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Ola Dubh Special Reserve 18 - Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.

Ola Dubh Special Reserve 18Ola Dubh Special Reserve 18

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

240 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 240
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.26%


Brewed by:
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd. visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Nickls on 01-29-2009)
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Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from Le comptoir Irlandais, and tasted in 2014.

Appearance : dark brown color with a tan foamed head.
Smell : roasted and chocolate malty aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : sweet and roasted malt flavors with notes of whiskey, alcohol presence in finish.
Drinkability : a nice beer in the English style Old Ale.

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Pours a dark, tawny, rich brown color. No visible carbonation, barely any head, and a very small amount of lacing- few splotches on the glass.

Smells include scotch whiskey, smoke, chocolate and brown sugar.

The taste is similar. Pretty scotch whiskey forward- some smoke and peat, as well as milk chocolate, brown sugar, dark fruits, and tobacco.

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Ola Dubh Special Reserve 18 from Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
93 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.