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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


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DJMonarch (9159) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tdtm82 (668) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oh6gdx (20239) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MesandSim (7119) - 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. It’s 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. I’m really struggling to get this rate out quick enough. Sod it.
*GULP*

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (5644) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Imaena (1799) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34282) - 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]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14025) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DerWeg (1485) - 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?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16410) - 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.


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