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Old Engine Oil - Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.

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Old Engine OilOld Engine Oil

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,344 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,344
Reviews: 730
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 106
Gots: 81 | 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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lawdog367

Alabama

1/5  rDev -75.8%

12-31-2011 14:31:03 | More by lawdog367
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TrentW

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9%

12-31-2011 02:18:06 | More by TrentW
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Antnyd82

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9%

12-28-2011 06:00:28 | More by Antnyd82
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9%

12-27-2011 16:49:20 | More by Gregwa
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whartontallboy

New York

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-26-2011 01:51:22 | More by whartontallboy
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JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9%

12-25-2011 19:43:04 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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jophish17

Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-23-2011 23:47:42 | More by jophish17
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Falcon91Wolvrn03

California

4.28/5  rDev +3.6%

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.

12-23-2011 07:22:36 | More by Falcon91Wolvrn03
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ericwilson54

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-21-2011 17:05:06 | More by ericwilson54
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Ruds

United Kingdom (England)

4.03/5  rDev -2.4%

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!

12-18-2011 11:31:18 | More by Ruds
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Vylo

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-17-2011 14:39:42 | More by Vylo
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taylocd

Alabama

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-13-2011 03:04:36 | More by taylocd
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OzmanBey

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +21.1%

12-11-2011 05:25:27 | More by OzmanBey
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-10-2011 22:07:32 | More by djrn2
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

12-06-2011 18:06:34 | More by schopenhauerale
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-05-2011 21:15:20 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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benbou17

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +9%

12-05-2011 03:47:26 | More by benbou17
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bigred89

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +9%

12-04-2011 02:26:41 | More by bigred89
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-03-2011 18:53:57 | More by deapokid
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev -0.7%

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

12-03-2011 14:36:16 | More by mikesgroove
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tbizzle0

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-03-2011 04:19:22 | More by tbizzle0
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

4.28/5  rDev +3.6%

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.

12-03-2011 02:48:55 | More by stephenjmoore
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BrendanDouglas

Colorado

5/5  rDev +21.1%

12-02-2011 23:51:41 | More by BrendanDouglas
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dansmcd

Australia

4.15/5  rDev +0.5%

A - Jet black with a thin, bubbly tan head with no retention.

S - Milk chocolate and brown sugar dominate with coffee and smoke providing the backup.

T - Coffee up front, with roasted malt, smoke and chocolate also. Lovely bittersweet balance.

M - Medium bodied and syrupy, low to medium carbonation.

O - Just a cracking porter. Have one after dinner tonight.

12-01-2011 07:09:18 | More by dansmcd
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

11-30-2011 19:25:29 | More by brandoman63
Old Engine Oil from Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
92 out of 100 based on 1,344 ratings.