Harviestoun Ola Dubh (30 Year Old)

 
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Formerly brewed at Harviestoun
Style: Old Ale
Alva, Central, Scotland

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RATINGS: 509   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Ola Dubh (or ‘Black Oil’) is a collaboration between Harviestoun Brewery and Highland Park, Distiller of the Year*. It is based on Harviestoun’s award-winning Old Engine Oil. With more than a stylistic nod to the classic Imperial Porters (and Stouts) of the nineteenth century, this deliciously rich, dark, 8% a.b.v. beer is the first ale to be aged in malt whisky casks from a named distillery and, with traceable casks and numbered bottles, the rest with genuine provenance. Ola Dubh will initially be available in three different expressions; the initial release will be of small batches aged in casks formerly used to mature Highland Park 12 Year Old, Highland Park 16 Year Old and Highland Park 30 Year Old. Further variants are planned for the future. Ola Dubh is, in the words of beer afficionado Owen D.L. Barstow: “The most interesting new British beer I have tried in years.”

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Moliere (27) - Viterbo, ITALY - APR 3, 2012
Una birra semplicemente strepitosa. La sua complessità è pari a quella di un buon whisky, ma con tutti i vantaggi dell’essere birra, e quindi alcol contenuto e buona bevibilità. La Ola Dubh merita 5 di diritto.

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TorbenJensen (1590) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2015
It’s a foam poor ale, which is black and has the most delicate vinous aromas of dried fruit on a port-like manner. Old Ale, Port, Barley Wine and Single Malt Whisky has combined in this magnificent ale. Light smoked malt is transferred to dried figs and prunes as becoming slightly bitter chocolate notes which go on to discrete port sweetness. From here we head for round caramel notes with whisky’s little dry alcohol to follow.


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