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Brewed by Batemans
Style: English Strong Ale
Skegness, England

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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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.


JKaranka's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JKaranka (46) - Cardiff, - DEC 10, 2012
Aroma is milk coffee with a gentle toffee. Colour is dark ruby and mahogany, a bit like a less carbonated cola. Not much lacing and quickly dissipating head. Taste is gentle but clear coffee followed by chocolate and caramel. The chocolate aftertaste is long lasting. Slightly thin in the mouth, with gentle carbonation.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (4897) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of huge sweet chocolate syrup, cocoa powder, and a hint of fruit. It pours a dark brown with an orange glow around the edges of the glass when held to the light. It has a one finger khaki head that quickly fades to a soapy ring around the edges of the glass. There are some very thin rings left behind on the sides of the glass after each sip. The flavor starts with heavy chocolate syrup and cocoa powder. There is some very faint dark fruit notes in the middle. The finish has some very light roasty notes. It’s medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, it’s a solid dessert beer if you really like chocolate, but a full bottle is simply too much. Drinking this much chocolate syrup just wears on me too quickly.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
markoijelena (446) - SERBIA - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle 0.5l at Samo Pivo Belgrade Serbia.Pour it dark colour with medium white head.On the nose Cream Bananica cande.Taste of banana, chocolate, roasted malt. Ok decent

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Muggus69 (1228) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 30, 2014
500mL bottle BB 30APR14 Deep brown body, small beige head. Aroma seems a bit artificial - chocolate topping, coffee liquor, sort of burnt malt character. Medium body, restrained carbonation, drying sort of texture. Continues with that sort of artificial compound chocolate character, not a lot else. Slighty sweet, low bitterness, chalky dry finish. Not sure about this one.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omikr0n (748) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle from my girlfriend. Thanks! Pours dark brown with decent tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. Taste is sweet with chocolate, coffee, malt, candy. A bit too overwhelming for me to enjoy. I’d prefer if chocolate and coffee notes were tuned down a bit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (5791) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 28, 2014
Bottled 500ml. -from www.beershop.hr Almost black coloured, medium sized brownish head, mild chocolate nose. Roasted malt, chocolate and coffee with notes of caramel. Smooth and easy-drinkable. No trace of 6.0%.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2014

Bottle 330ml.

[ As Batemans Mocha ].
Clear medium to dark brown amber color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, mocha, chocolate, sweet mocha. Flavour is moderate sweet with a long duration, mocha, sweet chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140524]

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
McTapps (4314) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle bought at Morrisons in Newport. Pours out in a deep dark brown / blackish colour with very low head and medium body. Aroma of grandmothers chocolate. Taste of light coffee, toffee, milk chocolate (the cheap stuff), barley and light, sweetened cappuccino, Sugary-creamy hints. Not bad but not my kind of beer in the end.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (4314) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle shared with McTapps. I was a bit afraid this one would just live up from its chocolate. Well, no, it offers a lot of chocolate but there is also some toffee, caramel, malt and nuts in the game, too. Easily drinkable, very quaffy, sometimes a bit thin. Not your football ball but maybe something you would like to try after a fine win.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (11343) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2014
DØE. Clear very dark reddish brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, coffee and mocha. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 240514

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (11238) - 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.


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