Harviestoun Ola Dubh (21 Year Old)

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

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RATINGS: 224   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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3.4
Sammy (12486) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2017
Still a nice old ale, but after 3.5 years on the shelf somewhat more of a dry Irish stout. Still good drinkability.

3.4
weihenweizen (3998) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2017
Refrigerated 11.2 oz. brown bottle poured into a snifter. Black with small off-white head. Aroma is leather, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is leather, wood, and some peat.

3.6
matbli (430) - Poznan, POLAND - SEP 17, 2017
Pours dark brown with small beige head. Aroma of whisky, chocolate, vanilla and wood. In taste a bit to one dimensional with some chocolate sweetness and light roasty bitterness, but with a light body considering the abv. It's easy drinkable on one hand but on the other I'm missing here some intensity. Nevertheless stll a solid brew.

3.9
hohops (1052) - Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2017
Appearance- very dark, nearly black, a ring of beige bubbles in place of a head. Aroma- whisky, dark malt, chocolate, rum and raisin, fruitcake, Christmas pudding, treacle, fudge, vanilla traces. Some booze. Taste- smoky, peat traces, malt, dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, bitter espresso, vanilla undertones, woody, trace of leather. Slick mouthfeel, which isn't that full. Good stuff.

3.8
Svesse (8694) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2017
(Bottle) Dark brown colour, almost black, with frothy beige head. Malty, roasted nose with chocolate, milky coffee, caramel, a touch of peat, oak wood, hints of whiskey and dried fruit. Malty, roasted taste with notes of coffee, chocolate, caramel, hints of peat and oak wood, dried fruit, vanilla and a warming touch of whiskey in a finish with a balanced roasty bitterness. More than medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Tasty and really well balanced with a gentle whiskey character. Very nice.

4
Nordcore (1578) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2017
33 cl bottle, bottle no and date: 02951/ april 2014. Black with a minimal light brown head. Lots of whisky aroma, some roasted malt, licorice and bread. Sweet taste, light bitter with a warm whisky end. Løyvekurs end, small Celebration.

3.7
doriangrey (62) - Diamond Creek, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2017
Drunk after a bottle of the 18 year old. Quite similar but this ones smoother, more coffee overtones and a richer aroma. Still maintains the liquorice and dark chocolate and slightly more full bodied but still a little more watery than I would like

4.3
loscovar (617) - Trieste, ITALY, Villeneuvette, FRANCE - JUN 28, 2017
Really dark, small brown head. Nice aroma, really nice good woody wiskey aroma in the aftertaste. Good beer!

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piwnanuta (199) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUN 23, 2017
W aromacie whisky, beczka do tego suszone owoce i czekoladowa słodycz. No i wanilia. Alkohol jest w smaku, ale delikatny i szlachetny. W tle posmaki mlecznej czekolady nadające delikatną słodycz, kawa i ciemne owoce. No i jest ta beczka.

3.8
19Michi38 (193) - Cracow, POLAND - JUN 20, 2017
W porównaniu do 12-stki w wyglądzie brak lacingu, w zapachu i w smaku dużo wyraźniejsza beczka, trochę przytłaczająca resztę, kwaśniejsze.


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