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Harviestoun Ola Dubh 30th Anniversary

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

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 339   ABV: 11.3%
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bottled,special
Cask strength release of Ola Dubh 30 to celebrate 30 years of Harviestoun
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!


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. 8%. Bottle #00709. Pours black with a small head, aroma of chocolate, wood, cognac, vanilla, alcohol, flavor of chocolate, wood, cognac, vanilla, malt, medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (5614) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar. 8%. Bottle #00709. Dark brown to black. Aroma of chocolate, sherry, smoke, oak, a bit of whiskey and an alcohol note. Sweetish flavor, malty, with chocolate, wood, caramel, nuts, some smoke, roast, sherry, a bit of dark fruits and a bitterish finish. Medium-bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1188) - Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2014
12oz bottle. Stout like dark. Scotch. Smoke. Thin body, rather smooth. Decent but nothing amazing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (757) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2014
@ Ölprovning på Havregatan. Flaska (330ml) från Systembolaget. Flaska No 07676, juni 13. Rostad malt, något fruktig, fatlagrade toner, ekträ, bourbon/whisky, choklad och vanilj, medelfyllig, len och mjuk i munnen.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (5787) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 29, 2014
11.2 ounce bottle. Pours a pure black color with a small white head. A smoky and fruity nose some wood. Huge old oaky barrel, sweet sherry, low carb, chocolate, smoke, charred wood. Very good. Soft good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Osprey87 (1363) - WALES - APR 20, 2014
Bottle #10507, June 2013. Black, small bubbly white head doesn’t endure. Aroma - oxidised caramel, marmite, musty chocolate, ghee, overcooked pasta. Body is medium, smooth, watery, very low carbonation. Taste - soft chocolate, just a touch of whisky, flavour comes across as quite watery. Not as much flavour and not as complex as the standard Ola Dubh versions.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlowOffTube (435) - Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2014
Black pour thin white head. Some sherry dark fruit aroma. Nice flavors throughout of sherry some scotch dark fruit and roastiness. Thinner body than I expected light carbonation. Enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
4theluvofbeer (86) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
Dark pour with no head. You can smell the cask on the nose plus dark malts, sweet chocolate and toffee. Very light carbonation. Flavours are sweet fruit with a small amount of chocolate and smoke. Good lingering flavour. A nice beer ...a tad pricey

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_est_deus (575) - örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2014
Så mörk brun att den blir svart med bubblor som kollapsar omgående. Doft: Kola, kakao, lakrits, plommon likör, körsbärs likör, trä, rök, örter. Trevlig och komplex doft. Smak: Kola, whisky, plommon likör, trä, kakao, lakrits, ört medicin, rökt korv, vanilj. Skulle jag gilla whisky skulle den klart få högre betyg, men nu är jag inte speciellt förtjust i det.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1095) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
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.


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