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Harviestoun Ola Dubh (21 Year Old)

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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottle, limited release
Aged in casks that previously held 21 year old Highland Park Whiskey; wooden sweet flavour with bitter chocolate, smoked peat moss and a touch of vanilla.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (3409) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2015
Fra flaske på sesongens siste M2, Cardinal juni-15: brunsvart med kort beige skum. Sjokolade, kaffe, vanilje og whisky i aroma og smak, og den lille bærsyrligheten kompletterer balansen - so smooth. Farlig lettdrikkelig.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (6346) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2015
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours black, no head. Aroma is mild and subtle, dark thick malts. Taste is moderate sweet, malty with notes of liquorice and tar, lovely round mouthfeel, nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (1744) - NORWAY - JUN 15, 2015
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 15.06.15. Almost black. Diminishing pale brown head. Aroma of black malt, dark chocolate and vanilla. Similar taste, also with a hint of cigar box and star anise. Fine aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tandembrauer (538) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2015
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours dark brown with small brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, whiskey. Taste sweet with some fruity and roasted notes. Quite an easily drinkable beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salwal (61) - - JUN 8, 2015
Pours dark and oily with foamy beige head. Nose is roasted malt and some hints of chocolate and coffee. Taste is sweet and malty and you can definitly taste the casks and the whisky. Carbonation is slightly low but Overall a very good beer! The aftertaste is awesome. After one Minute or so all that lasts is the peat and you could think you just had a shot of Great highland Park... Love it...

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thorongil2 (1617) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2015
(bottle) lear, bright dark brown colour with a small brown head; rich aroma of wet wood, brown sugar, whiskey; lean, balanced flavour

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (3165) - California, USA - MAY 28, 2015
28 May 2015, bottle. black. nose is pungent; toasted malt, strong alcohol, tobacco, bread. med body and moderately fizzy. very woody, sweet, dry bread, toasted malt, tobacco, slightly acidic, grainy, woody. big but almost bland. i think i’ve had better old dubhs than this.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (9444) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle 330ml @ Sommerhus
Pours dark brown with a few off-white bubbles. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, oak, alcohol, biscuit and smoke. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long warm, biscuit, caramel and oak finish: Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maakun (1477) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle shared. Black with small beige head that’s mainly some big bubbles. Licorice, soft smoky wood, light whisky, caramel, vanilla, roasted nuts. Quite soft and subtle earth, peat, disintegrated wood, syrup. Very nice and complex aromas work well with the light sweetness and soft roasted bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Great, the best of the series for me so far.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (5696) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2015
330 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 8%. Pitch black colour, moderate to low tan head. Very nice aroma of oak, vanilla, chocolate, coffee and whisky. Medium dry flavour, notes of oak, tar, ashes, whisky, smoke, coffee, vanilla and dark chocolate. Good stuff.


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