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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6487) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
330ml bottle from Systembolaget

Bottle #03264, BBE APR 2016 - Pours pitch black with a tiny brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, molasses, some notes of wood, whisky, oak and sherry. Taste is smooth and oily, heavy with whisky notes, oak and sherry. Finish is warming, smooth and sweetish with some roastiness and whisky notes. Pretty heavy and oily.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maxwelldeux (4351) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle as part of an Ola Dubh vertical. Pours a very dark brown color. Nose has quite a bit of wood in there, with some nice roasting and scotch to it. Taste is very roasty with some scotch. Feels very smooth. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle:   More roastiness, less ash and peat.   More iodine for sure.   Body seems to thin out a bit, but its not thin.   A little warming.   More scotch like than all the rest, soft peat lingers.   Still good.   Thanks Matt!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2014
Very delicious black beer with distinct whiskey notes and light smoke. Its incredibly that it is 10.5%. - Dangerous

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle at Bobby’s tasting. Pours black oil with tan head. Nose/taste of brownie, oak, whiskey, roast chocolate, molasses and wood. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (6731) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with tan pour. Peat, smoke other barrel aromas. Chocolate, roasted, smoke, peat other barrel flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jahshuwuh (565) - USA - JUL 20, 2014
A dark cola brown with little to no head. Smells of mollasses, venison, soy, cheese, chocolate, scotch. Taste is sweet chocolate, scotch alcohol notes, brown sugar, some hop bitter at the end, some roasted flavors and a little smokiness. Great complex beer, sweeter than I expected, mouthfeel is a little thin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremyh70 (1068) - Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Pours a dark brown with chestnut highlights, small off white head that disappears and decent lacing. Aroma is savory and peaty with smoke, mild roast and licorice. Taste is peaty, roasty and smokey with some tobacco and a malty sweetness along with some savoriness. Finishes dry with some roasty bitter. Mouthfeel is light/ medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Nice balanced whiskey flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kambei70 (958) - - JUL 18, 2014
2013 bottle. Pours a deep, dark mahogany brown. Very little khaki head. Aroma is very peaty with molasses, smoke and a hint of licorice. Taste is the same with a tobacco roast and smoke and a sweetness that I can't quit identify, except for possibly the malt. Savory. A medium full mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rougeau13 (2630) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Black, with a very small brown head that fades in a flash. Aroma of peaty scotch, toffee, licorice, roast, and molasses. Taste is rich, but not too sweet, and full of roasty and peaty whisky flavor with some bitter dark chocolate and woody flavors as well. Full bodied, oily, smooth, almost no carbonation, and just a little tingly from the booze. Decadent; I love it. Bottle 02790

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