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Brewed by Harviestoun
Style: Porter
Alva, Central, Scotland

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RATINGS: 1706   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered.
Ingredients: Pale malt; Roasted barley; Oats; Washington Galena, Worcester Fuggles and Kent Goldings hops.
A superb, rich, full-bodied beer derived from a 1970s homebrewing recipe. Wickedly smooth chocolate dominates the flavour, which is nicely balanced by the bitterness of the hops.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rafael52 (884) - Łódź, POLAND - JUL 10, 2016
Kolor: ciemnobrunatny, klarowny.
Piana: obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, trwała.
Zapach: intensywny aromat ciemnych słodów, kakao, kawy, gorzkiej czekolady, ciemnego pieczywa, pumpernikla, ciemnych, suszonych owoców.
Smak: wyraźna pełnia, również intensywne nuty ciemnych słodów, kawy, gorzkiej czekolady, trochę paloności, ciemnych owoców, spora goryczka, lekko palona.
Wysycenie: średnie, lekko w kierunku wysokiego.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
gr_pa (369) - siemianowice, POLAND - JUL 4, 2016
Black, clear, very small tan head. Perfect saturation. Aroma: coffee, hay, cocoa, some sulfuric notes. Full to medium body, medium to heavy sweetness. Perfect combination of coffee and roast notes, opposed by sweetness and subtle dark fruits. Smooth, oily texture. Quite long coffee flavoured finish, but in enjoyable way.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (1775) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 4, 2016
Rami Rami is drinking an Old Engine Oil by Harviestoun Brewery at Powiśle Bardzo fajnie zrownowazone miedzy chmielami ameryaknskimi a stoutowymi slodami. Intensywne. Lekkie. Czekoladowe. Zywiczne. Goryczkowe. Pycha

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (1748) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2016
Bottle @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Thanks Mads! Pours dark black brown ish with a small creamy offwhite head. Aromas of oats, chocolate, malts, roast, dark fruits. Taste has roasted malts, licorice, dark sugar, chocolate, raisins.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2016
On tap at Draught. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Roast on the nose, cocoa, chocolate. Medium bodied, soft cocoa, roast, chocolate, a good bit of coffee grinds, roast. Slow long bitterness, roast and cocoa. Lingering cocoa bitterness. Slow chocolate and gentle bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerowl80 (198) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma of chocolate, roast malts and coffee. Nice rich taste with chocolate and a roasty bitterness. Lovely stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainTilven (161) - Nancy, FRANCE - JUN 14, 2016
Dégustée entre 13,7°C et 18,2°C. Corps noir dense couronné d’une mousse couleur cappuccino à bulles variées, serrée, très jolie, qui fond rapidement. Arômes de bonbons "licorice", café, vanille, bois brûlé; notes métalliques, iodées, fumées. Saveurs de café intense crémeux, de "licorice"; amertume profonde, longue et acérée; gourmandise fine, vive et discrète. La complexité et la rondeur augmentent avec la température; amertume finale de cacao ultra amer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
koleminer20 (2413) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2016
330 mL bottle shared with ebone1988. The pour is a light black color wth a pretty good amount of ruby color shining through. The aroma is pretty interesting. There is a strong maltiness with it. Lots of chocolate and bit of chocolate. I like the strong roastiness, but the one thing I can’t get around is a strong lactose sweetness. It’s milky and carries a nice chocolate roastiness. This one should be interesting for sure. The flavor is sweet up front with a strong roastiness. The bitterness is pretty dominating. There is w light chocolate and coffee, but this one is pretty one dimensional. The mouth feel is thin and watery with a softer carbonation and a lingeringly bitter roasty malt. It’s interesting, but not great

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ebone1988 (1321) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20, for the book. Aroma is bready, chocolate, milk, malt, sweet, pretty good. Appearance is dark dark brown, light tan head, poured thin but thicker than expected. Taste is roasty as fuck, bitter, some chocolate, lactose, dominated by roast. Mouthfeel is ridiculously thin, watery, light carbonation, bitter roast aftertaste. Overall, this smells better than it tastes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RW80 (1956) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2016
330ml Bottle. Appearance: Black with a bubbly, light tanned head Aroma: dark and roasty with chocolate, coffee, liquorice, medicinal tones., smoke (?)Taste: Rich dark tones, chocolate, char, cofeee, cream, toffee, Bittersweet. Above average body, gentle carbonation. Stoutish without being a stout in a great way.


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