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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: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Special. Has been brewed at various strengths.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jultsu (164) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1268) - - 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 (46) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tbopslt (347) - New York, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Dark, dark pour, no head to speak of. Slight chocolate aroma. Smoky, chocolate taste. Sweet finish, roasty, toasted flavor. Not my cup of tea but not bad.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Cask at SRAF. Pours black, nose is smoky, meaty, chocolate, liquorice, spicy whisky, taste is sweet, dry chocolate, rich, whisky, vinous fruits.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (3351) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2014
Cask at The Scottish Real Ale Festival 2014. Pours black, no head. Flat, in fact. Still, good oak, chocolate, ash, liquorice aromas and taste. Whisky coming through at the back. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
simonblaine (290) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
Pours dark, minimal head. Malty , dark caramel whiskey aromas, taste is sweet, malty, tasty. Like this one, the whiskey flavours are nice and subtle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
giancarloh (52) - - MAY 12, 2014
Don't like the dark beers but this is the exception the Whiskey idea is very good loved it and would reccomend.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MWalkerAU (6) - Homewood, Alabama, USA - APR 23, 2014 does not count
This is a special brew. Super malty with major scotch overtones. Rare beer that should be enjoyed whenever you see it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Satyroneto (104) - - MAR 10, 2014
Cor negra com espuma marrom quase amarela de baixa/média formação e baixa persistência com bom lacing; Aroma licoroso e complexo de baunilha, frutas vermelhas, chocolate, café, madeira e tons sutis de uísque; Sabor de início doce de frutas vermelhas e baunilha que evolui para amadeirado e torrado com um final leve de uísque e que aquece boca; retrogosto amadeirado; Corpo licoroso. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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