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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
93
outstanding

1,408 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,408
Reviews: 737
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 108
Gots: 97 | 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  rDev -3.4%

poppyjohn, Mar 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

szmnnl99, Mar 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Crimsontider22, Mar 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Snowrs, Mar 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

rhhjr, Mar 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

mavbrew, Mar 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Brushkanna, Mar 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

mitchellaneous, Mar 16, 2012
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2/5  rDev -51.7%

estevaom, Mar 15, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

jsboates, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of denver10
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark black with a decent head. Solid lacing. Rich and roasty aroma of some roasted malt, chocolate, cocoa, dark fruit. Wonderful taste to this, some roastiness, some bitter chocolate and milk chocolate, a little espresso, some dark fruits.s. Medium bodied, not much carbonation. Definitely the best porter I have had to date, this beer is really really good. Just wish it was more affordable.

denver10, Mar 11, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

dAS_0, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of warnerry
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

No bottle date, but I've had this for probably 6 months.

A - Pours very deep brown/blacvk with just over two fingers of brown head. Head has great retention and leaves lots of lacing.

S - Milk chocolate, some bitter chocolate, lots of roasted malt. A bit of dark fruit.

T - Starts off with sweet coffee and fruit, with milk chocolate and bittersweet chocolate coming midway. Finish is roasted malt, somewhat bitter, and a faint sweetness. Very nice.

M - There is a viscous aspect to the mouthfeel, but overall it is medium, and alternates between silky and roasted bitter dryness.

O - Very nice English porter. A bit pricy, but I would still pick this up occasionally.

warnerry, Mar 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

smiler_durden, Mar 09, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

dhep16, Mar 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

InfernoBoss, Mar 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

admiralcrunch, Mar 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

w00ddy, Mar 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

macshark, Feb 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

BrazilianAussie, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of HattedClassic
4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance:
Pours a pitch black with a tiny hint of brown with nice tan head that lasts. The beer leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.

Smell:
Roasted malts with hints of dark chocolate and chocolate.

Taste:
Hints of roasted malt that mixes well with the chocolate. The beer has a chocolate and slightly bitter dark chocolate aftertaste.

Mouthfeel:
Heavy bodied with a bit of carbonation.

Overall
Perfection. My poor review does not do this beer justice. My only complaint is that I had shell $5 for it.

HattedClassic, Feb 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

CarpalTunnell, Feb 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Arborescence, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

jfcaa193, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Asgeirr, Feb 18, 2012
Old Engine Oil from Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
93 out of 100 based on 1,408 ratings.