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Hale’s Troll (Nightroll) Porter



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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
If a troll requests a pint of porter, you’d better have a good, big one to offer. Troll Porter fits that bill. Black, round and complex, with mocha and chocolate overtones and a fine hop profile. Very tasty brew. 6.6% ABV 31 IBUs Malts: 2-Row Pale ~ Crystal 75L & 120L ~ Munich ~ Special Roast ~ Chocolate ~ Carafa III ~ Torrefied Wheat Hops: Apollo ~ East Kent Goldings Original Gravity: 16.5° Plato

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mintzmeet (361) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Sadly see-through brownness. But, smells like delicious used chocolate coffee grounds. This would taste great as a hot beverage, like a chocolate tea. Well-roasted malt, perfect chocolate grains.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (8938) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2015
On June 24, 2015. At Hales Ales Brewery and Pub in Seattle, Washington.
As "Troll Porter".
Sweet, light toffee taste. Toffee, dry aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Clear dark brownish red color, teal head. Sweet, roasted, malty, toffee scent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagerboy (1609) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
Bomber. Clear deep dark ruby hued copper, lasting creamy tan foam. Roasty chocolate malty aroma. Taste is light roasted chocolate malt, some dark fruity hints, faint herbal citric hop. Average carbonation, medium bodied, low hopped. Nice warmer on a cool damp evening. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (8665) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[3/3/15] Draught at Hales Ales Brewery & Pub in Seattle. Dark brown to black with a tan head. Roasty aroma with some coffee and chocolate. Roasty bittersweet flavor with coffee, chocolate and a bitterish finish. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (10105) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
On nitro tap at Hale’s, pours a dark amber brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is very subtle, with light notes of toasted malt - not much else. Flavour is pleasant, with notes of cocoa and light toasted malt - light-to-medium sweetness. Smooth palate from the nitro, but not terribly refined. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (8510) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
Draft - Nitro - Dark roast and some chocolate. Deep brown with a rich creamy beige head. Light roast and chocolate notes. Creamy and nice mouthfeel, but pretty plane.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
furthur (496) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Sampler, clear almost opaque reddish black, nice walnut colored head, thick lace. Aroma faintly nutty and roasty. Taste malt and roast barley, nutty coffee, vanilla. Palate is a little light, carbonation subdued. Nice standard Porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (3034) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Wow! On nitro at Bar Gernika. Dark brown with creamy beige head, lacing coats the glass. Dark peat and nuts, burnt toast. Mild but lasting bitterness. Excellent!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (16659) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2014
Draught at Hales Ales Brewery and Pub
Dark brown color, near black, with compact head. Light aroma of roasted malt. Good body strength; soft mouthfeel; it has a moderate flavor of roasted malt and chocolate. Correct bitterness.
More Brown Ale than Porter, not enough round and chocolatey, but pleasant overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Off Draft at Hales brewery. Got 5 oz sample of this brew both nitro and regular. Rating is regular draft. Slight chocolate aroma, brown color. Sips full and mildly carbonated. Middle is slight dry and finishes mild cola sweetness with dark malt. Very easy drinking and enjoyable brew.

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