trevor211 (1298) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at SIBF 2012. It’s a dilute liquid tootsie roll. ’Nough said. Maybe a little bit of clove, and definitely English.
BlackHaddock (3638) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ever had a Greek Frappé?
I chilled my 500ml bottle: this beer is the nearest thing you’ll get to a beer version (in the UK anyway). Poured into a vase shaped glass it looked the part.
Dark coffee coloured body with a dirty tanned topping (just like a Frappé).
The smell was so coffee, as the taste: I liked it, wouldn’t have wanted another straight away but who has two pints of coffee one after another?
It is supposed to be coffee and chocolate in flavour and it is.
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from batemans brewery. Not much in the way of whiff, but tastes a lot of chocolate and coffee. All you can ask of it really.
zacgillbanks (2260) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2012
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from B&M Blaydon. A very dark brown beer with ruby red highlights. It has a strong milk chocolate and coffee flavour with a bitter and sugary sweet finish.
ralphdot (982) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
6.0% deep ruby red colour with a good head, lots of chocolate in the aroma, the taste is a mix of chocolate and coffee, I will not buy another but the others loved it.
DruncanVeasey (7134) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from B&M. Mahogany with a well-retained, stable cream collar. Slightly buttery, toffee-accented aroma....Toffos and attractive milky, Youngs-like chocolate. Sweet and pleasant with a dominant cadbury’s chocolate Eclair character; milky mocha, no alcohol, a hollow, burnt wood roastedness. Simplistic, but a cut above the usual dull brown bitters.
Martin243 (759) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle, served cellar cool in a tulip. Lovely coffee and chocolate aromas, roasty malty cakey flavour, creamy mouth feel. The way the coffee acidity contrasts with the chocolate in the finish is particularly nice. I’m impressed.
dogbomb (940) - ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml Bottle. Pours a dark brown/red with a decent tan head. Chcolate powder and malts on the nose, small coffee. One on the tongue, you get the real mocha balance, chocolates, coffees, some fruitiness, theres a spice and pepper there but the finish is nice and bitter with a coffee afterglow. One of Batemans better brews and I hope they continue with this one.
rauchbier (3598) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, from Rhythm & Booze, Barton-upon-Humber. Deep ruby red, almost opaque, thin shortlived pale beige head and gentle condition. Dominant chocolate powder sweetness initially in the nose with a low berry fruitiness and gentle coffee developing, with time a peppery spiciness becomes apparent, quite dry and bitter to start with in the mouth with a quite harsh coffee note but developing a fruity chocolate sweetness with warming, lingering gentle coffee bitterness in the finish