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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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themind

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4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle as I love porters. Beer pours jet black ( like motor oil) with a small head. Beer has good aroma and good taste to match. I must say if you are a porter lover this is a beer you MUST try! in NJ this beer is easy to come by and I was surprised at how good it actually was. Again if you like porters and see this beer BUY IT!

Bottom Line: top notch porter!

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2013 05:20:54 | More by themind
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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.