Old Engine Oil - Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
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Reviews by markaberrant:
3.68/5 rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - cola like pour, but opaque black in the glass, small tan creamy head eventually drops, and doesn't leave lacing.
S - very dry chocolate, very nutty, does not smell sweet, but still has some carmelized/toffee notes, earthy
T - smooth maltiness, more of that earthiness, not much for hop character or even bitterness, roast doesn't really show up until the aftertaste, but when it does, it's really good and lingers a long while.
M - chewy, full bodied, but not heavy, low carbonation, mostly creamy, but some roast malt astringency, dry finish works really well with roasted aftertaste and provides a nice contrast to the initial thickness, well hidden alcohol, virtually no warmth.
D - interesting interpretation, with lots of subtle notes
Sorta like a lighter wee heavy, with a good dose of roasted malt. Very nice, very smooth, it's well done and all, but maybe a tad pedestrian (which is what I think of most wee heavy, especially those on the lighter end of the spectrum). Still, if you are into malty english/scottish ales, especially with a fine touch of roasted malt, you can't go wrong with this one.
Thanks to Viggo for the bottle!
Serving type: bottle
05-17-2009 00:47:49 | More by markaberrant
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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
Old Engine Oil from Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
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