Mokah

22 oz bottle from Charleston Beer Exchange, Charleston, SC, USA. $8.99.
A blend (or at least some mixture) of the Jahva and the Choklat.
Black , stout like body with a nice mocha head, decent retention and some lace. Ruby red highlights at the extremities.
Nose reveals an alcoholic chocolate and not much else.
The tastes lie heavily on the chocolate side of things with the coffee lending a certain bitterness but not much flavor. The coffee manifests itself in a licorice manner against the backdrop of the sweet, malty chocolate.
Pretty smooth, but considering everything also pretty light. I was expecting something really dense and viscous and instead I got a beer that was significantly easier to drink than many others of the same, intense style and ABV. Talking of the ABV it was certainly present but in no way did it overwhelm the beer. Actually, I might even go as far as to say it was quite well hidden. Finishes with a blast of alcohol and a touch more bitterness. Not an “easy” beer to drink, but a lot easiER than you may anticipate.
Not a beer to have with any food other than desert, and probably a chocolate one at that! Outside of that it has to be consumed on its own, and the 22 oz bottle would be best shared with a friend.
I liked this more than I thought I would, but it’s strictly a one-off beer that one appreciates more the longer one waits for another one.

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07/07/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 11.0 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 4
Total: 3.95
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