Mokah | Southern Tier Brewing Company

MokahMokah
BA SCORE
4.21/5
2,325 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:
#998
Reviews:
745
Ratings:
2,325
pDev:
10.45%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
245
Gots:
513
Trade:
12
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User Ratings & Reviews
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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Photo of Scotchboy
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stoked for this guy, 22oz bomber split into snifters...

A: Black pour with red hues, surprisingly not as dark or viscous as I thought it might be...off-tan head dissipates pretty rapidly.

S: Huge milk chocolate and Belgian bittersweet chocolate notes...chocolate covered espresso beans, roasted malt base, hints of darker caramel...lots of sweetness without being cloying. Smells like dessert for sure.

T: Sweetness again, with a moderate roasted malt character...touch of a burnt note on the finish. Dark chocolate and black malt maybe? There is the slightest semblance of balance here between sweet and bitter.

MF: Creamy medium-full body with medium carbonation levels and a dry flash of bitterness on the finish.

O: This is the ST stout I've been looking for since trying Choklat and Creme Brulee. The suggestion of balance, though it might be a facade, is still welcome. Toning down that sweet ST style into something more readily drinkable is a HUGE plus to me. Good stuff.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of peensteen
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nearly jet black, cap of tan head, little lace at the edge of the glass. Smell is full of chocolate, milk and bittersweet, vanilla, coffee beans and a moderate amount of roasty malt are present with bits of alcohol, but really quite chocolate heavy. Taste is similar to the nose lots of chocolate, vanilla and black coffee, sweet milky chocolate notes, fairly bitter most likely the work of the coffee, some alcohol heat but not boozy, more chocolate and coffee beans in the finish and leaves flavours of vanilla in the aftertaste. Lightly carbonated and creamy big and full bodied. Delicious stuff here, sweet and loaded with a ton of flavour, really good stuff.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Mokah pours a black color with very little head. there was a very sweet aroma, lots of chocolate. There is a very sweet chocolate flavor, lots of coffee flavors too; mokah flavors. Rather sweet, and easy and almost dangerous to drink. Overall a very different and interesting beer, worth a shot.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.65/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I can see how this is a well crafted beer, but I don't think it was quite for me. There is definitely a lot of chocolate to the smell, and a fair amount in the taste, but not enough coffee to balance it out. The taste is also a bit cloyingly sweet. It had pretty soft carbonation that I think was detrimental to this brew because a bit more carbonation might have helped lift some of the cloying sweetness off the tongue.

Anyway, it's well crafted and an interesting experiment, but not balanced very well for my tastes. I can tell that the base stout is good, but I don't like the overwhelming chocolate flavor. I think it tastes artificial and needs to be balanced out by something else. This is something of a general problem I have had with Southern Tier beers. They have a fantastic smell or at least a very intriguing one, but they also have an overwhelming sweetness that is too much.

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3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

First poured almost straight white, while the second from the bomber had a khaki color to it. Mixed head formation and retention, but not necessarily bad in either. Immediate aroma of mocha. Strong and pleasant. First taste was just amazing. Strong mokah taste. A creamy coffee, really reminds me of a mocha frappiccino, but one big difference. A lot of booze taste. Not necessarily heavy for the alcohol content, but I have had smoother. But, then again, the flavor/aroma/mouthfeel would not be the same with less malt. The mouthfeel was amazing. A nice creamy and silkiness. Definitely a must try, and I plan on cellaring some to see how they turn out over time.

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4/5  rDev -5%

Mokah from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 2,325 ratings
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