Brewed by Bootleg Brewery
Style: Porter
Margaret River, Australia


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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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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 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 (1897) - 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 (5625) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6106) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2009
12 oz. thanks, riverside! pours a fairly dark ebony with bright ruby and caramel highlights. nice chocolate and roast nose. creamy medium body, soft carb. chocolate and toasty malt on the mid palate. long sweetish finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - FEB 2, 2009
Bottle - Very dark with a red tinge. beige head. Medium carbonation, slightly effervescent on the tongue. Roasted malts with a bit of dark fruit and a touch of smoke. Slightly dry finish but only a light bitterness. Quite pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2008
Bottle (330ml). Poured dark ruby brown with a decent sized, rocky, tanned head which was average lasting. Aroma was of rich toffee with toasted malts, dusty chocolate, buttery caramel, currents and raisins. Flavour was of black coffee with a moderate bitterness, roasted chocolate malts, sultana’s, dried figs, some salt and liquorice in the finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation, a dry/slightly creamy mouthfeel, thick texture (but not overly so) and a good finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3210) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2008
Large frothy head fawn in colour,on a very dark porter,good carbonation.Aroma cooked odours of hop and malts smells like coffee and liccorice.Flavour big bitter caramel taste straight off,coffee and liccorice,sweet a typical porter,well done Bootleg,nice strong tastes,enjoyed the porter.Finish bitter sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinkas (273) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2007
Sampled from bottle at WABA Beer dinner, Applecross, WA Thsi example had a rich biscuity and chocolatly edge to the aroma and flavour. Overall flavour a little muddy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChrisTurner (206) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2007
Bottle -- Dark, dark ruby red with quite active carbonation. Generous beige head with OK retention and lacing. Aroma has roasted malt and rich dark fruit with some subtle smokey notes. Creamy medium palate, although with some wateriness as you get closer to the bottom of the glass. The flavour is perhaps fairly flat for a porter, without as much complexity as I’d expect for the style, but still very pleasant, with more smokiness and rich dark fruit. There’s some alcohol warmth towards the end. Not at all bad.

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