daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour. Nice toasty and roasty aroma with lots of coffee, ash, char, ashpalt and some molasses. Flavor is smooth, roasty, ashy, and bitter chocolate.
muteprint (176) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee. Chocolate. Mild roastiness. My tastebuds prefer this to many higher rated porters, but I have definitely had better.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black pour with minimal fizzy head. Aroma and flavor of roasted malt and light milk chocolate. Slightly sweet and thin, but not bad.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 30, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours a lighter shade of black with a good tan head to it. first aroma I get is toast. I get even more slightly cooked breadiness in the flavor. It is a little thin too which works against the bread flavor. Needs to be more robust for cold Oregon weather.
Canuckale (8) - Alabama, CANADA - OCT 29, 2010 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent brew. A lot lighter then the appearance would like you to believe. Good flavor and easy to drink. It does have a slight carbonization, which is kind of odd.
douglas88 (8339) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from the Utah State Store. Pours a pure black as coal color with a medium brown head. The aroma is is milky chocolates. The flavor is tasty; chocolates, milky, light metallic malts, smooth and easy.
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head that fades. Aroma of dark roasty malts and cream. Taste is burnt bitterness with caramel and milky sweetness. Medium body, soft carbonation.
poisoneddwarf (2273) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle into Trappist glass (couldn’t find proper glassware). Aroma is roasted malt, coffee. Pours brownish-black with little head and average lacing. Taste is sweet, then bitter. Carbonation is medium. A little watery. A very tasty porter, but nothing outstanding.
BuckeyeBoy (5847) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours out a dark brown topped with a good looking head. Aroma is of sweet chocolate, light hops, and even a little spice. Taste is more of the chocolate, a little dark bitter not so much milk chocolate. The light spice pops up once again along with a few hop notes. Not to bad.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2010 MacTarnahan’s Brewing Company Winter HumBug’r Ale--a rich, holiday porter--Enjoy A Deceptively Dark Holiday Ale, Decking The Halls With Cheer--2009 Release--22 oz. Bottle. 5.30% ABV--27 IBU’s. (3.9 / 5.0) Porter. Thin fizzy tan espresso thin lace head. Clear dark black red color. Roasted mild espresso hop front. Thin dry sweet burnt biscuit mild bitter cocoa zesty CO2 minimal fruit body. Clean dry bitter sweet mild hop refreshing Porter end. Well made but a hint bland. Sampled 11/6/2009. 2 --$2.17 Each.
2009 Release--12 oz. Bottle. 5.30% ABV--27 IBu’s. (4.25 / 5.0) Porter--Thick pour. Dense mild lace half finger espresso head. Clear dark black red edge color. Rich roasted mild hop front. Mild creamy cloying malty rich roasted burnt black bread dry espresso cocoa Porter body. Lingering roast clean mild hop tangy crisp end. Nice! Sampled 10/9/2009. 6-Pack--$6.49.
MacTarnahan’s Brewing Company Winter HumBug’r Ale--a rich, holiday porter--Enjoy A Deceptively Dark Holiday Ale, Decking The Halls With Cheer--2010 22 oz. Bottle. 5.30% ABV. 27 IBU’s. (3.75 / 5.0) Porter? Big dense lacy coffee head. Opaque dark black bronze edge color. Toasted sweet chocolate hint mild hop front. Mild sweet soft black malt light Porter body with light biscuit coffee cocoa hints. Mild hop spice clean smooth end. Tasty odd UnPorter.Black Pale Ale. Sampled 8/28/2010. 2 @ $2.38 Each.