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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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Bottle and keg: Filtered.
A fresh coffee and chocolate experience brewed with genuine arabica coffee, fine Belgian chocolate and locally grown roasted malt.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trevor211 (1298) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Bottle at SIBF 2012. It’s a dilute liquid tootsie roll. ’Nough said. Maybe a little bit of clove, and definitely English.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (3638) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2012
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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
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.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
zacgillbanks (2260) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2012
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.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
ralphdot (982) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2012
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7134) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2012
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martin243 (759) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2012
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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dogbomb (940) - ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2012
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rauchbier (3598) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2012
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


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