Harviestoun Ola Dubh 21 Year Special Reserve

Harviestoun Ola Dubh 21 Year Special Reserve

Rated 3.500 by BeerPals

Brewed by Harviestoun Brewery

Dollar, Clackmannan, United Kingdom

Style:  Old Ale

8% Alcohol by Volume

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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.

ID: 61473 Last updated 1 year ago Added to database 7 years ago

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Overall Rank3136
Overall Percentile93.9
Style Rank33 of 219
Style Percentile84.9
Lowest Score3.6
Highest Score4.5
Average Score4.000
Weighted Score3.500
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.6 6 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    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)

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 4.5 6 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    Pours opaque sable with a thick and rather persistent tan head. Aroma tempts with strong roast malt, molasses, chocolate, smoky, whisky-soaked wood, and earthy tones. Flavor delivers not quite as much as the aroma, but still pleases - and now the vanilla snippet finally comes forth. Mouthfeel presents firm, viscous body and strong fizz. Worth seeking.

  • CHOPZ 6399 reviews
    rated 3.9 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Bottle no. 07753, on APRIL 2014 with a best before date MAY 2017. Pours a real dark black-brown colour with deep ruby highlights. The head is a decent size, mocha-coloured with some good retention and lacing. Sweet aromas of caramel, butterscotch. All of this over the roasted malts, mild hops, smoked wood and dark fruits. The taste is not as sweet showing more the roasted malts. The hops are a little more present adding some bitterness. Light wood and peatiness lingers. Another good one.

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