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Brewed by Batemans
Style: English Strong Ale
Skegness, England

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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A fresh coffee and chocolate experience brewed with genuine arabica coffee, fine Belgian chocolate and locally grown roasted malt.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SarkyNorthener (1830) - 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 (1619) - 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 (2400) - 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 (382) - 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 (86) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (2875) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle at home from M&S shared with fiance and (future) father in law. Dark brown-black with cola head and deep cocoa nose. A touch of coffee bitterness up front followed by powdery cocoa. Quite dry with low carbonation. Nice enough but doesn’t bode well for other beer hunt entries if this was deemed best of the bunch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
porkpie (7) - - OCT 15, 2012 does not count
Chocolate and coffee on the nose, a bit like the coffee chocolates from a roses tin. Thin, slightly greasy in the mouth, but light, refreshing and inoffensive given it has enough flavour. Could have taken one or two more flavour notes, but enjoyable to drink. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4151) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2012
500ml bottle pours a dark brown color with a finger of light beige head which leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark chocolate and coffee. Taste is chocolate malty sweetness with some mild coffee and roasted grainy bitterness, Smooth and tasty brew. Medium bodied with modest carbonation.


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