Brewed by Batemans
Style: English Strong Ale
Wainfleet, England


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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A fresh coffee and chocolate experience brewed with genuine arabica coffee, fine Belgian chocolate and locally grown roasted malt.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kerolasa (409) - London, Greater London, - APR 12, 2013
The color is dark as one could expect stout style beer being, and same typical way head is quite short mildly brown and disappears quickly. Taste is quite rough, bit sweet, and has charcoal. Soon chocolate kicks, and aroma turns lighter. This may be one of the very best supermarket beers Ive ever had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Davros IX (300) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2017
Bottle at home. A strong aroma of coffee on opening the bottle and a nice head I the tankard. Very strong flavour of coffee and an intense sweet flavour of chocolate. I was surprised that this was a dark bitter and not a porter or stout, but there was no real flavour of beer and the whole thing wasnt really integrated for my tastes. A worthy experiment, but not one I particularly enjoyed due to the sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
47574xeCD (1090) - Coventry, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2017
500ml Bottle at home, Poured clear dark brown with off white cream head. Nose is caramel and Cocoa. Taste is coffee latte caramel toffee malts and brown sugar, Decent enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swaroga (2213) - Warszawa, POLAND - JAN 25, 2017
Good looking beer with dark brown, can-see-through body and creamy beige head. Aroma is sweet nuts, pralines, chocolate, caramelised pecan, sweet cappuccino. Mouth feel is more watery then expected. Still OK. Flavour is also more dry then aroma. Medium sweet with good balance of roasted and caramelised. Earthy finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WaddlingPlatypus (186) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2016
500ml bottle. Very dark amber pour with a thin caramel head. Sweet and creamy aroma with a hint of dark malts. Pale flavour of stout malts with cream and chocolate. Nothing special, but refreshing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
I_LUV_BEER (231) - - NOV 3, 2016
Served in a Teku glass from a 500ml bottle. Pours dark garnet-brown with a thick tan head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, malts, molasses. taste is bitter-sweet with clear coffee and chocolate notes. Full smooth body with medium carbonation. Simple great!!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panewby (5) - Washington, Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2016 does not count
Bottle at home.to much on sweet side for me nice taste overall though dont taste like its 6 %

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MayumiH (1214) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours a dark reddish brown colour. Caramel, chocolate and black malts. Medium body. Quite decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (3988) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle from Sainsburys. Dark brown body with a thin cream head. Faint lacing. Aroma of hot chocolate, rust and Nutella. Flavour of cocoa powder and weak coffee. Thin to medium body with a watery texture. Light fizz. Very chocolatey but I didnt get much coffee flavour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LazyPyro (983) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2016
500ml bottle from Sainsburys. Pours a clear very dark brown colour, tan head which quickly disappears. Aroma: chocolate, coffee, malt. Taste: sweet chocolate, coffee, light roasted malt, hint of fruit at the end. Only a mild bitterness in the finish. Smooth oily texture, soft carbonation. Im a sucker for chocolate coffee beers and I really do like this one. The flavours seem real too and not artificial. The chocolate stands out more than the coffee and its a rather sweet dessert beer, personally I would prefer a little more bitterness in this, a darker chocolate perhaps. Id probably class this as a Sweet Stout rather than an English Strong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skarecrow (629) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 12, 2016
500ml bottle BB 12/7/2016 Well, this one certainly delivers what it says on the bottle. Sweet biscuit/Hot chocolate aroma. Pours deep dark brown with tan head. A very mild bitterness is followed by the chocolate (and lots of it) and a residual roasted coffee note. Excellent desert beer to have with Chocolate steam pudding or Chocolate Mousse. Nice.

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