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Harviestoun Ola Dubh 30th Anniversary

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Formerly brewed at Harviestoun
Style: Old Ale
Alva, Central, Scotland

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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bottled,special
This listing is specifically for bottles released June 2013, all other 8% variants to go under the regular 30y/o listing here: http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/harviestoun-ola-dubh-30-year-old/84059/

Aged in first fill sherry butts, formerly used to mature Highland Park’s award winning 30 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whiskey, Harviestoun are delighted to release this unique bottling, to celebrate three decades of dedicated craft brewing. Please join us in a toast - Slainte!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (1221) - ESTONIA - NOV 25, 2014
Shared by martjoobolut, thanks! Black beer, no head. Nose is wood, peat/whiskey, vanilla, roasted malt. Flavor is peat/whiskey notes, roast, ttender smokey tones, mild chocolate. Very smooth and surprisingly easy to drink. Was expecting a tad more tough.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martjoobolut (959) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 25, 2014
0,33L bottle, BB 07.2016, bottle no 10188 June13. Pours black with ruby highlights, no head. Aroma is peat, dark chocolate, licorice, vanilla. Flavor is sweet and bitter, peat, whiskey, dark chocolate, malt. Overall: great brew.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cyrenaica (1062) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
330ml bottle
8.0% ABV
King/Spadina LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Bottle Number: 16141 (June 2013)
March 1, 2014
The beer pours a solid coca-cola colour with a thin brown head. The aroma is whiskey, dark fruits, molasses, and charred wood. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is whiskey, some peat is evident, molasses, and dark fruits. Despite being the same ABV as the others in the Ola Dubh series, the alcohol is more notioeable in this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mbgrayson (560) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Pours jet black, flat with no head. Aroma of smoke and whiskey barrels. Taste of dark chocolate and coffee with a sustained, scotch soaked, oak conclusion. A very strong, rich beer. Thumbs way up.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2014
another fantastic ola dubh. tastes and smells of dark malts, fruit, light smoke and whiskey. Really good and really smooth. Loved it!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tmoreau (2571) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle poured to snifters, showing a near opaque black/brown color, with mahogany highlighting at the base, a light, quickly disappearing layer of tan head foam, and a light mixture of translucent, leggy spots & dots of lacing on the glass that also faded. The nose was roasted & malt sweet, with dark fruit, molasses, cask wood, and some vinous nature. The taste was similar, with stronger cask notes, cocoa, and some peat, in a medium body, with soft to no carbonation, but a mellow alcohol presence that pleasantly warmed, Quite a treat shared by Chuck from his birthday stash!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1725) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2014
August 4, 2014. Bottled june 2013. Pours black with almost no head, just a small tan ring. Aroma is oak, peat, chocolate, earthy, light metallic. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter roasted chocolate. Finish is light bitter, peat, chocolate. Medium bodied, low carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2014
Appearance: Dark brown/black with no head other than a thin beige surface on the pour. Aroma: Peat, whisky notes, butterscotch, chocolate, woody Taste: Low/medium bitterness and sourness. Palate: Medium thick oily smooth texture, medium body, average carbonation, fairly dry, lingering peaty, butterscotch, chocolaty finish. Comments: Gorgeous and very drinkable. Bottle number 10496.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6263) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2014
11.2. Thanks, M! Wonderful treat. Pours jet black with a dense and creamy tan head that falls quickly away. Bit sweet peaty creamy nose, lots of whisky showing through. Malty and dense. Thick sticky mid palate. Rich, chocolatey, creamy, peaty, dense, heavy presence. Long earthy finish. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beersiveknown (3259) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 14, 2014
bottle at home courtesy of the brewery, cheers Ewan!
fuller bodied and slightly more meaty than the 21y/o (sherry cask effect) still easy drinking, moderate mouthfeel andlow carbonation, cocoa, vanilla, warming wood, rye spiciness.


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