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

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RATINGS: 789   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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4.6
Cool_Bond (2673) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2017
Wonderful aromas of dark chocolate, dark coffee, laktris, oak and whiskey. The flavor is similar but with more flavor of oak and whiskey. Exquisite bitterness that fills the mouth forever. Fabulous beer if you like whiskey and oak barrels. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

4.1
PapaVillum (948) - Valby, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2017
Sort Old Ale med fin mindre moccafarvet skumtop på 1-2 cm, som svinder til et par mm. Ufiltreret og rolig i glasset. "Sjov" aroma af kældernoter og lidt mug. Desuden egetræ og senere klare whiskynoter. Smagen er præget af ristet malt og noter af whisky (Highland Park) samt egetræ. Vel afbalanceret med middel bitterhed og lille til middel sødme. Elegant blød mundfølelse qua en nedjusteret og veltilpasset karbonering. Konsistensen er olieret til cremet og kroppen er middel fyldig. Afslutningen er bitter og kort. Overall: Black Oil var tilfældigvis det tidligere navn til denne gode Scotch Ale, som er krævende, men forholdsvis drikkelig og tro mod de 8.0 %. Harvieston forstår sig på at lave denne slags øl, mærker man. 330 ml, flaske, 8.0 % ABV, BB: 02/2019, købt i Salt Horse Bottleshop i Edinburgh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
solidfunk (8951) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 10, 2017
More tobacco and leather than the lost and found section of a biker bar. Some roast amd light caramel. Black pour with decent head. Oily consistency. Bitter amd slightly tangy finish. Bottle.

3.9
alobar (3784) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2017
2007 bottle. Pours cola brown with aroma of vanilla, dark fruit,molasses, and wood. No carbonation with roasted malt vanilla, dark fruit flavor with hint of booze. Very nice!

3.9
Moravius (1290) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - FEB 7, 2017
Flasche (33 cl) vom Bierzwerg. - Tiefes Schwarzbraun, fast schaumlos. - In der Nase schweres dunkles Malz, Mokka, Karamel und zarte Noten von Vanillezucker und Torf. - Antrunk schwer und füllig röstmalzig mit kräftigem Mokka und verhaltener Süße, die sich mit den torfig-aschigen Noten reibt. Mild rezent, glatt trotz Schwere. Im Abgang Bitterschokolade und kernige Noten von Asche (oder Rauch) und Whisky. - Interessantes, zweifellos auch besonderes Bier, aber es hinterläßt keinen so starken Eindruck wie vor einem Jahr das 12er. Ob das jetzt am Bier liegt oder am verflossenen Jahr - wer weiß ...

3.5
Korcz (3390) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 31, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

3.7
Vestergaard (2089) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2017
From bottle at Fermentoren Aarhus. Pours a clear dark brown with a small off white head. Aroma has lots of the same toffee, tobacco and oaky notes as the 12y, but more vinous, more tannic and woody. Taste is sweet, fruity, some chocoate, rather bitter. Full body and a low carbonation.

4.1
SuperTiti33 (891) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2017
Btl 2009. Brune très foncé. Belle mousse beige. Belle texture. Sucré. Bien malté. Caramel/toffee. Café doux. Chocolat au lait. Mélasse. Légèrement terreux. Peu de barrique. Un peu fumé. On goûte le whisky quand même. Finale épicé et cacaoté. Excellente même si la date de péremption indique 2012. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
titanek (432) - POLAND - JAN 5, 2017
Świetny aromat, owocowy głównie śliwka, jest słodko, karmelowo, waniliowo, jest lekki przyjemny alkohol. W smaku slodko, palono, wanilowo, alkohol bardzo dobrze ukryty.

4
johndoughty (5446) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle. Black with hardly any head. Full bodied yet surprisingly smooth. Slightly fruity with some wooden flavours thrown in. Powerful but not threatening. An excellent beer.


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