Harviestoun Ola Dubh (12 Year Old) (Cask)

Brewed by Harviestoun
Style: Old Ale
Alva, Central, Scotland


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Cask; Special. Has been brewed at various strengths.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (4683) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Draft at Mekong. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Leaves trace lacing in the glass. Solid whiskey notes on the nose. Very malty and peaty on the tongue. Hides its booze well. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (2216) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2016
On cask. Pour is very dark brown with no head. Notes of raisins, vanilla, booze, oak, and chocolate. Finish has a bit more peat and whiskey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (6476) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 5, 2016
On cask at the Hanging Bat. Appearance - opaque black with a lovely fawn head. Nose - wood, whisky and chocolate and spice cake. Taste - initial nuts, slight chocolate, then wood notes. Whisky coming through on the finish. Light varnish but not in a bad way. Palate - medium to full bodied with a creamy texture and a long finish which is a combination of being boozy and elegant. Overall - boozy elegance then!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lonick (1831) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 4, 2016
Cask @The Hanging Bat, Edinburgh. Pours black, tan head. Nose is chocolate, coffee, smoky whisky, slight peat. Taste is chocolate, smoke, whisky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (8685) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Some barrel and some smoke. Some caramelized malt. Good balance. Light licorice. Dark maroon with ok head. Light sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (5673) - Georgia, USA - JAN 6, 2016
Pours opaque coffee sable with a fine-bubbled tan head. Whisky-soaked wood is the headliner of the aroma, while roast malt, molasses (should I say treacle?) and a bit of coffee serve as backup performers. Flavor delivers whisky, roast malt, woody, molasses and subtle coffee notes - this is a rich brew that one should sip s-l-o-w-l-y and savor. Is a bit on the sweet side, though. Mouthfeel presents viscous, heavy body and good fizz.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheFoamhead (260) - Vught, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2015
Dep black color crowned by a tiny, creamy tan head. The aroma boasts of caramel, coffe and nutty notes combined with a subtle idea of standing in a humid fall forest. The flavour is extremely soft and creamy, offering burnt coffe beans, hints of vanilla and toffee and for sure the unresistible whisky note. This well balanced beer will please lovers of cream whiskys as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (3517) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Cask at SRAF (I am not sure if it was this version as the staff didnt know..). Pours black, no head, slightly oily. Nose is whisky, peat, wood, roasted malts. Taste is full, roasted, chocolate, whisky (less than in aroma), wood. Very nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beardbeerman (341) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2015
2012 Vontage cellared for 3 years. Pours a pitch black topped a timid fizzy tanned head showing low retention and leaving no lacong. The nose is robust with dark chocolate, alcohol and oak. The taste has two phases: First comes that dark chocolate and sweet booze giving off lots of toffee, but then it drops quite abruptly and youre palate is taken over by a rich smoked/burnt oaky feature that just throws you into another realm of flavours. Full bodied, the bitterness is not overwhelming even if people less familiar with smokey beers might find it to expressive. This brew is challenging with its two distinct dimensions. Excellent product. Cheers!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tsekouratos (603) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JAN 3, 2015
Black body with a thin layer of brown head. Aromas of tuna and some caramel. Taste is tuna, caramel, oak. Full body with low carbonation.

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