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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 635   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 Orkneys 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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aenima (335) - Askim, - FEB 18, 2014
Complex aroma of dark dried fruits, tar and smoke. The taste is also complex with similar flavours with some chocolate in the background. A little bitter, maybe from the wood?


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
weordie (1002) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (1924) - 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nearbeer (5089) - 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caesar (6821) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ANZUShophunter (367) - 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. Ive had this from the bottle before but the hand pump offers an even smoother experience

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
titanek (308) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
chap95 (166) - - JAN 7, 2017
Prawie czarne z przeciętną pianą. W aromacie czekolada, toffi, nuty dębowe, wyraźna wanilia, lekki kokos, whisky. Płwytrawne, 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imperial_suchy (105) - 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 rwnież lekko kwaśne. Bardzo słabo wyczuwalne nuty whiskey, ale są. Piwo pije się lekko i przyjemnie.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevoj (4310) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fackbesokare (100) - - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle from the importer. great whisky job with this barrels. nice vanilla and caramel flavors.


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