Brewed by Harviestoun
Style: Old Ale
Alva, Central, Scotland


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RATINGS: 555   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Ola Dubh (or "Black Oil") is so named because it is gloopy and viscous. This limited release has been matured in casks from Orkney’s award-winning Highland Park distillery to add complimentary whisky notes to what is already an amazing brew. It is chocolatey with a roasty, bittersweet aftertaste. Special Reserve 18, whisky notes: Highland Park 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky was named Best Spirit in the World by F. Paul Pacult; it offers toffee sweetness, almond nuttiness and a prolonged, smoky aftertaste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xXbaptisteXx (178) - - OCT 15, 2015
De couleur brune très foncé( limite noir) la mousse est de couleur marron châtain et tiens moyennement Honey on va sentir des arômes assez la crème de marrons, la noisette, la noix En bouche elle va se trouver assez douce on va sentir des saveurs de chocolat et de noix. Cette version en 18 et quand même bien au-dessus des versions 12 et 16.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (2913) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2015
330ml bottle @ Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours pitch black with minimal tan head. Aroma is as expected with good peat and roasted malts. Taste isn’t perhaps as rich as expected, but the peat and smokey notes remain pronounced while not taking away its drinkability. A sipper but not massively influenced by the barrel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmacklin (516) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 10, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours an opaque black with a small brown head that laces. Roasted malt aroma with liquorice, whiskey and smoke. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, dark chocolate, liquorice, vanilla, oak, whiskey, coffee and dried fruit with a slightly dry, bitter, smoky finish. Medium to full body with a smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abijen (2197) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2015
Donker rood bruin bier met een goede beige schuim kraag. Ruikt peated, geroosterd, alcohol. Smaakt licht peated, zacht, vanille, geroosterd.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bosbouw (2232) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2015
Mooie zwarte kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt vol, vanille, peated, koffie. Smaakt vol, vanille, peated, beetje koffie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hansvf (444) - - OCT 9, 2015
Ruikt veel beter dan de 16y old. Wel weer dikker en voller dan die, maar nog minder dan de 12y. Beetje penetrante alcohol maar ook lekker peated.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaartenRF10 (1776) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2015
Flesje van molen beershop. Zwart. Bruine kraag. Geproefd na de 12. 12 is lekkerder, want wat zoeter en daardoor voller qua smaak. Blijft een geweldig bier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlazerT (339) - POLAND - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle. Teku glass. Pitch black with minimal, light brown head. Poor lacing and head retention. Intense aroma of dark fruits - pulms and rasins, in the second raw vanilla aroma. Also medium woody, peated and smokey notes. The smell is really complex, rich and fresh. Taste is rather sweet with slightly bitter and salty notes. Medium to full body, oily texture, soft carbonation, finish is semi-sweet with little alcohol warming. In overall rich and comples beer. Perfectly balanced and highly drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Taradil (41) - - SEP 7, 2015
Bottle Head: non-existent Color: very dark brown with rubin opacity Aroma: roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, coffee and peat. Taste: caramel, roasted malts, dark chocolate with amazing peat finish Great beer really amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
likeatrainwreck (260) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2015
Pours dark brown with a shortlived tan head. Aromas of sweet roasted malts and whisky. Tastes chocolate, dried fruit, bitter coffee, with quite a pronounced peat aftertaste. I’d almost think I’d been drinking whisky actually. My only complaint is that it’s a bit thin...

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