You'd think I could get tired of drinking Imperial Stouts... You'd be wrong
Harviestoun Ola Dubh 30th anniversary - 8%
Pouring flat obviously from spending quite some time in a 30 year old Highland Park whisky cask, aromas are pretty full on. Dark chocolates and espresso, sweet caramel and a little honey, treacle and liquorice, vanilla and oats with some oak creeping in too.
This is a beautiful complex beer. Hell, it's just beautiful full stop! It's an intensely rich and sweet beer, a brew that could be paired with the finest deserts available. Sweet caramel and melted brown sugar put upon dark and dairy chocolate. The finish provides just enough warming alcohol to give you a merry sensation without being overpowering. It's a perfectly balanced beer and SO drinkable it's impossible to put down!
I feel quite privilaged and thankful to Harviestoun for sending me a couple of these..