Mokah | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States

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

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

We pour a brew the color of dark chocolate. It is thick and syrupy, and holds a brief one finger head of creamy bubbles. A swirl produces a quickly disappearing film of brown bubbles. There is little lacing to speak of, and the bubbles rise lazily to the top. No sediment is noted, but there is a salty, granular appearance to the surface of the liquid. The aroma falls somewhere between a chocolate tootsie roll and a tray of freshly baked brownies. The chocolate and caramel malts are unmistakable, and show the edges of a roast. Really, the malts are just rich and full in flavor, without so much of a smoke or char. There are thick metallic coffee beans, and a dirty, jalapeno heat. There is nuttiness and a sugary sweetness of cream and milk. Booze comes forth with warmth. These are fusel, and give a synthetic cherry aroma. As we sip, the flavoring opens up with bright sweetness of milk chocolate. This is as beautiful as it is in the pure Choklat, and only slightly more subdued. It helps highlight the sweeter malts, which also show a salty, serious side. There is a biting metallic vibe, which pulls us to the middle where there is a milky sweetness, and a soft creaminess, sifting amongst the malts. There is a deep roast to them, finally, and a serious coffee bitterness comes in, cutting the sugars quite a bit. The finish is a mix of buttery diacetyls, clean and drying nuttiness, and a biting citric hops. The booze comes towards the end, but only with warmth. The beer itself is very warming, but fresh vanilla gives a final coolness. The aftertaste is much like a tootsie roll, with candy sugars, big chocolate, coffee, and metallics. The body is full and the carbonation is average. There is wonderful slurp and smack to each sip, and the lips are left coated and sticky. The palate is left with bone dry astringency, with the mouth completely satisfied. The abv is appropriate, and this one has great drinkability, but it is more of a sipper.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was how perfectly it was a blend between Choklat and Jahva. It struck a beautiful balance, and embodied the full essence of both of those brews. The aroma was huge and inclusive, and set up nicely for the full flavoring throughout the taste. The feel was equally as powerful, making for an extremely well-rounded, and expertly crafted brew. We do, however, wish that there was a bigger head and a stronger look and slurp.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tulip glass.

A: Pours viscous black with almost a finger of light khaki head. A few streaks of lacing and pretty good retention.

S: Roastiness and sweet chocolate, cafe mocha, burnt sugar. Really chocolatey and decently sweet.

T: More espresso here, but still quite a bit of mocha/chocolate. The coffee grows in intensity throughout the taste. Finishes with some coffee bitterness and offsetting sugar.

M: Full bodied and light carbonation. Thick, but manages to feel really nice.

O: Well executed for what it is: huge chocolatey stout with some supporting coffee. Not unlike drinking a cafe mocha. Sweet but not overly sweet. Southern Tier does these types of beers well.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- dark oil with a copper hint and small head

S- smells almost entirely of dark cacao chocolate, intoxicating

T- absolutely heavenly taste of dark cacao chocolate, some milk chocolate, and hint of coffee flavor, exactly like the label says. It's far and away one of the most amazing beers I've ever had. Clean, smooth, divine taste, flavors are so simple and make this one of the best! NO alcohol taste, but you will notice soon at 11.2%. It's perfect

O- one of the better beers I've ever had. It is extremely similar to the Chokolat from ST, but a bit more coffee and dark bitter chocolate flavor, and not SO sweet. It's just perfect, thats all I can say. Every sip makes me want more and more and more. An absolute steal for $8.50 650ml. A stout/chocolate fans dream!

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Mokah from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 2,331 ratings