Harviestoun ‘Ola Dubh’ 18 Old Ale


imageThis brew from the lads in Scotland is a beast. This ale has been aged in 18 year old highland park whiskey casks and the name ola dubh means black oil..when you pour it, you certainly can see why. Pours mat black and has no head or lacing. Strong scent of smoky malt, chocolate malt, molasses. Nice oily mouthfeel like all good dark beers. Definate whiskey undertones when you swish it round the gob. The booze factor is also prominent – 8.0%.. Stings the nostrils. Very mild carbonation. Of interest, the highland park whiskey was once named the worlds best spirit. Hints of toffee and almond here. Overall, a pungent, sweet, smokey ale. Must try if a whiskey lover