Old Engine Oil Engineer's Reserve Blackest Ale | Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.

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Old Engine Oil Engineer's Reserve Blackest AleOld Engine Oil Engineer's Reserve Blackest Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Scotland, United Kingdom
harviestoun.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by WVbeergeek on 01-04-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
325
Reviews:
99
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
8.73%
 
 
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50
Gots:
66
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2
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Photo of gillagorilla
3.87/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a Heavy Seas tulip (post-MAGFest bottle)

A: Pitch black with a light mocha head and some lacing.
S: Sweet roasted malt that is definitely British in nature.
T: Nicely roasted with a medium sweetness to it. Some charcoal in there but not a real heavy roast.
M: Rough carbonation that dies down a bit, but that might be while it's cold.
O: Deliciously dark. One of the better porters I've had.

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Photo of jfstilling
3.88/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hallertau
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DamnYankeeHeadHunter
4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The_Mad_Capper
4.72/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The aroma is very rich and is akin to brown sugar, cocoa, dark coffee, and rye bread. The body is opaque and essentially black; the head is deep tan. There is lots of roasted malt in the flavor (more burnt coffee than chocolate) without being dry and astringent. It also tastes of burnt bread crust, prune, and molasses, as well as bitter, grassy, spicy hops. There is some booziness, though not that much considering the 9% ABV. It is velvety and incredibly viscous with only minimal carbonation, making it very smooth.

Entirely deserving of its name, this full-bodied beer is rich, thick, and intense. The aroma is fantastic; and the flavor, though considerably boozy and bitter, is complex and delicious.

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Photo of HawkeyeJosh
4.57/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RichardDMD
4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattmarka1
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pens1967
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeKSmith
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bcm75
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BradC
4.54/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Jonny41
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Jtrigonis
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of bianconoir
3/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of jason_nwx
3.88/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of BMFR1811
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of jzlyo
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Bladezone
3.92/5  rDev -7.5%

Photo of jyacco15
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Matagal
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Old Engine Oil Engineer's Reserve Blackest Ale from Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
4.24 out of 5 based on 325 ratings.
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