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Brewed by Batemans
Style: English Strong Ale
Skegness, England

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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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.


2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
guzgorog (336) - FRANCE - MAY 20, 2014
Couleur marron foncé avec des reflets rouge. Col de mousse minimal disparaissant presque instantannement. Complétement plate. Nez de mocaccino (chocolat, café avec un petit côté lacté). Goût surtout sur le chocolat amère, texture crémeuse, agréable à la première gorgée, mais très rapidement très écoueurant. Arrière bouche de reviens y pas : métallique et industriel. A oublier ...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (1705) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle that’s 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. That’ll be the added glucose syrup, then... I don’t get it. I don’t get it with food and I don’t get it with drink. Stop adding stuff that isn’t necessary, just to appeal to people who don’t care what they consume anyway... I can’t imagine Batemans are the only ones, mind. It’s 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 (4290) - 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 (143) - 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 (2269) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 30, 2014
@ Sergio’s / 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 (1608) - 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 wouldn’t turn one down.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (4070) - Cox’s 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 (2550) - 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. Couldn’t 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 (1788) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 23, 2014
It’s 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 I’m 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 (2684) - 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.


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