Boondoggler (2) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2012 does not count
This is my best ever bottled beer.
Batemans, Mocha Beer 6.0% ABV, 50cl *****
The amber-coloured beer has a powerful aroma of coffee and chocolate/cocoa, underscored by a peppery hop note. In the mouth coffee and chocolate coat the tongue but there’s a powerful hop balance from the Goldings and a rich malt loaf character. The finish is dry with a continuing coffee and chocolate note but bitter hops build alongside the malt. This is a complex beer and is wonderfully refreshing. Adding unusual ingredients to conventional malt and hops is not always a success but it works brilliantly with this beer. It’s available from larger Sainsbury’s at 3 for £4, until 3rd Oct 2012 normal price £2.49 each
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!!! jimhilt (2610) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Pours a two finger khaki head that fades quickly leaving a good lace. Clear mahogany color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Chocolate and coffee nose and flavor follows - sweet chocolate with coffee in the background. $6.30 for a 500ml bottle from Tully’s Beer and Wine Wells, ME. DIBBLE (103) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle from Sainsburys, Christchurch, Dorset. Huge chocolate and coffee aroma. Brief fizzy tan to nonexistent head over deeply dark reddish tinged beer. Lively and full mouthfeel. Sweet and lightly bitter with a dry sweet finish. Coffee and chocolate through and through. Malty bass notes. Benwhite5 (4) - - SEP 28, 2012 does not count
Bought from Maidstone Sainsburys. Strong mocha aroma. Pours clean, head dissipates quickly. Taste of coffee, high cocoa chocolate, hint of tobacco like you get in good coffees. Not over-powering. Very moreish. Masks its 6% ABV. Delightful.
worldbeertaste (1805) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2012
Dark brown almost black with a tan, disappearing, light lacy head. Super strong smell of coco. If you buy coco powder it has a similar smell. Not so much hot chocolate but coco. Coffee , malt and roast. Medium to thin body with soft carbonation. First is a taste of chocolate but not as sweet as a candy bar. More like dark chocolate with roast and some coffee elements. The finish is nice with hops making a nice balance. It’s really delicious. Defiantly a chocolate delight. Christopsy (137) - 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. booldawg (70) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2012
Always a bit dubious of these ’novelty beers’ but thought I’d give it a go.
Light tan head which quickly dissipates to leave a thin lacing.
Aroma is coffee, not surprising as its infused with Arabica coffee.
The chocolate is very apparent from the first taste. Good balance between hops and malts.
Probably a good beer to introduce someone not used to darker ales. One I would buy again. The wife liked it as well, and she’s not really a beer fan.
SarkyNorthener (4623) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle from M&S. Black with residual head. Aroma is very much coffee. The taste is of coffee, chocolate and roasted malts in the background. The palate is medium bodied and carbonated. This is a unique tasting beer, being predominantly coffee but not overpowering. A very good beer to try, even if only once in your life. 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.