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Mocha | George Bateman & Son / Batemans Brewery

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Brewed by:
George Bateman & Son / Batemans Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A fresh coffee and chocolate experience infused with genuine Arabica coffee beans and fine Belgian chocolate, blended with locally grown roasted malts, creating a tremendous coffee shop aroma and flavour. and generous hop flavour.

Added by EmperorBevis on 03-13-2012

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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of BigChristoff
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Very tasty if you like chocolate, my wife loved it, but me, probably a tad too sweet, brewed about 80 miles from where I live in England . Bought at £1.25 per 500ml bottle at Azda I think, could have been Tesco or Morrisons, but was on offer, 4 bottles for £5.

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Photo of Marina_
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of jdhilt
4.45/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of KarlMcGowan
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of MisledTitan
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of shand
4.21/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
4.21/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From bottle, Pours chocolate brown, but clear. Aroma cocoa,mocha, chocolate very big aroma just like the bottle states MOCHA. Taste just like the aroma chocolate and coffee, reminds me of a dessert.

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Photo of Foley67
4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vauxhaulastra
4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TMoney2591
4.07/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Pelicanrocks
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of rale
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of KevinRailton
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Jenno10
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Sarunas7
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Extol
3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of interzen
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle served into a nonic pint glass

Look: Like flat Coke. Dark brown, almost black, with ruby highlights when held up to the light. What little head there was disappeared extremely quickly. Not a good start ...

Smell: On slightly firmer ground here - the bottle proclaims chocolate and coffee, as if being called Mocha wasn't enough of a clue - and sure enough, there's chocolate and coffee aplenty. Plenty of sweeter overtones too, almost like chocolate syrup mixed with honey. A colleague noted that it smelt a lot like Tia Maria or coffee liqueur.

Taste: There's that chocolate syrup again, front and centre. Coffee flavours are muted to begin with but come through at the end along with roasted malts and just a hint of alcohol to keep things interesting. Imagine alcoholic chocolate syrup and you're not far off.

Feel: Quite a 'thin' feel - the almost complete lack of head and the flat coke vibe made this pretty much a given. Fairly fizzy, too - far more than something needs to be at 6% ABV.

Overall: Not too bad, but there are better chocolate/coffee beers out there - Young's Double Chocolate Stout and Bad Seed Espresso Stout to name but two, to say nothing of Sam Smiths Organic Chocolate Stout. I think this is a beer with a bit of an identity crisis - it's trying to be a stout or a porter but doesn't quite make it. Worth trying, but nothing special.

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Photo of CWVegas
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BogBoyJD
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Martine
3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Really pleasantly surprised by this beer, which - by the way - is hard to pigeon hole. More 'strong ale' than porter, and yet this beer is really chocolately; even moreso than some actual chocolate porters out there; and not the advent calendar type chocolate, but creamy and thick and rich. There is a real mocha element to this which I didn't expect.

It is not a full bodied beer - strong ale, remember, not porter or stout - and yet it doesn't matter. The coffee and cocoa are well equipped which makes up for the defecit in mouthfeel. I'm usually a big advocater of body in a dark ale but this one seems to have everything under control despite the lighter nature.

It brings a nice bitterness to the mocha sweetness with roast and cream in spades; and yet it's clear ruby red. Madness.

Found a hidden gem here, lads. Give it a whirl.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.87/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of risenz
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

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Photo of beerdrifter
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up at a great beer shop in Darmstadt, Germany, Maruhn Welt der Getränke. Dark mahogany pour with a quickly fading one finger beige head with minimal lacing. The nose is malty and sweet with lots of cocoa along with hints of toffee, tootsie rolls, dark chocolate, caramel, subtle roast coffee, and vanilla. The taste mirrors the nose with the cocoa the star once again along with hints of caramel, toffee, dark chocolate, tootsie rolls, and coffee. The mouthfeel is a bit thin for a beer like this, with medium carbonation and decent drinkability. Overall, this may be a bit gimmicky and thin, but the chocolate doesn't taste artificial and it's really not a bad beer.

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