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RATINGS: 113   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
   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.

3.6
   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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
robforbes (2083) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (7344) - 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.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 28, 2007
22oz bottle, courtesy of argo0. Thanks, Aaron! Pours a clear, medium cola color; thin, light tan head. Lots of chocolate and caramel in the aroma; roasted and watery. Watery, face-puckering mouthfeel: some chocolate and caramel, but very bitter, watery, and off; just kind of gross and dusty; maybe not infected, but not good. Medium, dry cocoa and dusty finish. Basically made me flinch at each sip.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11913) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2007
(22oz bottle) Clear very dark brown body with minimal head. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, some bittersweet chocolate, fairly mild. Taste is medium sweet, roast, some coffee, light burnt, molasses. Light-medium body, watery with minimal carbonation.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stine (1644) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2007
Poured from a 22 oz. Fairly thin sienna brown shade. Aroma of caramelized brown and white sugars, with hazelnut latte and other sweet nuts. Bland and average flavor is very minimal, though balanced with notes of lactose, dry walnut, diet cola acridity, and bitter chocolate. Thin in the mouth, distantly tangy with a strange bite. Light and underdone, though not outrightly offensive, it leaves almost everything to be desired. Thanks for sharing, Aaron!

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2007
Growler courtesy of Degarth. I’m going to assume something went very wrong somewhere along the way with this beer. Pours a dark brown body, small fading brown head. Nose is almost all soap powder, very obvious and very disturbing. After that I do get some malts, prunes, raisins and roasted notes, but really, it smells like Tide. There’s no two ways about it. Unfortunately it tastes even more like Tide. This is not good. Why am I still drinking this? Some licorice also and roasty notes, but this is a lost cause. Thin mouthfeel, lengthy Tide finish. Offensive and an utter disaster. I’m going to assume a bad bottle, at least I hope it was.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2007
Upon its release from the 22 ounce brown bottle, it resides in the glass a deep brown with hints of ruby at the edges, the head is a couple or three fingers in size, creamy dark tan and after is demise leaves a surrounding coat of lace upon the glass. Nose is steeped with roasted grain, somewhat sweet and a nice hint of the hops, delightful I’d say. Start has a good malt presence, sweet with a hint of bitterness and a pleasing to the palate wheat toast flavor. Finish is nicely hopped, moderately acidic with the sweetness and the touch of bitterness to the end, somewhat dry, and a fine porter in its own right.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (11348) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2007
on tap-pours a retaining big creamy light brown head that laces and dark brown color with red tint. Aroma is dark malt-licorice, dark fruit. Taste is dark malt-licorice, dark fruit, roasty. Minimum carbonation.


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