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

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RATINGS: 655   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ola Dubh (or "Black Oil") is so named because it is gloopy and viscous. This limited release has been matured in casks from Orkney’s award-winning Highland Park distillery to add complimentary whisky notes to what is already an amazing brew. It is chocolatey with a roasty, bittersweet aftertaste. Special Reserve 18, whisky notes: Highland Park 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky was named Best Spirit in the World by F. Paul Pacult; it offers toffee sweetness, almond nuttiness and a prolonged, smoky aftertaste.

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rafael52 (1581) - Łódź, POLAND - MAY 11, 2017
Kolor: ciemnobrunatny, klarowny.
Piana: średnio obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, w miarę trwała.
Zapach: wyraźne aromaty beczki, whisky, wyczuwalne również aromaty ciemnych, suszonych owoców, ciemnych słodów, kawy, czekolady, trochę ciemnego pieczywa.
Smak: lekka pełnia, sporo nut beczki, whisky, trochę torfowej wędzonki, ciemnych słodów, czekolady, kakao, delikatne nuty ciemnych owoców, delikatna kwaskowość, goryczka w kierunku średniej.
Wysycenie: średnie.

4.1
mike_77 (7026) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2017
Very dark brown with thin head. Aroma is intense with boozy, peat smoked whiskey. Flavour has cocoa, ash, peat, leather. Just a hint of chocolate. Very intense.

3.9
klm1 (1785) - Bled/SF, - MAY 7, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2017 Pours dark brown, almost black with tan beige head with good lacing. Aroma: roasted grain, malts, smoked, dark fruit esters, sweet vanilla, cocoa & whisky. Flavour follows aroma: roasted grain, smoked, malts with coffee, milk chocolate, cacao like character, dark fruit esters, vanilla, leather, tobacco, whisky. Dry, astringent finish. Medium body, soft texture, moderate carbonation.

3.3
allanmb (269) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2017
Pours thin black with decent tan head. Aromas of coffee, molasses, oak, hint of chocolate and a vague wisp of smoke. Medium carbonation and light to medium mouth feel. Taste is Raisins, coffee, molasses, hint of oak and some peat phenols. Medium sweet with moderate bitterness. This is like Brewdog paradox islay on a diet. The flavour is there but it’s not big and bold enough

3.8
Torrefacto (1736) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 29, 2017
Ahumado de whisky intenso, chocolate, toffee y fruto seco. Cuerpo medio y regusto ahumado.

3.6
CH-303 (2338) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - MAR 31, 2017
Appearance: Bottled 2/2016. Very dark brown. Slight light tan head.
Aroma: Dark malt, barrel. Oak.
Taste: Dark malt, strong barrel, slight smoke. Nice, but a little bit one-dimensional.
Bought: Beers of Europe, 330 ml, £5.19
Info: 24/3-2017, BB: 28/2-2019

3.7
weihenweizen (4050) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2017
Refrigerated 11.2 oz. brown bottle poured into a snifter. Black with small beige. Aroma is smoke, medium body, lower carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is smoke, tobacco, leather, and some chocolate.

3.5
Antzrhere (181) - Blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2017 Pours black. Aroma of roasted malt, port, caramel. Taste is smoke, dry roast cofee, slight sourness. Enjoyable

3.8
CraftyHare (111) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2017
330ml bottle from Melbourne Street Cellars pours deep black with very slow forming off-white head. Savoury aromas of wood, earth, smoke and dark berries. Caramel malt, whisky, smoke, charred wood, soy, leather and a hint of cherry sourness. Fantastic layering of flavours although the texturally a bit thin.

4.4
Serapac (540) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 4, 2017
Bottle. Black, tiny bubbly tan head. Aroma coffee, marzipan, wood, hints of smoke. Smooth velvety texture, low carbonation, medium body. Sweet taste bringing out the whisky tones.


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