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Brewed By: Harviestoun Brewery

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Number of Ratings: 87

Style: English Old Ale

Brewed In: Alva Industrial Estate, Alva, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, FK12 5DQ, UK

ABV: 8%

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Tasting Notes

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rlafey profile picturerlafey - January 3, 2017
I cellared my bottle 2.5 years and it is smooth with a whisky flavor with a hint of coffee. profile - June 25, 2016
Smooth, mocha taste. Deep flavor; needs to be paired with a dessert of some sort. Sipping beer
crrobins profile picturecrrobins - December 26, 2014
Very peaty
jaywill1323 profile picturejaywill1323 - September 5, 2014
Jet black in color with zero head and little to no carbonation. Has a roasted mocha and heavy pungent scotch aroma. A very silky thick mouthfeel has a smoky peaty flavor at the onset incredibly complex with a mocha undertone throughout, finishing with a smoky roasted coffee finish. Very tasty and enjoyable but feels a little thinner than what I would expect from ' black oil'. A good blend of a whiskey aged beer blended with roasted smoky dark flavors but very strong. profile - August 31, 2014
A little disappointed at first based on the hype and design of the bottle. Very little carbonation and it hides the whiskey flavor. I will say though that the flavor is subtle and the aftertaste was very good. I would have another
Jan profile pictureJan - March 7, 2014
Couldn't really taste whiskey until after notes; little or no carbonation
mrd775 profile picturemrd775 - January 2, 2014
Very little carbonation. Very dark color. Taste is rather mellow with notes of wood and a fairly strong smoke/peat flavor. A good sipping beer. profile - December 27, 2013
Similar to an Irish Red. Dark beer, consistent flavor.
BeerBeer13 profile pictureBeerBeer13 - November 14, 2013
Woody aroma and taste with smooth whiskey undertones
edarosa profile pictureedarosa - December 27, 2012
Great flavor!
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