Ola Dubh Special Reserve 16

$8.49 from Arbor Place Beverage, Douglasville, GA, USA.
12oz bottle. Almost black out with some brown highlights. Some spotty lace but no head to speak of.
A little alcohol in the nose and some hints of whisky, but it’s not big. Nice aroma, it promises much and the nose is the best part of this beer for me.
A malty beer as expected for the style, but for me there is WAY too much peat and smoke. I understand that this beer is from Scotland, but for me this is out of character and style. The Old Ale style needs to much richer and sweeter – this finishes dry.
Frankly, a bit disappointing. Makes me reluctant to go for the others. I didn’t care for this a great deal.

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04/13/2008
Style:
Old Ale
Format:
bottle
ABV: 8.0 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 3
Total: 3.53
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