AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark brown color/ fleeting tan head. Mild chocolate milk, smoke, coffee aromas. medium bodied. Milk chocolate, dark coffee, ash flavors, nicely bitter finish.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 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 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 2009 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.
MacTarnahan’s Brewing Company Winter HumBug’r Ale--a rich, holiday porter--Enjoy A Deceptively Dark Holiday Ale, Decking The Halls With Cheer--2010 12 oz. Bottle. 5.30% ABV. 27 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Big foamy lacy espresso head thins quickly. Sediment hint. Opaque dark black color. Rich roasted mild chocolate spice hop front. Creamy mellow sweet roasted doughy malty smooth Porter chocolate body. Clean mild hop spice lingering malt end. Rich textured. Well Made. Sampled 11/1/2010 from 6-Pack purchased for $6.99 at Seattle Fred Meyer--Ballard on 8/24/2010.
yespr (28651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap. Pours dark brown with a deep amber note and a huge tan head. Aroma is dark roasted and liqourice. Nice roasted malty and slight bitter, Vague acicidic and dark roasted malty. Smooth malty finish.
theisti (3001) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
6 oz sampler pour at the Seattle location of the brewery. Pour is slight hazed reddish brown with a 1/2 inch tan head. Best looking of the bunch. Aroma of light roast - somewhere between cooking meat and coffee, earthy malt behind that, turning a mildly floral sweet taste in the longish finish, which picks back up with the roast - that now tasted a bit more leafy. palate is unfiltered, medium bodied, with lower carbonation. Very soft on the tongue. Nice one, the class of the sampler.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 27, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Green Dragon in Portland, OR. Poured a deep brown with a big whitish head. Nutty, metallic body. Kind of throw-up-like. I suppose I could drink a lot of this, but I wouldn’t really want to. Rather boring porter, not very hopped, more like an English mild ale.
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a fizzy head. Sweet malty aroma with some sugar notes. Tastes of roasted malt and slight chocolate, but overall tastes more like a brown ale than a porter.