Beer Information and Tasting Notes

Harviestoun Old Dubh 18

Harviestoun Old Dubh 18

Brand
Harviestoun
Expression
Old Dubh 18
Style
Speciality
Abv
8.00%
Produced at
Harviestoun Brewery
Country
Scotland
Website
www.harviestoun-brewery.co.uk

By Jeff Evans

82
Nose
Mellow and whisky-like over smooth dark chocolate and a touch of toffee.
Palate
Sweet malt is quickly countered by bitter dark chocolate that has a slightly powdery texture. Tangy oak notes emerge and there's a whisky tingle on the tongue.
Finish
Bitter chocolate and coffee, with tangy oak adding to the dryness.
Comment
Another great offering from the Ola Dubh range. Harviestoun's Old Engine Oil has been aged this time in 18-year-old whisky casks.

By Sally Toms

80
Nose
Decidedly different. Meaty. Burnt. Maybe burnt roast dinner including the onions left in the pan for the gravy. A whiff of smoke from a peat fire. Rubber and stewed plums. A hint of whisky but without the alcoholic high notes.
Palate
Mouthfilling but light.
Finish
Balanced. Leaves a light after taste of dry, roasted malt and very light peatsmoke, like you've been drinking coffee in a room with a peat fire.
Comment
Unusual one this, and very drinkable indeed. Clever.