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Old Engine Oil - Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.

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Old Engine OilOld Engine Oil

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,319 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,319
Reviews: 727
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 95
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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abeeronthebeach

Washington

4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Drank alongside Pipeline Porter for comparison.
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A – Appears in the glass as a liquid coke-black in colour, topped with a sturdy and sudsy head of camel-brown foam.

S – Wisps of smoke and charcoal. Subtle peat and roasted malts. A little faint.

T – Smoke, burned-ends. Bitter cream and plain chocolate. Charred toffee and sweet soy. Begs to be paired with game and root veg.

M – Glorious. Thick and smooth like plush velvet cloth. Made Pipeline feel thin and lager-like by comparison. From here on out this will be the mark to which other dark beers will be held for mouthfeel.

O – Quality needs no apologies. Difference between a pretty good beer and a really good - bordering on great - beer is abundantly clear here (OEO vs Pipeline). The first 330ml went down all too swiftly. Moreish on kettle chip levels. Wonderful.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 05:59:41 | More by abeeronthebeach
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0,33l bottle.
Pours opaque brown-black beer with decent tan 2-finger head, prone to long retention. Robust coffee smell and taste with dark chocolate sourness in the finish. Viscous, with moderate carbonation. Smooth and well-balanced. Strongly recommended.

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Old Engine Oil from Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
92 out of 100 based on 1,319 ratings.