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RATINGS: 926   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 49   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The intense flavors of dark-roasted malt in our rendition of the classic English porter are perfectly balanced by a generous and complex hop character. Bully! Porter’s robust nature makes it the ideal companion to a variety of foods, from seafood to chocolate.

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zombywoof (467) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 19, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2008 Dark brown with tan foam. A medium chocolate and roasted coffee nose. It has a leathery walnut and coffee flavor that has a medium body. The finish is brisk and clean with a licorice hint.

3.5
kramer (6991) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2005
12 oz bottle, via ericmc83. Pours a dark brown, mostly clear with a billowy light brown head. Nice chocolate and light coffee nose, some light roasted notes and licorice too. Slightly lactic flavor with bitter chocolate and coffee in the finish. Fairly light bodied and a little thin. Nice soft carbonation gives it a decent mouthfeel. Not bad overall, a little on the thin side. With a little bit moe body this would be really good.

3.8
Odeed (1806) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 13, 2005
(brew from ericmc83)poured a nice black body with brown edges.head was thick and chocolaty looking.aromas were milk,chocolate,coffee,and roasted malts.flavor was much in the same.mouthfeel was on the medium side and the finish was nice and clean.

3.7
oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Pours deep dark brown. Aroma is full of sweet roasted malt, coffee and milk chocolate. Taste is very smooth, and has a coffee/chocolate flavor kind of hoppy.

3.7
Strykzone (7800) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2005
A huge tan colored head with staying power is what greets you to this beer. Patience is a virtue in this case. Once the foam ebbed the beer underneath was a treat. The usual undertones of a porter were evident such as caramel, coffee, and chocolate. Most notable was the wonderful balance of the beer. A slightly bitter start led to a pleasant sweet finish. In between was pretty good, too.

3.6
Ratman197 (15624) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2005
Bottle poured a translucent brownish-black with a large long lasting brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, with just a hint of coffee. Palate was medium bodied and a bit watery for the style. Flavors of bitter chocolate, and some coffee with a dry slightly bitter finish.

4
subliminal (4) - USA - OCT 24, 2005 does not count
The first sip had a noticably bitter after taste that I found unpleasant but after the first bottle I grew quite fond of the unique blend of flavors. Anyone who likes dark beers should give Bully a try.

4
allfreej (567) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 12, 2005
Bottled. Pours dark brown with amber highlights. The tan head leaves a fine lace pattern in the glass, and the aroma is that of roasty malt, coffee, and perhaps some chocolate. The flavor is roasted malt, with some chocolate notes. A very fine dry finish and excellent palate--not too carbonated, but with body--make this porter a pleasure to drink. Highly recommended!

3.9
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2005
12 oz bottle via trade with jzzbassman - Thanks Monte! - Pours black with ruby highlights and a 2 inch creamy tan head that stays well and laces. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, some coffee and some caramel. Flavor is milk chocolate, roasted malts, caramel and a raisin sweetness at the end that is finished by a coffee bitterness that I really liked. Palate is smooth and pretty well carbonated. A very drinkable porter that I enjoyed much!

3.4
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2005
Pours black with a huge light tan head that fades very slowly. Aroma is of roast and mild chocolate. Flavor is a rounded roast, mild chocolate, a slight raisin, a slight smoke, a slight sourness in the finish and aftertaste. Body is light to medium palate is a bit watery. NIce boldly roasty porter the thinner body makes it very drinkable but the finish is just a little to thin.


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