presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2010
Bottle. Thick and dark with a lasting bronw head and lacing. Aroma of rich dark "oil"; peat whisky and malt. Rich thick brown ale strong porter front evolves into a tasty alcohol laced whisky licorice malty tasty. Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2010
Pours black with a reddish hue in the light. Very thin brown head. Aroma of scotch and oak fill the room once opened. Subtle aroma of dark fruit is also preasent. Strong roasted malt flavour acompanied by oack and chocolate. A sweet fruity finish lingers in the mouth and eventually gives way to a bitter chocolate aftertaste. This is one hell of a beer. It really brings out the character of the Highland park 12 without detracting from the stout. this beer is incredibly well balanced, just amazing. I can’t wait to try the 18! gowdy (1097) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2010
Bottle at parent’s house. Pours very dark with a little thing brown head. Thick pleasant taste. Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 6, 2010
Colour: Black and thick. Nose: Rich sea salt with some marine fish, freshly baked rye bread, creamy milk chocolate. All of these were fairly faint I might add. Taste: Deeply roasted malt leads to smoked oak, salted butter, molases, finish is bitter-sweet with some pure vanilla extract. Thick palate. Lot’s of powerful and unique characteristics but they seem just a touch lost. Still, tasty stuff. BTofthe4Bros (20) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2010
Appearence - pours a slick jet black, small tan-couloured head. Aroma - awesome complex nose, roasty, with dark chocolate, dark fruits, scotch, molasses, touch of caramel, vanilla, peat, wood. Palate/Flavour - body is solid, slick, viscous, flavours of smoky peat, scotch, dark fruits, bitter chocolate, very long lasting toasty tart peaty finish. Overall - a fantastic brew, would like to try the 40 year version
kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2010
Pours an opaque dark brown with just a few sparse bubbles of light tan head with a thin line around the edge of the glass. Rich smoky barrel and chocolate with some hints of peat and malty scotch. Flavor is dark chocolate and coffee with light scotch notes. Thin
ClubGonzo (5668) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2010 Bottle @ Henrik, Bergen. Pours a clear, deep bronze body with a medium, off-white fluffy head that sticks around for a while. Nose is complex: dark malts, grain, licorice and wood. Taste is equally complex; a nice and rich blend of toasted bread, licorice and whiskey barrel oak notes. Nicely balanced tones of hop bitterness lingering in the finish along with roasted malts. Ola Dubh is indeed a very smooth and delicious Old Ale from Scotland. Pinball (12060) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2010
clear dark brown, smooth very nice looknig light brown head that doesn’t stay for very long.
aroma of roasted grains, english licorice, whiskey, wood.
flavor is roasted stuff, lots of salty licorice, some english licorice, some whiskey, some wood, thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2010
A - Roasted chocolate and caramel aroma, with hints of scotch
A - Black with creamy brown head
T - Slightly sweet with full, but controlled bitter finish
P - Soft and creamy
O - Wow...this may be the best beer I have ever tasted. The search may be over..... dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Pretty insane stuff. The aroma is straight up bourbon and oak. The ABV is only 8% but it makes you think twice, if I didn’t know the ABV I would have guessed 11 or 12 %. It’s damn good.