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Hale's Troll Porter - Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub

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BA SCORE
86
very good

62 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 6
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RoyalT on 03-13-2005)
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Photo of flagmantho
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap in an imperial pint glass at Elephant & Castle in Seattle.

Appearance: rich dark brown hue with a finger of creamy tan foam. There's a very attractive lace left on the glass, too.

Smell: light roastiness with a simple malt character. Not bad, but not at all complex.

Taste: rich roasty flavor with elements of chocolate and toffee, but mostly a dry, slightly ashy black malt character. It actually appeals to me quite a lot.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a rough carbonation. Not super creamy but interesting enough.

Overall: this beer has its imperfections in aroma and texture, but the flavor is good and drinkability is high. I'm a fan.

Photo of Wiz99
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Powderhornphil
3.4/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of benscottcary
3.08/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of OSCWEAX
4.68/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is AMAZING. I can't wait for it to make it's reappearance on store shelves this fall. Dark and rich with caramel and molasses on the nose, incredible creamy mouth feel, and a finish that makes me want more. I found that there was a hint of, call me crazy, Christmas candy in the taste. This beer represents the fall and football for me.

Photo of Dsimenson
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On nitro-tap at Hare & Hounds in Poulsbo, WA. Color is deep dark red-brown, with creamy one finger head and persistent clinging lacing. Aroma is deep, dark roasted malt, sweetness, with floral hops, heady. Flavor is malt, a bit if coffee, a bit of sweet caramel, mildly bitter hops. Mouthfeel is medium thick and creamy. Overall this is an outstanding porter, which I really recommend on nitro-tap. A really memorable taste experience!

Photo of TeddyBrew
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of nhirsch04
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Demon_Lung
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of hreb
3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle served in pint glass. Beer pours muddy brown with a heavy and substantial head. Caramely porter aroma suggests sweetness and toastiness. But the nose does not prepare me for the massive viscous beast in the bottle. Big on coffee flavors from the roasted malt. Heavy, but also very neutral on the back of the tongue. I don't know if I should describe this as delicate or overpowering; it's like there's a really high volume of really mild flavors. One thing is for sure: it masks it's 6.6% ABV (per Hale's website) perfectly. The finish is off-dry and pretty well balanced for how tall the profile of this porter is. I don't get any particular citrus or other specific hop flavors, but there is a swarm of lace left on my glass. Resiny.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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Hale's Troll Porter from Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
86 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.