Old Engine Oil - Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
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Reviews by abeeronthebeach:
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.
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 (OEE 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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4.26/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
What a great beer week and it's only Monday. Yesterday, my neighbor gave me a bottle of Old Guardian, 2 12's of Go To IPA, and a pint glass made by cutting the neck off of an Arrogant Bastard bomber and polishing it. A very cool looking beer glass. So tonight, a different neighbor runs over and gives me a bottle of Old Engine Oil. There's a three-bedroom for sale a few hundred yards down if you're interested. ;-)
Appearance - a dark cola pour with a sticky mocha head. I could see some tawny brown translucence on the pour, but in the glass it is a light blocker. Excellent lace up top. the lid is resilient and creamy.
Aroma - roasted grain, bread crust and espresso.
Taste - robust, roasty malt as expected. An extra dash of roastiness/char on the swallow, the sugars are rather limited here, allowing the grain to really shine through and have several delicious elements to explore. The swallow develops a little espresso, but it's still just a backdrop to the kilned malt show. Finishes with a warm char, dry and clean.
Mouthfeel - slightly heavy-ish and bossy, smooth, evenly carbonated to lend balance to the feel.
Overall - excellent session beer and a showy one as well. Thanks Dan!
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 00:23:22 | More by brewdlyhooked13
Old Engine Oil from Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
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