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Harviestoun Old Engine Oil (4.5%)

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


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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask: Special - March 2008 and 2011.
Brewed for Wetherspoons beer fest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13883) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1263) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
davidtjm (458) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6579) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (836) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HoppyScallywag (71) - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beese (1971) - 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.

   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,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuartyboy (672) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (3658) - 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.

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