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

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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
aenima (253) - Askim, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2013
Aroma of dark dried fruits, chocolate, whiskey, wood, vanilla. The flavour is very much the same. Very well balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (3995) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle from Eileen. Poured an oily pitch black body with a smaller creamy deep beige head. Aroma sweet smoke, sherry, wood, dark berries, dark molasses and soy sauce. Full bodied with average carbonation and some heat. Flavor is smoke, sherry, cask, soy, black olives, bad dark chocolate. Interesting sipper.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (949) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2013 On tap at Mekong, pours black with low head, aroma is roasted sweet bourbon malt. Taste is very smooth roast with a nice whiskey finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1162) - Herning, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2013
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a tiny tan head that leaves no lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, peat, liquorice, chocolate, and a little vanilla – with a bitter and peaty finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (1939) - Odense S, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle @ Odense Beer & Ball Saturday - Cardiff vs. Arsenal. Dark brown body with a tiny offwhite head. Tar, asphalt, wood, smoke, whisky notes. Bitter end.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13803) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle @ Beer & Ball Saturday, Odense. 13,000th Tasting. Pours black with bubbles on top. Molasses, dark fruit, vague roast and a vinous complex note. Smoke and wood. Woody flavor, some roast , mild peat, soy and mollases. Smooth and oily. Fine sipper.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11055) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
Odense Beer & Ball Saturday - Viborg - Sønderjysk E. Black with a small tan head. Aroma of licorice and caramel, with some peated smoke. Sweet dark malt flavour of licorice with peated smoke and some ashy notes

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5404) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2013
33cl, Bottle N°07420, new exclusive Scottish brew Anno 2013, from Voldby Købmandsgaard Hammel, complex sweet Porter, roasted/woody and slightly malty/spicy, yet not too heavy, very balanced, hazy, nearly no head, very good brew, yet expensive!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Valgreen (646) - DENMARK - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle @ døe meeting. Pitch black, no head or lacing. Aroma, roasted malts, chocolate, smoke, alcohol, dark fruits, wood/oaky, .Taste, roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits, whiskey, smoke, wood. Oily mouth feel. Roasted malt, smoky aftertaste. Nice warming feeling.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (2145) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a chocolate Brown head. Heavy cocolatey brew, some coffee stout like, but some vinousity remides that it is an old ale. Good body but slightly too much peat.


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