Friday, May 13, 2011


Ola Dubh 16 year old
8.0% alch, from Scotland

Alrighty here we go for another beer review. This time I am hitting up the Ola Dubh line of brews, I have had the 12 and 18 year old beers already and they were fantastic. So I picked up the 16 and 30 year old brews.

So the aroma is pure molasses, not much more I can say about it really. It is not sweet smelling just that nice richness of a good molasses. There is a slight hint of roast in the aroma that squeaks through at the end.

The appearance is that of a nice dark tar like substance, the head is think and tan and lingers for a long while. It pours nice and even eluding to its body.

The first taste is a sweet dark fruit, that leads into a nice dark smokiness. Normally I am not a fan of smokey beers but this is so rich and luxurious that I cannot resist. The body is thick as it looked while pouring. There is a slight hint of the alcohol in the overall taste, which isn't too bad but slightly off putting. There is also a nice touch of roast in there also. Carbonation is low as is to be expected and nice.

So overall I really enjoyed this beer I enjoyed the 18 year old slightly more than this, but I guess we will see what happens when I taste the 30 year old. So scurry out of your holes if you haven't tried any of the beers in this line and let me know what you think of them.