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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.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 11, 2007
black with almost no white head, weird label, almost too weird, even for me, no nose, sweet flavor, fruit, slightly roasty, dry finish, one dimensional

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2006
Very dark brown, almost black in color. Very rich in chocolate and not much else. Light bodied, roasted coffee, with some dark plummy fruits and syrupy chocolate. Pretty big for a porter, but a little bigger than I was looking for.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
linc33 (184) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2006
On tap at the brewery. A hair over black. Spicy chocolates and slight coffee.. and nothing on the finish. One dimensional. Fades faster than I can believe and leaves no trace it was there. Sorry, I like my porters with a little more to them.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyanescens (159) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2007
A sweet and smoky beer. Similar to Alaskan Smoked Porter except a bit less going on. I can taste mild chocolate and vanilla. Bit nutty. Mostly coffee though. It has a decent body, moderate to thick. Creamy tan head. Beer is near black. Met expectation but could be better, as most beers are.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3164) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 27, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2007 From a 22 oz bottle this poured jet black with a small tan head with no lacing. Nose of chocolate and molasses. Nice thick mouthfeel and flavor of burnt malts, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and molasses. Touch of fruits, mostly raisins. Finish slighty bitter and the only time the hops come into play. Better than average,., just not great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (4632) - Olympia, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Taster - Hop Scotch Spring Beer Festival – Seattle WA
Dark brown color with a thin brown head This was a very thick and full of flavor porter. Deep dark chocolates and hints of spices and just a nice chewy porter. Not a drink with dinner beer this was for afterwards. This was great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
greenhorn1 (782) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 5, 2007
Bomber. Pours black with no head. Nice sweet vanilla and coffee aroma. Flavor of coffee, molasses, hints of chocolate. I felt the flavors were nicely balanced, however, it was a bit on the watery side, definitely not chewy. Not a bad porter, just a bit too plain.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2007
22 oz. bottle - pours flat out of the bottle with no head; taste comes off a little too burnt at first, but fades into to decent porter with little distinction except for the local troll making a label appearance

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (5940) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Bomber. Pours a dull black with a thick tan head that leaves plenty of clingy lace. Big sweet nose; molasses, anise, chocolate, dust. Bold attack; medium body with good slippery kouthfeel, soft carb, and assertive flavors. Big coffee across the mid-palate; roasty, dry finish. This is a flavor-forward porter with a soft mouthfeel but enough bitterness and roast to make it feel a little caustic; it’s almost stout-like that way. Good stuff. Cool label--inside joke for Seattleites of the last 15 years.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Bomber. Pours a translucent blackish brown. Scant and fading tan head. Aroma of molasses, cardboard and chocolate. Medium-to-light body with medium carbonation. The taste is roasty toasty coffee. Crisp and slightly grainy finish. This beer avoids being watery, but I’m not picking up on the ’chewy’ quality that the brewer claims.


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