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Harviestoun Ola Dubh Highland 12 Special Reserve

Quantity Available: 12
Origin: Scotland
Primary Varietal: Scottish/Scotch
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This pours blackish with a modest spattered head that reduces slowly leaving behind textbook lacework. The aroma is delicious to say the least: smoky, leather, iodine, grilled steak, and dough. Mildly sweet and smoky with a moderate roast. A defined and penetrating bittering component adds to this complex brew a worthy drinkability.

Flavors of smoky sweet malts, roasted peat and coffee bean, leather, iodine, Worcestershire sauce, cocoa, aspirin. The finish is bittered well and a smoky lingering like a fire-put-out stains my palate.

Overall this is a rather exotic brew with defined barrel influence (although mild). It’s refined rather than over the top and very delicious indeed.

Ola Dubh (‘Black Oil’) is a collaboration beer between us and Highland Park Distillery. To create Ola Dubh 12, we mature our award-winning Old Engine Oil in whisky casks that have formerly held Highland Park 12.

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