RhetoricalAns (172) - Toronto, Alberta, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle. Pours black like its name would suggest. Thin tan head that dissipated fairly quickly. Excellent Aroma of chocolate, raisins, some coffee, smoke, wood. Taste is differs, vanilla, chocolate, and whiskey. thin body, quite smooth.
NeoHippie2 (907) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour no head. Smokey scotch aromas with notes of dark fruit. Flavor is similar with notes of brown sugar and oak as well. Pretty tasty brew. It wasn’t as robust as I thought it would be but it;s very drinkable as is.
andrewje41 (304) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour. Very dark with no head. Boozy aroma with plums and raisins. Initially sweet flavor with a strong smokey finish. A little coffee as well on the flavor. Long lasting smokey flavor. Very nicely done.
Darn_it (18) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Harviestoun Ola Dubh is very thin, warming, with no head. All signs of a high ABV.
Taste leather, rauchbier smoke, cherry, cocoa, finishes with wood, and a certain sourness. NOT citrus, more tanic.
The Aroma steals the show with this beer as I can really enjoy the interplay between all the sweeter characteristics. Aroma is anis, rauchbier smokey, fleeting ginger, cherry and as it opens dark fruit, cocoa.
Although the finish will have fans of tanic notes and dry wood think they died and gone to heaven the wonderful play between the dark fruit, cocoa and smokiness that makes the aroma so wonderful is short lived and lost in the finish.
This would be a perfect gift for Christmas for a Beer loving friend, as it is a real winter warmer and too dear to not be drank not on a special occasion.
GothGargoyle (1095) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with minimal head. Aroma is raisins, dates, liquorice, smoke, leather, wood, chocolate, hint of blackcurrant. Very smooth on the palate, oily mouthfeel, lots of complexity. Taste is raisins, dates, liquorice, chocolate, caramel. Delicious.
Westchesterco (823) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle shared in Avon North Carolina; it is a dark brown with no head. It has the aroma of Bourbon and the taste of sweet smokey Bourbon with a coffee after taste.
Iphonephan (3015) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 33 cl bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of whiskey and oak. Flavors of licorice, vanilla and whiskey. Oily mouthfeel. Smooth, smoky finish.
Bendrixian (1056) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had these in a flight of Old engine oil, 12,16,30,40. This one is by far my favorite of the bunch. i found that the peat and smoke were bigger here and on the palate i found this one had more tannins than expected. These beers aged beautifully.
Marduk (2467) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pitch black color. Medium size, brown h, stays. Whisky, sweet, alcohol, oak, peat, smoke in a. Sweet, smoke, alcohol, peat, caramel, roast in taste. Massive roast in aftertaste. Weird texture.
Dfonorow (1327) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour is very dark brown with a small khaki head. Aroma is of roasted malt, licorice, prunes, and port wine. Flavor is very similar but with some burnt chocolate, oak, and booze added in. A bit thin for the style, but good.