jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle. Pours dark brownish-black with a soft tan head that disapates quickly. Smells of vanilla, chocolate, coffee, and malt. Tastes of creammy milk chocolate, dark chocolate, roasted coffee, and followed by bitter both by cocoa and hops. Creamy body and a long sticky bittersweet aftertaste.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 22, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Nqualls. Pours a deep viscous brown, almost black with a dissipating brown head. Aroma of chocolate and roast. This is full bodied with a creamy texture and a slight syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor is full of rich dark chocolate and vanilla bean, but with enough espresso flavor to keep it in balance. Hop bitterness is moderate but in check. I like the attenuation- sweet but not overly sweet. Finish is warming but with no fusels, and with a mild roast coffee clinging to the back of the mouth. Excellent beer. My friend Tracy, my father-in-law, and my wife enjoyed this as well. I like this as much as Choklat.
Nuffield (4011) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this following the Southern Tier Iniquity, and as tremendous as this is, it isn’t quite the achievement of brewing that Iniquity demonstrates. Still, it’s very very good beer from a hedonistic perspective. The vanilla notes are strong in this rendition of the coffee-chocolate Impy, with rich, thick layers of goodness. Excellent dessert beer, without question. I’d like to try it over ice cream, which might be heavenly (or a complete bust as some beers surprisingly are in combination with ice cream).
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2009
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Another tremendous Blackwater from Southern Tier. Pours deep black, with gorgeous fluffy biege head. After settling down, the aroma releases intensely. The coffee and chocolate aromas blend together and swirl in the air like magic-- it leaps from your glass into your nose. No wafting necessary. Flavor is uncommonly good for such a heavy stout. Creamy, rich, hearty. A great hybrid by these mad-stout geniuses.
halfonit (1306) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 21, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one good brew!! It’s appearance is pure black with hardly any head at all. The aroma is full of chocolate with some undertones of malts and coffee. Taste is full of chocolate. There are some malts in the background. Leaves a sweeter aftertaste. Man I wan not at all expecting this! What a pleasant surprise. A+
shigadeyo (3611) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
8/19/2009: Southern Tier Imperial Mokah (A Stout Brewed with Chocolate & Coffee)... I poured and offered it to my wife first. She smelled and proclaimed, "It’s chocolate!" Then she tasted and exclaimed, "OOH LA LA!" This there must be quite something considering those favorable comments for somebody that doesn’t care for beer all that much! Aroma: Wow, definitely tons of sweet milk chocolate and hot fudge, it has the Tootsie Roll kind of sugary quality to it too; mild coffee with cartons of cream; the Southern Tier Jah-va component definitely helps temper some of the overwhelming chocolate that the regulat Southern Tier Choklat exuded. Appearance: Not quite black, but damn close; looks transparent during the pour and opaque in the glass; densely foamy tan-colored head that is initially about one finger deep and then slowly subsides to leave a frothy crown. Flavor: Yep, it’s mocha and damn good! Really, the blend of sweet, sugary Belgian chocolate fudge and bitter, black espresso coffee couldn’t be better or more well-balanced. Neither one sticks out on its own since the two are so well-melded into one cohesive flavor. There is still a moderate espresso-like bitterness along with a tinge of deeply citrusy hops in the finish; warming, but the alcohol is pretty much invisible. Palate: Definitely full-bodied, thick and mellow texture, creamy mouthfeel, sticky on the lips, damn nice! Overall: A fine beer indeed! I don’t know if it reaches true synergy between the Jah-va and Choklat, but it is still quite excellent. I like it a little better than the Choklat, but maybe not quite as much as the Jah-va, but it’s close!
650 ml. / 1 pt. 6 fl. oz. silk-screened bottle (Alc. 11% by Vol. / 27° plato / 2-row barley, caramel malt, chocolate malt, black malt, barley flakes / Jamaican roasted coffee / bittersweet Belgian chocolate / kettle hops: columbus & chinook). Rating #211 for this beer.
AmEricanbrew (6636) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a tan head. Rich chocolate milk aroma. Smooth medium body. Flavor is rich dark chocolate milk with some coffee. Alcohol is well hidden. Simple beer with a great flavor. Draft@Malt and Vine.
jrob21 (3366) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Skinnyguy made sure I got to try this one with a follow up box from a recent trade. Of this series of foodified beers, this is one that comes up short to living up to its literall name. Creme brulee was really creme brulee in a glass. Mocha was coffee and chocolate at different points on the palate but together did not complement each other very well. It is almost like they were working against each other. Not sure how else to explain it. Incredible sweetness lasts on your lips for a while. Roasted malt and bittersweet melted chocolate creaminess are really nice. A fruity plum sort of flavor working in the background. The bitterness (coffee) and chocolate malt (mocha) work back and forth with each sip. Each is enjoyable just not really combining to make a new experience.
jkwalking05 (4551) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a medium sized tan head. Aromais of hot chocolate powder, chocolate pudding, milk chocolate and coffee. Taste is heavy in chocolate.
JPDIPSO (5450) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown with a taller, dark beige, tiny bubbled, tight head. Crème de cacao aromas dominate. I seem to catch a touch of mint as well. i feel like I’m about to drink a grasshopper. Thick, chewy and mouthcoating in feel. Big dark chocolate start. Cacao extract and light alcohol. A bit of acidic coffee lurks in the background and dries things out. Not quite mocha to me as the alcohol kicks in and distracts a bit. I get a few grainy flavors in the finish and into the linger. Linger is still loaded with crème de cacao. Once again a dessert brew, that is way too much for the bomber that contains it. In some ways I think it is too much and in others, if served in a small snifter, it is perfect for the end of the night. Perhaps I will say that it has too many liqueur qualities to have a higher beer score. Just depends on what you are looking for.