Harviestoun Ola Dubh 18 Year Special Reserve (Imperial Porter - 8.4 oz.)
Imperial Porter / Scotland / 8.0%
Ola Dubh (pronounced ‘ola-doo’ and Gaelic for ‘black oil’) was conceived in 2007. It was the first ale to be matured in Whisky barrels from a named distillery and, with traceable casks and numbered bottles, it is a beer with real provenance.
Harviestoun makes Ola Dubh 18 Year by taking their Old Engine Oil and aging it for up to 6 months in casks that previously held Highland Park’s 18 Year single malt Whisky. The initial whisky hit on the nose gives way to more delicate aromas of chocolate, fruity coffee grounds and hints of woodland berries. The flavor is a very appetizing blend of sweet malts, vanilla, oak and tobacco. It has undertones of raisins and other dark, dried fruits; a delicious testament to Highland Park’s bias toward sherry casks.