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Old Engine Oil - Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.

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Old Engine OilOld Engine Oil

Educational use only; do not reuse.

1,515 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,515
Reviews: 755
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 122
Gots: 132 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd. visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-10-2001

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Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into snifter (I was afraid the pint glass may have gotten contaminated by the Ghost Face Killah).

A: Dark dark brown, opaque. Essentially no visible carbonation, and a thin tan head.

S: Chocolate, toffee, a bit of coffee, and a little sweet.

T: Roasted coffee, dark dark chocolate, dark malt, rum raisin. A little syrupy, and maybe some hop bitterness at the end (or is it bitterness from roasted malt?).

M: Thinner mouthfeel than expected for a dark beer, and not a lot of carbonation. A bit of a dry finish, especially noticeable for what was overall a sweeter beer. Mild alcohol presence.

O: This is OK, but didn't quite impress me as much as I had expected. I would drink another if it was offered. I suspect that a nitro tap would improve this significantly.

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Poured from bottle into pint glass. Pours black with slight tan head. Smells of roasted coffe malts and slight hops. Taste is of roasted coffee malts. Slightly hoppy or bitter but nice. Its thin, but nice flavors. All around, great brew, but could be a bit thicker for a porter...this was more like a black ale.

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Old Engine Oil from Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
92 out of 100 based on 1,515 ratings.