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: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Cask; Special. Has been brewed at various strengths.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (7015) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
simonblaine (440) - 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

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
giancarloh (75) - - 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.

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Satyroneto (232) - BRAZIL - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Pours dark black with little to no head out of bottle. Aroma of oak and chocolate. Burned oak flavor with a chocolate finish. No alcohol taste detected. Good beer overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 11, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2014 Had in Oxford, at Chequers pub I believe, or something like that. Slight to no head. Very dark brown to black. Aroma is slight vanilla peat slight roast slight burnt caramel. Flavor was nice. Slight chocolate. Slight vanilla. Very smooth. No alcohol noticeable. Medium to thinner bodied finishes very dry. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kristall-König (2520) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - NOV 2, 2013
Geruch dunkelmalzig mit leichten Holznoten, Eiche. Start dunkelmalzig. Mitte malzschokoladig, Röstnoten, wirkt eher moderat im Geschmack. Erst im Abgang starkes Einsetzen von Whiskyaromen, Bitterschokolade, Röstnoten. Bitter auslaufend. Gut.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1576) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2013
The aroma reminds me of mince meat pie. Meaty, raisins, with some sweetness. There are also notes of vanilla and alcohol. Pours a translucent brownish black with no head or lacing. The taste is decidedly bitter. Dark roasted malts, wood, whiskey, coffee bittness, chocolate, peat, and vanilla, with hints of pepper in the finish. Rewardingly complex. Full body with medium carbonatin. Oveall, an excellently brewed beer. Want to experience it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (16872) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Cask handpull in the colonies - Churchkey in Washington, DC, just a kilometer from Mr. Obama’s house. Very dark clear brown color, tan edge head. Aroma of chocolate and vanilla covered licorice (American spelling). Taste is smooth, slightly boozy milk chocolate and vanilla. Very tasty, in an adolescent sort of way.

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