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Harviestoun Ola Dubh (18 year old) (Cask)

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


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Cask; Special.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alered (11) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2015
330 mL glass in bar. Pours thick and pitch black with oak and whisky aromas. Oak and whisky continues in the taste, where they complement the dark chocolate. Surprising lack of alcohol taste given the high ABV and smooth in the mouth. Aftertaste of fruit and a bit of kick from the Highland Park. Good, solid oak-aged porter; I’ll definitely stick to Old Engine Oil for my regular porter needs from Harviestoun, but this is a really nice treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
florent.janssens (207) - - FEB 18, 2015
Arôme de wisky très forte. Goût fumée, on sent le wisky, la torréfaction est légère . Bière bien travaillé et très bonne à déguster.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (7952) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Cask. Dark brown pour. Minimal head. Nose of whisky and dark fruit. Taste is similar. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dambor (172) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 20, 2014
Pours pitch black. Aroma: a lot of whiskey-vanilla notes, with some malt aromas in the background. Taste: again whiskey with dark malts. Palate: nice warming effect, the alcohol is well hidden. A very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vipinvelp (2827) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2014
Dark, black almost w/ light brown lasting lacing foam. Dark aroma, soft coffee, some toffee, little bitter. Smooth taste, light coffee, light bitter, just a smooth taste, not too outstanding. Lasting smooth aftertaste, a real smooth beer. (Amsterdam 201409)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2014
Poured deep, deep brown with minimal beige head. Aroma of sweet, alcohol soaked dark fruit, dark chocolate, toasted malt. Full body, flavour as the aroma, very thick and moreish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkel07 (4296) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2014
On tap at Archive Beer Boutique 040114. Thick as syrup and black as night this beer reeks of goodness. A meal in a glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (451) - - JUN 5, 2014
Incredibly smooth for the strength - this beer has aged VERY well. Liquorice up the nose, rich, Christmas cake on the tongue. A delightful, delicious, dark beer. Rated by BrewTom

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (5802) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 21, 2014
Cask at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured an opaque dark mahogany with a thin off-white head and some broken lace. The aroma is rich roasted malt, red berry fruit, yeast and boozy alcohol. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a smooth creamy malt fruit alcoholic liqourice bitter palate and a long bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. So much going on here. Loads of flavour and although the alcohol is there, it’s far from taking over. A superb ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bebum (496) - - FEB 7, 2014
Opaque, good lacing. Full body, dense flavor mass, avg length. Sourish, sweet, bitter in balance with each other, pronounced alcohol heat. Dried fruit (cherries, grapes), not clear to me the whiskey cask influence. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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