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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
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sokuzs1 (507) - - JUN 20, 2016
Aroma: vanilla, oak, chocolate, peat, fruity Taste: medium sweet, oak, chocolate, roasty, vanilla, peat,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charlotte (5117) - rødovre, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2016
Bottle.Black colour with no head.Aroma is smooth with taste of wood vanilla and roasted malt,flavor is oily with hint of whisky and caramel,full body and creamy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (2384) - GREECE - MAY 31, 2016
330 ml bottle at home from trade with Douberd. Thanks Christos! Dark brown almost black color with beige head. Malty aroma, roasted, chocolate, dark dried fruits, vanilla, wood, smoked when it gets warmer. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma with some vinous notes. Medium oily body with soft carbonation

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (15143) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
Bottle at KØ16. Good vanilla aroma. Black colour, seems cloudy. No head. The flavour is creamy with a good vanilla note. Not too sweet, but well-balanced. Roasted finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljthiessen (1045) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 15, 2016
Bottle, 2014 vintage. Black pour with a small tan head. Aroma is chocolate, cherry, caramel, slight bready notes, a little woody and a touch boozy. Taste is some sweet dark fruit, black cherry, date, raisin, some roasty chocolate and subtle coffee, caramel. Not as thick and rich as expected, but tasty, complex and balanced.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bergstaden (2204) - Røros, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2016
Black with a brown head - Aroma of roasted malt ans ome smoked malt, olso some wood and vanilla notes as well as some hints of whiskey - Good roasted malt body with smokey notes and some wood and vanilla with some alcohol heat in tha back - The roasted and smoked malt goes into the finish with some bitterness and there is some woody notes along with some whiskey and alcohol in the back - This was real good

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1550) - - APR 24, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are dark malts, chocolate, leather, and some smoke.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
murran (536) - - APR 9, 2016
Pours a coffee like body with a thin head. Rich aroma of malt and barrels. Rich and full taste of malty flavours like bread, wood and fried fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (7712) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle. Black pour with a dense beige head. The aroma is roasted with chocolate notes and vanilla from the whisky cask. Peat, roast and chocolate flavor. A bit watery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (985) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - FEB 29, 2016
Deep brown color, light brown head. Brown sugar nose, whisky, oak, chocolate, roasted malt. Sweet taste, whisky, roasted malt, espresso, oak, sharp notes. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, oily texture.


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