Harviestoun Ola Dubh 30 Year Special Reserve (Imperial Porter - 11.2 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 30 Year by taking their Old Engine Oil and aging it for up to 6 months in casks that previously held Highland Park’s phenomenal 30 Year single malt Whisky. Ola Dubh 30 Year pours deep brown with a burgundy flush and a head the colour of milled oatmeal. On the nose it has gently-finessed top notes of fresh heather and honey, subtly toasted malts and vanilla with balancing hints of red fruits and a distant, beguiling smoke. The flavor has elegantly-subtle developing wine-like notes; from bitter chocolate and espresso beans into a sustained, oaked conclusion. Extended, oaky finish with pine resin, juniper, perfumed honey and traces of peat.