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Mokah | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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4.21/5
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2,327 Ratings
MokahMokah
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
southerntierbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
As scientists, our brewers utilize their materials to exacting standards. As artists, they couldn’t resist the temptation to combine two of our highly acclaimed Blackwater Series Imperial Stouts: Jahva and Choklat. Alone each is perfect, but together as Mokah they are an inimitable expression of two of the world’s most sought after flavors. Enjoy Mokah stout with – or as – your favorite dessert!

Added by DrinkinBuddy on 04-20-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,023
Reviews:
745
Ratings:
2,327
pDev:
10.45%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
245
Gots:
512
Trade:
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Ratings: 2,327 |  Reviews: 745
Photo of brittanylicious
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of target88
4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WastingFreetime
4.51/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of drtth
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter glass. A glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As served the beer is a dark black/brown color with a finely grained tan head that leaves a nice pattern of lacing. While the head has soon receded into a ring sipping still leaves occasional spots and legs of lacing follow from the foam.

Smell: The aroma includes chocolate, cocoa, vanilla and traces of caramel.

Taste: As expected from the nose, the flavors include chocolate and cocoa , vanilla, cream, some dark caramel, traces of some coffee. The alcohol is well hidden.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium bodied and has minimal carbonation. The finish begins in dark chocolate sweetness and then changes into a bittersweet dark chocolate flavor and ends in dryness.

Drinkability: This is a fine dessert beer with great potential for sipping slowly after dinner while chatting with friends or reading a good book. In other words this is a beer worth taking the time to relax and enjoy one a night. However, it is also a beer to keep on hand for after dinner or late night enjoyment.

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Photo of RedAleMan
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of ambruns1979
4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of deltatauhobbit
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color with a decent sized tan head, fades a bit fast, leaves some bubbles on top for awhile, for a stout this strong I figured it'd be darker, more black like, especially if coffee is part of the equation.

Smell has a huge freakin' chocolate aroma, a very sweet smelling chocolate at that, reminds me almost like chocolate milk, definitely not picking up the coffee.

Taste is heavily on the sweet side, the chocolate really comes through but the roasted malt helps balance things more than some other Southern Tier offerings, slight burnt bitterness in the aftertaste which might be from coffee but it could also be from the roasted malt so the coffee presence is still very subtle.

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Photo of HumanParaquat
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of orbitalr0x
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown bordering on black with a half inch of tan head. Aromas are big with deep chocolate wrapped in caramel along with a deep coffee undertone and loads of sweet malts. A touch of vanilla and spice.

First sip brings big malts upfront with lots of wonderful chocolate flavors. Hints of caramel mix in as fresh brewed coffee comes through as well. A touch of vanilla, spice and a bit of dark fruits. Flows down somewhat sweet. Would be a good desert beer. Alcohol is well hidden.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth with a big maltiness. Goes down rather easily while being a bit on the sweet side. Overall, a damn fine blend here that shows of the tasty nuances of both beers. Yummy stuff that would be great made into a shake!!

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Photo of Chris-1911
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alleykatking
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle.

A- Pours a dark color..pretty much well black. One finger tan head shows little retention and ends up capping the beer. No real lacing as I drank it down.

S- Simple enough coffee beans dipped in a sweet chocolate. This is tied in a with a light banana scent to me.

T- Well....it does deliver a nice iced mocha flavor from the get go. A light sweet chocolate in the background the entire time stays well put as a light flavor. Roasted malts on the ending with a light alcohol flavor toward the very end.

M- Heavier mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the beer. Very creamy feeling with no lactose which I found to be interesting. Mocha flavor left on palate with some roasted malts in the aftertaste. Flavors were blended perfect I thought. Such a good mouthfeel!

D- This beer was very good. Drinkable is not really the right word for this. The ABV is the only downside to this beer. Oh well can't have it all and it limits you to a pint or two before you might start to feel it.

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Photo of Davit
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of BeerSox
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into tall pint glass (shared among others).

Pitch black with a one finger brown head that slowly settles to almost nothing.

Very heavy chocoate aroma, with a little burnt malt in the background. Sweet mocha is in there, similar to what's found in a Starbuck's coffee.

Sweet cocoa in the background in the flavor, which complements the dark roasitness of the malts perfectly. The hops don't show up as much, maybe adding a slight amount of bitterness in the background along with a tidbit of citrus. Very full bodied, thick, chocolate syrupy.

A very sweet beer, but not too rich like some of the other ones. The bitter Belgian chocolate seems to go better with the characteristics of an RIS better than regular chocolate. Recommended.

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Photo of Wayne17
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of garuda
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Black, with a thin tan head that has no retention or lacing.

S/T - Starts with indulgent, sweet, rich chocolate, than roasted coffee mid palate and finishes again with milk chocolate and some roast bitterness throughout. A perfect blend between the Jahva and Choklat.

M - Full body, low carbonation, slick and creamy across the palate, but leaving a coating of chocolate behind.

O - Having had both the Jahva and Choklat, this a perfect blend between the two. Not too indulgent like the Choklat, with a nice amount of coffee and bitterness from the Jahva. I'll get this again.

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Photo of bmwats
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of bum732
3.82/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

S: Very sweet chocolate, brownie mix mostly, some espresso, smells exactly like espresso brownies.

L: Very dark brown, ruby highlights, light tan head that dissipates, light dusting on top.

T: Brownie sweetness up front with some espresso on the backbone. Mild citrus bitterness leads to waves of very sweet and rich chocolate and coffee. Finishes with some chocolate covered espresso beans. Very sweet overall.

M: Some alcohol present, medium full body, medium low carbonation.

Chocolate in this beer is phenomenal, coffe is ok, a little faded. Extremely sweet, be warned.

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Photo of OKCNittany
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.94/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured half a 22oz bottle into a snifer glass. Real dark/ black brown color brew that forms little to no head even with an aggressive pour and just a ring around the edge plus minimal lacing. Um, yeah smells of chocolate. Tastes of chocolate. Is chocolate. Not getting much of the coffee but not big on coffee so I'm loving the chocolate aromas and taste. Smooth, decadent, rich, and sweet; just how I prefer my stouts. Highly recommend this one if you also enjoy bold, big, subtle stouts!

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

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

The beer was served very lightly chilled and allowed to hit room temperature before completion. The beer was served in an Imperial Pint Glass.

Appearance: The beer has a black body. The body of the beer shows ruby opaqueness to light. The head of the beer is the color of nugget. The head retention isnt good but what do I expect for an 11% beer.

Smell: This beer is a very sweet smelling combination of Jahva and Chocolat stout. The beer has a sweet malted milk ball aroma, vanilla, dark roasted malts, well roasted and toasted coffee. Would have liked a bit more coffee notes but this is really nice. Dam near perfect smell on the aroma.

Taste: The darkly roasted coffee malt tones I was craving ride down my throat. The chocolate notes run from the bitter sweet, fudge to malted milk ball. The alcohol is well incorporated in the beer. Major delivery on the aromas in terms of flavor.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability: The mouthfeel is almost full bodied. I am like Mix-Alot I like em round and big. The carbonation is low but works well. Drinkabililty is really good. I couldnt believe how fast the beer left my glass. This is a dam near perfect effort.

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.97/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours pure black with a smallish espresso colored head. Short head retention, but good amounts of lace on the glass. The aroma is roasted barley, dark chocolate and brandied plums with some spicy booziness evident. huge chocolate flavors - dark, milk, raw nibs fill the taste. A bit of earthy coffee and some caramel add to the complexity. Pine forest hops lay in the back, providing a good bitterness for balance. The wall of malt and chocolate flavors is kind throughout though. The mouthfeel is thick and viscous with light carbonation. The finish is bitter from the preponderance of black malts more so than the hops, and quite chocolatey. Alcohol is evident throughout - a spicy kick - but never distracting.

This is a nice Imperial Stout. Very full flavored, worth a try. It could have a bit less alcohol presence and a bit more hop and coffee presence.. Then it would be world class!

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Mokah from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 2,327 ratings
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