Brewed by Batemans
Style: English Strong Ale
Wainfleet, England


on tap

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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7844) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle from Sainsbury Winchester. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin light tan head. The aroma is rich milk chocolate. The flavour is moderate sweet with a nice bitter dark chocolate, light coffee light liqoirice palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Loads of chocolate, but not sickly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (6293) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle from a shop in England. Sweet and fruity smell with coffee and chocolate. Taste of chocolate, coffee and dark malts. Also a light sour roasted aroma. Creamy and smooth, does it contain lactose?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBlueSky93 (524) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle from Beers 52. Cocoa Powder, Chocolate Syrup, Coffee to the nose, possible orange notes. To the tongue, there is initial Chocolate, similar to Sam Smiths but not quite as Chocolate-y or Coffee-y. Coffee being the second taste and then orange peel, almost candied, very sweet. Nice beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10879) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose and taste are sweet coffee and rich chocolate,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tinylightsrecs (437) - - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle from Sainsburys Team valley. Pours deep brown/black colour. Nice chocolatey aromas but the taste and palate are more roast coffee. Nicely balanced and very drinkable for a 6%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (6428) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of huge sweet chocolate syrup, cocoa powder, and a hint of fruit. It pours a dark brown with an orange glow around the edges of the glass when held to the light. It has a one finger khaki head that quickly fades to a soapy ring around the edges of the glass. There are some very thin rings left behind on the sides of the glass after each sip. The flavor starts with heavy chocolate syrup and cocoa powder. There is some very faint dark fruit notes in the middle. The finish has some very light roasty notes. It’s medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, it’s a solid dessert beer if you really like chocolate, but a full bottle is simply too much. Drinking this much chocolate syrup just wears on me too quickly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
markoijelena (2488) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle 0.5l at Samo Pivo Belgrade Serbia.Pour it dark colour with medium white head.On the nose Cream Bananica cande.Taste of banana, chocolate, roasted malt. Ok decent

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Muggus69 (2142) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 30, 2014
500mL bottle BB 30APR14 Deep brown body, small beige head. Aroma seems a bit artificial - chocolate topping, coffee liquor, sort of burnt malt character. Medium body, restrained carbonation, drying sort of texture. Continues with that sort of artificial compound chocolate character, not a lot else. Slighty sweet, low bitterness, chalky dry finish. Not sure about this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omikr0n (871) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle from my girlfriend. Thanks! Pours dark brown with decent tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. Taste is sweet with chocolate, coffee, malt, candy. A bit too overwhelming for me to enjoy. I’d prefer if chocolate and coffee notes were tuned down a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (7254) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 28, 2014
Bottled 500ml. -from www.beershop.hr Almost black coloured, medium sized brownish head, mild chocolate nose. Roasted malt, chocolate and coffee with notes of caramel. Smooth and easy-drinkable. No trace of 6.0%.

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