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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

1,327 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,327
Reviews: 729
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 98
Gots: 75 | 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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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%
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

Serving type: bottle

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%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Colorado

5/5  rDev +21.1%

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

Australia

4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

11-29-2011 20:59:51 | More by InspectorBob
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +21.1%

11-27-2011 15:50:57 | More by Rochefort10nh
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

11-26-2011 07:03:23 | More by mdillon86
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark mahogany brown colour, almost opaque. 2-finger sized tan brown head that last 30sec.

Some light malts and a fair bit of chocolate on the nose to begin with along with some slight notes of grain and some background spiciness. Bittersweet finish.

Some malts and roasted barely flavours upfront with strong chocolate and hints of coffee. It seems very well balanced and has a little spice, roasted malts and hints of grain at the end.

A thin bodied beer although not watery and the beer still has a sort of creamy feel to it that is very smooth & highly drinkable.

Quite light on the palate and not as malty as I had been expecting, the beer is very well balanced and I could easily see me knocking back a few of this without any problems.

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Serving type: bottle

11-25-2011 17:58:35 | More by flyingpig
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Vandelayindustri

Alberta (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +15%

11-23-2011 05:48:59 | More by Vandelayindustri
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bluntedboywonder

New York

5/5  rDev +21.1%

11-22-2011 15:49:05 | More by bluntedboywonder
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davidfoley

New York

4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Dark ruby, poor head retention, light carbonation

Smell - Dark berries, cherry, black currant, vanilla, spice, nutty, aged roasted coffee aroma with moderate alcohol presence

Taste - Deep fruity, chocolate, coffee, malty sweet flavour. Well balanced.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, cream velvet texture. Crisp and clean finish with light/medium carbonation

Drinkability - Pleasant & well balanced. Not a session beer, but could have a few pints!

Overall - Good beer, well balanced, recommend it!

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 13:07:10 | More by davidfoley
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MarcatGSB

Michigan

5/5  rDev +21.1%

11-22-2011 07:07:15 | More by MarcatGSB
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Rempo

Indiana

5/5  rDev +21.1%

11-20-2011 18:57:51 | More by Rempo
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

11-20-2011 04:59:20 | More by JAHMUR
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DoktorZee

Alberta (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle at the Sugarbowl in Edmonton.

A - deep dark and black; little to no light travels through this one. Practically no head on this whatsoever.

S - huge notes of smoke and dark chocolate on the nose

T - huge roasty notes with a smoke backbone though not super concentrated. Slightly sweet it the middle with chocolate notes. Finish is primarily smoke and dark roasty malts and lingers nicely.

M - medium bodied with velvet carbonation; smooth

D - extremely drinkable; very approachable

This is a top class porter; dark and smoky and not overly concentrated.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 22:31:50 | More by DoktorZee
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sfprint

Germany

4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Indeed, looks like old engine oil. I made a 1.5 finger head which is a kinda dark cream color, rootbeer float head. Barely any carbonation visible through the darkness.
S: Black coffee, with lots of roasted edge, but also cocoa powder like quik.
T: Mild aluminum (despite it coming from a bottle). It's pretty great. Like drinking black coffee, but not really bitter, not so sweet, with some chocolate elements. Pretty delicious.
M: Creamy, fluffy with very very mild carbonation. A unique feeling and very nice.
O: Very impressive. I don't really like porters but this is excellent.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 02:48:05 | More by sfprint
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meich75

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +21.1%

11-18-2011 12:16:26 | More by meich75
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virinow

New York

5/5  rDev +21.1%

11-16-2011 03:50:18 | More by virinow
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-16-2011 02:39:43 | More by bpfrush
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +21.1%

11-15-2011 17:22:00 | More by ElGallo
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richbrew

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-15-2011 16:41:39 | More by richbrew
Old Engine Oil from Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
92 out of 100 based on 1,327 ratings.