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Old Engine Oil - Grenache Barrel Aged (Zymatore Project) - Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.

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Old Engine Oil - Grenache Barrel Aged (Zymatore Project)
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8%
Wants: 5
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd. visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: woosterbill on 08-20-2012)
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3.83/5  rDev -9.9%

On tap at Church Key. Poured into a small snifter.

A porter only in appearance. Unique. A creamy sour - 4

A – Pours a dark, dark brown with intense foamy, creamy head. Great lacing - 4.5

S – Some roasted malt, lactic, slight chocolate - 3.75

T – Sour cherry, faint sweetness - 3.5

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woosterbill

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4.48/5  rDev +5.4%

On-tap at Prime 16, served in a goblet. This is from one of the experimental barrel projects undertaken by the importer B United, and is Old Engine Oil aged in Grenache barrels from a South African winery.

A: Black body with only faint garnet highlights around the extreme edges; on top lies a finger of frothy tan head that fades into a ring and leaves some light lace. Attractive.

S: Whoa, I was not prepared for this. Extremely sour, and in a very good way. Lots of tart grape, cherry, and cassis fruitiness is up front, backed by some tannic oak and a healthy dose of straight lactic sourness. Not much in the way of malt, but perhaps a touch of chocolate. Really intense, and really great.

T: Follows the nose - fruity and tart up front, with some chocolate and vanilla sweetness midway through ahead of a supremely tart, dry, tannic finish. The barrel is totally dominant, and totally delicious.

M: Medium-to-full-bodied with pleasant viscosity. Plenty of creamy carbonation, too. Luscious.

O: Who would have expected a hearty base beer like OEO to be so thoroughly overwhelmed by a round of barrel aging? This one was all about the sour, vinous, complex notes from the wood. Much more of a dark sour than a traditional Porter, but you won't hear me complaining about that!

Cheers!

08-20-2012 21:50:29 | More by woosterbill
Old Engine Oil - Grenache Barrel Aged (Zymatore Project) from Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
90 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.