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Batemans Mocha Beer (Cask)

 (RETIRED)
overall
75
79
style
Formerly brewed at Batemans
Style: English Strong Ale
Skegness, England

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A fresh coffee and chocolate experience brewed with genuine arabica coffee, fine Belgian chocolate and locally grown roasted malt. Cask version released for the JDW Spring beer festival, 2013.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2014
Cask Half Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Apr 2013 during Spoons Festival - Deep Reddish Brown in colour. Very Malty; lots of chocolate and coffee, caramel, toffee. Hoppy; slight hops. All chocolate and coffee. A good dessert beer; but much TOO sweet for my taste.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christopsy (80) - SCOTLAND - APR 30, 2013
A guest ale at Weatherspoons in Arbroath. Black, sweet, and chocolatey. Only the faintest hint of coffee in the background. Medium mouth feel. Smells like chocolate, actually tasted like drinking Hershey’s chocolate syrup. Personally, I like a sweet stouts. I also like coffee stouts. If there was more coffee present, it could have been a GREAT beer, but no... its just above average.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
wheresthepath (1469) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2013
[Cask at the Monk’s Retreat (JDW), Reading] Deep brown with a thick tan head. The aroma is dominated by fake chocolate - like that "chocolate candy" that masquerades as chocolate in kids’ pick ’n’ mixes & in the US. On tasting candy cigarettes (or whatever polictically correct name they’re called now) are to the for, with just a hint of roasted malt behind. It’s redeemed a little by a mouthfell that is rich and smooth without being sticky. Some decent black filter coffee shows up in the aftertaste but it’s far too late to compensate for the sickly candy flavour that still lingers. Not a great beer at all.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1317) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2013
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in April 2013. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear dark mahogany in colour with ruby highlights and a thin creamy buff head. Sweet aroma of drinking chocolate powder in the long nose. Thin creamy mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malts gives a sweet whack of chocolate brownies and a warming coffee cream liqueur. There is very little in the way of hop resins present in the brief aftertaste as malt dominates the finish with sweet notes of juicy morello cherries, milk chocolate vermicelli and smooth mocha coffee. Tasted more like a Polish chocolate porter in style, rich and very heavy going. Just loved it, well recommended.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wimpyjoe (2965) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2013
Deep coffee aroma. Black with an off white head. Has a full coffee taste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (9853) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2013
Cask at Penderel’s Oak, JDW - London. Pours clear, red-brown with strong, creamy beige head. Lots of cheap cocoa in the nose. Light to medium sweet flavor with lots more of this cheap, quasi artificial chocolate character, light roast, faint earth. Light bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Sweet finish with more sugary and cheap cocoa. Yeah, lots of this low-quality, fake cocoa. So so.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JefVerstraete (933) - BELGIUM - APR 15, 2013
Dark brown. Creamy white head. Very smooth beer. Bitter aroma with notes of roasted coffee and sweet chocolate. Too much sweet chocolate flavour for me. Bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (7355) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 14, 2013
Cask by hand pump at the Welkin, served in one-third pint glass at a tray. One patch at the surface of a deep, dark ruby coloured body. Poor lacing. Mocha chocolate to the nose, alright. Gentle mocha taste added by coffee and a little touch of tartness from berries towards the ending. Medium bodied. Enjoying after breakfast drink (Liverpool, 08.04.2013).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tampierre (680) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 14, 2013
Cask ; Devon ; UK ; Coffee,roasty and chocolate,aroma ; Dark brown color with smaller head ; Sweeter taste with light bitter finish ; Medium body ; Pleasant beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (13369) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2013
8th April 2013
Sir John Oldcastle Spoons. Clear dark red-amber beer. Tidy pale tan head. Palate is smooth and semi dry. Very mild carbonation. Sweet tangy powdered chocolate with a good balance of plummy fruits and red berry fruits. Trace of bubblegum ester. Coffee is well buried. Smooth semi dry finish with a light chocolate aftertaste. Pretty good.


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