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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.

   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 (4058) - 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 (2387) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Bottle poured black with a nice thick brown head with a nice sheet of lacing that coats the inside of my favorite glass. Aroma and flavor of bitter, roasty malts, chocolate, coffee. moderately sweet with a thin/ medium body. not bad at all with a lightly bitter finish and a good mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2007
Very dark with very little head....reminds me of espresso. Hints of chocolate, coffee, and something else "I can’t quite put my finger on."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - DEC 17, 2007
pours very dark brown with orange highlights. it’s topped with a thin cocoa head that quickly disappears to nothing. aromas of bittersweet chocolate, roasty malts, dark dried fruits and a lacto character. flavor is a bit of...caramel, grassy hops, wood, ashy roasted malts, smoky acidity and chocolate. i say a bit because it doesn’t really have much in the flavor department and nothing really stands out. coffee is present in the aftertaste with some chocolate. thin bodied with low carbonation. i thought it would develop as it warmed but just disappointed. cold or warm this beer is meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2007
Dark brown body with a tiny beige head-fading. The nose is sweet with licorice, grapefruit, molasses and chocolate. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter with chocolate, roast and licorice. Medium body is very soft with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2007
purchased at world market in silverdale, washington. pour is jet black, all most no head whatsoever, but it does have a bit of tan lacing. smell is faint, sweet, cocoa, brown sugar, touch of caramel, rustiness. taste is on the watery side, milk chocolate, roasted almonds, not as bitter as i like, a little oily on the back-end, sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6760) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Courtesy of Degarth. Pours deep and dark with thin mocha head. The aroma is sweet and sugary, molasses, sugared prunes, some mild cleaning chemicals and more prunes. No hint of burnt malts in the nose that most porters seem to have. The flavor does have a nice burnt malt note right from the start. Then the taste moves more sweet with molasses, prunes, brown sugar and mild chocolate.

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