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Old Engine Oil - Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.

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Old Engine OilOld Engine Oil

Educational use only; do not reuse.

1,516 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,516
Reviews: 755
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 122
Gots: 132 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd. visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-10-2001

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Ratings: 1,516 | Reviews: 755
Photo of Nature777
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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!

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

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A must have for dark beer lovers.

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Had this on draft in an English Pub ( Craft) Great blend of roasted malt , some sweetness and a nice finish of bitterness. Very mellow. The aroma had a hint of coffee.

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Old Engine Oil from Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
92 out of 100 based on 1,516 ratings.