Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown body with a tan thin lacing. Woody and dry as hell, hints of smoke and light chocolate malt. Very subtle, dry, and somewhat boozy. Hints of whiskey and dark fruit. Good brew but not worth the price tag.
saxo (14705) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is close to black. Aroma and taste are whisky, malt and licorice. Some raisin too.
FrankJohansen (3608) - Sabro, DENMARK - APR 30, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a huge light brown mostly lasting head. Complex aroma and taste of chocolate, malts, fruits, sugar, coffee and whisky. Lasting finish.
HenrikSoegaard (11417) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Creamy excellent mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Perfumed. Heavy bitter flavor. Roasted and smokey. Long finish. Creamy palate.
dutch23mp (293) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2009 OMG pours dark with very smal creamy unlike the 16 year muddy in texture.12 oz bottle pours like motor oil almost more of a stout very smooth the only time the ABV came through was near the finish. YHints of vanilla. strong aroma of roasted malts toffee, molasses, caramel. Wonderful treat.
andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2009 Thin blackish look with a good beige head. Very clean, sweet and pleasant aroma of chocolate, smoke, ashes and plenty of vious fruit notes. Body is extremely slick, almost too smooth with flavours similar to the mouthfeel. Once you get past the whiskey kick theres a pleasant, smooth fruity base making it fairly entertaining, not for too long though.. The aftertaste is oaky, dry and very lasting.
Floback (539) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle No. 05915. Dated September 2007. This is a semi-viscous pour displaying no head and a body of black color with brown-tinges. The aroma is strong with dark fruits, toffee, and caramel. Flavors are similar to the nose with an aftertaste of smoked cocao and a subtle whiskey bitterness. Flavors are full-bodied but the mouthfeel is surprisingly thin for the style. This is a good beer, but could possibly use more body.
gnoff (8377) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle at Haket, Göteborg. Shared with a friend on April 24, 2009
Bottle no 08004 - Bottles Nov 2008 - BB Jan 2012
Black color, brown head. Smooth, sweet, vinous, chocolate, raissin, alcohol scent. Smooth yet almost thi, chocolate, grainy, alcohol taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Big warming alcohol. Dry oak and also licorice aftertaste.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - APR 24, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(330 ml bottle (Sept. ’07) from Belfast Co-op) Pours black (or nearly) with just a wisp of a dark brown head. Aroma of aged liquor (actually the sweetness of it makes it seem more like brandy than Scotch to me), wood, roast, dark fruit, molasses - nice. Mouthfeel is fairly smooth maybe slightly oily, very lightly fizzy. Very light spots of lacing inside snifter. Flavor of dark molasses, roast, chocolate, aged liquor, wood, perhaps light plum. Warming ABV presence but only slightly hot. Has a very nice old, aged feel to it. Is a bit grassy on the back end which detracted for me, otherwise I was impressed and enjoyed this much more than regular Old Engine Oil.
ErikTheViking (76) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 23, 2009
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
7 April 2009 on Cardinal. The Old Engine Oil is a superb beer, so I was very disappointed by this. Aroma from "torvrøyk". This does not smell like beer, and it does not taste like beer. It may have been beer, but it is not any longer. Expensive too.