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Old Engine Oil - Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.

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Old Engine OilOld Engine Oil

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1,452 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,452
Reviews: 745
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 112
Gots: 108 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Appearance: black. Dark ruby when held up to light. Small, foamy, tan head.
Smell: light roasted barley.
Taste: chocolate and coffee followed by light roasted barley.
Mouthfeel: medium carbonation. Big body. Dry.
Overall: great stout/porter. Would definitely buy again.

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3.84/5  rDev -7.2%

Dark brown in color with ruby edges. Some roast in the nose along with a trace of alcohol. The body is hearty and creamy. The roast profile is relatively mild but pleasantly present and the flavor includes a very slight kiss of sweetness underneath the roast.

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Had this on draft in an English Pub ( Craft) Great blend of roasted malt , some sweetness and a nice finish of bitterness. Very mellow. The aroma had a hint of coffee.

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Reviewed: 9/28/14

Old EngineOil by Harviestoun

poured from a 11.2oz. bottle into a Guinness pint glass

P- very classy and traditional banner over oval 4.0

A- black as night with a solid tan to brown head 4.25

S- roasted malt, coffee and cocoa 4.75

T- robust and flavorful, roasted malt, coffee, and cocoa bitter-sweetness 4.5

M-full bodied and very present, mild aftertaste leaves me in anticipation 4.5

D- a little heavy on the pallet but still a go to 4.25

O- one of the best English brews Ive had 4.5

long wait to try this one and liking it. Picked a winner here.
---- J

Old Engine Oil from Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
93 out of 100 based on 1,452 ratings.