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Harviestoun Ola Dubh (12 Year Old) (Cask)

Harviestoun Ola Dubh (12 Year Old) (Cask)
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Brewed by Harviestoun
Style: Old Ale
Alva, Central, Scotland

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Special. Has been brewed at various strengths.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (6479) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Some barrel and some smoke. Some caramelized malt. Good balance. Light licorice. Dark maroon with ok head. Light sweet finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (4432) - Georgia, USA - JAN 6, 2016
Pours opaque coffee sable with a fine-bubbled tan head. Whisky-soaked wood is the headliner of the aroma, while roast malt, molasses (should I say treacle?) and a bit of coffee serve as backup performers. Flavor delivers whisky, roast malt, woody, molasses and subtle coffee notes - this is a rich brew that one should sip s-l-o-w-l-y and savor. Is a bit on the sweet side, though. Mouthfeel presents viscous, heavy body and good fizz.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheFoamhead (247) - Vught, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2015
Dep black color crowned by a tiny, creamy tan head. The aroma boasts of caramel, coffe and nutty notes combined with a subtle idea of standing in a humid fall forest. The flavour is extremely soft and creamy, offering burnt coffe beans, hints of vanilla and toffee and for sure the unresistible whisky note. This well balanced beer will please lovers of cream whiskys as well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (2284) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Cask at SRAF (I am not sure if it was this version as the staff didn’t know..). Pours black, no head, slightly oily. Nose is whisky, peat, wood, roasted malts. Taste is full, roasted, chocolate, whisky (less than in aroma), wood. Very nice.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beardbeerman (284) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2015
2012 Vontage cellared for 3 years. Pours a pitch black topped a timid fizzy tanned head showing low retention and leaving no lacong. The nose is robust with dark chocolate, alcohol and oak. The taste has two phases: First comes that dark chocolate and sweet booze giving off lots of toffee, but then it drops quite abruptly and you’re palate is taken over by a rich smoked/burnt oaky feature that just throws you into another realm of flavours. Full bodied, the bitterness is not overwhelming even if people less familiar with smokey beers might find it to expressive. This brew is challenging with its two distinct dimensions. Excellent product. Cheers!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tsekouratos (569) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JAN 3, 2015
Black body with a thin layer of brown head. Aromas of tuna and some caramel. Taste is tuna, caramel, oak. Full body with low carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solvaris (167) - - OCT 4, 2014
Deutliche whiskey note rauchig teerig fein ---- personal review, no claim to be representative or neutral ---- repost undesired --- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jultsu (485) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2014
July 2011, parasta ennen: JUN 2014. Musta väri, niukka reunoille häipyvä vaahto. Tuoksu tumma, täysi, Maku kahvinen, alkoholinen, luumuinen, intensiivinen, savuinen, tervainen. Suutuntuma alkoholinen, vetinen suun alaosassa, yläosaan jää intensiivinen rikas aromi.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (2128) - - AUG 9, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 10-13-12- Appearance – Served a pitch black brew with no head. Smell -Oaky and roasty aromas were the heaviest. Mixed with these were some good notes of whiskey, a lighter smoke and some chocolate. Taste – The taste begins with flavors of roasted malt as well as some chocolate. Flavors of oak and a light whiskey flavor quickly come to the tongue. While the whiskey starts out lighter it grows stronger thought the taste. While the whiskey intensifies, some dark fruit flavors and a bitter herbal flavor come to the tongue. In the end with increases in both the whiskey and roasted flavors, a very satisfying dark boozy flavor is left to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the creamier and smoother side with a very low level of carbonation due to the cask nature of the pour. Nice for the style, although I think I may have been one I would have enjoyed with a bit more carbonation (I should try and find a bottled version). Overall – Quite tasty and well worth a try. It had a nice roasted and whiskey flavor with all the flavors melding well throughout the taste experience.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mibeersnob (50) - Howell, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Very nice aroma - caramel, brown sugar, and vanilla. Pours with a nice light brown single finger head that held well. Taste is complex with many flavors coming through. Alcohol content is not overpowering at 11%, but does show itself. Overall, I would drink this many times over.


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