FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 5, 2017 Melker (261) - Göteborg, - NOV 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown, almost no head. Aroma of smoke, dark fruits, earth, tobacco, cocoa, wood. Not sweet at all. Medium bitterness and some whiskey smokiness and alcohol heat. Oily texture which is nice but the body is way too light and there’s just a little bit too much carbonation.
onceblind (9676) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2017
330ml bottle ([email protected]
Lovely raisiny aroma. Full smooth palate. Good roasty taste, nice wooliness. Strangely thin for its strength, but that’s not a negative. Lacks the complexity of other ola dubhs, perhaps. Alcohol barely restrained.
(Aged for I think 4 years) black hue with a thin light tan head that recedes to a gentle spotty cap. Lovely deep roasty woody aroma with gentle peat and a kiss of sweet smokey malt tones with a whisper of plum. Brisk flavor that features subtle scotch notes of peat and woody leather tones but is backed up by some warm and smoothly sweet dark English old ale maltiness with a little plum and fig, and a woody gentle scotch-like finish. Really pleasant, not too warm, not too scotch-y, mellow and smooth and sweet and dark and toasty. Tide (3899) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2017
Bottle from a friend. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, nuts, peat, smoke and licorice. Bitter finish with roasted malts, licorice, smoke, peat, smoke, chocolate and nuts. Exquisite brew. Nische (2236) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2017
Bottle from systembolaget, cellared for a couple of years. Pitch black with almost no head. Oily texture. Boozy, peated aroma with molasses and oak. Peat is a little bit overpowering. Taste is similar with roast, earth, molasses, soy sauce and salt. No smokiness at all in the taste which is a big plus for me. Slightly bitter chocolate finish. vjohans (756) - SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2017
chocolate, toast, caramel, black, hazy, minimal head, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, salty, full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, bitter, whiskey fudge taste.
wombat23 (1419) - Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2016
Shared bottle. Pour is dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and alcohol. Taste is roasted malt, soy sauce, alcohol, licorice, chocolate, and wood. Oily with a heavy body. Pretty good stuff. darbeer75 (902) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2016
Aroma: lots of soy sauce and molasses; Appearance: pitch black with creamy tan head; Taste: smoky and fruity; very complex and malty; Palate: heavy body with long, sweet finish and an odd aftertaste that I can’t quite place; Overall: delicious; would definitely get again. larsniclas (7075) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2016
Bottled from Systembolaget
Black with a small, beige head.
Rather light, roasted aroma with notes of oak.
Surprisingly lit body.
Dry oak and whiskey in the flavour. daje (4436) - NORWAY - JUL 4, 2016
Bottle at Hopyard, november 13th 2015. Black body with a tiny brown head. Aroma of toffee, tobaccoo, wood and smoke. Taste is strong black licorice and coffee, with a sweet toffee and whisky presence, burned, leather, pleasant roast and peat finish. Excellent malty fullbodied aftertaste. Very nice. Nicke80 (750) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2016
33 cl bottle from systembolaget. 2013 edition. Pours black with little head. Smokey whisky aroma with sweet smokey liquorice and caramel.