Old Engine Oil - Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
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Reviews by Shadman:
4.5/5 rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
certainly name fits the name. Black as used oil except when held to a light. Then one sees a hinty of ruby red. Nice rich tan head,receeds to an thin cap, leaving tons of thin web lace.
Sweet roast malts, sweetened coffee, and a wisp of syrup.
Coffee, bittersweet chocolate, balanced by a nice bitterness right in the middle. Finishes with hop and bittersweet flavours battling it out.
Smooth, smooth, smooth. Nice medium-full feel.
Very well crafted world class porter
Serving type: bottle
01-30-2011 02:19:22 | More by Shadman
More User Reviews:
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.
92 out of 100 based on 1,315 ratings.