Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2003
1.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Burnt sugar aroma, scary phenols... benzene present (gasp) in trace amounts (choke)... gag reflex activated... writhing uncontrollably on floor ... send help quick...
sirob (9) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2003 does not count
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
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
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2003
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
bluevegie (3067) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
BeerJohn (10) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
motelpogo (7239) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 5, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
PEAK (14) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty roasted flavours followed by a well balanced bitterness. Warms the stomach with high ABV.
BruceinPerth (5) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2003 does not count
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.