Brewed by Batemans
Style: English Strong Ale
Wainfleet, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 183   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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JohnRMurdoch (5145) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2013
500ml bottle shared with mr_h. Dark reddish chestnut brown, reasonable head. Dry grain chocolate malt aroma. Very chocolatey malt flavour. Sickly sweet aftertaste. Tastes like alcoholic cheap chocolate.

SilkTork (5921) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2013
500ml brown bottle from Sainsbury’s. Sainsbury’s do have interesting beers in their range. This is a nice idea, though, given that chocolate and coffee flavours can be naturally imparted by the malt, why add those ingredients to the beer. Feels like a gimmick - though a number of brewers like to do it. But it’s like buying a rose that has been sprayed with rose perfume. Anyway, this is a drinkable beer with chocolate and coffee flavours. There you go - what a surprise. It’s a bit cloying and funny enough the flavours taste artificial. Drinkable, but not impressive.

Bamsen78 (5616) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2013
On tap @ Setka Pub, Poznan, Poland. Pours cloudy dark copper brown with small light tan head. Clear aroma of coffee and sugar with notes of chocolate. Sourish and bitter taste of coffee with touches of caramel and dark chocolate. Sourish aftertaste. Nearly no carbonation at all. More interesting than good but drinkable.

Lunkie (1965) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2013
Rich chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown colour with no head or lacing. Rich chocolate malt flavour. Smooth flat lingering palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

evergreen0199 (3565) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle from Sainsbury’s in South Ruislip. A dark brown/ruby coloured pour with a thin off white head on top. Rich sweet, chocolate, mocha aroma. Tastes of coffee and rich mocha chocolate. Prefer it on cask but still a decent drop.

garthicus (2962) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 20, 2013
Appearance: looks like a glass of cola, same colour, lots of visible bubbles clinging to the glass, tiny thin brown head. Aroma: Can smell it from an arms length, rich mocha, chocolate, milky, lots of coffee, malty, liqouice, leather and spices. Lovely. Flavour: chocolate again, quite like chocolate milk infused with a nice peppery coffee, herbal, a little dark fruit and a long mocha finish. Absolutely delicious.

coldbrewky (1731) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle via Half Time. Not much nose. Pretty much Young’s Double Chocolate Stout with a nice second half blonde roast coffee. Mini-mer-mer.

sic1314 (4773) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2013
Poured a reddish brown with a frothy, rapidly disappearing tan head.Aroma of sweet chocolate and milky coffee. Medium body, flavour of Sweet mocha, very smooth and easily drinkable.

The_Osprey (9670) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours brown to form a black beer with a ring of foam. Smells like chocolate syrup, reminding me of Samuel Smiths’ Chocolate Stout, which I’m not the biggest fan of. Mocha taste, as described. Coffee and chocolate, spice, sweet, slightly sharp and yeasty finish. Taste is better than the smell suggested it would be, but it’s still not blown me away.

otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Appearance: Pours the color of old European woods with leanings toward chestnut with mahogany highlights. Fluffy khaki head is mostly cream with a few scattered bubbles. Claret hues glint along the bottom of the glass. Swirls with a bit of lace.
Nose: Delicate and soft are my initial impressions. Chocolate cake and chocolate truffle powder. Chocolate dusted almonds and pecans. Soft plump pumpernickel breads and plums in the back. Chocolate crips. Chocolate covered prunes. Pocky.
Palate: Creamy and smooth all the way through. Tart and meaty in the back with plums, prunes then bready and soft with pumpernickel. Chocolate dust and chocolate covered almonds and pecans. Pleasant tart cherry and apple skin finish. Plump plums and grapes are crisp and tannic then juicy and sweet along the sides. Chocolate powder in the breath.
Final Thoughts: A classic English ale that is on-point and doesn’t veer from its mission of providing me with a wonderful Mocha Beer experience. I thoroughly loved this beer and found it to meet and go beyond my expectations. Delicious. A beer I’d be happy to quaff any day, every day.
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