mokah - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,803 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,803
Reviews: 676
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 168
Gots: 310 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

HopsintheSack, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of SawDog505
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.

SawDog505, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of Rihup
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Rihup, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of Houser
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Houser, May 09, 2014
Photo of GennyCreamAle
4/5  rDev -4.8%

GennyCreamAle, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of BYOFB
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

BYOFB, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of marct
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

marct, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of TheHoppiest
3.68/5  rDev -12.4%

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into an oversized snifter glass. I had cellared this for about a year, and am eager to see how it turns out.

Pours a deep, dark brown, with glints of ruby when swirled in the light. A thin, brown wisp of head forms a swirl in the center.

Smells of deep dark chocolate, with roasted coffee, honey, alcohol, and a hint of peppermint. More than anything else, it smells sweet.

Tastes much more coffee -- bitter coffee -- than it smells. The bitter definitely tempers the sweet of the smell. Honey sweet, baker's chocolate, and raosted coffee round this out. Almost more of an appertif than a beer, this beer is full of flavor. It is tough to drink even one glass of it, though, as the flavor gets to be too intense.

Smooth and syrupy, the bitterness nips at the end of the tongue. The alcohol burns the tongue a little and certainly warms the belly.

Overall, a nice sipping dessert beer. I recently had the Choklat, and must admit to liking that one much more than this. I'll have to grab another bottle of it and review it sometime!

TheHoppiest, Dec 10, 2010
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

WritersBlock, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of FanofHefe
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%

22 oz. bottle poured into a Duvel tulip; no dating on the bottle or label. Black body with a tint of red when held up to the light. Just a slim amount of tan head that dissipates almost immediately.

Very strong aroma of chocolate throughout the session of this beer. A small amount of coffee aroma come through as well. Not a complex aroma as these two notes dominate, but it does smell good.

The flavor is a little more dense than the aroma, but is still predominantly the chocolate and coffee, as expected. Added in the flavor is the roasted malt and touch of toffee/caramel. A hint of bitterness that aligns with the coffee keeps this one from being overly sweet.

Thick and smooth texture in the mouthfeel. Overall, this brew comes across with a very good blend of the coffee and chocolate. I normally rate most ST beers low due to the excessive sweetness, but this is one of the best I've had.

FanofHefe, Jan 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

ilikebeer03, Jul 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

sukwonee, Jun 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

ThinkAgain, Nov 12, 2012
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4.56/5  rDev +8.6%

Mersh, Friday at 01:47 AM
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

jsurfs82, Jan 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

tastymug, Apr 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

gpblackgt, May 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

CarolinaKev, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of Roguer
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%

Pours a thick, bubbly, dark brown head with very good retention. Brew is solidly black, like a single cacao bean. Scattered lacing slowly slides down the glass.

This promises to be a beer brewed with chocolate and coffee, and the aroma does not disappoint! Insanely rich milk chocolate notes, punctuated with a hint of red grapes, and sprinkled with freshly ground coffee. A little vanilla and roast barley manages to sneak in at the end, but the chocolate is overwhelming - and in a good way!

Ever eaten chocolate-covered coffee beans? That's what this tastes like. Basically, flavor follows the nose, with the coffee taking a slightly more prominent role - but still a backseat passenger to the chocolate. Cacao is mild dark, giving a very nice, not too sweet, roasty flavor, without coming across as too dark and bitter. Big barley and wheat notes hit pretty strong as well, with cream and vanilla rounding it out.

Full, chewy, sticky mouthfeel. Mild alcohol burn. Long, long finish.

This is a fantastic dessert beer. It's sweet, but not overly so; and it's all about the chocolate (and, secondarily, the coffee). Get it!

Roguer, May 28, 2014
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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.

Minkybut, Jan 23, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

ahbithwabm, May 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

BJasny, Jul 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

briandaube, Aug 23, 2014
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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.

IronCitySteve, Jun 01, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

GuttaMane138, May 28, 2013
Mokah from Southern Tier Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,803 ratings.