Nephilium (1410) - Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2009
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This starts with an aroma of dark chocolate, a hint of alcohol, and a touch of coffee. It pours an opaque black with a thin tan head. Nice creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is a bit astringent, but carries forth a dark cocoa flavor. The finish is long, with a cocoa overtone. This is a fine beer, Iím curious if this is a blend of the Jahva and Choklat, or if itís a separate brew incorporating the flavors.
egajdzis (5401) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2009
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured an opaque black color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, nuts, smoke, and alcohol. Taste of dark chocolate, roasted malts, more coffee, nuts, and smoke, with sharp alcohol in the finish.
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours black with light tan head. Aroma is some coffee roast with high end bittersweet chocolate notes like a ghirardelli or a godiva. Mouthfeel is medium heavy with a fair amount of carbonation. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, and coffee and chocolate. This is a nice meld of the choklat and javah. It incorporates the best of both brews. Instead of hersheys chocolate like I get with javah this version is more high end chocolate. With a little less sweetness. Donít get me wrong. The sweetness is still there. Just like all their beers. Just doesnít seem to overpower the way a javah does. The coffee adds a nice element. This is a great brew.
tmoreau (2563) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Brixieís, Brookfield, IL. Served in a tulip as a black/brown hue with a light tan, foamy head and nice , foamy lacing. A wonderful nose of rich, Ghirardelli type chocolate is key to the aroma while almost ignoring the pleasant roastiness. The flavor then added some rich coffee and cream, with the chocolate notes becoming more bakerís chocolate with a nice, consistent bitterness into the finish. An ulitimate dessert beer. Who needs cake?
foundmd (210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
22oz bottle. Pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate with subtle coffee. Initial flavor is huge milk chocolate and roasted malts followed by hints of espresso, dark fruits, vanilla and a big bitter hops finish. Thereís a faint mineral-like taste after the first few sips that seems to disappear as the drinking progresses. Very dry and bitter aftertaste. Medium-bodied and slightly fizzy. Alcohol is well concealed. Another great beer in the Blackwater Series.
WisconsinBeer (711) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Had to grab this beer, same name as my cat! So new that the local liquor store didnít even have the price set up on it yet. Deep black pour, minimal head. So this is a combo brew of two separate entities, Jahva and Choklat, which are both excellent brews. Flavor is thick roasted malts, light roast coffee, and some cocoa powder. Medium to full bodied, minimal carbonation. Thick and chewy on the palate, finish is lingering syrup and coffee tang. Heavy hitter, high ABV this stuff will funk you up! Not bad, not bad.
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Poured a dark, and deep brown (bording on dark black, but I could see brown when I held it up directly in front of the light), with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of milk chocolate (as with the Choklat, it reminded me of walking into a small chocolate shop), caramel, lighter coffee, and vanilla. Tastes of coffee, chocolate, caramel, and some dark fruits. Light to medium alcohol in the finish. I had some chocolate brownies before this which put me in the mood to have this one. Definitely a dessert sipper.
clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2009 Deep brown with a thick tan head . Huge chocolate aroma, more pronounced than the coffee. The coffee really starts to shine on the palate mid taste. The coffee balances some of the sweetness that overpowers Choklat. Overall, I still prefer jah-va, but this is very good. I would love more of a 60/40 split with more jah-va, but that is just my humble opinion. It is very smooth and drinkable for 11%. This beer cold get you in trouble!
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Nose is pure chocolate goodness. The coffee becomes more pronounced as the beer settles. Pours a cola brown with a healthy light tan head. Creamy chocolate entry with a good coffee backing. Pleasing caramel notes Alcohol is distracting a bit. Good beer, and I still donít know how they get all that chocolate in there. However there is not enough coffee, syrupy at times, and it is too hot. Iím going to age a few and see how that is. Still really good.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2009 I love the coffee stouts. Almost all of them (except maybe jahva). That is the reason I bought the bomber of Mokah. Just a blind hope that two sub-standard beers would be greater than their equivalent parts.
Pours dark brown/mahogany with a medium head. This is mostly dominated by the sweet, syrupy Choklat, with the coffee coming next. A fair amount of coffee that keeps the taste sane (if not the texture). But in the end, this is much too heavy and sweet for my tastes (again). A little bitterness at the finish.