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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 18, 2007
22 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquor - Pours a clear brown color with a one finger tan head. Has a doughy, caramel malt aroma. Flavor is light esters, caramel and toasted malt. Medium body with a slightly dry palate. A decent, middle of the road porter.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2007
Pours a dense dark brown color w/ a shallow froth. Minimal residual lacing. Aroma of thick roasted malts and animal crackers. Full nectar w/ silky residual effers. Thick and malty w/ a defined roasty character. A mild sweetness is enjoyble. Flavors continue to develope while she warms. One distinct nuance is that of the dark part of the famous Oreo cookie. Roated coffee bean, ripe black cherries, leather, molases, cocoa, and a slab of meat. Damn, this stuff is thick. I can stand a spoon up in it. The cookie really comes out in the finish. The finish is long on flavor and bittered nicely w/ a mild sourng. I highly recommend his brew.

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 (3474) - 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 (5040) - Olympia, Washington, 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 (822) - 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

3.3
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6265) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlabastorJones (808) - 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


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