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Harviestoun Old Engine Oil (4.5%)

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Brewed by Harviestoun
Style: Old Ale
Alva, Central, Scotland

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Special - March 2008 and 2011.
Brewed for Wetherspoons beer fest.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Buongiorgio00 (917) - - DEC 22, 2014
Una buon ibrido tra una porter e una old ale denso e quasi burrosa, con note intense di caffé, cioccolato, leggero cocco e una sfumatura amara.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
SlackerMads (1707) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2014
Cask. Dark brown close to black with a medium sized frothy beige head. Taste is mostly sour with some light acetone and lactic flavours. Buttery mouthfeel. No thanks.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (1473) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
I was delighted to see this on the bar at the Carlisle Wetherspoons as the full strength version is a favourite. Poured mahogany with a tan head. Starts a little sharp and thin, but the flavour really kicks in in the aftertaste with delicious chocolate and coffee notes that are reminiscent of the original. The lower ABV makes it very easy drinking. Good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerViking (2689) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2014
Cask at the Ealing JDW, near black with a lasting tan head and aromas of coffee and wine. Ashy-dry and fruity, with light cocoa and plumminess, a burnt bitterness. Delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14138) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2014
Cask handpull at Lord Moon of the Mall Spoons. Black beer lasting tan head. Chocolate and roast malt on the aroma. It’s good condition. Finish has roast some toast. Quite a dry beer. Quite a decent dark beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1318) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2014
Vintage Cellars bottle(18-Oct-2014)Sweet choc herbal aroma.Black,solid brown head&sheet lacing.Sweet choc herbal flavour. Bitter dark chocolate herbal finish&metallic herbal choc aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
davidtjm (575) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 17, 2014
Cask JDW. Pour is black with a caramel head, aroma is malty, coffee. Taste is toffee, light coffee and some malt, quite thin and watery. Decent

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6979) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Taster on tap at Ei8ht Ball. Labeled 4.5% on the menu. Very dark brown, near-black color. Kind of reddish clear around the bottom edges. Thin tan head. Leaves good ridges and spreads of lace. Lighter body, but good chewy texture to it, nice full feel. Good bigger roast malt, some coffee, dark fruit, dark chocolate. Earthy bitter hop. Moderate bitter taste, lighter sweet. Solid stuff, pretty good. Better than expected. Big flavor and taste for the low alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (897) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 27, 2014
On tap at MacLaomainn’s Scottish Pub. Pours black with a tan head. Dark roasted malt aroma with some chocolate. Very smooth mouth feel. Nice roasted malt flavor with dark chocolate notes, dark dried fruit and coffee. Finish is coffee bitterness. Really nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HoppyScallywag (74) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2014
I actually tried this the other day and my beer rating app crashed and wouldn't let me upload my review. Now it's not the freshest thing on my mind. All I really remember was comparing it to a chocolately porter. It was smooth and I would get it again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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