GothGargoyle (896) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with virtually no head. Aroma is dark fruits, liquorice, soy sauce, chocolate, leather, sherry. Medium bodied, slightly oily on the palate, reasonable complex, short finish. Taste is dark chocolate, raisins, liquorice, leather. Tasty but not as good as the regular 30.
mikedR (869) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice. Strong malt backbone. Slightly sweet. Non carbonated. Perfect infusion of flavor from the barreling.
BMMillsy (1097) - Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in a box from Tippleswitha nice little trinket around the neck. Bottle No. 01788, dated June ’13. This one pours pitch black with no head whatsoever into my Humahpu snifter. Aroma has some chocolate, smokey peat, molasses, and super smooth and mellow scotch whiskey. The aroma has a substantially higher level of sweetness and dark sugars than the other versions of Ola Dubh I have had. Really nice. Flavor is a sweet fruit and chocolate combo with light smoke and wood in the background. Interestingly this picks up a lot more sweetness than the other versions as noted in the aroma. Some smoke lingering on the palate. The body is medium with low to nonexistent carbonation, similar to a porter and definitely not roaming into stout territory. But the body stands up to big flavor here. A lot less smoke and peat than other versions but a nice changeup. I do wish this had a little more carbonation but overall a nice treat. The price tag is a bit steep as well.
Stuu666 (115) - SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Sweet chocolate and whisky on the nose, sweet toffee and rich chocolate, light spice, sweet whisky.
cgarvieuk (12784) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle at home ... 25 12 2013 ... deep black ... thin tan lacing ... soft dark meaty roast ... light whisky nose ... sweet chocolate ... dark malts ... chewy chocolate ... deep meaty malts ... massive roast ... light bitter ... rich and complex ... light whisky lingers ... soft chalk ... deep rich roast