Mokka Munt
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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #555
ABV:
10%
Score:
93
Ranked #2,187
Avg:
4.22 | pDev: 8.53%
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
182
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Photo of GuyFawkes
3/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottled 10/24/16; drank 5/14/17 @ the Yarchives.

Black appearance.

A rough pour yielded a big, noisy dark khaki head; nice lace.

York Peppermint Patty & faint booze heat notes in the nose.

Medium thick, sticky mouthfeel.

York Peppermint Patty (peppermint & milk chocolate) & medium roast coffee bean flavors up front; mild booze heat notes on the finish.

Sweet & way too peppermint forward for me; this isn't my profile, but Peppermint Patty fans with drinking problems should gobble this up.

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Photo of richj1970
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz bottle dated 10/24/2016

A: Deep brown tending towards black with one finger mocha head. Decent retention and light lacing.

S: Punch of mint as soon as I popped the top. Reminded me of a Girl Scout Thin Mint cookie. Bourbon, chocolate, espresso, and vanilla.

T: In a nutshell, bourbon soaked thin mint cookie. Almost a mint julep thing going on. Bourbon is fairly pronounced even with a year and a half on it. Mint, chocolate, coffee, and vanilla.

M: Medium body with average carbonation. Some alcohol bite but expected for the style and ABV.

O: Very tasty BA stout with an unusual flavor profile.

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Photo of RAFH
3.59/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Finally had my 12 ounce bottle Mfg 12/1/15. Ughhhh. It's an Oddside Ale common denominator. Too syrupy sweet. I can't get past the syrup flavor. I'm done trying Oddside "higher end" brew.

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Photo of stortore
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into a snifter. Bottled 10/24/16, had 1/1/17.

A dark, near black pour, opaque, with a half inch head and little lacing. Smells of chocolate, mint, vanilla, malt, some coffee. Really fragrant chocolate and mint, a terrific aroma. Not picking up the bourbon, though. The taste is less chocolate than the nose, mint, malt, light bourbon, vanilla, caramel, cocoa, some coffee. Smooth, a light creaminess, good body, good level of carbonation.

Outstanding mint and chocolate- at least, that's what I get out of this, but not much coffee or bourbon. Still, it's pretty good and well worth a purchase of a bottle or two if you can grab it.

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Photo of cinematicgypsy
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I wish I could drink this over and over again. Dark and rich. Sublimely minty with hints of bourbon and dark chocolate. So heavy, strong, and chocolaty. Who needs dessert when you have a beer like this?

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.01/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sits pitch black in the glass with a half finger of mocha colored head. Mint, dark chocolate, oak and espresso. Thin to medium bodied. Large amount of bitterness on the finish. Somewhat dry. Lower carb. Pretty good.

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Photo of MacMalt
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 10/24/2016. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into stout glass. It pours an opaque mahogany with nearly two fingers of fluffy, khaki-colored head and extensive lacing that resembles gelato. It smells of roasted malt, dark chocolate, and whiffs of mint and bourbon. The mint really comes through in the taste. It's like drinking mint chocolate chip ice cream. There is also some subtle coffee and more than a hint of bourbon. There is a slight bitterness at the finish. It's medium in body and moderate in carbonation, and you can feel the 10% ABV. Overall, it's a delightfully different Imperial Stout; it's well-crafted and enjoyable.

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Photo of ksimons
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-almost black in color with a thin layer of tan head that leaves a light layer of lacing around the top

S-aroma of bourbon, chocolate, and light coffee. Not getting much mint in the aroma

T-taste of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, light coffee, and mint

M-medium body and light to moderate carbonation

Overall an interesting beer, while I don't get much mint in the aroma it comes out a lot more in the taste

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Photo of FBarber
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours completely black. Shiny and opaque. Thin brown head dissipates quickly leaving a thin ring of foam along the outside of the beer.

Smell is like chocolate mint ice cream. Hints of coffee are present as well. Not much bourbon.

Taste follows the nose with lots of mint, coffee and milk chocolate up front. Some bourbon heat comes through on the back end with oak, vanilla and bourbon flavors. Lingering chocolate and vanilla ice cream flavors on the aftertaste. Pretty sweet, but the flavors are all here and surprisingly work well together.

Feel is smooth, medium bodied. Dry bitterness on the finish.

Overall this is a unique and interesting beer. Certainly more "out there" with it tasting like bourbon mint chocolate chip ice cream. Not sure its something I'd drink again, but it was enjoyable once.

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Photo of maximum12
3.22/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to docoman for this 12 oz. bottle amidst a flurry of Odd Side he kindly sent me. Hope it’s still fresh.

I pour gently & it’s a quiet, gentle darkness with red-rimmed edges. Smells like mint chocolate chip ice cream, which I could eat by the quart. Promising.

Mokka Munt is nose-on, but it doesn’t quite translate to the palate. The mint is more aggressive than an orc that smells horseflesh, & the overwhelming peppermint sets up a violent clash with the barrel & coffee/roast. The parts are greater than the sum. Added to the chaos is milk chocolate, coffee grounds, lactose, tons of residual sugar. Sticky, with no alcohol detected. I could have done with a four ounce pour.

A trend (obviously) in adjunct stouts is to start tossing things into the kettle until you run out of space on the label - & the results don’t always gel. I could live on Peppermint Patties, & this isn’t in the same league; it’s a mess. Decent enough.

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Photo of StoutHunter
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a bottle of Oddside's Mokka Munt for $5.79 at The Lager Mill. I missed out on this beer last year and I made sure to track down a bottle this year so lets see how it goes. 2016 Vintage. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a snifter.

A- The label looks nice, it goes well with the beer and it's eye catching. It poured a dark black color that didn't let any light come through and it had half a fingers worth of dark tan head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it left just a slight bit of spotty lacing behind. This is a good looking beer, but I wish the head and retention were better.

S- The aroma starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness with the mint being the first to show up and it imparts a noticeable mint aroma which is the aspects that sticks out the most in the aroma and it's followed by the bourbon barrels which impart some bourbon, light vanilla and oaky aromas with the bourbon showing up the most. Up next comes the malts which impart some dark malt, roasted malt, chocolate, sweet malt aromas with a slight bit of dark fruits coming through and right at the end there's a little bit of coffee coming through. This beer has a very nice aroma, each aspects it noticeable.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness with the mint being the first to show up and it's still the aspect that sticks out the most about this beer and it's followed by the bourbon barrels which impart all the same aspects that they did in the aroma, but they are a decent amount lighter now. Up next comes the alcohol which is a little boozy and warming and it's followed by the malts which impart all the same aspects that they did in the aroma and they show up just as much with just a little bit of coffee at the end. On the finish there's a medium amount of bitterness with a little more sweetness and alcohol and it had a mint, chocolate and coffee like aftertaste. This is a good tasting beer, but I wish the bourbon barrels showed up a little more to bring some more balance to this beer.

M- A little smooth, a little creamy, slightly sticky, on the lighter side of being full bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is good and it works well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a good beer and a good example of the style, to me it's pretty much a dessert beer and it does a a pretty nice job at living up to the description. This beer had ok drinkability, one is enough for me and more than that and it might start to wear on me. What I like the most about this beer is the aroma, it's very nice and it has good balance to it. What I like the least about this beer is the balance in the taste, it would be better if the bourbon barrels showed up more. I would buy this beer again, but I wouldn't stock up on it and I would recommend to anyone looking for a beer like this that fits the description well for the most part. All in all I liked this beer, but I didn't love it and I think it would be even better if the bourbon barrels showed up more. It's not a favorite Oddsides beer and it's a good example of the style. Good job guys this is a tasty and unique take on an Imperial Stout.

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours dense deep brown with almost no head to speak of. Smell is After Eight mints and bourbon. Taste is smooth bourbon and dark chocolate with just enough spearmint and wintergreen notes to make this a bit complex, but very workable. Rich chocolate, Bitter espresso, and mint work very well, and the texture is slick and smooth leaving some residual mint and oak oiliness on the palate. My favorite Odd Side Barrel-Aged selection.

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Photo of dannycohen62
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L - deep, opaque black with a one finger mocha head,
S - mint candy, milk chocolate, reminiscent of a thin mint
T - sweet chocolate, cool mint, bright acidic mocha bean with notes of raspberry, just a hint of barrel character on the finish
F - medium bodied, moderately high carbonation - this beer might benefit from a slightly creamier feel
O - the bourbon character is secondary and so light that I wonder if it was necessary, but this is still an excellent beer. The coffee elevates this beyond liquid thin mint status, and like most Odd Side beers the adjuncts are the stars of the show. lacks subtlety, but very enjoyable as a dessert beer.

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Photo of grover37
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle from Binnys for $6. Nose is overwhelmingly mint. Flavor is great and much more sophisticated. Feel is good, medium high body, medium carb, which is a bit high. Interesting enough to try, but glad I didn't buy more.

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Photo of larryarms847
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours smooth and viscous and midnight black with a half finger frothy crown of brown foam.

Heavy aroma of mint, a mild coffee-esque aroma but translates mainly to roasted malt, and a great depth of chocolate. Not really much bourbon character in aroma, but a whisp of oaky earthiness.

Chocolate emerges with a wave of mint immediately reminiscent of those Andes mint candies. Still not getting much if any coffee in the flavor as the mint overpowers the roasted character. Bourbon character is missing but is present just lacking.

Full-bodied, low-medium carbonation, rich, sweet, earthy, minty, and smooth.

Overall quite a tasty dessert beer. Tastes just like an Andes mint candy and/or those thin mint cookies. Tons of chocolate and mint flavor, but this was a little bit of a let down in the coffee and bourbon department. The mint overpowers everything but the chocolate, but fortunately the mint is delightful and not that fake spearmint gum flavor.

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Photo of SerialTicker
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

EDIT: I've since had Mokka Munt a handful of times, and I'm bumping the aroma score way up... it smells so damn good. Cocoa, some barrel, and a bit of mint. Excellent on the nose. The taste is still somewhat a bummer for me in the sense that I'd like more bourbon barrel, but DAMN. Smells incredible.

This beer has alluded me for awhile. I was desperately ISO of this when it was first released, but I had nothing to trade for it. Thankfully, John picked me some beers up from Odd Side's Black Friday party last month ... I asked for one single bottle of this. As it turns out, I'm not too upset with that decision... which surprised me.

Mokka Munt is a beer that I see as polarizing, but it shouldn't be -- if you don't like mint (or coffee for that matter), you won't like this beer. At the same time, you have no business reviewing this beer if you're so subjective... anyway,

I like coffee. I enjoy mint. I love bourbon barrel aged beers. This seemed like a no-brainer. Unfortunately, it's not as "POW!" as I would like it to be, if that makes sense.

I will say that the mint level on this beer is pretty perfect. It's not strong or weak, it's just perfectly balanced with the coffee notes. That, I enjoy. What I don't care too much for is that the flavors of coffee and especially those from the bourbon barrel are very faint, especially the latter. Coffee is usually a huge standout in beer, especially when fresh, but for some reason, not in Mokka Munt. The bourbon barrels? Forget about them. I could be told this beer wasn't put into barrels and I'd completely believe it. They must have been crazy dry barrels, and/or did not house Mokka Munt for long.

Shit yeah, this is a very nice beer. It looks beautiful, smells great, and has a very solid mouthfeel. Unfortunately, I find that the flavor falls a bit flat: I want more coffee notes, and I certainly want more of a barrel presence. Still, on the whole, Mokka Munt is delicious. I just can't help but want more out of it.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle with white Oddsides pressure cap.

bottled on: 10/24/16

poured into HF stem.

Appearance: Black body with a medium brown head that quickly drops down to thin cap.

Smell: Smells of dark chocolate, mint, and a hint of bourbon. Not smelling much coffee.

Taste: Flavor is much the same as the nose. The mint is fantastic here and tastes authentic. Lots of chocolate, but the mint taste is stronger. Hint of bourbon as well. Hint of coffee, but not much. All flavors play nicely together and nothing is harsh or artificial.

Mouthfeel: Medium body the comes across as a little thin.

Overall: Oddsides does great with adjunct beers and this is no exception. The beer is exactly what they label it as. A well crafted barrel aged and adjuncted imperial stout.

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Photo of Masonz223
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smell: peppermint candy canes dark chocolate dark roasted coffee coconut a little bit of booziness.

Taste: upfront your get a bit of peppermint spice almost candy cane like middle of the mouth dark roasted coffee dark chocolate oak in the finish you get the slightest bit of vanilla some bourbon heat and dark roasted coffee with peppermint lingers in the finish and into the aftertaste.

Feel: medium bodied. spot on carbonation. Mildly creamy on the tongue.

Overall: It says on the bottle imperial stout with coffee and mint aged in bourbon barrels and you get all of that. The beer is really nice but a little mint forward for me I would like to see the mint be an underlining flavor and not the dominant flavor. Still it's a really creative idea to put mint into a barrel aged Stout and I give a lot of credit to Oddside for trying to be different. I enjoyed the beer and wouldn't mind having this again.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle. This one surprised me. Tastes like one of those mint chocolate candy wafers. Has a little peppery spice to it as well, not sure if there's any pepper in there or if it's coming from the mint. Mouthfeel could have been fuller but overall very tasty brew.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a motor oil black with a thin tan brown head. Nice amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aromas of dark chocolate, mint, and bourbon.

T - The flavor is dark chocolate, coffee, mint, and bourbon. The finish is mostly bourbon and coffee.

M - Heavy body with medium carbonation. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Dry finish.

O - One of Oddsides best beers. The mint is subtle and works well with the bourbon and coffee.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look. You're either into the mint, or you're not. You're gonna bitch that "it was too minty" or "not minty enough." Got it. But this is, in the micro-genre of mint stouts (which includes one from Stone, Iron Fist, Perennial ... and who the fuck else?), a god-tier type of beer. Say "Andes" and I will punch you in the nuts. There is chocolate. There is mint. The cooling sensation is not overpowering. The coffee gives it some depth. The body is thick and solid.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a snifter
bottles 12/1/15

A- pours a deep black color with a small foamy khaki colored head that dissipates quickly, leaving just a ring around the edge

S- Huge fresh mint aroma mixes with dark roasted malt to give an aroma of Andes chocolate mints. Mint chocolate chip ice cream, vanilla & light coffee. No barrel aromas detected

T- mint flavor hits immediately up front, along with notes of milk chocolate, coffee and vanilla. The mid-palate brings more mint, along with a bit of tangy flavor, perhaps from the bourbon barrel, although not picking up any bourbon flavor specifically. The finish does bring some woodsy oak flavors, along with more mint and a light hit of coffee on the linger

M- medium body with moderate-low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel that continues into the finish

O- the best use of mint in a stout that I've had to this point, definitely a beer or fans of mint flavor. As with most Oddside BA beers, couldn't detect any bourbon flavor and barely any barrel

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Photo of EJJ1848
2.84/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

I dont know if I got a bad bottle or this beer just didnt jive with me. Pours jet black with a nice khaki head. Nose is soured cheese and vague mint. Tasted the same as smell. I hope it was just a bad bottle, otherwise I must say mint stouts arent for me.

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Photo of ThickNStout
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle from LambicPentameter (thanks man!). Bottled 12/1/15. Served in a Barrel and Barley teku.

Pours oil black with two and a half fingers of mocha head. The foam settles to a few dots on the surface and a full collar that leaves some decent sized trails of lace.

Warm, inviting aromas of mint chocolate chips, coffee, caramel and vanilla. Not much barrel presence but between the coffee and mint this smells great and certainly beckons me to drink up!

The full, rich flavor profile holds notes of mint, coffee, chocolate, bourbon, caramel, vanilla, wet wood and a little booze. A little more bourbon is apparent here than in the nose but it has a rounding, sweetening effect on the mint and coffee.

Medium full, semi creamy feel with moderate carbonation. Mint mocha latte, bourbon soaked oak and a hint of caramel dance on the palate in the sweet, lingering finish.

Of all the Odd Side offerings I've received in trades over the years Mokka Munt is hands down my favorite so far. It also happens to have the best integration of mint I've tried. The barrel aging is a tad subtle but does well to create a well rounded experience. This was an excellent and slightly unique barrel aged coffee stout. I'm quite glad I had the opportunity to try this.

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Photo of superspak
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 12/1/2015. Pours pitch black color with a 1 finger dense dark brown head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, mint, fudge, caramel, molasses, bourbon, toasted oak, vanilla, herbal, and roast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, coffee, mint, and bourbon barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, mint, fudge, caramel, molasses, bourbon, toasted oak, vanilla, herbal, and roast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/roasted bitterness, bourbon/oak spiciness, and cooling mint character on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, mint, fudge, caramel, molasses, bourbon, toasted oak, vanilla, herbal, and roast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt, coffee, mint, and bourbon barrel flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/silky, and lightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an incredible barrel aged mint imperial stout! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt, coffee, mint, and bourbon barrel flavors; and dangerously smooth and easy to sip on for the big ABV. I though the balace between the coffee, mint, barrel, and malt flavors was pretty much perfect across the board. A highly enjoyable offering.

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