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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
greenmanalishi (519) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
Coffee and creamy milk chocolate flavours with some hop balancing for the bite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9018) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2014 500ml bottle at home. Pours reddish tinged dark brown, short-lived beige head. Aromas are like a box of quality street, or perhaps a jar of nutella. Taste is like Japanese pocky (poky?) sticks. Too sweet for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle (in Sept 2012) - Dark Brown in colour; Ruby Red against light. Aromas of coffee, milk chocolate and vanilla. Very malty; lots of coffee and milk chocolate, vanilla, toffee, roasted malts. Fruity; some fruitiness; chocolate raisins. Hoppy; slight spicy peppery hops. Sweet coffee and chocolate throughout leading to a dry slightly bitter finish. Unusual beer, but quite well executed. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Weefannybaws (130) - Barrhead, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
500ml bottle. Dark beer with light head. Malt and chocolate aromas. Sweet chocolate malt on the tongue with hints of coffee. Aftertaste of sweet coffee. Perfect accompaniment to crisps and nuts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (15232) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkles bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaukmkrone. Geruch nach Kaffee, Schokolade. Geschmack nach Schokolade, Kaffee, hopfig.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3354) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2014
500ml bottle from Sainsburys. Deep amber colour, with almost no head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate The taste also has this but with a good hoppy balance. A very good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (21191) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2014
30th January 2014
Almost clear, deep red - amber beer. Tidy pale tan head. Palate is light and smooth and dry. Somewhat artificial tasting chocolate, like chocolate powder. Light fruity tang with a touch of red berries. Light dry finish. Inoffensive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anfractuosity (312) - - FEB 12, 2014
If hot chocolate, was re-incarnated as a beer, this would be it! Tastes awesome. With a lovely chocolatey aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dogbrick (11021) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Sample at Kurtkeller 005: Coffee-tastic 01 on 02/08/2014. Dark brown color with a medium thin tan head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Chocolate and coffee in the nose. Light-bodied with flavors of toasted malt and mild coffee. The finish is semi-sweet with a short chocolate malt aftertaste. Average overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (2122) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle at home. Dark with plentiful carbonation but not a lot of head. No lacing. Smells of coffee boiled sweets. Pleasant but un-beerlike. I do not like the taste. When I lived in Miami there was a short-lived local soft drink called ’Cafe Cola’. This is very similar. Like dumping a supermarket iced cappuccino into a dark beer. And I don’t get much of the chocolate.

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