Harviestoun Ola Dubh (40 Year Old)

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

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RATINGS: 318   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 first with genuine provenance. This version is aged in Highland Park 40 Year whisky casks.

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thornecb (6095) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2017
Pours black into a tulip. Mocha head with little retention recedes to nothing. Dark licorice and soy aromas. Soft with licorice, cola and soy upfront turning to warm hot caramel, scotch and vanilla in the lasting finish.

3.8
madvike (3303) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2017
Bottle - Black pour with no head. Nose is smoky, peaty, chocolatey with a nice dryness. Taste is the same--lots of smoke and peat with a roasty stout underneath--almost a menthol note in there as well. Wow--that's something. Thick, slick, and heavy. This is an experience, and I'm glad I had it.

4
AndySnow (8171) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2017
How: Bottle.

Where: Tasting 2017-05-06.

Appearance: Black colour with a very small tan head.

Aroma: Caramel, whiskey, malt, vanilla, alcohol.

Body: Thin to medium body, low carbonation.

Flavour: Whiskey, caramel, vanilla, alcohol.

3.7
omhper (25833) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2017
Bottled at AndySnow tasting. Very dark brown, small coarse head. Caramelly nose with mild whisky. Mid sweet with medium body and well rounded mouthfeel. Low bitterness. Nice.

4.1
BuckeyeBoy (8656) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 30, 2017
12oz bottle pours out black topped with a small tan ring of a head. Nose is nice chocolate coffee roast malts some rich whiskey barrel notes vanilla spice smoke. Taste is more of the nice roast malts chocolate sweetness the booze barrel notes some light ash.

4.4
Korcz (3390) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 31, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

4
JPDIPSO (6293) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUL 11, 2016
Near black body with a small tan head. Aromas of fig newtons, backed by light peat and smoke. Whisky sweetness in the front followed by oak. Body is lightly oily with a hint of burn. 7/10

3.9
Errl (2577) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle..Pour is dark black with a tan head...Nose is chocolate, spice, barrel, musty, oak..Taste is dry, musty , spice, oak, chocolate...

4.1
slakemythirst (200) - - JAN 8, 2016
Flaska 43727, Tappad JAN2009 Bäst före APR2012. Doftar lakrits, soja, whisky och en släng dadlar. Doften följer upp smaken väl och kroppen känns stadig och medelfyllig, Brygden maskerar den relativt höga alkoholhalten och munskänslan är sammetslen och för den delen endast lätt kolsyrad. Eftersmak av whisky och den ger sig inte..den hänger kvar. Slutsats: Riktigt trevlig spännande brygd!

4.4
GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2015
Bottle from LCBO. Purchased in late 2010, "best before April 2012" according to the label, consumed in April 2015. Opened at close to room temperature and poured into a couple of whiskey glasses. Body is black and oily, with a thin slick of tan head. Aroma and flavour are a miasma of dark roast malt, coffee, burnt wood, peat smoke, dark toffee, vanilla, licorice... remarkably complex, and only a hint of alcohol heat. This has held up so well to aging, and is just an outstanding beer all around.


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