Mocha | George Bateman & Son / Batemans Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
George Bateman & Son / Batemans Brewery
England, United Kingdom
bateman.co.uk

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
66
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
13.33%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 66 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of Macamah
3.37/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rulisekmartin
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Walbert_Neto
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shivtim
3.02/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of samEBC
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Andrewharemza
4.21/5  rDev +16.9%
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 DispyDnb
3.57/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DJ-Hophead
3.81/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

333 ml bottle, B and M stores, Bristol. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Medium carbonation. Smell - coffee, dark chocolate. Taste - roasted coffee, dark chocolate, caramel. Not bad brew instead of an espresso.

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Photo of risenz
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of beerdrifter
3.84/5  rDev +6.7%
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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3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Limelite
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vauxhaulastra
4.08/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Foley67
4.13/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of interzen
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
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 Malt_Man
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Served from 500ml bottle into straight pint glass at cellar temperature.

A) Ruby-dark red, not quite opaque, when poured seemed fizzy, no head at all. Hmm. Not appetising.

S) Chocolate-hazelnut wafers. Honey and some vanilla. No beer.

T) Chocolate syrup up front, followed by mild to warm malt flavour. Back of the mouth hints of vanilla. Pleasant.

M) Smooth, slightly fizzier than it needs to be. 6% alcohol is well masked, but provides some nice warmth right at the end. Good.

O) A good chocolate beer; serve at approx. 15 degrees C.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.87/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Light-medium sweet and moderately malty.
Chocolate dominates the coffee in the aroma but not in the flavor where they are rather equal.

O: very good but not up with Youngs Dbl Choc.

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Photo of Extol
3.97/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BogBoyJD
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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2/5  rDev -44.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

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Mocha from George Bateman & Son / Batemans Brewery
3.6 out of 5 based on 66 ratings.
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