Brewed by Bootleg Brewery
Style: Porter
Margaret River, Australia


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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
vanvenlo (1305) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2007 30 Aug 2004 (Rerated 18 Apr06) - Burnt mocha, spice and spirit aromas. Lowish head that dissapates, clear brown cola colour with stuff all lacing. Pleasant sweet and subtle rich malt and not fruity, with a low hop flavour. Finishes with a sharp roasted and a long lingering burnt malt aftertaste, but slightly thin beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lunkie (1459) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2004
Nutty chocolate aroma. Black colour with fair head. Burnt malr flavour. Fizzy palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2004
I agree that they need to be careful in describing this beer. Perhaps the only thing really raging is the bull that this is a really ggreat beer. Looks good as do most darker beers. From all the ratings posted the one standout is that people seem to rate darker beers higher for looks. The nose is as described, a creamy maltiness. On tasting the PoR comes out as simply bitter with no support from an aroma hop. The maltiness of the beer comes through in the mouthfeel but on the whole a bit of a disappointment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nemo (100) - Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2004
Reddish-brown colouring with a a smallish tan head. Roasty, malty, grainy, smoky, coffee & a hint chocolate type of aroma. Heavy roasty malty coffee taste to bitterish aftertaste. OK brew, but with a name like Raging Bull I expected something with a bit more of a punch.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
farmboy (218) - Barwon Heads, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2004
on tap at the brewery, I just didn’t like this stuff. I was expecting something bold and brash but all I got was something meek and mild. Enough said OK?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2004
A decent porter, although not very thick. It did a good job of hiding the fact that it is 7.1%. Some decent coffee tones in the armona and flavour. I didn't feel that it was chemical tasting like some of the people here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2003
Burnt sugar aroma, scary phenols... benzene present (gasp) in trace amounts (choke)... gag reflex activated... writhing uncontrollably on floor ... send help quick...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
sirob (9) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2003 does not count
Higher alcohols and dark malts balance well in both flavor and aroma. I really enjoyed this beer but I'm not sure I would lump it in with the porters

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2003
There's a few weirdly high ratings here, perhaps some by a few who are soft. This was fairly horrible stuff. Chemically with Marmite. Almost stripped off the skin from the top of my mouth. Overwhelming taste of dentist-cavity-fixing glue. Our dregs cup compared well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3059) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2003
Had this on tap at clancy's and could notice the alcohol immediately, was expecting it but wasn't offended by it. Small but lasting head, caramel toffee flavours combine well with the warming alcohol, would prefer it better if it was a tad drier and slightly more bitter.

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