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

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RATINGS: 584   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ola Dubh (or "Black Oil") is so named because it is gloopy and viscous. This limited release has been matured in casks from Orkneyís 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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2012
On draft at Coffee District. Dark color with very little head. Flavor/aroma was a little malty with a mix of nuts. Didnít really wow me and itís not really my cup of tea.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jimmythespoon (472) - - JAN 23, 2012
Sweet chocolatey taste comes later with wiffs of whisky coming out slowly beautiful night cap.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RuneStumo (2524) - Haugesund, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2012
14.01.2012. 0,33l Bottle. vinmonopolet.no. Black colour with almost no head. Very little carbonation. Malty aroma with smoke and oak. Strong flavours of oak and whisky smoke. Very good balance between the ale and the whisky and it gets better the more you drink. Rich flavours of malt with nice sweetness. I think this is a very good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Habanero (3694) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2012 Bottled. Pours black with a little, tan head. Nose of hard roasted malt, whiskey and smoke notes. Sweet flavor of roasted malts, smoke, spice and whiskey notes. Soft carbonation, full bodied and oily texture. Ends up more dry with an ashy bitterness.Nice indeed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Poured dark with a tan head......smelled whiskey chocolate oak and smoke. Tasted slightly sour whiskey smoke and I bitter chocolate good beer

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jacob23_5 (128) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2012
Opaque black with red highlights. Immensely complex nose: plum, roasted coffee, chocolate, hazelnut, perhaps liquorie and even marmite. Decent, fine carbonation and a smooth but refreshing mouth-feel. Huge mocha flavour, as well as raisins, nice wood-smoke, vanilla, and plenty of things Iím sure Iíve missed. Big, complex, great.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2012
Bottle at home. Thick black pour, thin tan head. Nose is absolutely beautiful balance of smooth whisky, powerful dark chocolate and woodsmoke. Palate is thick, smoky malts, hint of dark chocolate with a fantastic powerful whisky hit on the finish. Long dry linger. Incredible smooth mouthfeel without being flat. Fantastic.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (5977) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2012
sweet brown sugar aroma,black, brown foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, soft carbonation, dry light smoked finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hansen (8202) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2012
Dark, almost black. Has a light brown head, medium duration. Aroma is nice, notes of laqurice, soy sauce, faint tobacco. Flavor starts moderate sweet, faint acid, moderate bitter finish. Faint smoke perhaps. Long duration. Creamy, dry, syrupy texture and flat carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TorbenH (1016) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2012
black, clear, brown foam, chocolate, coffee, roasty, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, long finish, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness,


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