Harviestoun Ola Dubh 30th Anniversary

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


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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
This listing is specifically for bottles released June 2013, all other 8% variants to go under the regular 30y/o listing here: http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/harviestoun-ola-dubh-30-year-old/84059/

Aged in first fill sherry butts, formerly used to mature Highland Park’s award winning 30 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whiskey, Harviestoun are delighted to release this unique bottling, to celebrate three decades of dedicated craft brewing. Please join us in a toast - Slainte!

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Niksko (635) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2018
Pours pitch black, almost no head. Nose is cocoa, vegemite, a little peaty smoke. Flavor is intense dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel, oaky goodness, a little peaty smoke on the back end. Velvety smooth body, very low carbonation. Delicious, smooth, tasty, creamy, a wonderful beer.

fonefan (52426) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2016

Bottle 330ml. @ [ (Chris and Ruth’s pre-GBBF tasting 2015) by chriso - London ].

[ As Harviestoun Ola Dubh 30th Anniversary ].
Clear dark brown color with virtually no head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, chocoalte, wood, smoke, dark fruit - dried fruit. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, smoke, roasted, chocolate, dark fruit - dried fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20150808]

Lonick (2537) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2016
Bottle @cgarvieuk, The Keith Tasting, April 2nd. [Rating Backlog] Pours black tan head. Nose is oak, wood, slight smoke, whisky, slight medicinal. Taste is chocolate, spices, slight whisky.

BillWyce (1116) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2016
Bottle #08415, dated 6/2013. 3-year old bottle. Pours opaque ink-black with just a trace of a tan head that was gone quickly. Aroma of roasted coffee mixes with caramel, whiskey, and wood notes. Full body, oily. Long finish with a touch of astringency. Flavor has coffee mixed with a sweet note of whiskey. Some wood notes at the back. As it warms, notes of chocolate and wine show. Excellent.

OminouSC2 (972) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2016
Motor oil black. Peated malt with chocolate and wood, vanilla. Dark malt nicley married with the whisky cask, creating a really well balanced taste. Sweet, toffee, roasted malt turning into a bitter finish. Highly recomended.

ljthiessen (1510) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 15, 2016
Bottle, 3 years old. Black pour, no head. Aroma is bready, some chocolate, caramel, sherry notes. Taste is bready, some dark fruit, caramel, touch of chocolate. A little sweet, hint of roasty bitterness. No carbonation, seems something might have gone wrong in the aging, but still tasty.

djd07 (16307) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2016
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with medium creamy beige head that lasts. The aroma is wood, peat, roast. Medium mouth, smoke, roast, chocolate, boozy finish, very nice.

SinH4 (6573) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2016
Dark brown color with hardly any beige head. Aroma is rich wood, a bit oxidized. Taste is wood, wood, some whisky, more or less a logical continuation of the other ones. Still feels fresh. Low carbonation. Very good.

McNeillR (2335) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 11, 2016
Fairly dark brown, bit of ruby and no real head. Nose is terse choc, fairly decent berry and polished wood. Initial taste is a fairly quick drop into bitter choc tea and loose berry. Spicy and thin. Mouthfeel finishes fairly clingy but there’s very little richness involved. Finishes very sleepy bark and berry, and lingers a greatful soft burnt toast whisky kiss off.

Bottle, Scopey Dreggz Tasting

allmyvinyl (11208) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle at Craigs. Rarez. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of smoke, oak, whisky. Taste is sweet, molasses, whisky finish.

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