Brewed by Batemans
Style: English Strong Ale
Wainfleet, England


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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Bottle and keg: Filtered.
A fresh coffee and chocolate experience brewed with genuine arabica coffee, fine Belgian chocolate and locally grown roasted malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ContemplateBeer (1879) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Aroma: Tootsie roll chocolate, a touch of cherry, light coffee. Appearance: Brown ruby with a light white head. Flavor: Matches the nose and dries out nicely. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, flat carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: Rather simple, but a nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dwyerpg (5089) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Definitely has a mocha aroma. A bit sweet and definitely chewy. Had way too warm but still okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4630) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown with a small head. Coffee and chocolate dominate making for a pleasant and easy to sup beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
victorg (1) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2013 does not count
coffee and chocolate, but it wont last so much.. a little artificial. Although it is a good idea for a cold day

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gary (1754) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Bottled; Not a bad chocolate/coffee beer for chicks or novices - the flaws are ovbious though . Too rich and one dimensional . The beer lacks finesse , some dry roastiness would smooth this out big time and make this more balanced and pleasant to drink. Generic kinda beer that attacks you really in intense Mocha texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
marlipin77 (3) - WALES - NOV 27, 2013 does not count
Coffee and chocolate aroma and malts. In taste chocolate and coffee notes, little bit acidity and malty. Colour is deep dark, froth is quite big but not too strong.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (11181) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 14, 2013
from Bier-Bienne - very dark brown beer with a little foam left; strong aroma of mocha and sweet chocolate; sweet and with a good malt backbone; gently oily, light residual sweetness and long aftertaste of chocolate and cacao

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
msbernac (1432) - Krakow, POLAND - NOV 11, 2013
Draught Aroma-chocolate, coffee Appearance-very dark,hazy, tan foam, Taste-medium sourness, lightly bitter, Palate-medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, bitter finish Overall-interesting, refreshing

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
vami (345) - Poznan, POLAND - NOV 4, 2013
Cocoa and chocolate aroma, coffee notes. Disappointing head. Dark amber color, almost black. Amazing coffee ice-cream taste, really hits you at the beginning. However, itís a bit superficial. There is not much on the palate, the finish is quick and the beer doesnít last.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (8864) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2013
Bottle from Sainsburys, Kidlington, Sunday 20th October 2013 consumed the same day. Pours brown with large foamy tan head. In the mouth this is chocolate and milky coffee, mmhh.. a touch artificial and not exactly subtle. Its easy drinking, sweet with some bitter cocoa, but all told it is a bit OTT, still it was reduced to £1.39 a bottle so Iím not complaining. Fine. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1

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