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

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RATINGS: 660   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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3.9
KraftowyJakup (441) - POLAND - JAN 25, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2017 Wygląd: Ciemno brunatne z przebłyskami, piana bez rewelacji, zostają jakieś plamki na szkle. Aromat: Na początku czuć wkład beczek, później dochodzi wędzona śliwka, lekkie praliny czekoladowe. Smak: Kwaskowe, śliwka fest, poza tym jak wyżej. Mogłoby być ciut gęstsze.

4.1
weordie (1408) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2017
Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma is smokey, spicy, prunes and treacle. Lovely smokey, peaty flavour with hints of stewed plums and raisins. Velvety smooth.

3.7
Vestergaard (2091) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2017
From bottle at Fermentoren Aarhus. Pours a dark brown clear with a tiny off white head. Aroma has toffee, tobacco, light smoke, lots of oak, sweet licorice, light port wine. taste is sweet, oaky, light bitter, light smoke, pretty spicy. Body is medium full and the carbonation is rather low.

4.5
nearbeer (5608) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2017
330 ml. bottled April 2013. Aroma is soy, cocoa, whiskey, char, oak and a hint of smoke. Wow the taste is the same complex mix plus more smoke and bacon. Medium-heavy body is smooth with low-medium carbonation and an excellent balance.

4.2
caesar (7286) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2017
Bottle from de Caigny, bottle No 00931 dated Feb 2016, 33 cl sample. Dark color, short frothy head. Aroma has a lot of peat, some roast and a bit of dark choc and coffee. Roasty bitterness in taste together with some dry peaty smoke and a hint of sweet toffee. Great balance, good complexity, which makes this a wonderful brew.

4.1
ANZUShophunter (573) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2017
On hand pump at Archive. Appearance of black oil as the name suggests. Aroma of chocolate and whiskey that carry through to the palate. I’ve had this from the bottle before but the hand pump offers an even smoother experience

3.9
titanek (460) - POLAND - JAN 8, 2017
W aromacie mocna słodka suszona śliwka. W smaku kwaskowe,wytrawne, palone, gorzka czekolada, cieprkie na finiszu. Alkohol bardzo dobrze ukryty.

3.7
chap95 (251) - - JAN 7, 2017
Prawie czarne z przeciętną pianą. W aromacie czekolada, toffi, nuty dębowe, wyraźna wanilia, lekki kokos, whisky. Półwytrawne, smak złożony, ponownie skojarzenia z whisky, trochę torfu, dąb, lekka czekolada, wanilia już nie tak wyraźna. Minimalnie kwaśne. Alkohol bardzo dobrze ukryty. Bardzo smukłe, niestety mało treściwe, rzadkie.

4
imperial_suchy (284) - 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 (5587) - 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.


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