Mocha - George Bateman and Son Ltd. / Batemans Brewery
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4.45/5 rDev +26.4%
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.
11-12-2012 23:36:43 | More by jdhilt
4.18/5 rDev +18.8%
Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle into a nonic.
I'm always up for trying a new British beer. It pours out a deep brown with a small cap of head. The aroma is fantastic, it's full of rich, smooth chocolate and a touch mildly roasted coffee. I could bury my nose in this one all day. However, that would be counter-productive, since beer is for drinking. After a brief warming period, the beer come on smooth at first with the mocha flavors, then coffee comes in - much more bitter and stronger than in the nose, and paired with some bitter malts to create a more bitter expression than I really expected. A bit of the mocha comes back in for the finish.
The mouthfeel is lighter, but appropriate for the taste, and the drinkability is very good. This is a great beer for fans of chocolate and coffee. The taste isn't quite as amazing as the aroma, but it's still an excellent beer.
04-07-2012 01:40:06 | More by shand
4.05/5 rDev +15.1%
Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.
For the good of my customers (at the time), I felt the need to sample this beer, vet it, if you will. It pours a fairly deep ruby-brown topped by a finger of sandy khaki foam. The nose comprises mild cocoa and mild coffee, both dancing with each other in beautiful harmony. The taste brings in more of the same, though the sweetness inherent in the initial flavors tapers off into mild bitterness, both from the darkening chocolate and the coffee. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a very tasty mocha-flavored beer. It's a bit on the thin side, but it's still generally a good time.
10-24-2012 19:40:05 | More by TMoney2591
3.95/5 rDev +12.2%
This beer poured out as a nice looking brown color, not a lot of light shining through it. The head was tan and creamy looking till it faded into a thin film over top of the beer. The smell of the beer has lots of creamy chocolate aromas coming off of it with some more minor coffee like aromas. The taste of the beer is a lot like the nose. it's got a very nice sweet and malty flavor with plenty of chocolate in there too. The mouthfeel of the beer is smooth and creamy, it's not overly heavy but makes the beer very drinkable. Overall I think this beer is very good.
07-07-2012 00:47:33 | More by Knapp85
United Kingdom (England)
3.85/5 rDev +9.4%
Ever had a Greek Frappé?
I chilled my 500ml bottle: this beer is the nearest thing you’ll get to a beer version (in the UK anyway).
Poured into a vase shaped glass it looked the part. Dark coffee coloured body with a dirty tanned topping (just like a Frappé).
The smell was so coffee, as the taste: I liked it, wouldn’t have wanted another straight away but who has two pints of coffee one after another?
It is supposed to be coffee and chocolate in flavour and it is.
05-25-2012 16:48:26 | More by BlackHaddock
3.79/5 rDev +7.7%
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.
07-28-2013 21:27:23 | More by FLima
3.74/5 rDev +6.3%
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.
03-03-2013 20:19:26 | More by Big_Twofifty
3.73/5 rDev +6%
Batemans Mocha. In a Guinness nonic pint.
Dark brown. Some light still gets through. The head is nearly not. The liquid nearly fills the glass, which is one of few pluses.
Smells like chocolate syrup and commercial mocha powder, like International Delights canisters. The malts behind the sweet added flavors are almost tangy. Not acidic, but tangy.
In the flavor, the malts shine moreso. So does the coffee. Tastes like true mocha base for a coffeeshop. Although it's one-note, it's still tasty. English malt sensibility with a touch of nuttiness and a near-lactic quality. Hardly any hops. I repeat, hardly any hops tasted.
Milky body with some oomph. Carbonation is a little softer than medium. Drinks nicely.
Less interesting than I thought. Also, more to-the-point than I thought. Whatever, a mocha beer it is. I'll give it that.
12-21-2012 16:01:09 | More by thecheapies
3.68/5 rDev +4.5%
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.
03-24-2013 14:28:49 | More by metter98
3.56/5 rDev +1.1%
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.
03-15-2013 02:10:35 | More by CrazyDavros
3.56/5 rDev +1.1%
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.
05-29-2013 01:42:31 | More by flagmantho
United Kingdom (England)
3.55/5 rDev +0.9%
Coffee and Chocolate is what Mocha means
Coffee and Chocolate is what the bottle promises
Coffee and Chocolate is what the beer delivers
I've put it under fruit vegetable beer because the mocha flavour pushes out nearly all beer/hop flavours
This is in no way a slanted or flavoured stout or porter
full on coffee chocolate in taste, aroma and by the way look
Not too artificial on the taste almost like if Sheridans was to make a beer I guess.
Give it a try, you might even like it or be able to tell me if I do.
03-13-2012 20:32:11 | More by EmperorBevis
Mocha from George Bateman and Son Ltd. / Batemans Brewery
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