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Ola Dubh Special Reserve 21 - Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.

Ola Dubh Special Reserve 21
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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

35 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 7.8%


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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stinkydaddy

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

10-04-2013 02:08:18 | More by stinkydaddy
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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

04-17-2014 18:45:28 | More by Davidc117
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Thanx4AllDaFish

Texas

5/5  rDev +18.2%

04-02-2014 16:21:20 | More by Thanx4AllDaFish
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adamant1912

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-07-2014 16:22:52 | More by adamant1912
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NorthCoastPranqster

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-31-2014 07:09:27 | More by NorthCoastPranqster
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-31-2014 02:04:50 | More by waddellc2
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

11-25-2013 00:06:16 | More by Chugs13
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IPAIsaac

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

11-17-2013 02:37:01 | More by IPAIsaac
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francisweizen

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

10-01-2013 16:44:29 | More by francisweizen
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HopsMatt

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

09-17-2013 02:31:25 | More by HopsMatt
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LambicKing

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

09-15-2013 01:25:11 | More by LambicKing
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Hanzo

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

09-14-2013 18:13:27 | More by Hanzo
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MaseFace

Kentucky

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08-17-2013 03:50:02 | More by MaseFace
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ari32

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-24-2013 05:08:41 | More by ari32
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alelover

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-14-2013 03:34:24 | More by alelover
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JohnW58

New York

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

07-01-2013 02:20:20 | More by JohnW58
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DRBiser

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-01-2013 00:54:36 | More by DRBiser
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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greg4579

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.4%

06-22-2013 11:01:44 | More by greg4579
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johnmichaelsen

Oregon

4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Churchkey the other day.

The beer pours a blackish brown color with pretty good head retention and light lacing. The nose is about what you'd expect in an Ola Dubh beer, as I pick up considerable peat, dark chocolate, vanilla and coffee. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely, with the peat/smoke flavor helping to tame the moderate sweetness in this beer. The mouthfeel is great as well... it's full, soft and almost creamy. Alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile, and while delicious, I can't really see drinking a whole lot of this (just got a 4 ounce pour at CK). Nevertheless, this is another fine effort from Hariestoun, espeically for those who love the aroma and flavor of single malt scoth in their stout and/or old aged ale. (which I confess I do)

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2013 16:19:51 | More by johnmichaelsen
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michaellcoates

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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drabmuh

Maryland

4/5  rDev -5.4%

06-11-2013 14:28:20 | More by drabmuh
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maxwelldeux

Washington

4.63/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Draught in a flight. Then another pint. Pours an extremely black color with almost no head on it. Nose has some definite roasting in there, with that sour/bitterness that comes off from the scotch and a bit of a coffee smell. Taste is slightly smokey with a fair amount of the scotch coming through and SUPER smooth. Damn. This beer will put hair on your chest.

Serving type: on-tap

06-02-2013 19:54:01 | More by maxwelldeux
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Beer-A-Lot

Virginia

4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

An incredible beer from a style I'd not previously appreciated that much. While I love Scotch Ales, Old Ales have tended to be too dry or funky tasting for me. This beer is much more like an imperial stout. It looks like it, feels like it, and tastes like it. Extremely balanced and smooth tasting going down. I could easily put this in my Top 10 or Top 15 must-have list. As satisfying at first taste as the last. Doesn't need to warm up. doesn't need to grow on you. This is superb and unfortunately won't be easy to find. Gotta drink more while I can.

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2013 14:40:11 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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Ola Dubh Special Reserve 21 from Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
92 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.