Old Engine Oil Black Ale | Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.

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Old Engine Oil Black AleOld Engine Oil Black Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-10-2001

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1,735
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4.1
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's a nice example of the style, but I get none of the syrupy viscosity or sweetness others talk about. I'll stick to lambics.

Color is a lovely mahogany, head is a nice brown foam, good carbonation, strong bitterness prevails for me. Smell is definitely of hops, which I'm not a big fan of. Occasionally, I return to the style to see if my taste buds have changed, but alas, they have not.

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11.2 oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- Pours surprisingly black given the ABV. A dark viscous brew. A one finger of a tan head with little retention.

S- A roasty nose. English yeast. Chocolate and toffee.

T- A smooth beer. An intense roastyness domintes the tongue on this beer. There are underlying notes of chocolate and cocoa. This is undeniably english, the yeast strain really adds a crisp dark fruityness to the beer. Aftertaste is dry and roasty. Roasty to the point of being smokey and leathery. A clean beer and no offensive flavors to speak of.

M- A very viscous stout. Drinks super easy for the ABV and provides a ton of feel. A perfect balance in terms of being bitter sweet.

O- Cant believe it took me so long to get around to this beer. One of, if not the best English porter around.

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Old Engine Oil Black Ale from Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
4.1 out of 5 based on 1,735 ratings.
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