Mokah | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
stbcbeer.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:
#1,081
Reviews:
746
Ratings:
2,331
pDev:
10.45%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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245
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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 rbrefbeerman
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jpd026
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 tourdot
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Jlabs
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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 sposter4
4.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 TreyIsWilson
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a motor oil black with a one-finger tan head.

S - Aroma is dark chocolate and coffee.

T - Taste mirrors the aroma. The flavor starts out with lots of sweet dark chocolate. Coffee and roasted malts complement the sweetness. Finish has more sweet chocolate.

M - Heavy body with medium carbonation. Mouthfeel is syrupy with a sticky and dry finish.

O - This reminds me of a sweeter version of Founders Breakfast Stout. A very nice sipper for cold night.

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

Photo of bluntedboywonder
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of MaseFace
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of ninaturner
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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