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

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RATINGS: 988   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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3.9
gowdy (1115) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2010
Bottle at parent’s house. Pours very dark with a little thing brown head. Thick pleasant taste.

3.6
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.

4.2
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

3.7
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

3.7
ClubGonzo (5685) - 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.

3.8
Pinball (12222) - 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,

4.8
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.....

4.2
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.

4
Dfonorow (2250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Bottle from Sept 2007. Pours black with a thin and very bubbly head. Aroma is of dark malts and scotch. Taste is very smooth and tastes as if its a nice blend of a stout with hints of scotch and sweetness to it. Very good, much better than I expected.

4.2
hophop (27) - SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2010
Shared with Jim at the Anderson, Fortrose. Excellent whicky cask aged stout from one of the best Scottish breweries. Beautiful marriage of the honeyish, slightly peaty Highland Park notes with the roasty stout notes. Much better integration of flavour than I find from many similar whisky cask stouts.


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