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Old Engine Oil - Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.

Not Rated.
Old Engine OilOld Engine Oil

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,309 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,309
Reviews: 726
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 94
Gots: 73 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd. visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-10-2001)
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DeltaGolfSierra

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The appearance is like, well, old engine oil - pitch black with a dark tan head. Nice lacing on the glass. The smell is strongly cocoa and a bit of dark fruit. The taste is much the same - cocoa up front, dark fruits in the back, with a roasty flavor as well. Mouthfeel is wonderfully viscous. The description on the label says it's viscous, chocolaty, and roasty. This beer delivers on all three.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2011 07:04:27 | More by DeltaGolfSierra
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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

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Old Engine Oil from Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
92 out of 100 based on 1,309 ratings.