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Harviestoun Ola Dubh (30 Year Old) (Cask)

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Harviestoun Ola Dubh (30 Year Old)  (Cask)
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Formerly brewed at Harviestoun
Style: Old Ale
Alva, Central, Scotland

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Cask: Special. This listing is for the cask version only, keg and bottles go under the normal 30 y/o


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
holdan (260) - USA - DEC 24, 2013
Dark with almost no head. Aroma roasted, tar, mocha,licorice. Taste as aroma. Alcohol well hidden. Full bode, text smottth and oily. No carb.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Imaena (1887) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Edinburgh at the Guilford Arms: 1/2 pint was plenty of this big and intense brew. Lovely whisky and burnt malt flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17590) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2011
Cask @ The Rake, Borough SE1. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty smokey whisky aroma. Roasted malty licorice and smokey whisky flavor with hints of dark fruit. Has a roasted malty smokey whisky finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2010
2010-12-03. Viscous black body, near headless. 3+ Strong flavour of alcohol and whiskey is a bit off-putting. Nice malty base but the alcohol and whiskey really dominates the flavour profile. Aroma is similar, alcohol, whiskey, light barrel notes. 6+ Smooth medium bodied is accompanied by a mild alcohol burn throughout. Solid, its a bit disappointing. Shows potential but ends up being too rough for me to handle. Cask at Cole’s, Buffalo
"...and Bob is very uncomfortable with children. Especially around his crotch." - Overheard.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ The Rake, 14 Winchester Walk, London, Greater London England SE1 9AG.

Clear dark brown color with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, burnt, chocolate malt, smoke, tar. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy, carbonation is flat. [20100802]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (6777) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2010
[3501-20101203] Cask. Roasted wooden chocolate aroma. Black body with quick off-white bubbles. Boozy bandaid whiskey flavour has wood roast and a lingering sweet aftertaste. Full body is quite boozy. Wow, interesting, and surprisingly drinkable.
(@ Coles, Buffalo, NY)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (6218) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2010
cask @ Coles, Buffalo, NY. Dark brown/black pour. Peaty, smoke, scotch, wood notes along with rich roasted maltiness. Not so much boozy at 10%. Fuller mouthfeel thats packed with flavor. A real treat

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DerWeg (1525) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2010
Dark cloudy brown. Wow. Mild sweet aroma with scotch-like sweetness ans a whiff smoke. Taste is bigger than expected with a nutty-toffee sweetness, and some gorgeously balanced peaty-smoky scotch barrel flavor. Perhaps the best OD overall?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GJF (1275) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - NOV 25, 2010
This is a very nice ale--I really question whether it’s worth the money, though. The whiskey barely comes through and it’s otherwise a very solid, traditional old ale.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2010
Cask Stillage from the Cellar at the Rake, Southwark 02/08/2010 (Thanks Chris O) Big whisky aroma. Black very strong in alcohol and smooth on the palate with a hint of dryness and bitterness in a coffee roast finish.


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