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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4053) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Aroma is chocolate, light coffee and has a slight cola quality. The flavor is chocolate, a background of coffee and a very acidic/mildly tart finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chiswick (159) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2013
The aroma is nicely wide with chocolate and toffee, the general intensity is mild but pleasing. The beer is coke-brown and clear, but overall looks balanced. The taste initially surprises positively with intensity and additional flavours in addition to the aroma, but quickly loses its power after a few sips. I wish this would’ve lasted longer. Palate is disappointingly weak overall, with a lightly stingy carbonation and water thin texture. Some thickness would’ve brought a lot more oomph into this one. Overall, a nice chocolatey beer with surprising elements; just wish it had more kick and the elements lasted for longer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3342) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2013
small biege head medium to strong carbonation dark pour aromas coffee very appealing malty chocolate vanilla the flavours rich coffee grainy taste sweet chocolate very malty rich tasting a bitter of medium note slight creaminess intense tastes the finish mainaftertastes the coffee and bitter rewarding on the palate

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flying_pig (996) - SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2013
500ml Bottle from Sainsbury’s:
Chocolate with some roasted malts and a lot of lighter coffee notes. There is some sugary sweetness and a milk chocolate aroma too.
Dark mahogany brown with red tinges and a thin, light brown, bubbly head that quickly turns to a soapy lacing.
Milk chocolate and roasted malts to start with, along with some light coffee and darker malts. There is a hop filled tang to the beer and an earthy taste coupled with it.
Light medium bodied with a well carbonated and smooth feel to the beer and a clean, dry finish that is quite bitter too.

Plenty of chocolate and to a slightly lesser extent some coffee too. This one was pretty basic tasting and a little ordinary but it was still a nice, drinkable beer. Not a classic one, it was fairly average all round but at least it wasn’t a bad beer either.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (3965) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle at home. Subtle coco powder aroma. Some caramel in the aroma. Caramel brown colour. Thin loose light tan head that disapates very quickly. Flavour follows drink chocolate coco powder dominates. Thin palate. Faint roast malt in the finish. I was expecting more coffee.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (3552) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2013
New Beer Distributors, NY 50cl ($5): Pours dark brown with a creamy beige head. Aroma is milk chocolate and coffee. Taste is pretty much the same exact thing. It is kind of too sweet and leaves a sticky aftertaste in your mouth. Not terrible, but it ain’t great.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5727) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2013
50cl bottle from the Tucker Box, Leiden. Thin tan head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Coffee and chocholate. A nice enjoyable brew.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuartyboy (718) - SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle from sainsbury lovely rich aroma with coffee and sweet chocolate which is the predominant flavour ballanced with expresso and malt drying slightly bitter on the finish

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (1926) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a thin white head, rich chocolate malt aroma hint of vanilla, the taste is sweet with chocolate with a dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11510) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours medium brown with a creamy beige head. Aroma of milky chocolate. Med body at least. Flavor is toffee, chocolate, coffee. Milky too. This is very smooth. Finishes nearly dry. Very nice.


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