JanLaursen (2985) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske, 33 cl. Fremtræder flad og fedladen, sort-brun med et minimalt beige skum. I næsen: Tørrede mørke frugter, lakrids, whiskey-noter, træ. Blød, rund, lidt alkohol. Ikke så kompleks som forventet, fremstår faktisk lidt en-dimensionel med fokus på de ristede, lakridsede noter. Harmløs, men OK..
superspak (2416) - Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours pitch black color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, chocolate, toast, brown sugar, roast, raisin, fig, brown bread, molasses, vanilla, oak, tobacco, leather, peat smoke, and roast/oak earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and whisky cask notes; with great strength. Taste of big caramel, chocolate, roasted malt, toast, raisin, fig, dark bread, molasses, vanilla, oak, peat smoke, tobacco, leather, and roast/oak earthiness. Slight roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, chocolate, roast, toast, dark bread, raisin, fig, tobacco, leather, vanilla, oak, peat smoke, and roast/oak earthiness on the finish for a white. Very nice complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and whisky cask flavors; with a nice balance of the oak character with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, moderately slick, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent old ale. All around great complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and whisky cask flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
VDuquerroux (208) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAY 27, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A pitch black beer with brown hues on the top. Small head with a poor persistence. Few bubbles. Fruity aroma (prune), smoke, wood, ashes and whisky (oh yes). Medium bitter dominated by a sugary powerful sweetness. Full body, furry texture, soft carbonation, beautiful woody bittersweet finish. Overall, great discovery : gorgeous aroma, good palate. Whisky aroma is really surprising !
fitwitchik (239) - USA - MAY 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a Feb 2010 bottle into a snifter darkest of brown some very light head.
Aroma of prunes raisins some booze.
Flavor is confirmation of the aroma but with smoky chocolate.
More carbonated than previous Ola Dubh brews consumed. Excellent.
cernjoh (96) - Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a Feb 2010 bottle. Aroma is brown sugar booze and dark fruits. Appearance is black as old engine oil with a small tan head. Taste is brown sugar dark fruits smoke and some booze. Palate is good overall excellent.
mnurda (1105) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled sample from Bushwakkers in a Regina. Black in colour. Minimal head. Very boozy tasting. Quite liked this
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Czekalina (4) - - MAY 19, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
(07.05.2014 - butelka) Nieprzejrzyście czarne, piana skąpa, redukuje się do prawie zera. Zapach intensywny, praliny likier czekoladowy, wiśnie, świerze drewno. W samaku lekka kwaśność od słodów, przyjemnie rozgrzewający alkohol, czeokolada i praliny, czuć beczke. Goryczka intensywna, przyjemna. Wysycenie minimalne. Aksamitne w fakturze
FreakG (10) - SPAIN - MAY 16, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Smooth (butterscotch), very malty with a pleasant mouthfeel + vainilla + caramel. Sweetness prevalence over alcohol. Smoky, I would say even more...Tobacco! GREAT BEER!
AgentAle (584) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is sweet deep malts, caramel and sweeksweet cask woods. Taste is a rich maltiness with notes of caramel, fig and some pleasant smokiness. The Highland Park cask contributions are very pleasant. A very good fusion of beer amd scotch characters. Appearance is black with a thin beige head that retains fairly.
Corrinado711 (78) - - MAY 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poor is the deep black with very thin tan head . Aroma of sweet whiskey, grass, molases and roasted malts. Tastes of a very sweet light yet thick stout with roasted malts there is however a background of light whiskey that complement it nicely. Mouth feel is nice thick and full with low carbonation . Probably one of the better aged stout with whiskey whereas the whiskey is not as over powering as it usually is