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Old Engine Oil - Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.

Not Rated.
Old Engine OilOld Engine Oil

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,320 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,320
Reviews: 728
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 96
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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Belgium

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-18-2014 19:45:21 | More by samEBC
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xk6m6m5x

New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -45.5%

05-18-2014 16:49:34 | More by xk6m6m5x
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TypsiYpsi

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-17-2014 20:05:49 | More by TypsiYpsi
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seangibbs60

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-17-2014 00:19:09 | More by seangibbs60
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Pens1967

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +9%

05-11-2014 01:44:20 | More by Pens1967
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henryclay_

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

05-10-2014 16:04:44 | More by henryclay_
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proctah

Norway

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

05-09-2014 19:31:49 | More by proctah
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.01/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On cask at Rustico (Ballston).

The beer is black with a quarter inch of off-white cap that holds steady for several minutes. The aroma brings milk chocolates, roast, malts, biscuits, brown bread. The flavor is sweet and chocolaty, followed by mild roast and sweet breads. A bit lacking actually. Not bad at all, but the flavor kind of drops off. Thin body and a bit too sweet. Eh...

Serving type: cask

05-08-2014 20:39:09 | More by Huhzubendah
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Radome

California

4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A - Color is deep brown with ruby highlights at the edge when held up to light, although light can't make it through the main part of the glass. Head is tan and initially thick, but it quickly dissipates. Light lacing on the glass.

S - Aroma is roasted coffee and chocolate with light smoke. There is a strong hit of cracked grain in the finish, with some herbal hops right at the limit of my perception.

T - Taste is extreme roast that blends into a cigar-like smoke. It verges on acrid in the mid palate, then dries out and cleans up to very low aftertaste. There is some brown sugar in the early palate. No hops or yeast characteristics come through.

M - Medium body with low mouth coating stickiness. Carbonation is almost nonexistent. A smooth creamy quality that may be from oats. Low alcohol presence.

O - This is a strong, assertive beer, whose assertiveness is based only on malt characteristics. That makes it a welcome change from today's typical hop madness. Still, I find it to verge on too acrid form my taste and I prefer some of the variants that have been aged in various barrels to mellow it and add some other complexities.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2014 03:44:29 | More by Radome
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JohnBender

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

05-05-2014 02:20:23 | More by JohnBender
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Conserving_water_Aaron

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-05-2014 02:20:13 | More by Conserving_water_Aaron
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +9%

05-04-2014 03:11:39 | More by tbryan5
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-03-2014 21:38:23 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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bent

Missouri

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-03-2014 04:21:18 | More by bent
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lochef81

Michigan

4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This porter pours a very near black mahogany that only lets light in around the edges. The head is small, tan, and very short lived with some lacing. The aroma is chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate. It is dark and roasty with notes of cocoa nibs, coffee, some fruity esters, and lots of malt. The mouthfeel is just what is promised...oily. This would probably be more drinkable if it had just a touch more carbonation to add a little smooth creaminess. The flavor is once again lots of chocolate as well as some dried fruits, European yeast, a little butter coffee on the tail, and a lot of malty sweetness. I do prefer my porters on the drier side but for a sweet one, this is quite good.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2014 23:50:04 | More by lochef81
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SammyJaxxxx

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

04-28-2014 06:00:45 | More by SammyJaxxxx
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koopa

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.1%

04-27-2014 21:46:50 | More by koopa
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clay23

New York

4/5  rDev -3.1%

04-27-2014 02:50:53 | More by clay23
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

04-27-2014 02:50:28 | More by tommyguz
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DavidHume

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-25-2014 23:41:12 | More by DavidHume
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +15%

04-25-2014 22:10:15 | More by randylangford
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swierczt

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-24-2014 16:19:09 | More by swierczt
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robotiks

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

04-24-2014 02:37:38 | More by robotiks
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Sanchezrox23

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

04-23-2014 10:07:08 | More by Sanchezrox23
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agentorangebitter

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

04-23-2014 02:12:14 | More by agentorangebitter
Old Engine Oil from Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
92 out of 100 based on 1,320 ratings.