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


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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Bottled, special
limited release of 20,000 bottles
Consistent with the core Ola Dubh range, the 1991 Vintage is deep dark brown, dense and oily; the nose is redolent of soy and molasses with winey overtones and a gentle, earthy, hop aroma. The 1991 Vintage is somewhat sweeter than its counterparts and has delicious smoky-sherry notes on the palate, the flavours deriving at least as much from the whisky-infused-wood as the spirit itself. As expected from its higher strength, this is a bigger and bolder number than its siblings.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (4071) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
May for pac boxing night. Bottle shared with Richthevillan and s_hartshorne. Black beer with small head. Aroma dark malts and some little whisky. Taste is light whisky, dark malts and treacle. Medium bodied, oily. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (6669) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Mayweather v Pacquiao bottle share night with Sarkynorthener & s_hartshorne; dark brown pour with a thin tan head, smoke and roast malt aroma, taste has sweet chocolate, some phenols, quite boozy and meaty,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (4851) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2015
(Harviestoun Ola Dubh 1991) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 10.5% Black coloured body, small dark brown head, with average retention, leaving light laing behind. Sweet aroma, dark fruits, burned malts, light prunes, light whiskey. Great taste, some smoke, peat, vanilla, whiskey, alcohol notable, dark fruits, fortified wine, some wood. Medium thick body with good carbonation. A bit sticky on the palate. Great ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcartamdg (3099) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2015
Pours jet black with a thin mocha head. Aroma of chocolate, malt, peat, and roast. Taste follows, very peat forward. Interesting but Iím not a peat guy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (10131) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 14, 2015
rate #6300 but from notes (had late 2014). Fantastic brew, as expected. Thin but not thin...great smooth sipper without being too heavy or cloying, though it looks like motoe oil. wonderful whiskey and malt and cocoa nose. warming heat.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jackafholmes (1000) - - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle from sheffield tap. Pours like dark brown oil with a short lived tan head. Aroma is peaty smoky whisky, oaky wood and soy. Taste is sweet and spicy with alcohol, finishes with an ashy dry bitterness that makes you immediately want another sip. Thick and oily with subtle carbonation. Probably the best beer Iíve ever tasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16504) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle. Next to black in the glass, at least dark, dark brown, with a small, light beige head. The aroma is lightly boozy, with peat, chocolate, roasted malts, brown sugar and molasses. Itís sweet and boozy in the flavor, peaty, with molasses, brown sugar and dark bitter chocolate. Itís full-bodied and warming on the palate, with a nice carbonation. Lasting roasted, peated and a tad boozy finish. Sure nice this one. 150207

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (7332) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with a small off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, malt, some alcohol, caramel and nuts. Flavor is sweet and malty with some chocolate, whisky and oak. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (10944) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol, caramel, molasses, wood and whisky. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long warm, roasted, woody, whisky and chocolate finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours a murky deep molasses brown with a tan head that dissipates nearly completely. Aroma has a strong molasses and bitter dark grain note with a bit of soy and a some whiskey tones underlying. Flavor has lots of molasses and bitter dark grains, soy and roasted malts.

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