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Brewed by Batemans
Style: English Strong Ale
Wainfleet, England

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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   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.


deanso's rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (9019) - the Hague, - FEB 14, 2013
50cl bottle from the Tucker Box, Leiden. Thin tan head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Coffee and chocholate. A nice enjoyable brew.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MayumiH (937) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours a dark reddish brown colour. Caramel, chocolate and black malts. Medium body. Quite decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (3428) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Dark brown body with a thin cream head. Faint lacing. Aroma of hot chocolate, rust and Nutella. Flavour of cocoa powder and weak coffee. Thin to medium body with a watery texture. Light fizz. Very chocolatey but I didn’t get much coffee flavour.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LazyPyro (570) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2016
500ml bottle from Sainsbury’s. Pours a clear very dark brown colour, tan head which quickly disappears. Aroma: chocolate, coffee, malt. Taste: sweet chocolate, coffee, light roasted malt, hint of fruit at the end. Only a mild bitterness in the finish. Smooth oily texture, soft carbonation. I’m a sucker for chocolate coffee beers and I really do like this one. The flavours seem real too and not artificial. The chocolate stands out more than the coffee and it’s a rather sweet dessert beer, personally I would prefer a little more bitterness in this, a darker chocolate perhaps. I’d probably class this as a Sweet Stout rather than an English Strong.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skarecrow (226) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 12, 2016
500ml bottle BB 12/7/2016 Well, this one certainly delivers what it says on the bottle. Sweet biscuit/Hot chocolate aroma. Pours deep dark brown with tan head. A very mild bitterness is followed by the chocolate (and lots of it) and a residual roasted coffee note. Excellent desert beer to have with Chocolate steam pudding or Chocolate Mousse. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamVimes21 (267) - - JUN 21, 2016
Bottle from supermarket,ruby red with beige head a lovely coffee, chocolate taste which follows through to the aftertaste, worth trying again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2016
Bottle - a gift from Uncle Phil - cheers! Definitely a sweet beer, enormously chocolatey in fact. Grainy texture and tooth eroded satisfaction. Fairly pleasant and saved, I reckon, by its good alcohol levels, which provide warmth.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DylansDad (586) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 18, 2016
One for the sweet tooths. The aroma tells you exactly what you’ll get: chocolate, and lots of it. A touch of vanilla and, as for the coffee, I only noticed a slight under-extracted astringency peeking around the edges of the totally dominant bully-boy belgian chocolate. Well made, but I prefer a bit more bitterness with my chocolate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (5241) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2016
50cl bottle. Appearance - deep black with a lovely fawn head. Nose - light coffee, milk chocolate and honeycomb. Some molasses or liquorice at the back. Taste - more molasses, more honeycomb and creamy chocolate. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly good finish. Overall - quite enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarcinG (431) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2016
Butelka .kolor ciemby wrecz czarny piana mala palona. W zapachu dominuje kawa i kakao. Mimo 6 % nie czuc nic . Kawa lekko wodnista aparycja. Piwo ciekawe ale nie dobre smak kawy zabil walory piwa.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (3840) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2015
PINT tasting. Coffee, mocha aroma, light chocolate notes. Dark ruby red, small foam ring remaining. Nice coffee taste, not too strong. Little aftertaste. (Arnhem 201512)


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