Clyx (208) - SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On the nose you get lots of woody notes like vanilla, tar and some fudge. Also you get anise, raisins and apples. Taste the vanilla hits you again, but also figs, chocolate, coffe, anise, honey, apple, cassis, tar. It’s quite dry for being an old ale, medium body and very balanced.
nbondi (197) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark maple brown with thin, quickly dissipating tan head. Complex nose of Scotch, caramel, dried fruit. Lots of heat for 8%. Subdued carbonation. Flavors of oak, molasses, vanilla, and Scotch. Scotch flavor and heat last. Very good, but too hot. Maybe better after a couple years on the shelf.
Imperial-John (192) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth smokey Scotch aroma. Black with small tan head. Smokey tobacco with warming scotch taste with plenty of scotch aftertaste too. Worth the $18 to have once but not worth having again at that price unless someone else is paying of course.
philvil (173) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 18, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on cask but still nice carbonation. aroma and flavor dominated by the whiskey. smooth and sweet like chocolate milk
strowlands8 (171) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I don’t see how this is the same beer as the other Ola Dubh’s. Aroma is roasted malt, wood and peat with some vanilla. Flavour is incredibly smooth with lots of peat, vanilla and wood, with hints of roasted malt. Real nice and I’d say maybe even worth the steep price.
Chiswick (159) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
pitch black oil coloured. lets no light through. pours a thin tanned head with thick creamy texture, focused on the sides of the glass. Aromascape is vast with cream, whisky, oak, tobacco, deep malt, mustiness, dust, earth, wood, tar, coffee/espresso, dark chocolate. the liquid is thick and settles amazingly into the mouth. its exceptional how balanced and easy to drink this is even when everything is so thick and full. the smooth palate makes it very easy to enjoy but doesn’t compromise taste or how rich the beer is. a high five to harviestoun.
JohnnyMummbles (151) - Pitman, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from 330cl bottle numbered #51803 a very dark inky black with a minimal brown head. Aroma strong of whisky and chocolate notes. Also notes of taosted malts and wood...amazing aroma! Flavor is close to a chocolate stout but the strong whisky flavor makes this beer different from any other I have tried. Toasted malt and wood are noticed in the finish.
sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at Firkin Fest. Pours black with zero head and no visible carbonation at all. nose is woody, smokey and heavy bourbon. taste is much the same, with light vanilla aftertones and a hint of smoke. Lots of people talking about this rare gem.
Albe (56) - ITALY - JUL 24, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black dense body and brown mostly diminishing head. The aroma is very complex, dominated by cask wood, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla and some whisky notes. Pleasing creamy, moderately sweet body. Flat carbonation and long flavour duration.
carlosbela (55) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 3, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
caramel, chocolate, coffee, toast, herbs, black, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation,