Old Engine Oil - Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
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Reviews by chinchill:
3.88/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
11.2 oz bottle served in pint glass. This bottle has a different label BA. It looks exactly like the Old Engine Oil label on the brewer's website except my label says "Black Ale" rather than "Dark Beer". 6% ABV
A - not quite old engine oil, but still black, opaque and rather viscous for a beer. Dark mahogany highlights under illumination.
Complex aroma, dominated by smokey and roasted malt notes. Some hop bitterness in the rich and deep taste. A touch of fruitiness and unpleasant burnt toast flavor. Modestly bitter, roasted malt finish.
Mouthfeel is this brew's forte: it is thick and smooth with a nice light level of carbonation.
A sipper rather than a multi-beer quaffer.
Serving type: bottle
02-12-2011 01:53:50 | More by chinchill
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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 1,312 ratings.