Harviestoun Ola Dubh (21 Year Old)

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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 212   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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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Taschert (42) - FRANCE - MAY 20, 2017
Bottle 33cl, date april 2014. Pours deep dark with a small brown head. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate and cherry. Full body, medium oily, flat carbonation. Taste is vanilla, burbon, roasted malt and a bit smoky. Nice bitterness. Long and strong. 05/17

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (7475) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2017
How: Bottle.
Where: Tasting 2017-05-06.
Appearance: Black colour with a very small tan head.
Aroma: Caramel, dried fruit, some whiskey, some chocolate and vanilla.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, caramel, dried fruit, whiskey, vanilla.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (24781) - Tyres, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2017
Bottled at AndySnow tasting. Very dark brown, small coarse head. Coffee and caramel, mild whisky. Mid dry medium-full body and well rounded mouthfeel. Richly malty, mellow whisky. Nice!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djcampbell (97) - Moravany, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 3, 2017
Pro mě nov a zajmav zkuenost. Něco takovho jsem jetě nepil. Ale tato originalita se velice cen a j hodnotm na vbornou!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosskyle (643) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2017
330 ml bottle. Peat dark chocolate aroma. Malt dark chocolate toffee scotch finish. Medium light body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (4320) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2017
Clear dark ruby brown, almost black. Tanned lacing foam. OK it has whiskey tones in aroma and taste, but not too outspoken. A smooth well balanced beer. (Velp 201703)

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (4082) - 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 (1050) - 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 (536) - 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 (3134) - 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


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