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When you set out to make a beer that's gonna keep a troll happy, it better have a lot to chew on. This one does. Troll Porter pushes the porter category to a new edge--big, complex, quite black with herbal hop influences--enough to keep that grouchy old troll off your back, at least for a while... Ingredients:Pale malted barley, Carastan, Caramel, Chocolate, Black and Special Roast Malts, Nugget and Mount Hood hops, Hale's special yeast and filtered water.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (2079) - 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!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14380) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davhgbrew (938) - Coconut Creek, Florida, 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.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
harrymel (1499) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
On tap at post St ale house. A: dark, dark beer with mocha foam atop which is persistent. Rings of lace. S: nutty with slightly too much toasted character making it a little too dry. T: malts are coffee like with a tad more bitter than I would prefer in this brew. A slightly astringent and almost sour character here. M: full bodied with light carb and a semi slick finish. O:. Not particularly enjoyable. Serving type: on-tap 11-28-2011

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fantabox (17) - USA - NOV 9, 2013
Aroma: Mild coffee, malt and caramel. Taste: Medium body, roasted malt & caramel malt. Pours almost black, dark brown, and a moderate head of tan. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2013
Fruity and floral notes grace the sweet chocolate aroma along with some light roast malt. Opaque brown body is topped by a decent, fine-bubbled, brown head that lasts well and leaves some lace. Rast and cholate play well with moderate bitterness. Medium body with pleasant strong effervescance. Shaker glass. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mattyhennessy (289) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2013
Pours dark brown wit a light tan head that holds well. Low in flavour but heavy bodied. Dark chocolate and vanilla with hints of nuts. A light porter that can be enjoyed in large volumes.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pgreensoup (14) - - JUL 10, 2013
Awesome! I don't normally like porters but this troll just helped me across the bridge. It has elements of a sour, a stout, and a porter - a great blend of styles. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kaser (2624) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Draft at whiskey bar in Seattle. Coffee taste with malty back. Very smooth. Def have again

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (3548) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a slightly smallish tan head on it. Nose is actually fairly light, but with some roasting to it. Taste is actually a little bitter from the hops, but has a decent amount of roastiness to it. Lighter than expected, but yummy.


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