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Old Engine Oil Engineer's Reserve Blackest Ale - Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.

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Old Engine Oil Engineer's Reserve Blackest AleOld Engine Oil Engineer's Reserve Blackest Ale

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

214 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 214
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9%
Wants: 32
Gots: 26 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd. visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English Porter |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 01-04-2012)
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

PEIhop, Sep 24, 2013
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4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A: Black, brown head with nice lacing, head about 2-3 cm

S: Slightly burnt chocolate or slightly sweet dark chocolate

T: initial flavor sort of a vanilla, malt ball type flavor, as it settles in the mouth, that dark chocolate comes on and it finishes with some slight bitterness and the finish is a bit dry

M: creamy, thick

O: Excellent, a little drier than anticipated

Cheshire_Crew_Al, Sep 23, 2013
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carlitos92, Sep 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

gelasin, Sep 21, 2013
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woodchip, Sep 15, 2013
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mozim, Aug 25, 2013
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bbadger, Aug 24, 2013
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4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Black stallion pour with a grandiose tight mocha one inch head.

Rich black roast American coffee and Whoppers. Molasses, sweet cream and licorice noted as well.

Rich blend of hop fruity bitterness, malt and coffee. As it comes up in temperature, a more burnt quality stands out. Delicious cold or warmer.

Leaves my lips sticky with rich malt sweetness. A milky creaminess and yet so freakin clean. Leans toward more a stout thickness.

Overall a steady porter to lean on. My first impression was this is darn close to Ten-Fidy. Nothing over bearing and just a delight to spend time with. Truly decadent and worth every cent!

joeseppy, Aug 23, 2013
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Old Engine Oil Engineer's Reserve Blackest Ale from Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
94 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.