BeAndrews (30) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
Pours a deep black with a small foamy light-brown head. Aroma is sweet malt, dark fruit, coffee, vanilla and light green hops-- interesting. Taste is roasty, sweet, coffee, hops and quite bitter with a significant amount of alcohol. Camons (13325) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle @ Home. Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, expresso, little chocolate. Flavor is light sweet, malts, black coffee, expresso, dark chocolate, alcohol. Medium to full body, soft carboantion, warming alcohol in the finish. 110510 koleminer20 (3978) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2015
22 oz bottle. The pour is a light black out of the bottle with a thin tan head and no lace as it falls down to a ring. The aroma is a little boozier than I was expecting compared to some of the others in the series. There is a decent vanilla and a sweet lactose kind of chocolate. The coffee I was expecting is just about gone. The flavor is a little better. There is a beautiful roast and some great chocolate. again the coffee seems to be missing. There is a strong sweetness to accompany some vanilla that meshes well, but comes off almost too sweet. The mouth feel is decent. It's got a good thickness, but I am disappointed in the carbonation. It allows the beer to fall off of the tongue quickly. The aftertaste is the best part. It's got a good coffee presence and a well blended mix of chocolate and vanilla. Aside from that, I'm a little disappointed.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone HoppyScallywag (339) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Chocolately, coffeeness....it's good but a little too sweet for being a large bottle. The 10% is masked very well. I'd get a pint of it if I were out but not another bottle.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone slowrunner77 (12895) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"bittersweet coffee greets the nose first thing. i really liked this beer, but even so found the chocolate/coffee balance of the Mokah to be the X factor making me love that one more. this was ever so slightly thinner and more carbonated that OAT, but smelled amazing and was a treat just the same. ST knows how to make a stout!"
esox (1226) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2014
Bottled. Dark ruby color, no head. Deep aroma of fermented coffee, acidic fruits, a hint of dark chocolate. Sweet, berryish fermented/alcoholic flavor with loads of caramel, fruitiness, vanilla and woody notes. Sweet and sugary flavor, port-like berries, loads of coffee in the finish. Oily and heavy drinkability. Small niche, big beer! Stuu666 (14843) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at home. Roasted coffee smell, rich coffee taste blends well with chocolate roasted malts. GreatDane1632 (1174) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Rated from notes taken 22 Jun 2011, Southern Tier Beer Tasting -- Great mix of Stout and Coffee. Coming from a guy that doesn’t much like coffee. (I need to try this beer again now that I drink coffee pretty regularly) alexsdad06 (10817) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2014
22 oz. bottle from notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, coffee, chocolate with a more subdued sweetness than other ST beers like Creme Brulee and Choklat. I generally like all these in smaller amounts. Tasty enough, but not something I seek out often. MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2014
Backlog. Bottle @ Green Lion Inn 2011, aged for about 12 months in average conditions. Their dark beers always excite me, and this is truly fabulous.