jmgreenuk (5713) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a dark mahogany with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is rich roast malt, peat, earthy, light alcohol. The flavour is strong to moderate bitter with a big dry roasty, peaty alcohol, coffee dark chocolate, light red berry fruit palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation and a light oily mouthfeel. The best Ola Dubh for me!
JefVerstraete (2040) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Deconinck, Vichte. Dark brown/black colour, small layer of dark beige foam. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts with subtle aftertaste of whisky. Some notes of vanilla and berries. Very well balanced. Not boozy or over the top. Very well done.
Funkatrocious (101) - - JAN 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from bottle in Killeen Texas. Deep walnut with no head. Carries a heavy scotch flavor. Definitely good, and an experience worth your while, ola dubh is a unique smokey twist on beer that is not to be missed.
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alexsdad06 (6876) - Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 oz. bottle at home. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small beige head. The aroma is smoky peat, chocolate, whiskey, wood, dark fruit. The flavor has some roast, dark fruit, and chocolate with a big dose of peat and scotch whiskey, wood, not my thing really, but this is better than some scotch barrel beers.
pivnizub (9199) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle:Almost black with a ruby sheen, small and quite stable tanned head; Aroma of dried fruits, molasses and leather, maybe coffee also with some cellary notes; solid sweet flavour with a subdued bitterness, full bodied; lingering finish with dried berries, port-wine and chocolate. Nice and refreshing summer drink...
deepaero (2) - ESTONIA - DEC 22, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Its good beer, but something is missing, should be like a motoroil, but its not... :) bottle nr. 00933
Beerconnaiseur (166) - BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma from bottle upon opening is pure chocolate, dark one. Tasting notes of the same, vanilla, bourbon, whiskey, caramel, hot sweet butter, booze. Taste is sweet, chocolatey but overall very watery. Expected more viscosity. Overall a good barrel aging, far better than the 12 variant. Would add more sugars or roasted malt to the brew ;)
AnokaBrewer (81) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very similar to the 16 year version, but we liked the 16 year old better. It had a richer nose and flavor. Dark in color and well balanced. No smoke aroma or flavor like the 16 year version.
Alengrin (3122) - BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
The 18 year version in this noble old ale series, tasted after the basic Old Engine Oil and the 12 year version, thanks to Jan. This one differs from the 12 year version in being softer and more rounded in the whisky department: though still very obvious, the Highland Park is a little bit less noticeable in the aroma and has less influence on the taste, probably because older whisky in itself has a more gentle and rounded character. Interesting to taste this side by side with the others, but a great ale in its own right.
koshack (545) - Gdańsk, POLAND - DEC 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drobna brązowa piana, opadła szybko do zera. Przy tym alkoholu to częściowo zrozumiałe.
Kolor ciemnobrązowy, nieprzejrzyste.
W aromacie ciemne słody i zdecydowana beczka. Nuty dębowe, garbnikowe.
Lekko kwaskowy, " drewniany" zapach. W drugiej nucie lekka wanilia.
W smaku sporo garbników. Lekko orzechowe, przypomina nalewkę orzechową. Nuty dębowe, beczkowe. Pojawiają się nuty gorzkiej czekolady.
Dość wytrawne, słodycz na ledwo wyczuwalnym poziomie.
Bardzo dobre piwo ale 16-tka była lepsza, miała bardziej złożony smak.