Old Engine Oil - Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
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Reviews by TippySelenoid:
4.28/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
This beer poured black with little carbonation. It had a caramel colored head that sat nicely for a while but then shrank considerably.
It smelled like caramel malts and chocolate.
This beer tasted like semisweet chocolate. It had a nice bitterness that wasn't from hops, but more like something from exceptionally dark chocolate. It also had some nice caramel flavor.
This beer had a nice body. It was pretty thick, but nothing chewy.
This beer was preeminently drinkable. I had to slow my drinking down because I could have polished this off way too quickly.
The bottle caps are also nice with the cartoon mouse. The bottle I had was different from the one pictured. I appreciated that the bottle says, "Viscous, Chocolaty, Roasty."
Serving type: bottle
03-28-2008 02:24:39 | More by TippySelenoid
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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.
92 out of 100 based on 1,315 ratings.