Ola Dubh Special Reserve 12 | Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Scotland, United Kingdom
harviestoun.com

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / 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 Orkney's award-winning Highland Park distillery to add complementary whisky notes to what is already an amazing brew. It is chocolatey with a roasty, bittersweet aftertaste.

Highland Park 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky was awarded a Double Gold medal at San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2007; it lends balance, smoothness and subtle smoke.

Added by Bitterbill on 02-17-2008

BEER STATS
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#2,229
Reviews:
391
Ratings:
854
pDev:
11.44%
Bros Score:
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Good lord! If you find this on tap you should kick yourself if you don't try this awesome brew. Enough said.

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this is my 1st really whisky-beer, flavor and taste of island smoked single malt whisky, very nice

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I'm not a maximalist, but it's taste, aroma, style, alcohol, which you open once every 10 years and less often. I really liked it.

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Pours a great pitch black in color with a great tan (if bit small) head, and just a little bit of lacing. It has a wonderful scent, part coffee, part whiskey, part malt, part hop, a near perfectly balanced scent that ends with a sweet note. Wonderful taste, the whiskey flavor is there, but not overly dominant like so many other such beers; it has a great slight coffee start with a wonderful dark, malty, old ale flavor, a nice sweet finish with a bit of hoppiness to tone it down. It goes down wonderfully smooth for such a bold beer. Absolutely freaking fantastic.

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Ola Dubh Special Reserve 12 from Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 854 ratings