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Mokah | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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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:
#1,022
Reviews:
745
Ratings:
2,327
pDev:
10.45%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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245
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Photo of rbrefbeerman
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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

Another blind beer from MpBugeye. Says to use a snifter. My DFH signature is getting called up from the bench.
This veer was reviewed blind, with no knowledge of brewery or style.

Pours a deep dark brown-- slight reddish hints in the edge. Imelda the glass is filled, the red and brown hues completely disappear. This thing is black. Deep and dark. Looks like fun. A dark tan head of 2 fingers. Average retention, spotty lacing.

Smell is huuuge chocolate. This must be a chocolate stout. Big chocolate notes. Like crazy crazy silly chocolate. Copious amounts of chocolate. A booziness comes through too.

Taste is sweet and boozy... Big chocolate with some light roasty and coffee-like notes. The coffee flavor even reminds me of chocolate-- like a mocha drink at Starbucks. As this warms, it gets pretty boozy... not overly boozy, and not bad, just a noticeable increase in booziness. The overall flavor is good, albeit a one note song.

Body is more full than medium. Low carbonation works well-- nice thick creamy feel.

Overall, this is an interesting beer. I personally wish I didn't have to drink a bomber solo-- much too sweet and possibly boozy (I'd guess 9%-10%). If this were in 12 oz bottles, I'd consider drinking this more often-- or, of ourse, this would be good to share with some other people! I can enjoy this for what it is-- I'm assuming a desert beer-- and think it is tasty and well-made.

--- reveals bottle to be Southern Tier Mokah ---

Haha. No kidding! Well... That explains a lot in terms of the flavor... I actually almost bought a bomber of this last week-- glad I held off! Thanks to Seth for another beer!

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of bluntedboywonder
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of MaseFace
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Stillyman11
3.91/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of adamette
4.69/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the 22 oz. bomber that I bought at Rozi's Wine house in Lakewood, Ohio (interesting that the brewery is in Lakewood, NY!) a few weeks ago into my Brewery Ommegang gold rimmed goblet (in the shape of a Westvleteren goblet).

A Absolutely opaque black body lets no light through under a medium brown head. Delicious looking. 4.0

S Dark roast malt, chocolate, maybe some coffee. This smell is great and reminds me of the Choklat but it is less "chocolate milk" sweet that that was to the nose. It cannot be improved. 5.0

T Wow, an explosion of dark roast malt, chocolate and coffee which again is very close to Choklat (which I really enjoyed by the way) only a bit more dark roast which I really like. This is great beer advocacy experience. The brewer has taken a beer that I really like (Choklat) and actually improved it. 5.0

M This is a big beer for sure. Big dark malt, big chocolate, big coffee. Despite that it actually achieves a nice smoothness and it "goes down" very easily. 4.5

D Well I finished the bomber without much hesitation. This is such a delicious beer that it makes a style that normally would not be THAT drinkable (Stout) into a good, drinkable brew. 4.0

Notes: Bravo!

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Photo of dogfishandi
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

reviewed from notes

A- poured from a bomber into a pint glass. pours pretty much opaque black that revealed some deep dark brown when held up to the light. dark mocha colored head, that faded to a ring pretty quickly. a touch of lacing, little head retention.

S- huge milk chocolatey aroma. reminds me a little bit of youngs or rogue chocolate stout. smells like a chocolatey brownie and maybe some chocolate milk. some coffee like expresso aromas mixed in their as well. some roasted malts and a little bit of some solvent like alcohol.

T- delicious milk chocolate brownie like taste. chocolate and a nice expresso perfectly compliment each other. a little bit of roasted malts/barley going on as well. has a bitter milk chocolate finish.

M- big chewy heavy full body. leaves a creamy texture on the palate. very light carbonation, very nice.

D- pretty good drinkability for 11%. recommend this to any chocolate or cream stout lover that maybe want something a little bigger.

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Photo of jpd026
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of lucasj82
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured unto a snifter.

Appearance: Superior black, I put it up against the light and just completely opaque. Head is tan which comes off at least two lingers length off the body when originally poured.

Smell: I just poured this with reading the label, or the reviews and right away smell pure dark chocolate. It is almost perfect, just that not sticky smell like some other beers I have had.

Taste: The taste magnified, chocolate, coffee bean, little sweet but not chick sweet I am talking about for a dark beer it is sweet. Feel of caramel which it is just jumped into one of my favorite stouts.

Mouth: Just right, all I have to say (and you need to know).

Overall: Incredibly well put together beer, this is the not the way stout should be but the way "Mokah" is. Flavor just screams drink me and you will not be disappointed by picking this up. Hope you all enjoy...Salud!

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Photo of Warren2621
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of csfcmitchell
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CoolEthan
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Photekut
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of timmy2b
4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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

22oz bottle (bottled 5/26/2011) poured into a snifter. Dark brown/black color with mahogany edges when held to light. Tan head dissipates quickly to a thin film on the surface. Appearance is a little thin.

Aroma is delicious rich coffee and dark chocolate. Smells great.

Taste is rich sweet chocolate blended with espresso. A really good balance here between the bitterness of the coffee and the sweetness of the chocolate; neither dominates. The one thing I'm kind of not getting is any malt or hops... but this is a unique dessert-type beer, a great blend of Jahva and Choklat. Very nice.

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Photo of brewcrew76
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark brown, black with amber highlights when held to the light. A thin tan head settles to a ring of foam quickly.

S - Heavy chocolate and coffee. Almost reminds me of slightly burnt smores. The chocolate takes on a hershey's syrup aroma.

T - Sweet malt with rich chocolate slowly fade to slightly bitter coffee and deeply roasted malts the finish with a lingering sweet vanilla.

M - On the heavy side of medium with a mouth coating slickness.

D - ABV is well hidden. Makes for a nice after dinner sipper for dessert.

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Photo of teromous
4.59/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: It pours pitch black with no colors reflecting at the edge. There is maybe a half a finger of tan colored head that disappears into a thin film. No lacing on the glass.

S: I can smell the roasted barley and there is the slight smell of chocolate. The mocha scent is not as present...not absent, but just not very strong. The barley overpowers the nose of the beer.

T: Immediately I can taste the mocha flavor and some of the chocolate as well. It tastes a lot like a frozen mocha that you'd get from a coffee shop. The chocolate is not very strong but I can taste it. The end of the drink is very bitter, which is to be expected. My burps taste delicious. I can taste the alcohol in this beer after a few drinks.

M: It has a very milky mouthfeel. I had to check the bottle (Southern Tier posts their ingredients on the bottle, hooray!) and it has no lactose. Perhaps it's the Belgian chocolate? I do taste the alcohol but it doesn't seem to burn the mouth.

D: It is very easy to drink if you are used to bitter stouts or barleywines. The bitterness is not too strong but it is there. If you can sit down and drink a cup of coffee without thinking twice, this is the beer for you. It is mocha in every sense of the word. At 11% ABV it will knock you off your feet. I was originally going to give the beer a 4.5 for drinkability because of the slight alcohol flavor, until I looked at my bomber bottle and realized that it was nearly empty!!

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of mick303
4.51/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Opened on Xmas Day, had aged this for a year or two but couldn’t find a batch date. Into a tulip glass this poured a thick oily black colour, with a slight whispy head, great lacing. 4.25
S – super rich, creamy chocolate, smooth coffee, cinnamon and vanilla, honey biscuits, soft chocolatey sweetness to it, a light bitterness, reminiscent of those chocolate swirl cookie sticks, only slight hints of warming alcohol mixed in nicely with the coffee, amazing. 4.5
T – soft creamy chocolate, then more of a coffee character through the body, cocoa powder, hints of chocolate chili spice, creamy vanilla really comes through, lots of dark and milk chocolate, subtle caramel. Finish is full, mildly spicy, and dries out a bit leaving a complex mocha aftertaste with a hint of spice. 4.5
M – Probably the creamiest IS I can remember having, this is an absolutely delicious dessert beer, big big body to it, but so smooth riding on waves of chocolate and coffee. Light/moderate carbnation, works perfectly with the bitterness to cut through some of the sweetness and alcohol. 4.75
This is a remarkable beer, just amazing complexity with a mélange of balanced coffee and chocolate character. (I found the chocolate was more dominant flavor wise, but the coffee contributed a lot to the feel). It would be interesting to play around with the proportions for curiosity sake, but I think ST has pretty well nailed it here. Wouldn’t change anything with this, it’s a magical combination and works very nicely. 4.5

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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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