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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
HughConway (830) - Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Bottle. Deep black with lightly laced tan head pour. Hop/malt aroma. Chocolate foretaste that lasts. A bit mixed in style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10142) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2008
Bottle… March 08 Tampa Bay Tasting... Clear, burnt orange brew (when held up to bright light); dark, otherwise. Metallic, minerally nose provides restrained notes of cola, chocolate and vanilla. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and ticklish carbonation. Robust. Well-bittered. Chocolate and roasted nuts. Medium length, smooth, creamy finish. Kudos to Degarth for providing the bottle!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Courtesy Degarth. Pours a dark brown, with a light off white head. Smells of malty sweet chocolate caramel, dark fruit, and subtle roast. Medium to light bodied, mostly roasty in its flavor. Could have used a touch more body as it was a little thin on the palate. Some subtle chocolate and dark fruit notes made up the slightly bitter finish. Decent at best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5395) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2008
22 oz bottle, via 5000. Pours a clear dark brown body under a small fizzy brown head that vanished quickly to a thin ring. The nose is really roasty and chocolaty with some light burnt caramel. Some moderate hoppiness. First thought was that it was pretty hoppy, and maybe a little husky. Equal parts chocolate malt and chalky roast, very dry. Mouthfeel is dry with a watery texture and nice soft fizzy carbonation. Long roasty finish. Overall, a nice enjoyable hoppy Porter. Not the greatest, but a solid effort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Bottle from bitbucket - thanks! This one has a darker brown color with a medium head. Aroma has some pleasant chocolate and roast. Flavor has a stronger chocolate/roast thing going on but fell off a bit as it seemed a tad oxidized. Drinkable, but not all that well put together.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9994) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2008
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, and some toasted caramel. Tastes of roast, coffee, and light chocolate. Body on the thinner side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2008
2/15/08 On draught at Whistle Stop Ale House, Renton, Wa. Aroma is roast malt, with light chocolate, no black malt and creamy sweetness. Appearance is black with a moderate, even tan head. Flavor is heavily roasted, with some astringent sourness and very low sweetness . Mouthfeel is full bodied, with a relatively dry mouthfeel and finish for a porter. Carb feel is a little above average for the style. Overall, this left me alittle disappointed, as the flavor definitely didn’t live up to the promising aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2008
dark black, medium body, one finger sandy head. black malt aroma small amount of hops in the background. sweet and thick but not cloying.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4411) - Indiana, USA - JAN 21, 2008
Draft at Hales Ales, Seattle, WA. Tan head that was mostly lasting, lacked lacing, mostly opaque, no visible carbonation, and a black hue. Roasty, malty, caramel notes, chocolate and hoppy nose. Flavor was roasty, chocolate, light coffee, malty and somewhat thin tasting. Smooth, thin mouthfeel. Light-medium body. There was something off about this one in the flavor and thus the low rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2473) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 30, 2007
Pours a one finger light tan head that fades slowly to a ring leaving a good lace. Deep mahogany color. Light carbonation and heavy bodied. Roasted/burnt coffee nose. Flavor is roasted/burnt coffee, a little sweetness, smooth. Bakers chocolate aftertaste. $3.99 for a 22oz bottle from John’s Marketplace Portland, OR.

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