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Mocha - George Bateman and Son Ltd. / Batemans Brewery

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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
George Bateman and Son Ltd. / Batemans Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: EmperorBevis on 03-13-2012)
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Reviews by DrDemento456:
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3.28/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A - Sort of a deep hazy brown color with a 1/3 inch of head that settles to a mild lace ring.
S - Smells of mild chocolate malts, maybe some Hershey's chocolate but it's faint. Somewhat artificial chocolate and coffee smells.
T - Well it's kind of like they filtered an English mild ale through a Randall full of tootsie rolls and coffee beans. Not too terrible but it reminds me of flavored BMC.
M - Very thin for 6% more of just a mild ale than a porter or stout.
Overall avoid this if you can I picked it up over morbid curiosity and it let me down. At least it was only 4 bucks and not an 8+ dollar bomber...

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 00:46:22 | More by DrDemento456
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United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +13.6%

07-01-2014 18:06:12 | More by KevinRailton
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United Kingdom (England)

2.28/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

When I spotted a bottle of Mocha Beer on the shelf, I had to try it. Clearly I should have read the label a little clearer. I was expecting some sort of Stout or Porter, but neither of those words are actually on the bottle itself.

Instead, this beer tastes more like a weak Tia Maria than anything else. The hops are completely absent and are instead replaced by a chemical sweetness. Don't get me wrong, I was expecting a beer that described itself as coffee and chocolate to be rich, but I just want expecting it to be so sickly. This extends to the mouth feel where the overwhelming aftertaste is a layer of sugar. It's very thin bodied despite the higher abv and the flavour is very one dimensional.

All in all, it's best to avoid this one unless you have a very sweet tooth. It's a gimmick, and a rather poor one.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2014 12:44:58 | More by Chris_Burton
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

04-08-2014 02:59:49 | More by Mikexw
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

02-06-2014 02:19:14 | More by Pens1967
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2.98/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

$4.69 for a 1pt 0.9 fl oz bottle @ Siciliano's.
"A fresh coffee and chocolate experience brewed with genuine arabica coffee, fine Belgian chocolate and locally grown roasted malt. Contains barley and wheat"
6.0% ABV per the bottle.

Pours out to a clear dark walnut, forming a modest head with poor retention and OK lacing. Carbonation is mild, ~2.0 carbs or so. Aroma of tootsie rolls (i.e-fake chocolate flavor extract) and jamocha shake. Mouthfeel is crisp, minerally, thin bodied, a little salty and spritzy in the finish. Taste opens with tootsie rolls, followed by a touch of roast malt, a medium firm English hop bitterness (necessary for this beer to overcome the fake chocolate flavor), very subtle light roast coffee, and some butterscotchy diacetyl.

If you really like chocolate beers, you should try it, otherwise it's not anything I would recommend unless you're very curious. Thin bodied, not much roast character, fake chocolate flavor...it's just not my bag.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 05:23:00 | More by Mitchster
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United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

01-01-2014 16:21:47 | More by Mr_Pink_152
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

12-22-2013 05:00:58 | More by V3XX069
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

12-19-2013 00:47:03 | More by GreyGhost4
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

12-15-2013 03:19:51 | More by leinie13
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

12-13-2013 06:30:38 | More by XmnwildX12
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United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

12-06-2013 14:29:27 | More by MisledTitan
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

11-10-2013 18:14:23 | More by Hellpop65
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2/5  rDev -43.2%

10-02-2013 20:17:32 | More by AnotherImperial
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United Kingdom (England)

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

09-26-2013 15:10:48 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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United Kingdom (England)

3.29/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Sept 2013. Acquired last year from Sainsbury's as one of their 2012 Beer Hunt brews, and sequestered in my garage. The label states that it contains real coffee and Belgian chocolate.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A dark reddish-brown colour that appears virtually black unless held to the light. Forms a small, off-white head of foam that lasts for a minute or so before disappearing. Aroma of syrupy chocolate with hints of vanilla, mild coffee, subtle roasted malt, fruity yeast esters and faint stewed leaves. Quite sweet and a tad cloying.

Tastes of chocolate syrup with a mild, dry finish. Notes of sweet chocolate, sugar, roasted grain, vanilla, mild coffee, stewed leaves and fruity ale yeast. A hint of cardboard in the background, followed by a subtle, malt-driven bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with decent carbonation but a relatively thin body for the style. Somewhat astringent, with an aftertaste of sweet chocolate, stewed leaves/cardboard and fruity yeast.

So-so; rich but a bit too sweet. It looks shabby - the head rapidly does a runner. Aroma and flavour are OK but veer heavily towards syrupy chocolate; the remaining character is drowned out. Mouthfeel is disappointing - could be thicker and creamier relative to the style and strength. An interesting but not entirely satisfying attempt at a chocolate/coffee stout. Less sugar and more balance would improve it greatly. No need to go out of your way for this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 00:09:12 | More by jazzyjeff13
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

08-03-2013 19:54:34 | More by jaydoc
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3.79/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown reddish color with a thin caramel head with low retention.
Delicious predominant aroma of Belgian chocolate with notes of coffee and roasted and grainy malt.
Strong flavor of chocolate and some coffee on a malty base with hints of English hops. Dry aftertaste with its lingering flavor.
Light to medium body with good carbonation.
I did like this beer. Although the chocolate is very present, it is not really that sweet given its hops and you can still perceive the other usual suspects. Very fun to drink and not heavy. If you like chocolate and English ales, go for it.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 21:27:23 | More by FLima
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

07-21-2013 09:05:51 | More by RedneckBeerz
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3.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 500mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: deep red-brown hue with a haze-free body and a pretty strong effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy tan foam which subsided pretty quickly. An interesting looking beer; I'd say it strongly resembles an English porter.

Smell: chocolatey right up front, with a grainy malt underneath. There's a noble hop character in here as well; not bad, but the elements don't blend particularly well. I like the chocolate, but it could be better-supported.

Taste: a bit better put-together than the aroma. Good chocolate throughout, with a bit of bitterness at the end which seems like a blend of hop bitterness and bitterness from the chocolate itself. I find that, with the aftertaste, the overall flavor experience is kind of muddled -- messy, a bit like the aroma. So it starts good, but finishes rough.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good dose of carbonation and a satisfying, style-appropriate creaminess. I like it.

Overall: this beer starts off good, but fails to fulfill its potential. Worth a shot if you're really into chocolate beers; otherwise, probably give this one a pass.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 01:42:31 | More by flagmantho
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United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

04-14-2013 20:07:20 | More by vinicole
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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

04-05-2013 13:12:50 | More by KarlMcGowan
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New York

3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear but very dark garnet red in color. It poured with a half finger high dense tan head that died down, leaving a patch of bubbles in the center of the glass, a collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides.
S: Moderate aromas of chocolate flavoring are present in the nose along with some faint hints of coffee.
T: Like the smell, Tootsie Roll-like chocolate flavors are present in the taste, which also has hints of coffee beans and a slight amount of associated bitterness. The coffee becomes a bit stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a pretty good selection if you are looking for a chocolaty beer that is easy to drink and isn't filling.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 14:28:49 | More by metter98
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3.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours very dark brown with a lasting head.
Prominent chocolate syrup in the aroma, along with soft toasty and roasted malt and a little coffee.
Chocolate is first up as a flavour as well, followed by plain roasted malt and hot alcohol.
Nice creamy low carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 02:10:35 | More by CrazyDavros
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3.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16.9 oz bottle that was cellared (unintentionally) for approximately 6 months and poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a translucent mahogany, somewhat similar to a dark cabernet sauvignon.

Smell: Everything chocolate, imagine dipping your nose into a cane of cocoa powder or taking a bite of Baker’s chocolate. Do that and you will know what this beer smells like.

Taste: First thought, chocolate tootsie roll. It has an artificial sugary taste of chocolate, toffee and very mild coffee. While the smell has you expecting a dark cocoa bitterness, the taste is more of a milk chocolate. It brings to mind more of an interesting cola beverage than the flavors you would expect from a beer.

Mouthfeel: It has an almost sugary texture with low carbonation, a thin body, but the aftertaste reminds me of the lingering chocolate, once again, from trying to determine how many licks it takes to get to the center of a chocolate tootsie roll.

Overall: I first had this beer at an International Beer fest and remember immensely enjoying it. Now that I have had it again in a bottle and without the ambience of the hoards of people sampling brews from around the world, I can say it’s still good, but definitely not great like I had recalled. This beer lacked the coffee notes I recall, most likely due to sitting in my cellar for 6 months. However, the smell and the chocolate tootsie roll taste go hand in hand and while not what you might expect out of a beer, it still offers a unique flavor that is worth a try for fans of chocolate.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 20:19:26 | More by Big_Twofifty
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Mocha from George Bateman and Son Ltd. / Batemans Brewery
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