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Brewed by Batemans
Style: English Strong Ale
Skegness, England

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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   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.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gription79 (2253) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Poured from a 500ml bottle. Lots of extract aromas and flavors. This is an artificial tasting beer. Syrupy chocolate, coffee, fruity alcohol, caramel. This is not tasty at all.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BVery (6096) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle. This must be too old. Smells amazing - cocoa powder. Taste starts good for a second then falls off the cliff. Dang it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Bish (1125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2013
Bottle gift from Dom. Cheers buddy. He was, in my opinion, excessively positive about a lesson he saw of mine today. Still, he’s the boss so knows better than me, it must’ve been brilliant - though we all agreed it would have to be perhaps in a non-conformist way. Frothing mugs. Not much froth here, just a little fizz. Choffee. Is that a better word than Mocha? I remember not being able to decide if I wanted tea or coffee so instead producing 50/50 combined cups of tea and coffee in student days, and then not being able to decide whether it should be called coftea or teaffee. So we called it cofteateaffee. We were wild.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StMackley (4) - ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2013 does not count
Batemans mocha encompasses some of my favourite aspects of beer; Dark stouts, potters and speciality beers. More importantly for this beer is the overall chocolate taste, it’s excellent, especially if served at the right temperature. I sometime find that some chocolate beers tend not to be that flavoursome but not this one. Batemans is one of my favourite breweries and I don’t think I’m bias in saying that they’ve really outdone themselves on this one. The only downside I can think of is that if you don’t like specialty, flavoured or dark beer then this is not for you. Otherwise it’s great.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8464) - Bochum, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2012
(bottle) Clear, dark amber colour with a short and tanned foamy head. Aroma of dark chocolate and coffee with hints of almonds/marzipan, accompanied by shades of nuts and subtle fruity notes. Mildly sweet-bitter flavour, surprisingly light bodied with a modest carbonation. Pronounced chocolate character with notes of coffee, backed by shy hints of cassis and hoppy spice; moderately sweet and mildly bitter finish, again quite slim with present notes of chocolate. Okay, just a bit disappointing. 14.XII.12

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (3037) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2012
Very dark brown with a red hue. Aroma and flavour are unsurprisingly chocolate, mocha, coffee. These are perhaps too dominant but it’s a great when drunk as a dessert beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10772) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle at home with Lyoli. Pours clear, red-brown with a fine, tan foam head. Aroma holds tons of fragrant chocolate, some dark malts. Medium sweet flavor, lots of chocolate bar, plenty of vanilla, some brown bread. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Sweet finish, more chocolate, mellow bitterness, mild filter coffee, some toasty bread. An alright beer. The character is dominated by a not altogether natural-tasting chocolate, but it’s decent stuff none the less.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cuso (4417) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle from bierzwerg.de. Dark brown color with small off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, caramel. Taste, milk coffee, caramel, hints of coffee. Coffee bitterness in sweet finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub (8793) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle: Clear, deep ruby-amber coloured, small off-white foamy layer, distinctive - kind of artificial - traces of milk-chocolate or instant-cacao-powder in the sweet-caramelly nose; light to moderate bitter-sweet flavour, quite slim; bitter-chocolatey finish, some malty sweetness detectable, maybe traces of warming alcohol, too. Not really convincing…

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10140) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2012
Bottled, 500ml from Sainsbury’s in Banbury. Very dark brown with off white head. There is a strong aroma of chocolate and coffee, good start, and in this case it does follow it through into the flavour. There is a slight wet cardboard note, the signature Batemans bottled beer character, but this is overcome with a silky, chocolate, malty flavour. Pretty reasonable.


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