Lowe1983 (1342) - 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 itís not quite as good as Iíd hoped, itís 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 weíve got is a toned-down Choklat (not a bad thing) with just a smidge of coffee. Will hopefully try again, but this one didnít quite hit the mark.
dmac (3754) - 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 (1263) - 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 (5196) - 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 (1025) - 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 (2128) - 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 (700) - 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 (8530) - 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.