Theydon_Bois (6500) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle on train poured into plastic glass - 30/09/12.
Dark mahogony brown with a decent coffee head.
Roast malts on the nose, cheap smelling milk chocolate like the eastern european stuff you had as a kid in the 80’s! Barley, trace of coffee and a little smoke.
Taste is a little pasticy, cheap chocolate once more,grain, minerals, not much coffee doing, faint hint.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, smooth finish with a little sourness. The 6% alcohol is well disguised.
Not great, seemingly done on the cheap, goes to show you how it really is worth paying big bucks for well done coffee/chocolate beers!
sm89walt (1693) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Poured a deep, ruddy chestnut with a slowly fading one-finger beige head. Bittersweet chocolate and coffee aromas with some gently roasted malt tones. Again, quite one-track-minded on the palate with plenty of sweet coffee and chocolate in evidence with some pasteurised maltiness beneath. Light to medium body, soft to medium carbonation with a short to medium length, bittersweet finish.
Benwhite5 (2) - - SEP 28, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bought from Maidstone Sainsburys. Strong mocha aroma. Pours clean, head dissipates quickly. Taste of coffee, high cocoa chocolate, hint of tobacco like you get in good coffees. Not over-powering. Very moreish. Masks its 6% ABV. Delightful.
ianwelby (317) - SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A dark beer with a brownish head. An excellent coffee aroma and then a strong (but not overpowering) flavour of coffee and chocolate that’s surprisingly light. By far the best of the Sainsbury’s British Beer Hunt that I’ve tried so far.
Boondoggler (2) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is my best ever bottled beer.
Batemans, Mocha Beer 6.0% ABV, 50cl *****
The amber-coloured beer has a powerful aroma of coffee and chocolate/cocoa, underscored by a peppery hop note. In the mouth coffee and chocolate coat the tongue but there’s a powerful hop balance from the Goldings and a rich malt loaf character. The finish is dry with a continuing coffee and chocolate note but bitter hops build alongside the malt. This is a complex beer and is wonderfully refreshing. Adding unusual ingredients to conventional malt and hops is not always a success but it works brilliantly with this beer. It’s available from larger Sainsbury’s at 3 for £4, until 3rd Oct 2012 normal price £2.49 each
tommann (2442) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a thin, bubbly head. Aroma is chocolate Nesquik with a little coffee underneath. Taste has milk chocolate to start and a coffee chocolate finish.
downender (5844) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Sainsburys. Deep mahogany with no head. Rich, sweet chocolate fondant, with some coffee and a dryish finish. Ok, if not particularly memorable.
berkshirejohn (4126) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
50cl bottle from the Sainsbury’s Beer Hunt range. A cola-brown pour with a rapidly vanishing beige head; chocolate milkshake aroma; rather thin and watery, but with a good coffee and chocolate taste; rounded off with some chocolate fudge; ther’s a hint of dryness and bitterness in there, but it doesn’t really get out.
cgarvieuk (12877) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
leaparsons (7710) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with a cream foam. Aromas are coffee and chocolate with molasses and nutty notes. Slightly smoky with fudge and raisins. Flavours are sweet molasses with gritty cocoa and coffee. Earthy with blackberry and raisins. Dark chocolate bitterness with some woodiness. Dry to finish.