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 (678) - , 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 (920) - 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 (2456) - 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 (2709) - 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 (3257) - 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.
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 10, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bombers courtesy of GMCC2181 and fiver29 – thanks guys! Pours black with mahogany hues and a 2 finger creamy tan head that leaves nice lacing. The nose is dark fruit, milk chocolate and light coffee. The taste is cocoa, mocha, Hersey’s syrup and rich coffee. It reminds me of a McDonald’s Iced Mocha actually. Medium creamy mouthfeel. I was worried this would be too sweet, but it’s not that bad sweetness wise at first. Gets a little cloying as it warms but not too much. Good brew! Thanks Gabe and John!
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - JUN 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Gmcc2181 for sending this one my way. Been really wanting to try this. Pours a big, thick black into the glass. Pencil thin lacing on the side of the glass. Aroma is nice, rich and sweet and almost like chocolate syrup. Flavor is nice...the qualities of both the Choklate and the Jah-va come through, but its dominated by Choklate. A little cloying on the palate. The 11% really hits hard. Another good one from Southern Tier, but like Creme Brulee, its better to share this with a group.
Beerman6686 (4346) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This one poured a nice dark black color with a thin tan head. Aroma was loads of dark sweet chocolate and hints of roasted burned coffee as well. Fore flavor was much the same as the chocolate, very sweet strong chocolate flavor, with a long bitter coffee aftertaste. Quite good stuff.