Description:"You know he’s arrived. Wheeling through the party, being too loud, crowding the buffet, lurking under the mistletoe and spilling cheer. He’s a lot like this beer. Its dark malt body and rich roasted flavor will unravel your ribbons and leave you wanting more. Too bad it only comes once a year. Good thing is there’s plenty more where it came from." — MacTarnahan's Brewing Co. Brewing Co.
The tasting: Poured a dark brown—almost black color. One of the darkest I've seen. Has a tan head with some lacing. Aroma is mainly malts. Taste has lots of coffee and roasted malt flavors, with not a lot of hops. Reminds me a lot of Kona's Pipeline Porter. Very little bitterness. Medium bodied with a smooth mouth feel, very sessionable.
Rating: 3 star.I would drink this if someone gave it to me. It's a very solid beer and I like it. However, other than being a porter, I don't really get the winter seasonal aspect of HumBug'r because it didn't really offer anything unusual (which is something I look for in a winter seasonal).
Have you tried Hum Bug'r or any other winter seasonals? I'd appreciate some recommendations!