bhensonb (9817) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours medium brown with a creamy beige head. Aroma of milky chocolate. Med body at least. Flavor is toffee, chocolate, coffee. Milky too. This is very smooth. Finishes nearly dry. Very nice.
Gription79 (1898) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 23, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from a 500ml bottle. Lots of extract aromas and flavors. This is an artificial tasting beer. Syrupy chocolate, coffee, fruity alcohol, caramel. This is not tasty at all.
BVery (5127) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. This must be too old. Smells amazing - cocoa powder. Taste starts good for a second then falls off the cliff. Dang it.
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle gift from Dom. Cheers buddy. He was, in my opinion, excessively positive about a lesson he saw of mine today. Still, heís the boss so knows better than me, it mustíve been brilliant - though we all agreed it would have to be perhaps in a non-conformist way. Frothing mugs. Not much froth here, just a little fizz. Choffee. Is that a better word than Mocha? I remember not being able to decide if I wanted tea or coffee so instead producing 50/50 combined cups of tea and coffee in student days, and then not being able to decide whether it should be called coftea or teaffee. So we called it cofteateaffee. We were wild.
StMackley (4) - ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batemans mocha encompasses some of my favourite aspects of beer; Dark stouts, potters and speciality beers. More importantly for this beer is the overall chocolate taste, itís excellent, especially if served at the right temperature. I sometime find that some chocolate beers tend not to be that flavoursome but not this one. Batemans is one of my favourite breweries and I donít think Iím bias in saying that theyíve really outdone themselves on this one. The only downside I can think of is that if you donít like specialty, flavoured or dark beer then this is not for you. Otherwise itís great.
MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Clear, dark amber colour with a short and tanned foamy head. Aroma of dark chocolate and coffee with hints of almonds/marzipan, accompanied by shades of nuts and subtle fruity notes. Mildly sweet-bitter flavour, surprisingly light bodied with a modest carbonation. Pronounced chocolate character with notes of coffee, backed by shy hints of cassis and hoppy spice; moderately sweet and mildly bitter finish, again quite slim with present notes of chocolate. Okay, just a bit disappointing. 14.XII.12
mike_77 (2411) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown with a red hue. Aroma and flavour are unsurprisingly chocolate, mocha, coffee. These are perhaps too dominant but itís a great when drunk as a dessert beer.
Leighton (8595) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home with Lyoli. Pours clear, red-brown with a fine, tan foam head. Aroma holds tons of fragrant chocolate, some dark malts. Medium sweet flavor, lots of chocolate bar, plenty of vanilla, some brown bread. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Sweet finish, more chocolate, mellow bitterness, mild filter coffee, some toasty bread. An alright beer. The character is dominated by a not altogether natural-tasting chocolate, but itís decent stuff none the less.
Cuso (3365) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from bierzwerg.de. Dark brown color with small off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, caramel. Taste, milk coffee, caramel, hints of coffee. Coffee bitterness in sweet finish.
pivnizub (8361) - Bochum, PorķřŪ, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Clear, deep ruby-amber coloured, small off-white foamy layer, distinctive - kind of artificial - traces of milk-chocolate or instant-cacao-powder in the sweet-caramelly nose; light to moderate bitter-sweet flavour, quite slim; bitter-chocolatey finish, some malty sweetness detectable, maybe traces of warming alcohol, too. Not really convincingÖ