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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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3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbeast88 (41) - - APR 28, 2013
Dark pour,light head. Aroma and taste of chocolate,coffee,whisky and some weeds. medium sweet


3.9
Marko (6088) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 4, 2017
Thanks Sandi for sharing! Poured a very dark brown body with a lasting tan-brown head. Peaty, oily raisins, some cherry/berry jam, heavy maltiness without being cloying. So far so nice. Smooth, oh so smooth malty taste, well integrated rubbery peat, full maltiness, liiiiight tart touch to help things along. Very well balanced, very drinkable, nearly no trace of alcohol. Just classy. Great beer.

3.9
melush (4689) - SPAIN - NOV 1, 2017
33cl Bottle @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain. Black colour with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, sweet, coffee, whisky. Taste is roasted malt, toffee, coffee, chocolate, raisins, whisky. Medium body, soft carbonation.

3.8
Iznogud (4312) - CROATIA - OCT 29, 2017
Bottle, 330 ml from Pivoljub. Shared with JFK10000 and Max. Pours dark brown, medium beige head. Light whiskey, caramel, dried fruit, peat, sweet, wood, moderate dark fruit/cherry sourness, didn't expect that. Some bitterness in finish. Medium bodied.

4
dwyerpg (6402) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2017
Of course this looks great but this was the one of the set I enjoyed the least. It tasted the flattest. Still a nice thick flavor, but the others were more enjoyable.

4.2
BenOver (327) - SLOVENIA - SEP 1, 2017
Pours pitch black, flat with almost no top. Whatever there is of the top it is beige to very dark white colour, oily look. Aroma is pronounced whiskey (slightly warm glass) some plumbs are also present and a hint of bread notes. Some coffee and roasted malts also there. Whiskey aroma overwhelms all other aromas. Taste is flat, slight sour first kick, evolving through a slight carbonated body to a light, yet dry finish. Texture is oily and dense. Aftertaste is alcoholic-dry. An exquisite expirience.

3.6
Bule (2253) - California, USA - AUG 27, 2017
12oz bottle pours a dark brown color with a bit of head. Overpowered by the peatiness. Intense.

4
beermastersasho (138) - - AUG 20, 2017
Good beer, Old Ale, but I expected more for that price and 18 Years old whiskey. I missed the aroma and tasty. I needed more "OLD" notes here, more to be complex. Aroma - raisins, choco, whiskey, bourbon... nice beer

4.6
loscovar (691) - Trieste, ITALY, Villeneuvette, FRANCE - JUL 19, 2017
Bottle from saveur bières.com What a beer! Awesome whiskey aftertaste, well balanced, genious!

3.5
doriangrey (84) - Diamond Creek, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2017
Slight bitter sourness a la Guinness foreign extra stout but much better. Liquorice, dried raisins and dark chocolate. Nice but slightly thin for the strength

3.8
OminouSC2 (895) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2017
Dark brown color, small brown head. Aromas of peat, bitter dried fruits, wood, spices, cognac and caramel with slight tart hints. Taste of whisky, peat, tart dark fruits, wood, smoked meat, bitter honey and slight resin. Much more whisky flavors than its younger siblings.


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