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Harviestoun Ola Dubh (21 Year Old)

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


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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1429) - - APR 24, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are dark malts, chocolate, leather, and some smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
murran (507) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (7457) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (916) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
undercurrent25 (1815) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2016
Pours a black colour. Taste is whisky like with some wood and vanilla. Not quite as good as the 18 year old but still a way above average beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (3967) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Bottle with the Belgrade Boys at Halloween tasting. Rich, soapy foam. Chocolate covered cherries, great whiskey character. Sweet, smooth. A little more body than 16y/o. Tobacco and peaty smoke. Lovely, tasty, subtle. Not as interesting as the 12y/o in the end though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (4632) - Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Pours opaque sable with a thick and rather persistent tan head. Aroma tempts with strong roast malt, molasses, chocolate, smoky, whisky-soaked wood, and earthy tones. Flavor delivers not quite as much as the aroma, but still pleases - and now the vanilla snippet finally comes forth. Mouthfeel presents firm, viscous body and strong fizz. Worth seeking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (2432) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle..Pour is dark black with a tan head..Nose is chocolate, spice, roast, bourbon, oak, musty...Taste is musty, spice, oak, chocolate, dry oak

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (8982) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Nice sipper as expected - leather and tobacco, light smoke booze fruit and chocolate notes. I like all of the Ola Dubhs with this One somewhere in the middle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Flanfl (525) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - JAN 17, 2016
Black body, barly any head. In this version the wood barrel is the main aroma, vanilla, caramel, slightly peaty and smoky. Flavours of caramel, wood, vanilla, fusel alcohol, smoky and peaty. Medium woody finish. Oily body, low carbo. Better than the 18yr but I still prefer the 12yr. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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