Grumbo (3847) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2017
Bottle from Batemans Brewery shop. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. No tasting notes kept, just rating.
BierBobCat (21) - - OCT 12, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2017 Source: Bottle - Sainsburys (Did not chill - drank at room temperature)
Expectations: chocolate / coffee
Were expectations met: Exceeded
Findings: It is smooth, velvety, chocolatey, vanilla / caramelly with toasted malt buiscuity after flavours - well nice! Its is very much like a Stout or Porter !
Would I drink it again: Yes
Notes: I drank this at room temperature - as it says on the label. Davros IX (449) - 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 wasn’t really integrated for my tastes. A worthy experiment, but not one I particularly enjoyed due to the sweetness. 47574xeCD (1217) - 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. Swaroga (2223) - 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.
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. 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!!! 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 don’t taste like it’s 6 % MayumiH (1214) - - SEP 4, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours a dark reddish brown colour. Caramel, chocolate and black malts. Medium body. Quite decent. jamestulloch (4279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. 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 didn’t get much coffee flavour.