Old Engine Oil - Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
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Reviews by macrosmatic:
3.75/5 rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into snifter (I was afraid the pint glass may have gotten contaminated by the Ghost Face Killah).
A: Dark dark brown, opaque. Essentially no visible carbonation, and a thin tan head.
S: Chocolate, toffee, a bit of coffee, and a little sweet.
T: Roasted coffee, dark dark chocolate, dark malt, rum raisin. A little syrupy, and maybe some hop bitterness at the end (or is it bitterness from roasted malt?).
M: Thinner mouthfeel than expected for a dark beer, and not a lot of carbonation. A bit of a dry finish, especially noticeable for what was overall a sweeter beer. Mild alcohol presence.
O: This is OK, but didn't quite impress me as much as I had expected. I would drink another if it was offered. I suspect that a nitro tap would improve this significantly.
Serving type: bottle
08-15-2012 18:18:26 | More by macrosmatic
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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.
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