Welcome to my page, where I explore the Fruits and the Spirits! I am a very beginner taster, trying to find and remember the wines and beers I try and like. I am not the hoity-toity connoisseur, and I usually only buy the cheap stuff. If you have any suggestions that I should try, feel free to leave a comment!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Winter Humbug'r

I decided to break from wine for a bit to try some seasonal beers. So glad I did! Tonight's brew is a porter from MacTarnahan's Brewing Co. in Portland, Oregon. On the label it describes it as "a rich, holiday porter...a deceptively dark holiday ale decking the halls with cheer."

It is deceptively dark. The color is very black, and it has a substantial, long lasting, and frothy head. Appearances aside, it is not nearly as heavy as I'd expect. The strongest taste I get is chocolate, and it doesn't have that strong bitter aftertaste of some other dark beers. Hooray for winter seasonals!

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