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

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RATINGS: 657   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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Uhlen (251) - Trondheim, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2012
Oily black pour, small brown head. Strong aroma of chocolate and some alcohol. Taste of dark fruits, chocolate, leather and whisky. Nutty aftertaste. Bottle looks very classy!

4.2
Furseth (2159) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle: Dark red/black colour, thin brown head. Aroma is dominated of raisins, portviny, alcy, and a complex fruity/bitter ending. Flavor had a smouth portviny mouthfeeling, and a nice complex mix of rasins dry fruitynes, dark Chocolate, woody and a very nice long dry hopy finish. Very nice in deed!

3.9
suurjuust (3504) - ESTONIA - DEC 22, 2012
Pours very dark brown, almost black, small quickly diminishing head. Nose is roasty, smoky and has red wine, peat, nutty tinges, dark chocolate, wood, whiskey. Taste has more red wine, wood, chocolate and whiskey, with thick, somewhat sweet roast, and a slightly bitter roasty-chewy finish. Lingering bready-malty-roasty aftertaste. Nice and complex.

3.8
kryon (3503) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2012
Pours dark with low off white head Aromas of a wood, whisky cask, hints of alcohol, dark fruits, hints of vanilla Creamy, distinct woodyness from whisky casks, whisky very present. Better than the 12 year.

4.8
DarkSideOfBeer (47) - Padova, ITALY - DEC 12, 2012
Bottiglia al Drunken Dick (VI). Color petrolio,retrogusto molto torbato e intenso,si sente molto il malto,davvero buonissima

3.9
Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Pours dark brown with minor foam. The aroma is sort if malty sherry. The taste is string roasted malt with an unusual scotch/sherry flavor. Not something I've had before and nothing like bourbon barrel aging. Very good and unique. Minimal carbonation. Overall an enjoyable beer. Kind of pricey but worth it. More beer please...

3.8
Ktwse (4810) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2012
Pours clear black with an almost non-existant tan head. Aroma of whisky cask, chocolate, brown sugar, dark dried fruit, a hint of raisin. The cask maturing is present but not overbearing. More balanced than most whisky barrel brews I’ve tried. It’s definitely present in the taste, but again, in a very balanced way. initially sweet and fruity before a fairly long cask finish. A tad boozy, but not in a bad way. Body is perhaps a bit too light for my liking but overall a very pleasant beer!

4.4
pmbarros (2) - BRAZIL - DEC 9, 2012 does not count
Whisky disguised as beer. Great character, smoke, woody, leaves no residual bitterness.

4.1
rlgk (18847) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle from Systembolaget. Black beer with a brown head. Malty leather aroma, peat notes, caramel, hay, raisins, prunes, chocolate, plastic, licorice, tar notes, toffee, woody notes, some vinous notes. Salty leather flavor, licorice, caramel, peat, prunes, hay, toffee, woody, raisins, some vanilla and coffee notes.

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Dazz3 (1798) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2012
Bottled. Pours black with a small brown head. Smells raisins, figs, spicy, roasted malt, sweet. Tastes abit sweet, rosted malt, figs, raisins, whiskey, abit smoky and salt.


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