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Brewed by Batemans
Style: English Strong Ale
Skegness, England

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Idiosynkrasie (3796) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 4, 2012
500ml bottle. Clear dark brown colour, small to average, frothy, diminishing, beige head. Minimally artificial aroma with notes of milk chocolate, mocha, cocoa. Taste is moderately sweet with artificial mocha and milk chocolate notes. The mocha taste is well captured, but overall a bit too sweet and artificial.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mile (2984) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown, small and fully diminishing light brown head. Moderate malty and sugary sweet aroma, lots of chocolate. Body is medium, malty and sugary sweet, chocolate. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, chocolate. For those with sweet tooth and taste for chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamesie1857 (1389) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2012
500ml bottle - deep ruby body, faint white head. Big nose of dark chocolate, bit of vanilla, malty notes there too. A bit thin on the body, but a decent mellow chocolate taste to carry it through. Not bad, if only it had a bit of body.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SarkyNorthener (1943) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle from M&S. Black with residual head. Aroma is very much coffee. The taste is of coffee, chocolate and roasted malts in the background. The palate is medium bodied and carbonated. This is a unique tasting beer, being predominantly coffee but not overpowering. A very good beer to try, even if only once in your life.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
worldbeertaste (1635) - AUSTRIA - NOV 19, 2012
Dark brown almost black with a tan, disappearing, light lacy head. Super strong smell of coco. If you buy coco powder it has a similar smell. Not so much hot chocolate but coco. Coffee , malt and roast. Medium to thin body with soft carbonation. First is a taste of chocolate but not as sweet as a candy bar. More like dark chocolate with roast and some coffee elements. The finish is nice with hops making a nice balance. It’s really delicious. Defiantly a chocolate delight.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
booldawg (44) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2012
Always a bit dubious of these ’novelty beers’ but thought I’d give it a go. Light tan head which quickly dissipates to leave a thin lacing. Aroma is coffee, not surprising as its infused with Arabica coffee. The chocolate is very apparent from the first taste. Good balance between hops and malts. Probably a good beer to introduce someone not used to darker ales. One I would buy again. The wife liked it as well, and she’s not really a beer fan.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimhilt (2403) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Pours a two finger khaki head that fades quickly leaving a good lace. Clear mahogany color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Chocolate and coffee nose and flavor follows - sweet chocolate with coffee in the background. $6.30 for a 500ml bottle from Tully’s Beer and Wine Wells, ME.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - NOV 9, 2012
pours like a dark frothy rootbeer with aromas of chocolate and alcohol, maybe a slight bit of botterscotch - taste is of bitter cocoa with fruit (cherries?) and the finish is a nice lingering alcohol/chocolate

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nilz (383) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle pours a dark to almost black, but red if held up to the light. The head was.cappuccino-like but not lasting. Aroma is predominately a coffee-cream like fragrance. Taste is blend of a soft coffee and dark chocolate but with a pleasant restraint; the finish has a nice bitterness. A rather creditable and pleasing ale that I’d make room for.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
tania_nexust (143) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2012
Oddly this was very fizzy when first poured into the glass. Mid-brown in colour, it didn’t have a lot of discernible aroma. However it’s ‘lightness’ in comparison perhaps made it a little more gluggable, if not particularly outstanding flavour-wise. But if you wanted a lighter-style beer with hints of coffee rather than something heavy, this would fit the bill.


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