Brewed by Batemans
Style: English Strong Ale
Wainfleet, England


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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Bottle and keg: Filtered.
A fresh coffee and chocolate experience brewed with genuine arabica coffee, fine Belgian chocolate and locally grown roasted malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cuso (7813) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle from bierzwerg.de. Dark brown color with small off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, caramel. Taste, milk coffee, caramel, hints of coffee. Coffee bitterness in sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub (10179) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle: Clear, deep ruby-amber coloured, small off-white foamy layer, distinctive - kind of artificial - traces of milk-chocolate or instant-cacao-powder in the sweet-caramelly nose; light to moderate bitter-sweet flavour, quite slim; bitter-chocolatey finish, some malty sweetness detectable, maybe traces of warming alcohol, too. Not really convincing…

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13374) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2012
Bottled, 500ml from Sainsbury’s in Banbury. Very dark brown with off white head. There is a strong aroma of chocolate and coffee, good start, and in this case it does follow it through into the flavour. There is a slight wet cardboard note, the signature Batemans bottled beer character, but this is overcome with a silky, chocolate, malty flavour. Pretty reasonable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
laiti (8081) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2012
50 cl bottle as ”Mark & Spencer Lincolnshire Mocha Beer” @ lusikka, BBE 09/2013
Aroma has cocoa, coffee, vanilla and lots of artifical and sweet essences. Flavour has lots of vanilla, some wet wood and coffee notes. Too harsh and watery, but not bad anyway. I really like the vanilla aromas in the aroma, but it just isn’t enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (7700) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2012
500 ml bottle. Thanks a lot laiti!
Pours a black colour with a small head. Aroma of strong sweet tiramisu, chocolate and alcohol. Flavour is strong with tiramisu, sugar, alcohol, sweet caramel and grass. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a horribly sweet tiramisu finish with alcohol. Way too sweet and unbalanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olio (9368) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2012
50 cl bottle. BBE 09/2013. Thanks Antti.
Pours dark red color with a small head. Aroma of berries, caramel malts and some spices. Flavor of berries, grass, mild malts and wet card board. Crap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2012
Smells and tastes like a hot chocolate gone cold. Or maybe some melted dark chocolate. Anyway, it’s ok, but not really a beer for me - it’s a chocolate drink. Unlike, say, a Young’s Double Chocolate Stout which is a beer with chocolate notes, this is a chocolate drink that has some connection with beer. I’ve rated it higher than I would as it doesn’t pretend to be anything other than what it is, and it is good at being what it is, but what it is is not for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dommod2011 (704) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2012
Smells and tastes like a trip to a chocolate factory. I went to one in Bruges. No rivers of chocolate but plenty of obnoxious children. The wife likes this and asked me to buy her one but she’s expecting so that’s not going to happen. Yep, this’ll do tonight. My hat has a feather in it. That means it is better than the pebble’s.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JKaranka (57) - Cardiff, WALES - DEC 10, 2012
Aroma is milk coffee with a gentle toffee. Colour is dark ruby and mahogany, a bit like a less carbonated cola. Not much lacing and quickly dissipating head. Taste is gentle but clear coffee followed by chocolate and caramel. The chocolate aftertaste is long lasting. Slightly thin in the mouth, with gentle carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StueyD (1567) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2012
A dark, mahogany brown-red coloured beer with a thickish off white head. A full and potent coffee and chocolate aroma. Slightly dry mouthfeel. The taste starts off dry, bitter and a touch nutty, then the coffee and sweet, milk chocolate flavours come out in force, giving the finish a balanced and rounded sweetness.

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