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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: 37   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Cask; Special. Has been brewed at various strengths.


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Carpenter (5) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2013 does not count
Bottle #25045, Bottled on July 2009, Tasting March 2013. Pours a caramel meringue head that quickly dissapates to thin oily sheet with small ring. Black Brown clear color. Swirling aroma of vanilla, Toffee, light roasted coffee. Old Humidor even. Slick and Oily with Alcohol on the edges not to direct, slightly salty at the start with sweet filler throughout. This beer has a long pleasent finish I hope to experiance again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1323) - SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2012
Pours black with low quite thick off white head Aromas of whisky cask, wood, dark roasted malts, hints of chocolate Creamy start but a bit to low bodied ending. Nice whisky cask taste, medim bitter, nice sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (1835) - SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2012
Pours dark brown, clear, with about a thumb of tan head. Aroma of whisky barrel, light peat, roasted malt, brown sugar and figs. Taste is boozy sweet with almost a port like character at first before a distinct whisky finish. Somewhat abrupt finish. Medium bodied and creamy with fairly low carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doublebock (496) - California, USA - NOV 9, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2013 Black with no head or carbonation. It has somewhat of a sterile aroma with vanilla and chocolate port. Great complexity. The first layer has a rich and warm texture that pops with notes of creme brulee brandy, and Turkish coffee. The second coats your tongue with a nice layer of fudge and tootsie roll. Nice roasted caramel finish. Yum

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nightsky (176) - Lutz, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Aroma is slightly malty. Opaque brown. Taste isn't great to me, it reminds me of a cigarette. Abrupt finish. Not fantastic but ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jnkor (314) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Aroma reminds me of a nitrogen carbonation, but has a nice edge of Carmel and slight smoke. Has a small head with off white carbonation, with an oily looking surface. Taste is smoky and Carmel filled, but falls off quickly.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2012
26th January 2010
On tap somwhere! Opaque black beer. A little glue in the light malt nose but nothing too off putting. Softish palate. Rich dark malt, something sour. A little wood. Very warning finish. A little minerals and coffee coming through. Perfect beer on a bitterly cold day, which today happens to be.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (3725) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle number 08786, Sept 2007 bottle date. Fantastic. Wonderful whisky aroma and flavors of peat and dirt and earthy roastiness. Greatly hides the abv. Very smooth. Awesome.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Fantastic beer with a lot to offer. Well balanced, malty, flavorful, and all around fantastic!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2012
Cask at Holyrood 9A. Deep black, thin but persistent beige head. Smooth chocolate and whiske nose, hint of liquorice. Palate is thick and incredibly smooth, massive liquorice, dark chocolate and a big whisky hit. Finish is huge whisky, dry roast malts and more liquorice. I like this a lot.


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