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


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RATINGS: 149   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2013

Bottle 330ml.

Clear dark black - red brown colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly to fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, peat, dark malt, dark roasted, light alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light heavy bitter with a long duration, peated, dark roasted, coal. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130629]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (36972) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2013
33 cl bottle. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is dense chocolate and smooth caramelish to vanilla. Thick malty, light tarish, dense dark chocolate. Bitter and lingering roasted malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (31419) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2013
Bottled. A black beer with a tan head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and alcohol.the flavor is sweet with notes iodine, roasted malt and straw, leading to roasted malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (24402) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle at yespr. Dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and light roasted aroma of caramel, dark chocolate, soy sauce and whisky. Sweet and light roasted flavour of caramel, dark chocolate, earth and whisky. Roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (21882) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2014
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Dark brown, small head. Peaty whisky aroma. Mid sweet with medium-full body and rounded mouthfeel. Molasses and sugar, peat and whisky. Low bitterness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (20419) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle @ yespr. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody whisky caramel and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty woody whisky and weak smoky chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty woody smoky whisky and chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (18513) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2013
bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan lacing ... soft dark roast ... dark chocolate malts ... luxurious deep rich chocolate ... dark malts... chewy malts ... sweet malts ... dark roast ... little over whisky ... nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15759) - 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. It’s sweet and boozy in the flavor, peaty, with molasses, brown sugar and dark bitter chocolate. It’s 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (15393) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Small head with short duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, coffee, wood, molasses, caramel and hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (15280) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2013
Bottle shared at Bruce’s in London - many thanks to Josh for getting this one. Pours clear, dark red-brown with a bubbly beige head. The nose holds dry cocoa, hints of vanilla, a bit of burnt wood. Medium sweet flavor with rich peat, dry cocoa, good earth, some dried fruits. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Finishes with decent peat smoke, some ash, dry chocolate, burnt toast. Delicious and well balanced.

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