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

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RATINGS: 996   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ola Dubh (or ‘Black Oil’) is a collaboration between Harviestoun Brewery and Highland Park, Distiller of the Year*. It is based on Harviestoun’s award-winning Old Engine Oil. With more than a stylistic nod to the classic Imperial Porters (and Stouts) of the nineteenth century, this deliciously rich, dark, 8% a.b.v. beer is the first ale to be aged in malt whisky casks from a named distillery and, with traceable casks and numbered bottles, the rest with genuine provenance. Ola Dubh will initially be available in three different expressions; the initial release will be of small batches aged in casks formerly used to mature Highland Park 12 Year Old, Highland Park 16 Year Old and Highland Park 30 Year Old. Further variants are planned for the future. Ola Dubh is, in the words of beer afficionado Owen D.L. Barstow: “The most interesting new British beer I have tried in years.”

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wyldeturkey101 (148) - - JAN 2, 2017
this beer pours into darkness, like that one star trek movie, the head is a thin caramel. aroma is rich, filed with chocolate and coffee a winning combination. the flavour is sweet the chocolate and coffee makes an appearance again. a wonderful drink and a big thanks to my secret santa.

3.7
nybol (2201) - DENMARK - DEC 24, 2016
En øl der har lagret på whiskey-fade. Den er sødlig men også fint humlet. Kan måske smage smagen af whiskeyen i eftersmagen. Virkelig godt øl.

3.8
jw0406 (1276) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2016
207 bottle pours a black color with no head. Aromas of scotch, roasted malt, smoke. Full bodied, very scotch forward, a very nice beer.

4.1
wozap (891) - Węgorzewo, POLAND - DEC 17, 2016
Bot no. 58440 date Feb.2012 to Sep.2016 Czarne, piana brązowa, drobna, niska, ale chętnie się tworzy, lekko zdobi szkło. Aromat palony, kawowy, wyraźnie czekoladowy i pełen whisky. W smaku gorzka czekolada, słodycz z nutą kawy. Przyjemnie palone i rozgrzewające na finiszu. Niskie, niemal płaskie nasycenie.

4.8
Cool_Bond (2676) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2016
Delicious aromas of oak, dark chocolate, dark coffee, soy, dark malt whiskey. Luscious flavor of oak, dark coffee, dark chocolate, sweet, dark malt whiskey. Celestial good bitterness that fills the mouth forever. Mouth orgasm to more than 100%. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.4
borre_m (1651) - NORWAY - NOV 18, 2016
Pours black, no head. Aroma is malty, roasted, sweet, nice balance. Taate is malty, whiskey, roasted, smoke. Complex, balanced.

3.3
djoeye (4607) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2016
Aroma; dark roasted malts, peat, sour prune, peach note, dark fruit peels. Look; diminished beige top, black body. Taste; dark roasted malts, liquorice, peat, black prune, dark caramel - dark caramel liquorice malted finish. Feel; solid body, soft. Overall; tasty sipper. [33cl.btl abv8.0% BB;10/2018 [email protected]]

4
Martin__ (79) - POLAND - NOV 5, 2016
Bought some time ago. Bottled in 2014, so it spent some time with cellaring. Aroma: sweet, chocolate, caramel with a hint of soy sauce. Dark brown, almost jet black. Cloudy with almost no head. Quite heavy on sweetness, medium bitterness. Medium to full body, almost oily in mouth, flat (no carbonation). Long, chocolate, bitter finish. Overall: good, but it could be more intense in all aspects.

3
Blueshawk (465) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - OCT 23, 2016
- schwarze Farbe mit minimalen Brauntönen - leichte, schnell zerfallende Schaumbildung - Aromen nach Kaffee, Honig, Toffee, Malz, Lakritz und etwas Rauch - passende, schön zurückhaltende Carbonisierung - der Antrunk überraschend schlank und dünn - bei diesen Aromen, dem Preis und der langen Lagerung erwartet man einfach ein anderes Aha-Erlebnis - vorab, es ist ein gutes Bier, aber mir fehlt einfach die Vielfalt der einzelnen Geschmacksnuancen - der Körper ist mir zu durchsichtig und zu leer - im Mittelteil fängt dann zu allem Überfluss noch der Alkohol an, sich in den Vordergrund zu drängen - gegen Ende versöhnt der Abgang noch mit einer schönen Lakritz-Rauch-Note Fazit: Mehr Schein als Sein

4.7
Kittenbieer (199) - LYON, FRANCE - OCT 23, 2016
Dégustée avec mon cher Appiantiqua dans nos petits verres Duvel 18cl: belle robe de couleur ébène avec une fine mousse ivoire peu persistante .La carbonatation est intense.Le nez nous offre de bonnes odeurs boisées , des arômes de café avec des notes fumées.La bouche nous amène sur un agréable velouté avec des saveurs de vin cuit apportées par l’alcool subtilement présent.Une douceur très plaisante bien associée à une légère amertume.18,5/20


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