Hale's Troll Porter - Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
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Reviews by dnichols:
3.35/5 rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
I was served a pint from the tap in a chilled glass at Uncle Sam's Saloon in Kennewick, Washington.
A: It poured dark ruddy body with a tall caramel head that hung in there for quite some time before falling to a thin layer over the liquid.
S: It had a sweet roasted malt profile with hints of chocolate and spices.
T: The sweet and biting roasted malts dominated before a tangy biting bitterness from the hops coated the back of my tongue. The alcohol was well hidden.
M: It was light to medium bodied with plenty of carbonation and a somewhat watery presence. It started sweet and ended bitter.
D: It was a fine brew with a nice balance of flavors, light body and pleasant appearance.
Serving type: on-tap
11-15-2008 06:38:49 | More by dnichols
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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.
Serving type: bottle
01-14-2014 02:48:19 | More by hreb
3.85/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Purchased at Safeway. Deep brown in color with a light tan head. Aromas are kind of a sweet, just a hint of a root beer like scent. Smooth taste, creamy. LIght coffee bitterness and a light malt sweetness. Nicely balanced. Very creamy body and heavy mouthfeel. Pretty good offering. Would have again for sure.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2013 06:24:27 | More by Braz
3.73/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
16oz, tap in Bainbridge Harbour
A: Deep dark opaque brown. There is some reddish hues around the bottom. Fluffy slightly off white nitro blanket head. Leaving tons of lacing on the glass.
S: Mild roast. Milk chocolate. Some slightly piney hops as well.
T: A little bit of bitterness up front. In the middle of the sip you get that roast and chocolate character. The nitro makes this nice and smooth.
M: Medium bodies
Serving type: nitro-tap
09-10-2012 19:14:31 | More by inlimbo77
Hale's Troll Porter from Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
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