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

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RATINGS: 658   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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imperial_suchy (205) - Rybnik, POLAND - DEC 29, 2016
Piwo barwy ciemnobrązowej, ze skromną pianką. W aromacie suszone owoce, mleczna czekolada, wanilia. Od razu po przelaniu czułem nuty whiskey, ale po chwili ten aromat się ulotnił. W smaku paloność, kawa słodzona, suszone owoce, delikatna czekolada, piwo jest również lekko kwaśne. Bardzo słabo wyczuwalne nuty whiskey, ale są. Piwo pije się lekko i przyjemnie.

4.2
stevoj (4966) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 26, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2016 Bottle from Brewers Haven. Looking like, and smelling like, an imperial stout. Aroma is woody, boozy, earthy. Beautiful heady smells. Taste comes in mildly sweet, roasty, molasses, pit fruit, woody. Chewy mouth feel, warmth from the alcohol. An already great brew made better with the right choice of barrel aging.

3.9
fackbesokare (100) - - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle from the importer. great whisky job with this barrels. nice vanilla and caramel flavors.

4
solidfunk (8838) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 24, 2016
Pretty complex. Roast and good malt. Some light cask but very well balanced overall. Some tobacco and leather like a biker bar. Dark brown pour with good head and lacing. Bottle.

3.9
Bawelt (874) - Lyon, FRANCE - DEC 17, 2016
Une vraie bière à cigare. Le whiskey est super présent, il apporte une noblesse et un cachet vraiment unique. Un sacré côté fumé, très boisé et tabac derrière qui est troublant. Au nez, on va surtout ressentir le whiskey et le fumé. Pas mal éthylique également, presque agressif. La bouche a une super attaque ronde, noble, sirupeuse et part ensuite sur un whiskey et un fumé très particulier, un peu écoeurant, mais franchement bien balancé et riche. Jolie expérience.

3.6
Villyzzz (380) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours black with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, whiskey and cocoa. Taste has strong smoked whiskey notes, overall roastiness, coffee, cocoa and oak. Some bitterness. Not your average one but quite nice.

4.3
onceblind (9442) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2016
Black huebwith a thin sticky tan head. Amazing fruity nose of berries and plums and raisins but also peaty scotch. Reeeally tasty fruit forward flavor that’s got plum and raisin and fig and berries but also has a woody gentle scotchiness that’s warming and smokey malty at the end of the palate. Very interesting and tasty. Fruity than I thought it would be, but with a pleasant subtle sourness and gentle oak and scotch whispers.

3.6
Tide (3830) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2016
Bottle from online shop. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, peat, oak, whisky and toffee. Bitter finish with roasted malts, toffee, oak, whisky and nuts. Very nice brew.

3.9
nordic (630) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 14, 2016
Bottle. Dark, black color. Rich aroma: wood, oak, whisky, coffee, toffee. Taste: sweet, oak, caramel, raisins. Suprisingly easy to drink. Enjoyable.

3.4
djoeye (4605) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2016
Aroma; dark roasted malts, peat, sour prune, oak, dark fruit peels n vanilla. Look; beige low head, black body. Taste; dark roasted malts, liquorice, oak, black prune, dark caramel, milk - dark caramel liquorice malted sweet-wooden finish. Feel; solid body, soft. Overall; tasty sipper. [33cl.btl abv8.0% BB;MAR2017 [email protected]]


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