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

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Hale's Troll PorterHale's Troll Porter
BA SCORE
3.87/5
Very Good
75 Ratings
Hale's Troll PorterHale's Troll Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
Washington, United States
halesbrewery.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by DrewBeechum on 06-13-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,235
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
75
pDev:
10.85%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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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.

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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

O: B-

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tried on-tap at the brewery in Seattle.

Pours a deep brown colour, with flashes of red to it. Body is opaque and solid, with a fluid aspect to it. Head is a pocked solid film of mocha-off-white. Some solid lace. Looks pretty decent.

Some roast on the nose, a little nutty grain characters and some mild malt sweetness. Overall, it's pretty dull, and very generic.

Light roast on the front palate, but very little body or sweetness to back it up—it leaves the mid-palate feeling rather weak and empty with some mild carbonic characters. Slightly grainy roasted characters on the back. It just underlies how generic it feels.

Mouthfeel lingers a little, but it's still exceptionally light.

This is very average, and not very exciting. It reminds me of a "dark ale" brewed by a mass-producing brewery, only paying lip-service to what makes the style good.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On draught served in a footed tulip pint, Troll Porter is dark, ruddy brown with a tight off-white head leaving scattered lace.

Smell is muted, a little roast, more caramel, especially as it warms.

Taste is a little roasty, lots of coffee, a touch nutty, and mild acidity. A touch of minty fuggles as well, which is welcome.

Mouthfeel is pretty soft, smooth, slick. The nitro lightens the body.

Drinkability is fine, it's a decent porter, but not particularly notable. Average.

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On tap at post St ale house.

A: dark, dark beer with mocha foam atop which is persistent. Rings of lace.
S: nutty with slightly too much toasted character making it a little too dry.
T: malts are coffee like with a tad more bitter than I would prefer in this brew. A slightly astringent and almost sour character here.
M: full bodied with light carb and a semi slick finish.
O:. Not particularly enjoyable.

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Hale's Troll Porter from Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 75 ratings
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