Brewed by Batemans
Style: English Strong Ale
Wainfleet, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (7649) - 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 (8877) - 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 (1555) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Idiosynkrasie (6056) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mile (3753) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamesie1857 (1912) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SarkyNorthener (3884) - West Bromwich (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.

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