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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2007
Bottle sampled on 5/23/07: Pours an opaque black with a nicely-lacing dark tan head. Aroma of lightly sweet dark caramel malt and toasted chocolate. Body starts slightly thinner with an earthy dark caramel and chocolate maltiness along with a touch of dark fruits toward a drier finish. Nicely-balanced and very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlacoAlto (4152) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2007
Pours with a fat, one-finger thick, light brown colored head that sits on top of an opaque, almost black colored beer. The aroma smells oddly of a light oxidation; which is odd because this bottle is fairly new. Malt notes of roast coffee, deeply toasted grain, dark chocolate, blackened raisins and even some rum like notes are also noticeable in the aroma.

Thick and chewy, much more so than I was expecting. The beer does seem to taste lightly oxidized, but it is rich enough that this actually adds to the flavor & complexity of this brew. Sweet notes of darkly caramelized sugar and burnt fruit are offset by a bitterness born of burnt grain and hops. Chewy chocolate notes joint dusty cocoa flavors as well as some solid black coffee notes. At times this tastes like a combination of chocolate and coffee liquors, though it definitely leans towards the coffee side of the flavor spectrum. There is some alcohol presence here, which leads to a soft warming sensation as the beer slides down your throat; in fact this lingers on in the throat after the beer is gone. The roast malt character is quite pronounced here; at times it is a nice balancing note to the malt sweetness and chewy body, but at other times it can lean towards an acrid bitterness and acidity.

Quite a tasty brew, I certainly was not expecting something with quite such a pronounced flavor profile. This is definitely on the rich, chewy side of the Porter spectrum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedm (5776) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2007
This draft brew from the brew pub poured a small sized head of foamy fine to medium sized bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a semi-opaque no visible carbonation dark brown colored body and a fair lacing. The mild aroma was malty roasted malt and dark malt. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish with a biting malty aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of hops roasted malt and dark malt. A decent one that I would consider buying again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2007
22oz bottle at Columbus tasting 8 - Poured dark brownwith not much head at all. Aromas of slight roast and chocolate. Flavor falls right in line with the aroma. The shortcoming of this brew is the watery palate. Just not enough malt there to support it in my opinion. On the bottle it says it is Scary Good... I think it was Scary average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2007
C-Bus 8 - Bottle: Pours black with a tan head. Aroma, chocolate, some smoky notes, and caramel. Flavor, chocolate, roasty, dark fruits. Kind of seems watered down, just a bit weak really.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackmurder (236) - Whitaker, Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2007
Pours a deep brown color with a thin tan head. The flavor is kind of odd for a porter. There was a dominant licorice flavor that really threw me off with this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (6093) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 2, 2007
22oz Bottle Pours out a nice black topped with a tan head. Nice aroma or roast malts. Pretty good a little thin. but still tasty

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 30, 2007
Tap at brew pub: Black color with a tan head. Roasted aromas and flavors are the word on this one. The feel wasn’t what I was expecting, not as runny-oily as many porters. It is still a pretty good overall beer. My wife loved it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Bottle: Pitch brown, nearly black, moderate to thin beige head, foamy, dies somewhat quickly, spotty lacing.   Soft roasted malt nose, slight lactose, a little sweet, but just barely. &bnsp Malty tongue, roasted malts are VERY soft in this case.   Seems more like a Blackbier than a porter.   Where are the hops?   Very mild in this case.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, at best.   Finishes clean, but basically halfway through this beer it dies.   Too tame, too weak, but at least not offensive.   In my opinion, not robust enough to be called a porter.   If I were to say a beer was very bland, this would be it.   Not bad, just extremely boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12752) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a black body with small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, some cola, and caramel. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel with flavor of lightly roasted malt, hops, cocoa, and a touch of caramel. Semi-bitter finish.

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