Old Engine Oil - Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
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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
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
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
Old Engine Oil from Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
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