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


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Cask: Special. This listing is for the cask version only, keg and bottles go under the normal 30 y/o

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (18689) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2015
Cask at the White Horse Old Ale Festival, 19/11/15. Black with a moderate tan head of bubbles. Nose is rich chocolate, spice, tannins, dark fruit shreds, smoke, good whisky vibes, earthy. Taste comprises light peated malt, spice, dark malts, light charr, wooded notes, chocolate, raisens, toffee fudge. Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a good boost. Solid well balanced whisky olde.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Scopey (14006) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2015
Cask, hand-pull at WHOAF 2015. It pours jet black with a tiny, bubbly tan head. The nose is so rich, sweet, oily, stewed dark fruits, fruit cake, eccles cake, vanilla, cherry bakewell, sweet roast, juicy whisky, heather honey and light smoked peat. The taste is slick, oily, unctuous, warming alcohol, eccles cake, earthy roast, charred wood, Neapolitan ice-cream, liquorice, rich roast, mocha, stewed strawberries, umami, rocky road, burnt toast and a touch of peppery spice with a dry, warming finish. Full body and fine carbonation. Slick mouth-feel. Staggeringly brilliant, great depth and yet somehow highly drinkability. Perfect for a whisky and beer lover. Exceptional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (6378) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2015
On cask at Winstons. Appearance - opaque black with a lovely fawn head. Nose - wood, wood spice and whisky against a dark chocolate backdrop. Taste - deep dark chocolate, boozy edge. A hint of liquorice or molasses. Palate - full bodied with a rich creamy texture and a long rich finish. Overall - the beer just about holds the huge whisky influence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (10270) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Cask at winstons. Pours jet black with a thin tan head. Strong whisky and chocolate aromas. Taste is liquorice, tar, whisky, liqueur chocolates. Rich, oily texture. Long boozy, chewy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
holdan (260) - USA - DEC 24, 2013
Dark with almost no head. Aroma roasted, tar, mocha,licorice. Taste as aroma. Alcohol well hidden. Full bode, text smottth and oily. No carb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Imaena (2301) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUN 21, 2013
Edinburgh at the Guilford Arms: 1/2 pint was plenty of this big and intense brew. Lovely whisky and burnt malt flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (25532) - Malm, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2011
Cask @ The Rake, Borough SE1. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty smokey whisky aroma. Roasted malty licorice and smokey whisky flavor with hints of dark fruit. Has a roasted malty smokey whisky finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (10247) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2010
2010-12-03. Viscous black body, near headless. 3+ Strong flavour of alcohol and whiskey is a bit off-putting. Nice malty base but the alcohol and whiskey really dominates the flavour profile. Aroma is similar, alcohol, whiskey, light barrel notes. 6+ Smooth medium bodied is accompanied by a mild alcohol burn throughout. Solid, its a bit disappointing. Shows potential but ends up being too rough for me to handle. Cask at Coles, Buffalo
"...and Bob is very uncomfortable with children. Especially around his crotch." - Overheard.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (47592) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ The Rake, 14 Winchester Walk, London, Greater London England SE1 9AG.

Clear dark brown color with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, burnt, chocolate malt, smoke, tar. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy, carbonation is flat. [20100802]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2010
[3501-20101203] Cask. Roasted wooden chocolate aroma. Black body with quick off-white bubbles. Boozy bandaid whiskey flavour has wood roast and a lingering sweet aftertaste. Full body is quite boozy. Wow, interesting, and surprisingly drinkable.
(@ Coles, Buffalo, NY)

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