mrjez (674) - Osaka, JAPAN - JAN 8, 2016 after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at Uber. Pours a crystal clear medium rubied amber with a dense and creamy tan head. Brown bread and young jammy wine grapes on the nose. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Weird confluence of jammy young wine grapes and crusty bread on the mid palate. These are a couple of tastes that don’t taste great together, and the port doesn’t taste like it was probably all that great on its own, either--too sugary and sharp. Weird tangy sharp finish. Not the usual Lompoc standard, but a cool experiment that certainly sounds irresistible on paper. Probably push the port idea over to a sweeter base beer next time.
On tap at Craft Cafe Imazato, Osaka, as Port Barrel-Aged Cimmerian.
L: a deep red mahogany, quite clear, almost no head.
S: booze straight off the top, port red wine, a hoppy note.
T: a straight up vinious flavour, with a bit of fizz, like a cheap cask Lambrusco. Unfortunately not many notes of beer, I would’ve liked some malt to back this more.
F: feels more wine than beer, sweet port warmth, a slightly bitter backing.
O: I was lead to believe this would go down like a barley wine, but it really lacked any body or character to match that style. A sharp port alcohol note was the main thing it had going for it. onceblind (10573) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2014
Clear amber. Funny nose with an earthy herbalness with boozy red fruits. Flavor has a boozy woody red wine note with a dry earthy finish. Not my cup of tea, but it tasted unique, thats for sure.