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Harviestoun Ola Dubh (21 Year Old)

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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danlo (2388) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2016
330ml bottle from Saveur Biere online. Pours black-brown in colour with a biege foam head leaving lacing and aroma of malt, molasses, toffee, oak, chocolate. Taste is roast malty, dark chocolate, dried fruits, woody oak, vanilla and spicy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry roast bitter finish. Very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomekk1978 (1284) - Z±bki, POLAND - JUL 8, 2016
Aromat: niezbyt wyrazisty, szczerze mówiąc liczyłem na więcej. Nuty ciemnych owoców, gorzkiej czekolady, palność, może nico drewna czy wanilii. Alkohol natomiast bardzo ułożony, praktycznie niewyczuwalny.

Wygląd: barwa czarna, z rubinowymi refleksami pod światło. Piana beżowa, drobno pęcherzykowa, niewielka i dość szybko redukująca się do pierścienia wokół ścianek.

Smak: umiarkowana słodycz, złamana kwaskowością. Sporo owoców w likierze, czekolady gorzkiej, paloności, karmelu. Alkohol początkowo obecny z czasem się także się układa i przestaje piec. Nuty wanilii występują, ale na początku nie są szczególnie wyraźne. Podobny efekt uzyskiwałem dodając whisky do ciemnego piwa. Mam wrażenie, ze młodsi bracia (czy też siostry?) 12-do 18 bardziej do mnie przemawiały. A może już zbyt dużo podobnych piw piłem żeby mnie tak łatwo zaskoczyć. Wypada jednak docenić szczególnie ułożony charakter tego piwa, subtelną goryczkę, gładkość i świetnie ułożony alkohol przy krągłej pełni. To bardzo dobre piwo, ale za zasługi całej serii dodatkowych bonusów nie ma.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OminouSC2 (402) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2016
Dark brown. Aromas of roasted, peated malt, sweet hints of vanilla. Sweet chocolate malt base with peated malt and whisky casks. Dry, warming finish. Love it.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patersoi (152) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2016
Best aroma i can recall for a beer. All that time in whiskey barrels has paid off. Pours black and tan. Soft mouth feel. Vanilla and whiskey flavours blend with the creamy chocolate stout. Complex with more pf the whiskey lingering in the finish.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sokuzs1 (529) - - 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 (5160) - rřdovre, 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 (2597) - 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 (15183) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
Bottle at KŘ16. 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 (1073) - 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 (2269) - Rřros, 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


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