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Ola Dubh 1991 - Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 7.28%
Wants: 8
Gots: 18 | 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:
Ola Dubh 1991 is the first in our annual Vintage Limited Edition Series (we only produced 20,000 bottles). It is aged exclusively in Highland Park casks from 1991.

(Beer added by: Francepants06 on 07-16-2013)
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MattXT, Apr 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

afsdan, Apr 17, 2014
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4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a jet black with a head that quickly fades. From bottle 03870, bottled 4/2013.

Smells of scotch, vanilla, oak

Tastes of scotch, vanilla, oak and a touch of peat. Alcohol is well hidden.

Very little carbonation, smooth and pretty easy drinking.

Overall, very tasty and the third ola Dubh I've had and probably my favorite. Expensive price tag means I won't go crazy to tey it again, but it is worth trying at least once

BradC, Apr 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - pours pitch black, thick from the bottle, No head on pour, but with swirl the head appears and fades to spotty lace/film.

S - vanilla, scotch, oak/barrel, hint smoke.

T - smooth, vanilla, velvet, malt driven, smooth roasts, hint scotch, coffee.

M - very low carbonation, medium, not oily.

O - superb, the barrel component shines but everything sits together nicely.

heygeebee, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

bsuedekum, Feb 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

brother_kenneth, Jan 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

ygtbsm94, Jan 19, 2014
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4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours dark black, nearly opaque. A two finger tan head forms, and sticks around for a minute. The foam gently recedes to a ring with plenty of lace.
S: Oak, light smoke and peat. Big vanilla and milk chocolate aromas. Distinct peat and wood aromas lingering again. A heavenly malty aroma.
T: Again, big on the malty flavors, as one would expect from these series. A bit more roasted malts than the nose. Some coffee at first, then the wonderful barrel flavors. Oak, peat, big milk chocolate and vanilla. So well integrated, and I love it.
M/D: A medium to full body. Well carbonated, and silky smooth. Not overly viscous or resiny that is the downfall of many similarly weighted beers. A treat to drink. I love how simply amazing this is to sip on.

Like all the Ola Dubh's, just simply amazing. Still one of my favorite series around. The label says this is "cask strength" which is either really unique for a barrel aged beer, or a gimmick for the label. Either way, another great offering in this line.

champ103, Jan 10, 2014
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Ola Dubh 1991 from Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
93 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.