1. Extreme Beer Fest tickets go on sale Sat, Sep 27 @ Noon EDT.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Old Engine Oil - Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.

Not Rated.
Old Engine OilOld Engine Oil

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,372 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,372
Reviews: 731
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 105
Gots: 88 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Old Engine Oil Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,372 | Reviews: 731 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Stoffel
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Stoffel, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of ohtheguilt
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

ohtheguilt, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of dragomni
4/5  rDev -3.4%

dragomni, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of lawdog367
1/5  rDev -75.8%

lawdog367, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of TrentW
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

TrentW, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of Antnyd82
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Antnyd82, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of Gregwa
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Gregwa, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of whartontallboy
4/5  rDev -3.4%

whartontallboy, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of JimmytheSaintPSU
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

JimmytheSaintPSU, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of jophish17
4/5  rDev -3.4%

jophish17, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – A fairly black color overall, with a nice dark red accent on the edge. A creamy head that retains a ring around the very edge of the glass. Good lacing.

Smell – Chocolate, roasted malt, maple, and molasses. Very nice.

Taste – Taste is similar to the smell; chocolate with a subtle sweetness.

Mouthfeel – Smooth, velvety feel. Lightly carbonated. Feels nice!

Drinkability – Very drinkable. This went down easy. I think this is an underrated porter.

Falcon91Wolvrn03, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of ericwilson54
4/5  rDev -3.4%

ericwilson54, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of Ruds
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into half pint glass

very dark brown to black in colour with a small head (1 finger-ish)

The head faded away as I drank the beer and the lacing was minimal

Smelt of roasted malts, toffee and a hint of coffee

Taste wise the roasted malts came over as did a toffee/caramel flavour - didn't get the coffee when tasting but most definately a chocolate flavour coming across. very much on the sweet side when it comes to porters!

Good mouthfeel, silky smooth and soothes your throat as it passes down!

Ruds, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of Vylo
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Vylo, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of taylocd
4/5  rDev -3.4%

taylocd, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +20.8%

OzmanBey, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -3.4%

djrn2, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of schopenhauerale
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

schopenhauerale, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of TrickkyGangsta
4/5  rDev -3.4%

TrickkyGangsta, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of benbou17
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

benbou17, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of bigred89
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

bigred89, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of deapokid
4/5  rDev -3.4%

deapokid, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of mikesgroove
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

dark brown with a large creamy tan colored head on the top. Great retention let it hang around for what seemed like forever before finally being nestled down into just a thin layer across the top. The aroma was very full and sweet. Lots of chocolate roaming through it along with a touch of coffee and lots of sugar. A slight smoked presentation as well. The flavor was also very full for a porter. This almost had a stout like feel to it as it was very thick and full with a great robust profile. Lots of chocolate and coffee notes dominated it

mikesgroove, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of tbizzle0
4/5  rDev -3.4%

tbizzle0, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of stephenjmoore
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pitch black body with medium tan head. Good lacing.

S- Roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate, hint of coffee.

T- Almost exactly as it smells, roasted malts come through with some chocolate. Very well balanced and very delicious, almost no alcohol comes through.

M- Smooth and light with very little carbonation.

O- Very good simple classic porter.

stephenjmoore, Dec 03, 2011
Old Engine Oil from Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
92 out of 100 based on 1,372 ratings.