Harviestoun Ola Dubh (21 Year Old)

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

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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle, limited release
Aged in casks that previously held 21 year old Highland Park Whiskey; wooden sweet flavour with bitter chocolate, smoked peat moss and a touch of vanilla.

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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (3645) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 16, 2017
Bottle, 08533, April 2014 (thanks BlazerT). Pours black with beige head. Aroma is sweet, peat, intense whiskey (but not hot), malt, sugar, fruits. Flavor is sweet and bitter, roast, malt, some wet paper, oak, some metallic notes. Finish is mild roast bitter with slight booze. Covers alcohol really well, almost watery. Overall: very good, very mellow.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (841) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - FEB 12, 2017
Bottle. Teku. Pitch black with tiny, semi-thick, light brown head. Almost none of head retention and lacing. Moderate to heavy sweet, chocolate, peated woody, oaky. Moderately sweet, flat, woody bitter. In overall in this one ABV is noticeable - mostly in aroma, also wooden and oaky notes are more present here. Rather flat and raw, without any sophisticated accents.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KennethArd (495) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2017
Sweet aroma of vanilla & chocolate. Black with nearly no head. Light sweet, very dry & light bitter. Light body, average carbonation & slick texture.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Korcz (2239) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 31, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Nieprzyjemny, chamski alkohol, paloność, mocno płaskie w smaku... Duuuże rozczarowanie

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rafael52 (1188) - Łdź, POLAND - JAN 30, 2017
Kolor: ciemnobrunatny, klarowny.<r> Piana: niska, drobno i średnio pęcherzykowa, nietrwała.
Zapach: dość wyraźne nuty beczki, whisky, trochę ciemnych, suszonych owocw, fig, daktyli, śliwek, lekka czekolada, kawa, aromaty palne.
Smak: lekka pełnia, wyraźne nuty beczki, whisky, wyraźne nuty ciemnych, suszonych owocw, lekka słodycz, trochę czekolady, kawy, goryczka w kierunku średniej.
Wysycenie: średnie.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
datrael (369) - Krakw, POLAND - JAN 29, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2017 W aromacie nuty waniliowe, beczkowe, drewniane, czekoladowe, kakao, nuty whisky, przyjemny aromat. W wyglądzie czarne z obrączką beżowej piany. W smaku nuty torfowe, ciemne owoce, czekolada, kakao, wanilia, nuty drewniane, trochę tytoniu, finisz w stylu whisky. Ciało średnie, nieco go brakuje. Oglnie smaczny, ułożony, przyjemny old ale, choć nieco brakuje ciała i intensywności.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (1581) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2017
Bottle at Craigs. Pours deep brown with a modest bubbly brown head. Aroma is sherry, oak, dried fruits (small hint of oxidation). Taste is dried fruit sweet, sherry, cocoa bitter, hint of peaty smoke. Medium bodied,

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (2272) - Krakow, POLAND - JAN 7, 2017
Bottle Aroma-whiskey, caramel Appearance-brown, hazy, beige foam Taste-medium bitterness, medium sweetness, medium sourness, Palate-medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-very good

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dogbomb (1170) - ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark brown, almost black and has a very thin dark scum across the top. I smell butter, a touch of whisky, vanilla and a bit of wood. The taste is quite licoricey, some dark bitter chocolate, some vanilla, a little biscuit. Very very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidezdonz (403) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - DEC 30, 2016
A 330ml foiled and capped bottle, bottle no. 00214, bottled in April 2014, and best before end of May 2017. Poured into a snifter glass. It was a clear dark brown colour with pretty much no head and only very sparse spotted lacing. Aromas of chocolate, whisky, wood and vanilla with maybe a touch of coffee. Tastes of dark chocolate, roasty malts and coffee bean, whisky and vanilla with a hint of sweet dark fruit, raisin, plum and prunes on the finish. Medium bodied with low carbonation. Overall, nice roastiness and vanilla with subtle but clear whisky notes makes this go down easy. Definitely on the lookout for the other years now.


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