Harviestoun Ola Dubh (16 Year Old)

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

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RATINGS: 786   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   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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melush (4341) - SPAIN - SEP 18, 2017
33cl Bottle @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain Black colour with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, licorice, oak, whiskey,. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, caramel, raisins, licorice, oak, whiskey. Full body, soft carbonation.

3.9
Adamsville (364) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2017
Apparence : Pas tout à fait noire, légers reflets rouge et orange, sans col ni carbonatation apparente.
Nez : Chocolat, fumée, malt grillé.
Goût : Malt grillé, léger chocolat, aspect fumé, pas tellement sucrée, amertume torréfiée en finale avec du pain grillé. Tabac? Peut-être. 3,25+/4 Sensation : Corps moyen, effervescence faible, finale assez longue sur l’amertume, le malt grillé et la chaleur.
Bref : Le fut de 16 ans semble conférer moins de notes caramélisées et davantage d’arômes fumés que celui de 12 ans, laissant peut-être plus la torréfaction du Porter en évidence et permettant une ‘’complexité’’ supplémentaire. Plus de corps lui aurait par contre fait du grand bien à mon avis.

3.9
SimonBlok (680) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2017
33cl bottle split with my housemate. Appearance: deep mahogany with off-white head. Aroma: dark malts, whiskey, vanilla, wood, molasses, fudge. Taste: high sweetness and medium bitterness. Notes of roasted malts, nuts and almond, whisky, coffee. Palate: medium to full bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation.

4.3
kaserov (884) - Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 9, 2017
Color negro con capa de espuma marrón de tres dedos de grosor (no mucha retención, aunque siempre queda un velo de espuma por encima de la negrura). Carbonatación suave aunque algo presente en boca. Textura oleosa. Complejo aroma a chocolate, malta ahumada, vainilla, pasas. Nada de alcohol en aroma, tan sutil como la Ola Dubh 12. En boca es una delicia. Perfecta mezcla de chocolate, pasas, vainilla y whisky. Notas de malta ahumada que recuerdan mucho a whiskies de Islay. Mucha turba, madera presente. Nada de alcohol, realmente. Postgusto ahumado. Me parece una cerveza tan sutil dentro de su complejidad y bestialidad que no puedo hacer más que aplaudir.

4.1
kerenmk (4900) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 26, 2017
Bottle shared at a tasting at zvsn’s place. Bought in Westy’s(?), PA, May 2016. Black with a quickly dissolving tan head. Slightly alcoholic aroma with some vanilla, wood, slightly floral and some notes of iodine and seaweed. Tastes of iodine and sea, slightly salty and woodsy. Full body, slightly fizzy, long, deep woodsy aftertaste with some raisins.

4.4
loscovar (615) - Trieste, ITALY, Villeneuvette, FRANCE - JUL 19, 2017
Bottle from Saveur Bière.com. Really nice beer, perfect after dinner in your couch, instead of wiskey

4.1
stevoj (5365) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 8, 2017
Bottle from Jeremy, 2007 batch. Oily black pour, wispy head. Smoky peaty aroma and taste. Slick and slippery. Nice slow sipper. 26 years in the making. Worth the wait.

3.6
BuckeyeBoy (8204) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 8, 2017
Bottle 2007 vintage. Pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is peat smoke malts roast malts ash. Taste is more of the past smoke malts plenty of ash and roast.

3.6
flemmingwillum (1228) - Nysted, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2017
Rating #1199. Mørkebrun basse med lille skum. Aroma af ristet malt og røg . Smagen er en blanding af imperial stout og chokoladefyldt brown ale, som har fået en spand røgmalt. Medium tykkelse. Fin øl.

3.6
Carlisle (781) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2017
Bottle. Pours black with dark tan head and lacing. Vanilla dominates the nose with oak and subtle chocolate notes. Charcoal and smoke dominates with some green onion and medicinal notes. Slightly viscous body. Long finish.


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