Brewed by Batemans
Style: English Strong Ale
Skegness, England


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Originating in Einbeck, Germany, the Bavarian pronunciation of the now world famous town is ’billy goat’! Maltier, stronger and darker than you dare! Think Bavaria, clinking steins and merriment as the perfect accompaniment to this homage to Dopplebock!

CJGrip's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CJGrip (19) - Greater London, - SEP 26, 2013
Dark I colour, strong smooth beer. Pretty flat, fairly dull in flavour. Malty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dogbomb (948) - ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle. Dark ruby ale with a quickly fading tan head. Nose is sweet plum with confection and a touch of toffee. Taste is... malty, but also slightly acidic and raisiny. Just tastes a little wrong. You are willing the malt to take hold of it, but it never really manages and you end up with a alcoholic raisin aftertaste. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (1269) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle from B&M. Pours ruby with a dark cream head. The taste is malt fruitiness with a little spice and something quite meaty. A little odd, but OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1153) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
500 mL bottle from Sainsbury. Clear dark red-brown with a bubbly head, albeit it doesn’t hang around for long. Very malty, quite smooth, just a hint of smoke. Vaguely German, a good effort at a bock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omikr0n (747) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle from my girlfriend. Thanks! Pours clear copper with quickly disappearing white head. Aroma is malt, candy, hint of butter biscuits. Taste is malt, candy, spicy hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jaghana (4017) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle 50cl, a dark beer with low head and carbonation. Nose is on toasted grain and caramel. Aroma is flat and mono dimensional on brown caramel, watery body, very boring. Burnt caramel notes at the finish, a very poor homage to Dopplebock.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
McTapps (4300) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle from Sainsburys in Folkestone. Pours out in a clear dark brown - light ruby colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel and woods. Taste of pure marmite, yeast, bread, dust and basement. Finishes off like a full tablespoon of marmite in the mouth. Yeast extract. Awful, awful, awful. Could not enjoy it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
MichaelAwesome (4300) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle shared with McTapps. Still wondering how anyone thinks bavarian style bocks are dominated by marmites when we talk aroma. Tough stuff with caramel, malt and...marmite. I did not appreciate that. Drinkable, nothing else.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2014

Bottle 500ml.

[ As Batemans English B Bock ].
Clear medium brown amber color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, nutty notes, light hoppy, grass. Flavour is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, caramel, toffee, caramelized malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140524]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (11341) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2014
DØE. Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and dark sugar. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 240514

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
R4N5H (87) - SINGAPORE - AUG 8, 2014
50cl bottle, bought at the brewery shop. Dark brown with no head. Heavy caramel /toffee flavours. Little to no carbonation. Chewy.... A nice dessert beer, but a little heavy for my taste.

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