Brewed by Garrison Brewing Company
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Halifax, Canada


on tap


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 2.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Originally brewed for the Khyber Club, ex-official hangout for NSCAD students and all folks artistic, Moka Ale has graduated into a class of it’s own. Flavourful nut brown ale & fresh, locally roasted, fair trade espresso and dark-roast coffee combine to deliver an exceptional taste experience. Just like good art, Moka Ale challenges the senses and satisfies your soul.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2008
Bottle courtesy of geth_in_beer. Many thanks. Deep brown beer with rich garnet highlights. The aroma is quite nice, light cocoa and a soft coffeeish aroma on the nose. Some light roast and a touch of tartness. Very light-bodied. OK, but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2779) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Bottle. Moderate aromas of molasses, dark chocolate and mild coffee for the malt, light herbs for the hops, leather for the yeast, with brown sugar and cola. Head is fizzy with large bubbles, off white, with virtually no lacing and is mostly diminishing. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic, moderately bitter and a little sour. Palate is medium, watery and has a fizzy carbonation. Not as bad as I expected considering the style. It has a pleasant aroma and the flavor make this very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (11771) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2008
choclately, coffee grinds, in smell and in taste. Pours dark brown.No head. Is it a stout or is it a brown? sweet malty. Medium creamy like a chocolate milk.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mullet2007 (209) - St. Johns, Newfoundland, CANADA - DEC 31, 2007
Pours a dark brown, looks sort of like coca cola, but with no head whatsoever. Smells very much like coffee and maybe some other dark malts. Coffee flavor isn’t as apparent as it smell like it might be. It’s a bit sweet and it’s got some nice caramel flavors, not quite as sweet as their nut brown. Mouthfeel is pretty nice, low carbonation and not too thin.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
JRHBrew (367) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 15, 2007
I said the stout was the most disappointing beer in the sampler (raspberry wheat, amber, red, nut brown, stout, moka) and it was. I figured this would blow. It did.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2007
Bottle. Not much coffee in the aroma. Smoky aroma, but not a pleasant one, more like cigarette smoke. Coca Cola appearance with a thin to no head. Not much coffee in the flavour either. Well maybe a slight hint. Settles to a subtle flavour pushing through which is nice. Overall not to bad really, but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Pours deep dark amber. Aromoatic notes of coffee . The palate shows a more so on the thin side with light notes of coffee on the palate and finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
muzzlehatch (4922) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2007
341 ml bottle from the Garrison variety 6-pack, purchased at Premier Wine and Spirits in Halifax, NS (May 2007) and sampled around cellar temperature from a Unibroue glass. An enormous creamy tan head fells the glass atop the clear dark walnut body; as it falls it leaves an utterly clean surface....nose is faintly herbal with thyme and wet twigs at first, but the coffee quickly comes in and pretty much wipes out everything else; a bitter, roasty coffee that’s pleasant enough but offers little "beeriness" to go with the adjuncts....dry, bitter body is on the thin side with a faintly syrupy quality and a light sweetness at midpalate and after that makes this fairly one-dimensional exercise drinkable....in overall feel it’s more like a schwartzbier than anything else, but not necessarily a good one....leave the coffee to the stouts, boys.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (9999) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 8, 2007
Pours a clear red-tinged coffee brown with a thin creamy almond head. Big aroma of fresh coffee beans, some ash as well. Surprisingly light palate (not in a bad way) with generous coffee flavours, semi-sweet with a dry finish. Very well made, porter-like in some ways, but quite sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LadyCooper (100) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2007
Pours a deep, red-brown with a small, off-white head. Mocha and butterscotch aroma with a malty, burnt coffee flavour. Very refreshing and the coffee is fair trade.

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