bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer blew me away. Smooth and creamy. Reminded me of a milkshake. Very comparable to Youngs Chocolate stout, but this has the subtle coffee kick. Excellent beer. Don’t pass this one up.
Ughsmash (7354) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Poured deep brown with a short cap of beige head.. quite clear. The aroma picked up decadent cake-like chocolates all over the place with lesser notes of coffee and vanilla.. warm, but with no overt alcohol presence.. earthy spice emerged as it warmed up. The flavor had a blend of cocoa, darker chocolates, and a really nice roast of coffee accented by molasses, vanilla, and earth.. spicy and warm on the back-end with more of the coffee. Heavier-bodied and relatively clean on the palate with a syrupy texture to it.. some boozy presence, but you can’t feel the full 11%. Very good stuff.
Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured dark chocolate colored body with a moderate tan head that subsided quickly. Redolent of spicy sweet licorice, strong coffee and chocolate milk, and subdued chocolate covered banana. Flavor of bitter earthy coffee, coffee beans, caramelized cafe au lait, then it turns malty reminiscent of a doppelbock, roast barley, licorice, rooty, vanilla-citric bite at the end. Palate was medium bodied, which I consider light for the style, but it was soft and creamy, close to syrupy, and warming in the finish. I like to try this one fresh from the tap to really judge its complexity, since I cellared this one a couple months.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 15, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 Bottle - Pours a thick dk brown with a nice tan head...aroma is what you’d expect from the Blackwater series, rich rich coffee and chocolate...flavour is great as well, bitter cocoa and coffee with a nice malty component that lingers... shared this with a few other folks so I really liked it...
coyotehunter (681) - , Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber shared with MrBunn and my brother. Oh my God is that good. Smells like chocolate milk. Pours black with a thin head. Flavor is a smooth creamy goodness made almost entirely of milk chocolate and some vanilla. According to MrBunn and Curt, hes right. Its F*ing great.
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I like what Phin and Matt are doing at Southern Tier Brewing. I hope it is profitable for them as I want them around for a long time. Mokah pours BLACK with little to no head. Huge Tootsie roll chocolate aromas. Palate coating chocolate flavor which lingers on the finish. This might be more chocolately than Chokolat. (Killed that brain cell years ago so my memory might not be as sharp.) A little palate cleansing carbonation noticed on the tongue and a little alcohol registered on the finish. Great brew!
MrBunn (2561) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a dark and thick brown with a thin head and aromas of chocolate milk. Flavor is straight chocolate with a Nestle Quik finish. According Curt, this is f’ing great.
BuckeyeBoy (3543) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Pours out a dark brown topped with a cream head. Aroma of sweet milk chocolate and coffee. Tast was more of the sweetness and roast malts. Very smooth. Another tast brew from Southern Tier.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a smallish but present head. Aroma of coffee, the kind made in the little Italian espresso pots on the label. The flavor is over the top coffee, bitter, astringent in the finish, and almost chalky. The palate is pretty thick. Overall, some pretty serious flaws in this batch but covered well be the over the top presence of everything.
SrSilliGose (3311) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2010 pours a deep black with a decent frothy head. Aroma of graham crackers, chocolate syrup, mocha, milk chocolate, whipping cream, cold pressed coffee with some nicely complementing boozey undertones. medium body. pretty nice.