Brewed by Bootleg Brewery
Style: Porter
Margaret River, Australia


on tap


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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
More often than not, most high alcoholic beers possess astringent spirity flavours, detracting from the other aspects of the beer. The reverse is true for the Raging Bull. At 7.1% alc./vol., the Bull begins with the intense malty flavours ranging from the crystal flavour and all its diversity to the coffee flavours of the roasted barley. A slight bitterness is apparent from the Pride of Ringwood hops but the main essence remains with the intense warming body structure. The Bull finishes with a resounding sweetness which, like chocolate, begs for another mouthful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of bluebetty. Pours a clear dark orangey brown with a dense beige head. Subtle roasty nose. Rich body, subtle roast and dark dried fruits, yeast and friendly phenols - appears almost as if a Belgian yeast was used. Somewhat biscuity. A little odd and not entirely clear.. 190412

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maneliquor (3483) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2014 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours very dark brown with almost no head - just a few lightly tanned bubbles. Nose is heavily roasted malts and dry biscuit. Bitter sweet tone there as well. As it warms a nice chocolate tone comes out. Bitter sweet chocolate and roasted malts make up the taste. A fair bit over carbonated which cuts off any finish this could have. Probably need to try another bottle at some point

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (3503) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2010
Bottle, 12C. Dark reddish brown with a large beige head that fades but returns with a swirl. Aroma of toast, prunes, cocoa. Taste is really quite chocolatey, but not all that sweet. There’s modest roasted bitterness at the end as well as some grass. Alcohol is very well hidden - so much so that the texture seems a bit too light. Straightforward and a rather overcarbonated, but not bad at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Bottle 330ml. Interesting beer. Aromas of apple, vegemite, and toast. Taste is bitter, and long-lasting. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Dark brown, with a frothy white head.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (1383) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2010
From a 330ml bottle on 8/7/2010. Has masses of chocolate, a bit of coffee and some cherry in the aroma.In the mouth, it’s very sweet, with chocolate and caramel dominating. There is a moderate bitter finish which balances its distinctly dessert like character. This is a fabulous drop if, like me, you like big dollops of sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (5152) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2010
330ml bottle. Black as night with a thick tan head that settles quickly. Warming aromas of melted dark chocolate with an espresso hit. Smooth and silky on the palate with a strong roast malt flavour. Sweet with a long finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2009
12 oz. bottle - thanks riversideak; clear, dark brown with thin white head; light roast and very thin body; light, nutty and mild roast and chocolate; water thin; eh

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Davros (2782) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2009
Pours dark brown with a large persistent white head. Aroma of espresso, some roasted barley, but really quite faint. Some crystal as well. There’s also a rubbery smell, like the sole of a shoe, not sure what’s going on there? Similar flavours, with light roasted barley, nutty notes, quite prominent sweet caramel and unfortunately, some cidery taste. Too much carbonation for this type of beer. Not sure what happened here, needs more roasted grain for starters.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a beige head that lasts a little while. Aroma has big roasted malt with lesser notes of coffee, dark chocolate and smoke. Flavour also starts out with strong roast malt followed by hints of caramel, chocolate and coffee. The malt really dominates this beer at first, revealing more as it warms. Medium body, although it’s light for a porter, with bitterness giving way to a long sweet, dusty finish. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (6140) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Bottle brought back from Western Australia by my buddy. Hell yeah mother fucker! Nose is full of roasted malts and some coffee. Pours dark brown, some red hues underneath. Thing beige ring. Roast and coffee, underlying dark malty sweetness, light chocolate. Solid roast and dryness in the finish. Lightly warming. Good.

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