J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Lagavulin Whisky Cask) - J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
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3.91/5 rDev -0.5%
Beer is a dark orange with a small off-white head. Head fades quickly, leaving some bubbles.
The Lagavulin comes through strongly. Peat and some smoke. Accompanying that is caramel and green apple.
Taste is like the nose. Peat, whisky, caramel, green apple. While I am a fan of Lagavulin and Islay malts generally, the peat is too strong for the beer. Quite sweet, with a bit of a honey flavour.
Full bodied, moderate to low carbonation, sticky sweet.
Overall, pretty good, but the Lagavulin is overpowering and the beer is too sweet. Not the best treatment of the Harvest Ale.
11-18-2013 01:53:50 | More by jrenihan
2.29/5 rDev -41.7%
2008 Bottle cracked on 11/09/13 served into a snifter.
Maybe I'm not that into English Barleywines but King Henry is one of my favorite beers, probably not a true English BW. Anyways this beer had a real boozie sweet smell to it and tasted the same. Heavy smokiness, cinnamon, funky spices, caramel, kind of an unpleasant tart taste to it. Overall It tasted like a funky, sweet, syrupy mess. Maybe fresh it tastes a lot better.
11-10-2013 02:05:20 | More by BullBearHawk
2.95/5 rDev -24.9%
A: caramel, bubbly, tons of sediment!
S: Smokey, peaty, RonSwansonish, You can smell more alcohol than you taste.
T: Figs, retains the peaty flavor of the lagavulin
M: Syrupy, sweet, sticks to your lips
O: Was not very impressed - I think the sediment and the thick syrupy texture ruined it for me.
10-04-2013 23:35:39 | More by TheBeerTraveler
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Lagavulin Whisky Cask) from J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
88 out of 100 based on 395 ratings.