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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.

1,502 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,502
Reviews: 755
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 120
Gots: 128 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-10-2001

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I had never heard of this beer, until I saw it at Stein's in New Orleans.

Very dark pour, almost black. Lives up to its name and visual comparison to motor oil.
Not much head at all on this one. Dark chocolate smell and taste, as well as roasted coffee. Very similar to a deep porter.

Mouth feel is a little thin when cold, but the taste is excellent. Feel improved as it warmed though it was difficult to let it sit! Bitterness not present until it warmed up. Very easy to drink. This would be good with a grilled steak or a dry rubbed pork loin. Would match well with something a little spicy.

Overall, a very good beer. Would love to have this one again!

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12oz brown bottle from The Lighthouse in Manchester. Pours an opaque black body with a thin film of tan head. Smells roasty and malty. Tastes very roasty with nutty and earthy hops toward the finish. Full rich mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Fairly drinkable, though definitely more of a sipper, which is to be expected for the style. A tasty solid ale.

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Old Engine Oil from Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
92 out of 100 based on 1,502 ratings.