shaynsawchuk (617) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 mL bottle. A hard pour results in a black cup with a thin head of patchy khaki. Lots of nice walnut tones at the edge. Dark fruit, sherry, molasses, whiskey oak and subtle roast on the nose. Gingerbread spice, anise, brown sugar and light smokey peat. Acridly dry, I would personally like more sweetness. Finishes bitter and barreled. Moderate plus bodied with a long, lingering finish. Low carbonation. Based off notes, I much preferred the 12 YO.
Theydon_Bois (11643) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Bruce’s pad, 29/01/15 - thanks to Leighton.
Light black with a decent tan covering that dissipates.
Nose is dark malt, light smoke, spice, tangy red berry, woody notes, toffee.
Taste comprises rich dark maltings, chocolate, dark fruit rind, spice, smoked notes, whisky licks, spice, liquorice.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok, some complexity but no game changer.
madmitch76 (17158) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
29th January 2015
Tasting at Bruce’s. Thanks to Leighton. Almost opaque dark brown beer, a few pale tan bubbles don’t make a head. Smooth and semi dry palate, modest fine carbonation. Dry brown malts, mild roast. Mellow whisky turning to dark fruits. Mild spice. A fairly dry finish with a whisky - fruity linger. Too dry but tasty.
Scopey (8371) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle big thanks to Leighton. It pours opaque darkest brown with a small tan head. The nose is rich, juicy dark fruits, nougat, sweet whisky, dried fruits, raisin, chocolate, vanilla and charred wood. The taste is smooth, toasty, earthy roast, whisky, charred wood, toffee, fudge, coffee and a some umami with a drying finish. Medium-full body and fine, prickly carbonation. Well rounded and good depth to it. Very nice.
Leighton (13373) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London - picked up at Julio’s. Pours rich brown with a frothy tan head. Nice old leathery dark fruits in the nose, faint tangy berry, raisins. Medium sweet flavor with nips of smoke, peat, chocolate, burnt bread, mild earthy bitterness. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming finish, some mild peat and charcoal, dark chocolate, slight earth, raisins, other dark fruits. Solid.
CapFlu (4719) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of Ferris. Nose of deep fig. Flavour of raisins and Roasty malt. Pretty tasty.
Ferris (6888) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Nice sweet roast. Deep brown with almost no head. Very light and thin, but lots of barrel notes and whiskey notes. Smells great, but much too thin.
suurjuust (1556) - ESTONIA - NOV 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
martjoobolut (1284) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
cyrenaica (1062) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.