Brewed by Bootleg Brewery
Style: Porter
Margaret River, Australia


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RATINGS: 70   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Linc (739) - 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 (236) - 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 (3070) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerJohn (10) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2003
Not a multi award winner for nothing. The problem with this beer is you cant have too many of them. Bootleg beers are good but raging bull is a legend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
motelpogo (7706) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 5, 2003
the gorden tallis of beers. smells like big gordy having the dencorubb applied before a big game. in-your-face like gordy after you've just knocked on. tasted a lot like the roast pork with apple sauce i had the night before. but the finish is a letdown - the real raging bull would never peter out like that

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2003
On tap- Aroma of alcohol, paint thinner, carmel/choc, mollasses, roast. The aroma pretty much corresponds to the palate. The alcohol was less noticeable than i thought, quite sweet aswell.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PEAK (14) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2003
Malty roasted flavours followed by a well balanced bitterness. Warms the stomach with high ABV.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BruceinPerth (5) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2003 does not count
A style not generally well done by Australian brewers. Intense flavour overcomes any tendency to astringency or bitterness. Strong finish demands more. Bottled brew is insipid compared to that off the keg! The ABV reflects itself in your legs rather than your head. Excellent with beef on a cold winter's day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2003
Pours an almost opaque deep ruby brown red under a smallish, medium lasting, medium brown, fine bubbled head. Aroma is primarily medium intensity roasted malts and grains and coffee ,with hints of floor varnish, smoked wood and fainter chocolate. Medium to thin, cola like body. Strong roasted malt and grains and coffee dominate the flavours at the start. Middle has added touch of lighter hops and a low sweetness that increases slightly through to a dryish mild bitter finish. The high ABV is well masked for such a relatively thin beer.

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