Grumpy Troll Brewery, Restaurant and Pizzeria Reviews


MrChopin
Grumpy Troll Maggie Imperial IPA 1
[ bottle ][ 1oz ][ @tasting ][ $ ? ][ snifter ][ 11.14.15 ]
translucent copper, thin white large bubbled ring. Light playdoh and sugar nose, faint booze. Burning caramel front palate, light cardboard and playdoh, stinging mid palate is all cardboard, papery bitterness. Who drank this and said íokí.

Monday, December 28, 2015

nimbleprop
Grumpy Troll Maggie Imperial IPA 3.1
22oz bottle picked up at the brewery pours a clear orange with a ring of white head. Nose has pine and soap, a little tropical fruit, herbs. Flavor is pithy and soapy, orange, grapefruit, heavy pine. Full bodied finish.
Monday, November 23, 2015

Westchesterco
Grumpy Troll Maggie Imperial IPA 3.1
From a bottle at the Nov 2015 RateBeer gathering. It is a clear golden color with a slight head. The aroma is malty and the taste is metallic with a bitter finish
Saturday, November 14, 2015

Iphonephan
Grumpy Troll Maggie Imperial IPA 3.5
From a bottle at the Nov 2015 RateBeer gathering. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Malty nose. Flavors of grass and pine with lots of caramel notes. Barleywine-like.
Saturday, November 14, 2015

GenDV138
Grumpy Troll Maggie Imperial IPA 2.9
Bottle at the DC Gathering. Golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of aged hops, citrus. Tastes of floral, citrus, stone fruit. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
Saturday, November 14, 2015

Travlr
Grumpy Troll Maggie Imperial IPA 2.6
Bottle. Clear golden yellow color. Aroma of fruity herbal paper. Taste is papery bitter citrus.
Saturday, November 14, 2015

koleminer20
Grumpy Troll Owd Finley Stout 3.2
From notes. Enjoyed at the Great Taste of the Midwest on August 08. The pour is a dark brown, at best, and is a lot thinner than I would expect for a stout. There is also a ring of white head that accompanies it. The aromas are a bit plain. You have to search for the, There is a lot of roasted malt and smokiness. There is a little molasses and maybe a hint of cocoa. The flavors are much of the same. A lot of smoky malts and just a pinch of cocoa. There might be a little coffee on the back end, but it could be my imagination trying to make this better than it is. The mouth feel is thin and slick with a crisp carbonation. None of these things should be present with a stout. The aftertaste is lingeringly smoky and roasty. So many better beers.
Friday, September 11, 2015

nimbleprop
Grumpy Troll A&J Anniversary Ale 3.7
On tap at the brewery, pours a murky orange with some lacing, white head. Nose has soap and citrus, perfume, tangerine, guava. Flavor has the same, soap, tangerine, guava, lime, grass, honey. Medium bodied, bitter finish. Their most complex offering.
Wednesday, September 02, 2015

nimbleprop
Grumpy Troll The Outsider 2.2
On tap at the brewery, pours a murky orange with zero head. Nose has honey and yeast, simple. Flavor has mostly the same with some light straw too. Slick, sweet finish.
Wednesday, September 02, 2015

nimbleprop
Grumpy Troll Norwegian Wood IPA 2.3
On tap at the brewery, pours a hazy, dark gold with some lacing, white head. Nose has an odd soap note, very industrial, some stale bread. Flavor of lemon and soap, honey, some tea. Watery finish. A big mess.
Wednesday, September 02, 2015

nimbleprop
Grumpy Troll Hoppa Loppa IPA 3.1
On tap at the brewery, pours a clear, dark gold with a ring of white head. Nose has lemon, light white grapefruit, resin, honey. Flavor is soapy, lemon, resin, malt. Bitter finish. Ok.
Wednesday, September 02, 2015

nimbleprop
Grumpy Troll Olí Eagleís Summer Porter 3
On tap at the brewery, pours a murky brown with a ring of white head. Nose is mild, earthy, malt, light beef jerky. Flavor is smokey and salty, caramel, chewy bread. Dry finish.
Wednesday, September 02, 2015

nimbleprop
Grumpy Troll Owd Finley Stout 2.9
On tap at the brewery pours a murky black with a ring of white head. Nose of malt, toast, molasses, light coffee. Flavor is malt, toast, a little molasses chew. Dry finish.
Wednesday, September 02, 2015

nimbleprop
Grumpy Troll Grumpy Crik Pale Ale 3
On tap at the brewery pours a hazy gold with some lacing, white head. Nose has lemon, light soap, malt, light herb. Approachable. Flavor has lemon and straw, a bit of odd metal, soap. Bitter finish. Ok for a flagship.
Wednesday, September 02, 2015

nimbleprop
Grumpy Troll Trailside Wheat 2.2
On tap at the brewery pours a hazy, dark gold with a ring of white head. Nose is very estery, banana, clove, cakey. Flavor is very sweet, honey, cake, clove. Sweet finish, overdone.
Wednesday, September 02, 2015

nimbleprop
Grumpy Troll Wee Curly 3.1
On tap at the brewery pours a murky amber with a ring of white head. Nose is mild, yeasty, fall fruits, some earthy toasted malt, mild spice. Flavor is better, chewy malt, toast, some brown sugar. Dry finish. Good take.
Wednesday, September 02, 2015

nimbleprop
Grumpy Troll Captain Fred 2.8
On tap at the brewery, pours a clear gold with some soapy white head. Nose is yeasty, light bread, lemon. Flavor is approachable US lager, grist, yeast, biscuit, lemon. Dry finish.
Wednesday, September 02, 2015

nimbleprop
Grumpy Troll Dragon Ship Wit 2.5
On tap at the brewery pours a hazy gold with zero head. Nose is BIG with esters, floral, honey, banana. Flavor has curacao, valencia orange, straw, spice, floral. Watery finish.
Wednesday, September 02, 2015

nimbleprop
Grumpy Troll Sun Flower Ale 2.8
On tap at the brewery, pours a hazy honey gold with zero head. Nose of honey and flowers. Flavor has the same, lemon, straw, but a lot of flowers and honey. Dry finish.
Wednesday, September 02, 2015

nuplastikk
Grumpy Troll Olí Eagleís Summer Porter 3.2
Tap at GT. Unfiltered deep brown-black body. Thin, steady off white head. Sweet toffee roast molasses. Not a lot of depth, but OK for the style. A touch oily. Dry bakers chocolate. Mediocre, drinkable, OK.
Monday, August 24, 2015

Travlr
Grumpy Troll Owd Finley Stout 3.5
Draft. Clear deep brown color, tan head. Aroma of cocoa powder, coffee grounds. Tate is roasty cocoa. Nice.
Thursday, August 20, 2015

nimbleprop
Grumpy Troll Erik the Red 2.6
22oz bottle from the brewery pours a murky amber with some creamy, white head. Nose has bready, yeasty, some earthy acorn, some dried leaves. Flavor has bread, toffee, some nuts, yeast, a little dried orange peel. Dry finish.
Friday, August 14, 2015

ebone1988
Grumpy Troll Owd Finley Stout 3.3
Sample at Great Taste of the Midwest. Aroma is smoky, roasted malt, nice. Appearance is brown, light tan head. Taste is smoky, roasted malt, light. Mouthfeel is light, crisp carbonation, pretty decent. Overall, itís pretty good.
Saturday, August 08, 2015

JK
Grumpy Troll Dragon Ship Wit 2.4
Tap at Hrimpy Troll the friday before Great Taste. Hazy yellow. Notuch aroma. Flavor has standard coriander and wheat flsvor, bit this too is light. So, underflavored.
Friday, August 07, 2015

JK
Grumpy Troll Hoppa Loppa IPA 3.4
Tap at the brewpub friday before Great Taste. Gold color. White head. Aromatic hops, and bitter. Flavor is also very bittrt, citrus, pine, and a little oak, it is dry, withalt taking a back seat. Better than average for a small town brewpub.
Friday, August 07, 2015

Travlr
Grumpy Troll Olí Eagleís Summer Porter 2.6
Draft at the source courtesy of nuplastikk, thanks! Clear brown color. Aroma of roasty cocia. Taste has light coffee. OK.
Thursday, August 06, 2015

Travlr
Grumpy Troll Sun Flower Ale 2.7
Draft at the source. Cloudy yellow with orange tint. Aroma of lemon and sourdough bread. Taste is sour lemon. Dry finish.
Thursday, August 06, 2015

kaser
Grumpy Troll Spetsnaz Imperial Stout 3.4
Black pour from 22oz bottle. At Lakehouse. Bottle from the brewery. Tons of foamy off white head. Graham cracker and malty. Cocoa. Decent stout
Saturday, June 20, 2015

gunnfryd
Grumpy Troll Trailside Wheat 2.8
Fonefan 191214. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is citrus, apple, malt, orange, banana. Flavour is dry, citrus, apple, orange, banana, sourness, wheat, yeast. Medium body. Ordinary beer.
Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Christpuncher
Grumpy Troll Hoppa Loppa IPA 3.5
hoppy and very piney with a bitter hoppy finish. smells boozy and piney. pours golden orange with a thick white head. had a bomber pour at kasers.
Thursday, May 21, 2015

kaser
Grumpy Troll A&J Anniversary Ale 3.8
Orange pour with a ton of white head. Big tropical fruits aroma. Citrus and pine, grapefruit. Very hoppy. Had this as part of a flight at Grumpy Troll in Mount Horeb, WI.
Saturday, March 28, 2015

kaser
Grumpy Troll Whiskey Barrel Stout 4
Had this as part of a flight at Grumpy Troll in Mount Horeb, WI. Black thick with hardly any head. The aroma reminds me of melted chocolate ice cream. Tastes like choclate, vanilla, cocoa, sweet, and the whiskey isnít dominant at all. Delicious beer.
Saturday, March 28, 2015

kaser
Grumpy Troll Hoppa Loppa IPA 3.7
Clear Orange color. White head. Tons of dank fruit and hoppy aromas. Like the dirty sock aroma. But good. Banana Orange lemon and bitter finish. Good shizz. Had this as part of a flight at Grumpy Troll in Mount Horeb, WI.
Saturday, March 28, 2015

kaser
Grumpy Troll Captain Fred 3.4
Clear yellowish pour with white head. Typical lager. Budweiser like flavor not bad. Had this as part of a flight at Grumpy Troll in Mount Horeb, WI.
Saturday, March 28, 2015

kaser
Grumpy Troll Dark Strong Belgian Ale 3.4
Dark reddish and cloudy with not much head going on. Syrupy carmel and slightly fruity. Boozy. Not a huge fan. Had this as part of a flight at Grumpy Troll in Mount Horeb, WI.
Saturday, March 28, 2015

kaser
Grumpy Troll Captains Pale Ale 3
This is their Over Under pale ale. Had this as part of a flight at Grumpy Troll in Mount Horeb, WI. Orange with thick white foamy head. Bitter. Dank fruity and malty notes. Average
Saturday, March 28, 2015

kaser
Grumpy Troll Spetsnaz Export Stout 3.9
Had this as part of a flight at Grumpy Troll in Mount Horeb, WI. Black and thick with brown bubbly head. Coffee and cocoa aroma. Coffee and malty creamy tastes. Delicious
Saturday, March 28, 2015

kaser
Grumpy Troll Erik the Red 3.3
Very carmely beer. Rich and heavy. Bright red wig white foamy head. Hoppy and bitter also. Had this as part of a flight at Grumpy Troll in Mount Horeb, WI.
Saturday, March 28, 2015

kaser
Grumpy Troll Trailside Wheat 3.2
Banana spice lemon and orange dominate this guy on both the nose and tongue. Not bad for the style. Had this as part of a flight at Grumpy Troll in Mount Horeb, WI.
Saturday, March 28, 2015

kaser
Grumpy Troll Norski Nut Brown 3.5
Had this as part of a flight at Grumpy Troll in Mount Horeb, WI. Brownish cloudy color with tan creamy head. Malty and Cocoa aroma. Cocoa chocolate and very nutty. Thick. I like
Saturday, March 28, 2015

kaser
Grumpy Troll Sun Flower Ale 3.5
Had this as part of a flight at Grumpy Troll in Mount Horeb, WI. A nice farmhouse. Orange and cloudy with white head. Fruity orange vanilla notes. Musty and honey aroma
Saturday, March 28, 2015

kaser
Grumpy Troll Maibock 3.4
Had this as part of a flight at Grumpy Troll in Mount Horeb, WI. Orange and clear with white head. Spicy fruity flavor to this. Pepper. Grapefruit. Enjoyable brew
Saturday, March 28, 2015

fonefan
Grumpy Troll Trailside Wheat 2.7

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ As Grumpy Troll Trailside Wheat ].
ABV: 5.0%. Clear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, wheat, sweet wheat, moderate yeasty, fruity yeast, yeast. Flavour is moderate sweet with a average duration, tart fruit, fruity, yeast, wheat. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20141219]

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

anders37
Grumpy Troll Spetsnaz Export Stout 3.4
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty bitter chocolate finish with hoppy hints.
Friday, December 26, 2014

beerbaaron
Grumpy Troll Amnesia Baltic Porter 3.7
Has some age. No date on bottle, but Iíve had it for about 8 months. Black with frothy beige head. Malty aroma. Lots of Chocolate. Roasty. Lighter dark fruitiness underneath. Lighter medium body. Moderate bitter, semi roasty finish. A good full bitterness that isnít all in your face, layered beneath the chocolate and roast.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014

MarinEvelyn
Grumpy Troll Amnesia Baltic Porter 3.5
super malty, rich, chocolately. taste is a little bitter but really pretty smooth. milk, cream, more of a bitter/dry/slightly funky aftertaste
Wednesday, December 24, 2014

yespr
Grumpy Troll Trailside Wheat 3.3
1 pint 6 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and caramelish. Toasted and fruity. Mild citric. dry and toasted malty. Citric and dry finish.
Saturday, December 20, 2014

yngwie
Grumpy Troll Trailside Wheat 2.9
Bottle. A clear one, dark golden in color and with a dense, white head of finger-thick size. Quite fruity aroma with a sourish orange- and banana touch. Some sourish citrus juice in the flavor, with a generic fruityness, some banana and a spiced hint. Medium to thin on the palate, dry and lightly acidic. Lasting finish. Well, sure not my favorite wheat beer, even though thereís some sweetness going on which I doubt should be there and thatís probably the most interesting about this beer. 141219
Friday, December 19, 2014

Rasmus40
Grumpy Troll Trailside Wheat 2.6
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear golden with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, wheaty, banana, lemon and yeasty. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. Surprisingly dry. 191214
Friday, December 19, 2014

Meilby
Grumpy Troll Trailside Wheat 2.8
Bottle 650ml @ fonefan
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, wheat, yeast, some tartness and faint hint of banana and clove. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter and light sour. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

Friday, December 19, 2014