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Brewed by Batemans
Style: English Strong Ale
Skegness, England

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RATINGS: 138   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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (1078) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle thatís been sat for a while in the cellar. Very dark, clear, chestnut brown. Minimal, tan head. Smells like a cheap Easter egg. Tastes pretty much the same. Thatíll be the added glucose syrup, then... I donít get it. I donít get it with food and I donít get it with drink. Stop adding stuff that isnít necessary, just to appeal to people who donít care what they consume anyway... I canít imagine Batemans are the only ones, mind. Itís just that M&S do a good job listing ingredients.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4220) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle. Blackish beer with a nice chocolatey aroma. The flavour is lightly bitter with chocolate and sweetness. Overall a nice chocolatey stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dzhigga (110) - Kirov, RUSSIA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottled. Dark cola-like color with small fast-disappearing head. Intense aroma of chocolate and roasted coffee. Taste is bitter-sweet chokolate. Very interesting beer. Maybe not enough hops to be ideal.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (1775) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 30, 2014
@ Sergioís / Louisville KY --- Clear dark ruby mahogany, long-lasting rocky ivory head, larges splotches of lace. Taste and aroma match up very well. Taste begins with sweet chocolate malt, slowly turns over to black coffee for a nicely balanced brew. Not at all overpowering, but, in this case, that is a good thing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weaselkenievil (1606) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2014
Bottle at home. Dark ruby tinged brown with a thin quickly fading tan beige head. Aroma of milk chocolate, coffee, cabbage. Flavour is similar without the cabbage and is a little bit thin, lacking knackers etc. I quite enjoyed it and wouldnít turn one down.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3401) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2014
Bottle: Pours cloudy, dark brown with a short beige head. Chocolate fudge aroma. Taste is powdered chocolate, coffee bitter... Malty, vanilla, cream. Pretty tasty.

0.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Beese (1462) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2014
Bottle from Tesco, Watford. Poured a dark ruby, with a head that rapidly dissipated; rather like cola. Hideous aroma of fake vanilla, really cheap chocolate and sugars. Similar flavour, absolutely insipid and undrinkable. Couldnít get much more than half the bottle, before it had to go... an absolute palate wrecker as well.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jimthechap (1539) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 23, 2014
Itís black this one, with ruby port notes and very little head left over once it had sat for about a minute. A sniff brings out chocolate mousse aromas aplenty. This is a smell I adore and Iím delighted by the aroma with dusty cocoa and some coffee as well (although the coffee is fairly well hidden). The aromas are just gorgeous. The flavours are remarkably similar with the chocolate prominent initially and then it becomes juicy with the emphasis on coffee and charcoal. Tasty stuff, but became a little tiresome as I got down the pint.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (2291) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2014
Bottle from the brewery, pours a deep red-brown with a thin beige head, pronounced choc notes on the nose plus touches of roast coffee, body is a nice balance of dark malt and choc fruitiness with hop and coffee bitterness. Hints of vanilla, plum, a little bread, a little citrus, and a faintly peppery edge.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2135) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2014
Beer sphere sampled at Classic City Brew Fest 2014. Pours a translucent brownish black with bubbly tan head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee, taste follows, clean and easy, could have used a little more mouth. Not sure it can be classified as a strong ale at this abv, but nice beer.


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