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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

59 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 33
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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3.08/5  rDev -19.8%

benscottcary, Sep 16, 2014
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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.

OSCWEAX, Aug 08, 2014
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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!

Dsimenson, Jul 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

TeddyBrew, Jun 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

nhirsch04, May 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

bernat1971, Apr 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

KStark, Mar 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Demon_Lung, Feb 24, 2014
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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.

hreb, Jan 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

BillRoth, Dec 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

mjw1200, Dec 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

trytoketchup, Dec 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

William85, Dec 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Zach122, Oct 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

NickThePyro, Oct 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

wchasse222, Oct 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

elektronen, Jul 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

BostonPhilly, Jun 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

powdersoldier, Jun 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Asics, May 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

LXIXME, May 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

cre83, May 14, 2013
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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.

Braz, Mar 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

leedorham, Jan 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Hopmodium, Jan 14, 2013
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Hale's Troll Porter from Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
86 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.