BobbyW3363 (154) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2006 vintage. Pours a deep amber mahogany color with a nice off-white head. Complex aroma of dark fruits, caramel, bread, and alcohol. Very sweet flavor of caramel and alcohol, with the flavor of port being very noticeable on the finish. Syrupy mouthfeel. Overall, this is enjoyable but not worth the $10 I paid for one 9.3 oz bottle.
Bill Becker (341) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - SEP 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
It pours close to a pitch black. good tannish head of foam, near a finger’s worth.
The nose is sweet Port. Just as intended, I suspect.
The taste is very much of the Port, strictly....Port. Meant to be, eh? Maybe a tad too sweet as my rating will reflect. Never the less, a grand brew.
Full bodied, light carbonation. Superb mouth feel.
My first variant of the JW Lees Harvest Ales. A winner.
knickskicks (731) - - SEP 5, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark red pour. Nose is sulphur, grilled meat, candi sugar. Taste is candy, ash, more ash, cardboard, ugh. Such a great base beer, terrible barrel aged versions that all taste the same.
kerenmk (2400) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks zvikar. Hazy amber. Wood and sweet candy and date and ink aroma, date, caramel and very sweet taste. Full body, sticky syrupy mouthfeel and no carbonation.
tomer (1726) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - SEP 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At a tasting, thanks zvikar, no head, hazy deep orange colour, aroma of caramel, dates and butterscotch, flavour of dried fruits, toffee and candy with a woody hint, slightly oily palete. Nice but not too exciting.
Jamesthebrit (268) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The last one!!! 2005 bottle so like 10 years old.. probably past its prime.
Aroma is oaky. Raisin. Currant. Sweet molasis. Really a little overpowering with that sweetness.
Appearance is fine. Zero carbonation. Dark brown. Thick.
Taste is complex. Whiskey notes. Dry. Sweet. Red wine. Cherry hidden in there. Oak. Boozy but not bad.
Solid on the palate. Heavy. Super dry. Sweet.
This is a beer to sip on like a whiskey. Really smooth on the palate and a ton of complex flavors.
DSG (5829) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks zvikar. 2011 bottle. Hazy orange-amber. Aroma of malt, cardboard, some fruitiness and some wood. Sweet flavor, malty, honey-ish, with some fruitiness, a cardboard note, an alcoholic touch and a bitterish note. Rounded mouthfeel, kinda oily.
Ferris (4342) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Vintage 2009 - Big oaky port notes, plum, fig, cherry and all the great dark fruit. Muddy reddish brown with a very thin white head. Wood up front, with some light dark fruit and finishes with a bit of toffee, leather and a hint of spice. This is a great beer, that smells much better than it tastes.
Beerman6686 (4370) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one poured a darker red color with a non existant head. Aroma was of caramel, light wood and sweet dark candies. Falvor was dark candy sugar plums, caramel and toast. Nice.
artmcd8 (1617) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2004 bottle shared thanks to lithy. Pours a dark golden brown color without a head. Aroma is of big vanilla and caramel with dark fruits in there. Basically smells like candy. Taste is super sweet but not overdone. Maybe slightly less sweet than the standard version but very similar for the same year. Wow just really tasty stuff. Thick and syrupy with low carb.
Stuu666 (2328) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s tasting, 2010 edition. Macadamia nuts, dry, smoky, a little thin.