Old Engine Oil - Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
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Reviews by CFHMagnet:
4.08/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
An aggressive pour unleashed 2 and 1/2 fingers of a nice mocha head consisting of tiny bubbles. This sat and slowly dissipated over a dark coffee colored body. Light lacing clings to the glass, but most of it rolls down back into the body.
The aroma immediately follows through on the dark roasted malts and chocolate that the label tells of. A little dark fruit and toffee are found as I dig a little deeper.
Toffee and sweet, dark roast malt introduce the flavor on this beer. This is followed up by medium roast coffee and dark chocolate, both of which hang on to the very end, with a bit of sweetness coming up to finish it off.
Mouthfeel is definitely a medium/full body feel. I was honestly expecting it to be thicker, but the fact that it isn't does not detract from it at all. If a porter can be refreshing, this is it. Perfect for a fall day, I will have to pick more up when the breeze gets a little nippier.
Serving type: bottle
09-12-2012 21:54:47 | More by CFHMagnet
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4.06/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
a classic from a brewery yet to really wow me, this one is a game changer. a mix of so many styles, from dry stout to scottish ale to black ale and beyond, a lot of bases are covered here, a lot of lines crossed, but comfort instead of chaos results. this is a velvety smooth jet black shiny brew that foams up about in inch and a half on the pour and stays vigorous. caramel in head color, rich in aroma. notes of milk chocolate and light roast coffee cascade into a more earthy profile, but maintaining just enough sweetness to not let it get bitter, a great success. the flavor is a lot like the nose, with heaps of dark malt all the way through, but the brewers have somehow coaxed new flavor combinations out of familiar malts. its rich and chocolaty in a new way. its layered, and there is a hint of licorice right before the finish. pillow soft and silky in texture, yet extremely full bodied. carbonation is no more or less than a square medium, and its perfectly dialed for whats going on here. dynamic and nuanced stuff, different in flavor and feel from anything else in the genre, it may in fact be its own genre. i will be buying this one again, i like it far better than its barrel aged variants that ive had. it needs nothing.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2014 20:54:12 | More by StonedTrippin
Old Engine Oil from Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
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