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Brewed by Batemans
Style: English Strong Ale
Skegness, England

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RATINGS: 141   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.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gary (1373) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Bottled; Not a bad chocolate/coffee beer for chicks or novices - the flaws are ovbious though . Too rich and one dimensional . The beer lacks finesse , some dry roastiness would smooth this out big time and make this more balanced and pleasant to drink. Generic kinda beer that attacks you really in intense Mocha texture.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
marlipin77 (3) - WALES - NOV 27, 2013 does not count
Coffee and chocolate aroma and malts. In taste chocolate and coffee notes, little bit acidity and malty. Colour is deep dark, froth is quite big but not too strong.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (9467) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 14, 2013
from Bier-Bienne - very dark brown beer with a little foam left; strong aroma of mocha and sweet chocolate; sweet and with a good malt backbone; gently oily, light residual sweetness and long aftertaste of chocolate and cacao

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
msbernac (573) - POLAND - NOV 11, 2013
Draught Aroma-chocolate, coffee Appearance-very dark,hazy, tan foam, Taste-medium sourness, lightly bitter, Palate-medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, bitter finish Overall-interesting, refreshing

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
vami (331) - Poznan, POLAND - NOV 4, 2013
Cocoa and chocolate aroma, coffee notes. Disappointing head. Dark amber color, almost black. Amazing coffee ice-cream taste, really hits you at the beginning. However, itís a bit superficial. There is not much on the palate, the finish is quick and the beer doesnít last.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (7364) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2013
Bottle from Sainsburys, Kidlington, Sunday 20th October 2013 consumed the same day. Pours brown with large foamy tan head. In the mouth this is chocolate and milky coffee, mmhh.. a touch artificial and not exactly subtle. Its easy drinking, sweet with some bitter cocoa, but all told it is a bit OTT, still it was reduced to £1.39 a bottle so Iím not complaining. Fine. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1490) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle. Loose tan head. No retention. Dark purple/mahogany body. Milk chocolate, fruit, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, spice, plum, black malt, hops. Smells artificial. Bittersweet. Dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christopsy (102) - SCOTLAND - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle from Sainsburys at Claypotts near Dundee. Pours black with a creamy white head. Smells of chocolate with a slight coffee bean. Tastes of dark chocolate and more chocolate! I love this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philym (985) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2013
Appearance: Clear dark ruby/brown with loose, large bubbled tan head about a cm thick. Aroma: Chocolate, notes of bitter chocolate, toast and amaretto biscuit. Taste: Low sweetness, and low/medium bitterness and sourness. Palate: Smooth thick texture and medium body, slightly prickly carbonation, lingering finish sourness and bitterness at the end. Comments: Very tasty, it was a bit like a dessert, very easy to drink and left a glass lace.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Hanoi (382) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2013
Bottle: The label makes a big play of the nose... Smells of of oak, a touch of coffee and cheap milk chocolate. There is some smoke in the mid range. Taste is... cheap milk chocolate, which seems to be the fashion for British chocolate beer who seem to think Nannyís Easter egg is the height of coco tastes. There is some latte underneath. Mouthfeel is much to thin for the style. Must try harder, and unfortunately the Americanís do this type of beer a million times better. Edit: Read the bottle, the idiots have added flavour rather than used the malt and hops. No wonder itís rubbish. Lose another point for trying to take shortcuts.


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