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Harviestoun Ola Dubh 1991

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Brewed by Harviestoun
Style: Old Ale
Alva, Central, Scotland

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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled, special
limited release of 20,000 bottles
Consistent with the core Ola Dubh range, the 1991 Vintage is deep dark brown, dense and oily; the nose is redolent of soy and molasses with winey overtones and a gentle, earthy, hop aroma. The 1991 Vintage is somewhat sweeter than its counterparts and has delicious smoky-sherry notes on the palate, the flavours deriving at least as much from the whisky-infused-wood as the spirit itself. As expected from its higher strength, this is a bigger and bolder number than its siblings.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (6460) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle. Hearty, near black body with a low brown head. Heaps of peaty whiskey with equal measure of thick sweet malts, raisins and chocolate and wood. This would be a really fun series to do a vertical with. Really nice brew.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jamesthebrit (231) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2014
After moving. Bottle number 6!! Bottled in April. Huge whiskey note on the nose. A little roasty. A little mossy musty note. Appearance is very dark brown. Taste is very balanced. Roasty chocolate notes. Big whiskey note. Palate is smooth. A little too much carbonation maybe. This is a really good beer but it’s almost too much. The whiskey works well with the porter since it’s a little lighter. Maybe not worth the money but pretty cool to check out if you get a chance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorm (1081) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2014
Svart farve med beige skum. Lukt av røstet malt, frukt, kaffe, sjokolade og bek. Smak av røstet malt, whiskey frukt, kaffe, og bek. Vinøs. Melkebaren

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nilsas (1192) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2014
Duft av bek, lakris og kaffe. Dyp sort farge. Lite skum, brun ring langs kant. God nydelig smak av kaffe, bek, lakris og en anelse mørk sjokolade.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (2711) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
330ml bottle (no. 5,249 of 20,000) at home - opaque very dark brown near black, no head, treacle toffee aroma, sweet, viscous, mild peaty sherryness, very sweet aftertaste

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
JohnRMurdoch (3170) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
330ml bottle from Hippo Beers, shared. Almost black, no head. Treacle malt aroma. Smokey peaty whiskey flavour. Sweet whiskey aftertaste. Not for me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuartyboy (597) - SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle Shared With Mr_H a datk beer with shsrp whisky Notes Quite Peaty some sweetness but a shsrp bitter finish let’s this down

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fitwitchik (237) - USA - MAY 26, 2014
Poured from a April 2013 motor oil a touch of head. Aroma is dark fruit soy molasses. Flavor is quite the same.as previous Ola Dubh but more carbonated. Still impressed.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cernjoh (96) - Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Aroma is smoke chocolate dark fruits and some booze. Appearance is black like old engine oil with a small tan head. Palate is slightly viscous with good carbonation. This beer is best aged. This bottle has been sitting around for months and significantly better from when first tasted. Overall excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zita (4516) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2014
sweet chocolate and tar aroma,black, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice soft harmonic finish.


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