Odeed (1774) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
black as black with a beige head.the aroma is sweet milk chocolate,with just a hint of mocha.the mixes up milk chocolate,roasted malts,and a hint of mocha coffee.alcohol is well hidden.
LilBeerDoctor (3297) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with hardly any head. Aroma of a brownie sundae--rich chocolate fudge, Hershey’s syrup, and even some peanut butter chocolate notes. Better aroma than Choklat? I think so! Flavor is chock full of peanut butter chocolate and rich chocolatey malt. Definitely more like Choklat than Jahva. The weakness in this beer is its palate--this is a rich, sweet, and somewhat cloying beer. A pint is fairly drinkable, but I wouldn’t combat more than that. Alcohol isn’t present in the flavor, but this does start to get to you after a bit! Very tasty! Better than the last Choklat I had for sure.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Aroma pretty nice for me on this one, all sorts of chocolate, caramel, nuts, cookie, brownie, very sweet coffee, sort of like caramel-injected coffee, which maybe I wouldn’t have preferred/expected, but it works here. Flavor much the same, though the artificial sugariness of the beer is less covered up here. Palate is disappointingly more syrupy than rich, and the beer certainly is cloying, much more so to me than Choklat, which I quite enjoy as a treat. A bit disappointed by this one after the aroma.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz split two ways, thanks dan for opening this one. dark brown with ruby highlights- was expecting this one to be opaque, but looked more like a porter to me. Aroma of hersheys syrup, some coffee, and molasses. taste is sweet with chocolate syrup, hints of coffee, really sweet. I was hoping for more of a full roasted malt flavor but didn’t get it. Alcohol well hidden, but overall this was hard to drink in my opinion. Somewhat cloying.
jredmond (4871) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2011 And yet more evidence of why ST’s Blackwater series owns. Aroma is delicious chocolate, coffee, chocolate milk, and "mokah." Pours dark, black brown body. Taste is extremely delicious - sweet chocolate, light coffee roast, and of course no alcohol. ::::::::::;Rerate - Have had this numerous times, but more recently I’ve felt this brew’s sweetness is overpowering. Not sure if it’s my palate or the beer that’s changing but it doesnt hold up to the beer I once thought it was. -0.4
BeerBunker (709) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, coffee, malt, dark fruit, and alcohol. Definitely has an inviting aroma. Taste is of rich, almost velvety chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit, specifically raisins. Alcohol presence is big, but not detracting. Each sip finishes with a huge coffee bite. I had anticipated a bigger coffee presence, but it just comes off as rounding and not overpowering. So it’s very tasty. Mouthfeel is extremely thick and sticky. Very tasty, but 22oz may be too much for one sitting. Would pair perfectly on a hot summer day with a carton of menthols and a quart of milk.
Lowe1983 (1319) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark brown color with a tan head. Huge chocolate aroma on this one with some roasted malts, coffee, and some caramel malts. Very strong bittersweet chocolate flavor dominates with a hint of coffee with some roasted malts, and some molasses. Better then I was hoping for. A delicious brew.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz from tytoanderso - thanks, sensei! Been eager to try this for a while. And though it’s not quite as good as I’d hoped, it’s still mighty tasty on its own merits. The aroma is very appealing, a strong Tootsie Roll chocolate with just the faintest hint of roasted malts (not much coffee, alas). Pour is medium, mouthfeel is likewise, with slight lactic qualities but not as full as it needs to be. Certainly a nice bittersweet chocolate flavor but what I really miss is the combo I hoped for. What we’ve got is a toned-down Choklat (not a bad thing) with just a smidge of coffee. Will hopefully try again, but this one didn’t quite hit the mark.
dmac (3688) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle from Spirits Red Bank. OK Southern Tier how about brewing a new beer instead of simply blending some of your old beer...Gemini, Cuvee 3 and now Mokah geez. Smells like Chokolat. Tastes like burnt Chokolat. What a let down I would much rather have a regular Jahva
Nephilium (1250) - 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, I’m curious if this is a blend of the Jahva and Choklat, or if it’s a separate brew incorporating the flavors.