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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

1,349 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,349
Reviews: 731
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 106
Gots: 84 | 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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Nature777

California

5/5  rDev +20.8%

This is one of the greatest beers I have ever had!

A: Very dark black, visibly heavier than it tastes. Nice tan head with a little lacing. Beautiful brew.

S: Roasty, chocolately, coffee smells. Beautiful!

T: Superb flavor! Nice heavy chocolate and coffee flavors with beautiful hints of malt. This beer tastes so good that it could make a grown man cry!

M: Smooth. That's all I need to say.

D: Very drinkable. Very enjoyable.

This is a nearly perfect beer. I can't imagine anything being changed on this brew to make it better. This is in my top 10!

09-08-2010 08:04:38 | More by Nature777
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.8%

09-12-2012 01:22:48 | More by wattoclone
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virinow

New York

5/5  rDev +20.8%

11-16-2011 03:50:18 | More by virinow
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jmbraxton

Alabama

5/5  rDev +20.8%

04-03-2012 00:28:29 | More by jmbraxton
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barrowcommamatt


5/5  rDev +20.8%

05-29-2012 13:24:21 | More by barrowcommamatt
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xvoltronx

Illinois

5/5  rDev +20.8%

Appearance - A light-trapping, intense void of a deep black. One of the deepest blacks I have ever seen in a brew. Creamy beige head that dissipates slowly.

Smell - Wonderfully aromatic. Toasty malts, slightly bitter hops and chocolate. Very complex.

Taste - A robust beer in every sense of the word. Malts break through right away and deliver a smooth, toasty start. The chocolate notes deliver an equally smooth finish. The light carbonation and very subtle hoppy bitterness add just enough definition to round out the brew. Very good balance of flavor.

Mouth Feel - Creamy and rich. Slightly tart, but overwhelmingly smooth.

Overall - This is truly a world class beer. Everything about Old Engine Oil screams attention to detail and experienced craftsmanship. The price is a little steep considering the size of one bottle, but it is well worth the expense as this particular brew is truly sensational and an excellent addition to a fine meal.

04-07-2011 21:17:31 | More by xvoltronx
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Rwalford74

Australia

5/5  rDev +20.8%

02-16-2013 11:28:23 | More by Rwalford74
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dhep16

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.8%

03-08-2012 04:43:46 | More by dhep16
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Alberta (Canada)

5/5  rDev +20.8%

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BrendanDouglas

Colorado

5/5  rDev +20.8%

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xaoslaad

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +20.8%

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Alaska

5/5  rDev +20.8%

09-06-2013 19:58:51 | More by ReverendJon
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +20.8%

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Bolivian22

Virginia

5/5  rDev +20.8%

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Connecticut

5/5  rDev +20.8%

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brez8791

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.8%

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Michigan

5/5  rDev +20.8%

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sendbeer

Georgia

5/5  rDev +20.8%

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DrunkyBuddha

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +20.8%

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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +20.8%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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tree777

Florida

5/5  rDev +20.8%

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Twotonsandwich

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +20.8%

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JamesS

Indiana

5/5  rDev +20.8%

Wow! Pours great, an excellent pitch color that reminds me of a nice dark stout, along with the slightly tan head (although the head isn't as thick as a stout, nor the lacing as strong). It has a fantastic aroma, a great combination of chocolate, coffee, roasted barley, and even a bit of oakiness. It has a fantastic taste, a bit of coffee, a bit of roasted barley and oats, it's like some fantastic combination of a stout and a scotch ale, but with a nice slight hoppy bitterness at the end, as opposed to the usual maltiness of the other two. It goes down smoothly and is overall just wonderful.

10-25-2007 01:04:54 | More by JamesS
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Old Engine Oil from Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
92 out of 100 based on 1,349 ratings.