Harviestoun Ola Dubh 1991

 
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99
98
style
Formerly brewed at Harviestoun
Style: Old Ale
Alva, Central, Scotland

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unknown

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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled, special
limited release of 20,000 bottles
Consistent with the core Ola Dubh range, the 1991 Vintage is deep dark brown, dense and oily; the nose is redolent of soy and molasses with winey overtones and a gentle, earthy, hop aroma. The 1991 Vintage is somewhat sweeter than its counterparts and has delicious smoky-sherry notes on the palate, the flavours deriving at least as much from the whisky-infused-wood as the spirit itself. As expected from its higher strength, this is a bigger and bolder number than its siblings.

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3.8
umich03jm (3512) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2015 Bottle #1439. Pours black with very little head that collects at the edges and grabs the glass well. Nice complex aroma of soy, smoke, earthy hops, vanilla, roasted malt and light whiskey. Taste is moderately sweet with lots of soy, whiskey barrel notes, and smoke. Spicy and earthy hop kick in the finish. Well balanced beer. Thin to medium body, oily slick mouthfeel. Overall, it’s really good stuff. A little thin but goes down so easy for the high abv. Re-rate 10/1/15 - 2 year old bottle. Still good but not as good. Mostly whiskey and smoke now. Thin body but goes down easy.

4.1
Iphonephan (7512) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2013
From a 33 cl bottle shared at home. Bottle number 02771. Pours a dark cola brown with a thin tan head,. Aroma of leather. Flavors of licorice, dark fruits and some smoky notes from the whisky cask. Very tasty.

4.7
Beersiveknown (5325) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 23, 2013
Bottle at home courtesy of Ewan at harviestoun, cheers sir!
Dark coffee with tan head. Fairly sweet nose, caramel, sherry, lactose, camp coffee, on swirling some meaty umami and iodine. Thick, mouthfilling with gentle carbonation and sweet red berries up front followed by a cornucopia of flavour. Dry toasty malt, astringent wood, meaty booze sweet vanilla, coconut appears on nose, dark cocoa, latte, both sweet and savoury, iodine whisky, dry woody notes, rich caramel. The booze very well hidden but creeps up on you with a knockout blow. Long rich dry finish. Fab


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