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

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RATINGS: 480   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


Majek's rating

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Majek (365) - Ząbki, - MAR 12, 2014
Totally black, medium beige head. Strong aroma of liquorice, cocoa, soy sauce, roasted malts, vanilla and smoked wood. Taste is very rich, complex and perfectly balanced, it’s quite sweet, moderate dry and slightly salty. Full body. Minimal carbonation. Incredibly tasty beer! One of the most complex and full of taste beer I’ve ever tried.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SVD (605) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle at home, Black beer wit no head, aroma whiksy, wood, smoke. Taste is whisky, wood, sweet, malts. Nice, maybe a bit too sweet... meh still good

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joakgust (922) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle. Opaque black brown beer with a small beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, toffee, chocolate, molasses, licorice and coffee. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, smokey chocolate, licorice and coffee. Wow, this is really great.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gregus (236) - Kraków, POLAND - OCT 26, 2014
Beczka; barwa czarna, piany brak. Aromat s?odki, czekoladowy, lakieru wi?niowego, pralin alkoholowych, wanilii, drewna, suszonych owoców. W smaku s?odkie, czekoladowe, czu? drewno i whisky, suszone owoce. Alkohol ?wietnie ukryty.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
puren (38) - POLAND - OCT 25, 2014
Piana średnia, opada do zera; Aromat czekolady słodkiej z wiśniami, pralinowy; Smak jak aromat i lekko alkoholowy; Odczucie - oleiste, osiada na podniebieniu i języku. Wchodzi gładziutko. Pycha.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiammanghilla (628) - Genova, ITALY - OCT 23, 2014
Bottiglia 50 cl @ the old fishing shack pub. Nera con schiuma fine non troppo persistente. Torrefatta, legno e affumicato un po stantio. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmrmwel (1003) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours black, with a small airy mocha head. Aroma is mellow roasted malts with cocoa, coffee and wooden barrels, as well as smoke and leather. Medium to creamy body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is burned malts with cocoa and clear notes of whisky barrels, as well as notes of earth, tobacco, dark fruits and molasses.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1084) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 11, 2014
On tap at La fira de Sabadell. Black colour with tan head. Whisky, wood aroma. Whisky, wood taste, slightly roasted and sweet. Medium to full body. I expected some peatiness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joe19612 (1876) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2014
Pours a black colour with a thin beige head, aroma has plenty of malt and whisky, taste is bitter with some alcohol, with a dry bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikeyo1 (239) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2014
bottle @ home. BBF 2015-05. Dark brown and dark reddish color and a no head, just a faint bunch of beige bubbles. Sweet and softly roasted aroma with distinct wood/oak character. Also Whiskey, some peat and warming alcohols, milk chocolate, vanilla, vinous plums & raisins. Sweet smooth and big mouth feel with low carbonation. Flavors of chocolate, sweet whiskey, oak, vanilla, red berries. Peat in finish, which is a bit cloying/glue-like. Earthy bitterness.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
solvaris (106) - - OCT 4, 2014
im Whiskyfass gereift, aussergewöhnlich, rauchig ---- personal review, no claim to be representative or neutral ---- repost undesired --- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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