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Harviestoun Ola Dubh (30 Year Old) (Cask)

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: 16   MEAN: 3.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Cask: Special. This listing is for the cask version only, keg and bottles go under the normal 30 y/o

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GJF (1371) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - NOV 25, 2010
This is a very nice ale--I really question whether itís worth the money, though. The whiskey barely comes through and itís otherwise a very solid, traditional old ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DJMonarch (9165) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oh6gdx (22982) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2010
Cask@The Rake. Pitch black colour, small brown head. Aroma is mild smooth whisky along with caramel malts, some wooden notes as well as vanilla and some mild toasted notes. Flavour is whisky, wooden notes, vanilla, mild fruityness, roast and some slight alcohol as well. Extremely pleasantly balanced and drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tdtm82 (1260) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2010 Ola Dubh 30 year cask, tap, half, at the Rake. Distinct caramel; oak, leather, woody mouth feel and vanilla. Similar oak reminscence of St Julien. MM. Much better on cask. Better than the 12 year. A complex winter brew to keep you in steamin shape all night long.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2010
A Mes rate. Cask at the Rake.
Black brown, totally opaque, no head what-so-ever. It still looks pretty inviting though. Amazing aroma. A truck load of burnt caramel and chocolate, hints of vanilla and leather and a good 30 year vintage undertone. The flavour is full on creamy chocolate and whisky. The caramel and vanilla are there along with some dark fruit. Slight peaty hit in the finish and a good deal of the Highland Park showing through. Hints of seaweed and over ripe plum in the aftertaste. Actually, the aftertaste is what makes it. Itís sublime. Amazing length and giving up more of everything it has to offer. Certainly better than the bottled version. Bloody excellent stuff. Really smooth and dare I say it, downable. Iím really struggling to get this rate out quick enough. Sod it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (17646) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2013 CASK @ guilford solid black ...bubbly tan head ...light sweet toffee ... soft vanilla toffee roast ... def whisky linger ... rich soft deep ... little meaty Bat. Deep black... Light. Whisky... Solid riast dark malts.. Sift smooth silky body.. Mellow roast... Nice 4.1

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