STYLE: Imperial Stout
APPEARANCE: Black with nice chestnut highlights around the edge of the glass
HEAD: Beige, full head that holds on strong for quite awhile
LACING: Spotty but ample
NOSE: A true dessert beer…the Mokah is redolent with milk and dark chocolate aromas floating on top of a sub-current of freshly-brewed latte. I think I gained a pound just by smelling it. You know the guys in those low-carb beer ads that are working out while they drink because they’re afraid of a couple extra calories? Coming within 10 feet of this beer would probably cause their heads to explode.
TASTE: Glorious. Tastes like chocolate frosting mixed with dark roasted malt and espresso beans. Granted, it doesn’t actually taste like beer. But if you shut off the part of your brain searching for traditional beer flavors and just let the sweet, rich chocolate taste wash across your tongue, all will be well. This is as close to a chocolate milkshake as a beer can be. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? I have no idea…but it’s damn tasty.
MOUTHFEEL: I wasn’t kidding about the milkshake comparison. This sucker is full, lush, and velvety.
DRINKABILITY: How many cups of chocolate frosting can you drink? More than one? Than you’re a better man than I. Delicious though it may be, one Mokah is enough for me.
RATING: 3.5 Hops