BillZav (22) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Harviestoun Ola Dubh Special Reserve 18 is a robust old ale age in 18 year old whiskey casks. It pours a deep black color, and the Scotch whiskey aroma jumps right out at you in the nose. The Scotch whiskey is also very prevalent in the taste, and is complimented by dark chocolate, sweet malt, and a vanilla oakiness at the finish. I have friends, who’re fans of bourbon and whisky aged stouts, that would love this ale. I’d even bet that Scotch whiskey drinkers would appreciate it as well.
Alexus (238) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 27, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Shared bottle @ Cardinal. Pours black as night with a small nice head. Ritch aromas of dark dried fruits and some roastiness. Flavors of nice roasted hops, toffee and malts, some hints of oak. Really smooth mouthfeel. A really nice beer which I will have again!
DarkSideOfBeer (11) - Padova, ITALY - DEC 12, 2012
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottiglia al Drunken Dick (VI). Color petrolio,retrogusto molto torbato e intenso,si sente molto il malto,davvero buonissima
TarcisioVasco (105) - Ribeirão Preto (SP)., BRAZIL - MAY 15, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sensacional cerveja escocesa, álcool presente e perceptível no palato, se misturando com a madeira, café e chocoalte dos maltes, um corpo perfeito, licoroso, baita cerveja !
davidm (1775) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Slowbeer. Great, very rich. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, cask, smoke, and alcohol. Taste is sweet, with very long length. Palate is syrupy, and full bodied. Very dark brown, with a thin head.
greenclansman (497) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - NOV 19, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark color,small head.
Aromas of alcohol,caramel,chocolate.
Taste of oak, dark fruits,caramel,peat smokiness, alcohol, whiskey.
It was sweeter than I was expecting.
A very nice beer to share and enjoy in special occasions.
77ships (2156) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33 cl. bottle @ Delirium Hoppy Loft. Lighter shade of black, dark mocha head, mainly on the side. Very heavy whisky on the nose – I mean that in the best way imaginable – lots of great “Highland” riding on top of this, liquorice touch, malty, sharp, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, soft, raisins, touch herbs,… Taste is sweet creamy, lots of Highland riding on top of this one, great profile, lots of wood, milk chocolate, sweet coffee, soft dark fruits, chocolate powder, raisins, quite a bit wood, milky,… Easier, lighter, tad creamy body. Very interesting & very good + way, way bette than the 12 which was bit of a let down previously.
VerticalBaconStrips (1897) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - APR 3, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Oily black substance slid into my glass. The small yet thick and velvety soft brown crown stayed compact and leaves and constantly replenishes the amount of ropy lacing. WOW! Man, I love this! Silky smooth chocolate aroma, sensual toffee, subdued scotch, shit loads of nuts, light smoke - I’m drooling constantly! This is one of the best smelling beers I have ever encountered. Tons of nuts, almonds - awesome. The taste is not a letdown after the amazing aroma that felt me up. Creamy, smooth, very nutty, almonds, light zippy spice? shat is it? nice mild scotch, vanilla. Damn! The last 1/4 glass is VERY soothing now... lovely. Warm apple without any spice. Smooth light zippy bite of bitterness, Drying, light roasted malts. A truly heavenly experience.
Brix (633) - DENMARK - NOV 12, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted 2010-11-06. Part of an old ale tasting at Einar & Guddie. Much like the 16, but perhaps a bit more oaky. Whisky is very much present. Tobacco and vanilla makes it about as smooth as beer can be. Around our table, this seemed to be a man’s beer.
thepegjett (1262) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Mellow roasted coffee and molasses with chocolate and medicinal notes
A - Dark with little to no head
T - Light whisky sweetness with light roasted bitter
P - Full and soft
O - Very nice and mellow, but missing something that the 12 year old had