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Harviestoun Old Engine Oil (4.5%)

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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (684) - 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 (62) - 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

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beese (1540) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 11 Feb 2013. Poured black, with a dense beige head. Aroma was really sweet, cheap chocolate, caramel and liquorice. Flavours slightly less so; cocoa, dark fruits and roasted malt. Finish was sweetened coffee, Oxo and burnt malt.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mchengcit (9) - - MAR 14, 2014 does not count
chocolate, roasty, coffee, black, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, oily feel, thick feel, full body, average carbonation, bitter,

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuartyboy (604) - SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2014
On cask at conan Doyle bar Edinburgh n black with a tan head flavour is plain chocolate some sweetness some bitterness texture makes it difficult to drink and a bit sickly caused by an artificial fruity sweetness that spolis the beer

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (2941) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2014
Cask at Windsor Buffet. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head. Aromas of chocolate and little else. Tastes similar, sweet chocolate finish. One-dimensional, but nice.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheShepherds (54) - chapel hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Very nice surprise! Just a plain nice chocolatey taste. Wonderful beer for sitting and sipping. Highly recommend for a nice treat

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (8750) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2013
Cask(@Windsor Castle, Kensington):Literally black, stable and lacy small tanned head, mild to moderate toasty and ashy nose with a certain amount of dried fruits; moderate to solid dry bitter flavour with a delicate sweet base, almost medium bodied; lingering toasty and fruity - again - finish. Very pleasant stuff…

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6326) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013
Cask at The George, Croydon. It pours dark brown with a small beige head. The nose is toasty, charcoal, earth, bitter cocoa, wood, and sweet berry. The taste is roasted malt, earth, leather, wood, toast, coffee grinds, light chocolate and berry with a rather dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Well-rounded and integrated flavour. I am a big fan of the regular and this lighter version did not disappoint!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30766) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2013
From cask. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and liqourice. Toasted malty and breadish towards liqourice. Mild vanilla note. Dry and roasted malty into the finish. Bitter and dark malty lasting impression.


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