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Ola Dubh Special Reserve 21 - Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.

Not Rated.
Ola Dubh Special Reserve 21
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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

43 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 43
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 7.49%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd. visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: WillCarrera on 05-03-2013)
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smakawhat

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4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap into a snifter glass at Churchkey.

Faint tan head presented, manages a small soapy collar with a filmy top. Body is classic dark walnut black.

Lots of thick vanilla bean on the nose, faint hints of dark berry fruit, soft caramel and spices. Slightly dry but quite creamy also with a hint of wetness.

Palate hits with a good balance of roast and toffee. Creamy sense is lost with a nice whiskey angle and sharpness dominating. Controlled. A goodgood classic grassy peaty finish mixing with a hop faint bitterness. Nice character and oak roundness with a mellow scotch finish and a little lingering black licorice.

Not a big scotch fan, but this is done nicely. Quite good actually.

Serving type: on-tap

05-31-2013 21:46:22 | More by smakawhat
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Ola Dubh Special Reserve 21 from Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
93 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.