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Brewed by Batemans
Style: English Strong Ale
Skegness, England

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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Bottle and keg: Filtered.
A fresh coffee and chocolate experience brewed with genuine arabica coffee, fine Belgian chocolate and locally grown roasted malt.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2014
33 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden brown with a deep orange glare. Small tan head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and roasted malty. Roasted, smooth malty and caramelish. Bitter and slight sweet. Lasting coffee finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29022) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2014
Bottled. A red beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of coffee, caramel, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of mocca, caramel, and malt, leading to a dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle at Ølfestival 2014. Clear orange-red coloured with a small white head. Sweet and light roasted aroma of caramel and coffee. Sweet and light roasted flavour of caramel, hops and coffee. Sweet finish of coffee.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2014
30th January 2014
Almost clear, deep red - amber beer. Tidy pale tan head. Palate is light and smooth and dry. Somewhat artificial tasting chocolate, like chocolate powder. Light fruity tang with a touch of red berries. Light dry finish. Inoffensive.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (13921) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2012
bottle at home ... deep black ... thin lacing .. sweet toffee mocha and vanilla nose ...too fizzy ... dark bitteer roast ... touch metalic and a light artificial mohcaness ok

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (13478) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2014
Bottle at KØ14. Sweet coffee and vanilla syrup aroma. Clear dark chestnut colour. Small off-white head. The flavour is sweetish with a good coffee note. Hint of vanilla in the finish, but not as much as feared.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13159) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2012
500ml bottle from Sainsburys Ashford. Thin camp coffee type beer. Yes it’s got some choc and some coffee life, but it’s a bit thin in the body. Nothing wrong with it. Just if you are going to do this style of beer actually through a bit more intensity at it. If you are going to play with the big boys, then bring some noise. It’s fine. It’s a good step in the right direction for this type of brewery. But be big and bold and go for it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (10755) - DENMARK - JUN 15, 2014
DØE, 14. Dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is light roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, bread and a little nut. Flavour is light roasted malts, caramel, nut, medium sweet and chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10696) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
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 it’s decent stuff none the less.


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