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Southern Tier Blackwater Series: Mokah

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100
94
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 945   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
When empirical and creative impulses collide, the result is often timeless. The classic utility-art aesthetic of the coffee maker is an example of design and engineering working in concert. It is through similar cooperation that the simple bitter cocoa bean is transformed into a sweet treat. As scientists, our brewers utilize their materials to exacting standards. As artists, they couldn’t resist the temptation to combine the best flavors of 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! Cheers!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (11059) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 24, 2014
Starker schokoladig herber Antrunk. Vollmundig, wenig Vanille, wenig alkoholisch. Hintergründig Kaffee, angenehme Süße. Zum Ende vor allem Kaffee. Harmonisch, vollmundig, gut. 11/12/12/12/9/12

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mansquito (3572) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Bondiranrs, NYC tap: pours black with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee, but really it is mostly chocolate. Taste is like eating a chocolate bar. It most good. Fo real. I do not have much more to say.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fugitive (1408) - Athens, GREECE - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle. Color dark brown with small head. Aroma vanilla, chocolate, coffee. Taste coffee, chocolate, vanilla. Great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rocbyter (1908) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle that has been aging for a few years. Strong chocolate aroma. Black color and there is not much of a head left. Sweet chocolate beginning with a light burn in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aggiebob (27) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 6, 2014
This black stout has a chocolate and coffee aroma and offers full body sweetness with a light bitter aftertaste. It was a good choice for a cold day.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beardaxe (266) - - DEC 6, 2014
Poured from a bomber until tulip glass. Lovely sweet aroma that reminded me of cigar city southern slice. It just smells like a dessert. Flavor is quite good. Abv is hidden well. The beer is sweet all the way through, but never cloying. The chocolate is soft and simple but delicious. A slightly bitter finish mars things a bit, but still very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3067) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2014
Bomber shared with judges. Deep brown black with a decent mocha head. Gorgeous chocolate and coffee aroma, sweet tick and rich. Flavour is richly chocolatey, nice dark coffee, molasses; very sweet with lots of cocoa, chocolate and coffee, decent bitterness. Lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jamesthebrit (297) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Aroma is complex. Fruity earthy coffee. Chocolate bitterness. Looks good. Dark black. Huge dark brown espresso head. Taste is a little acidic. Bitter. Earthy dirt. Hops cut through on the finish. I think the hoppy finish takes a lot away. I would rather have some sweetness. Boozy. Flavors are muddled rather than distinct. Palate is alright. A little dirty and aggressive. Overall a solid beer. Doesn’t taste as gimmicky as other chocolate or coffee beers. But the acidity and bitterness make it rough.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
ttroha (342) - Americus, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours dark black with brown head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Tastes of chocolate and a hint of coffee. Slightly bitter at the back end. Medium bodied. Delicious!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3519) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle, picked up in Alabama. Pours opaque black with a large cremay brown head that has great staying power and really nice lacing. Aroma is pretty room filling, tons and tons of chocolate, some coffee in there as well, but mostly chocolate. Flavor is, yep, fully sweet, medium bitterness. Tons of chocolate, both baking chocolate and milk chocolate, some coffee flavors, but pretty subdued. Medium plus body, some creaminess. Plenty of lingering bitterness. Manages to hit you hard with chocolate without getting crazy artificial like Rogue Double Chocolate. Not a 100 point beer, but pretty solid if you are looking for dessert.


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