SilkTork (5542) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, - SEP 19, 2002
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2011 Sept, 2002 I loved this. My type of beer - full of interesting twists and turns and a wonderful balance between hops and malt. I also enjoyed the fact that it seems impossible to place into a simple box - is it a stout, an old ale, a mild or a brown ale? Mmmmm. Chocolate, roasted barley, coffee, apples, etc, etc. A lovely beer! [3.2]
Feb, 2008 330ml filtered bottle from Gretna Green. The brewery are careful not to ascribe a style to this beer - they call it a "dark beer" and a "black, viscous beer", but not a stout or an old ale - neither of which it is, but either of which would be a useful guideline. There is lots of body - probably from the use of oats - and "oil" is an appropriate name. The carbonation is very light - just enough to give some life - and doesn’t detract from the impression that you’re drinking pure engine oil. The flavours are full, soft and firm rather than aggressive. There’s a twiggy bitterness with notes of chocolate, charcoal, tobacco and bread dough. A satisfying and enjoyable brew. [3.8]
April, 2011 Tesco Traditional Porter. Mmm what a classic beer this Engine Oil is. Smooth and easy drinking, yet with enough flavours to keep the interest. [3.8]
rosskyle (532) - - SEP 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Dark black color with an off white head. Roasted malt dark choc malt aroma. Roasted sweet malt and Mild coffee with a bitter aftertaste. Medium body. Characteristics of a bitter stout but is lighter and very drinkable.
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Villyzzz (51) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at pub. Pours oily black with large beige head. Aroma is roasted malts with coffee and cocoa. Taste is roasted malts, cocoa and caramel. Medium palate. Medium/long finish. One of the best porters.
anfractuosity (345) - - SEP 9, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely porter, nice dark colour. Chocolatey aroma. Warmth from the alcohol.
let’sDrink (11) - - SEP 9, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a lovely porter! Pours pitch black with a large tan head. Aromas of cocoa, coffee and yeasty malts. Head and body of the beer come together for a lovely creamy feel in the mouth. Cocoa and a bit of coffee with every sip. A pleasant bitterness lingers after swallowing. One of the best beers I have had.
rikstar (2244) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,33l fles gedeeld met mark. Zwart als afgewerkte olie met een crème kraag. Geur en smaak vooral donkere mout met cacao en daarnaast het zijdezachte van de haver. Mooie balans met de bitter van de hop. Echt een heel degelijke porter.
BrewBrain (158) - Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to pint glass. Aroma of nuts, coffee, sweet brown bread. Dark brown with reddish tint, small brown head. Flavor is sweet-bitter coffee, chocolate roasted. Very nice bitter and sweet finish. Medium thick mouthfeel, lowish carbonation. Excellent.
cmacklin (852) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Pours a clear dark brown to black with a red hue and a small, creamy, long lasting, tan head that laces. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, licorice and coffee. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, licorice, dark chocolate, oats and coffee with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body with a creamy, smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation. Delicious.
dysenteri (130) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from Boxbeers. Black with brownish head. Chocolate milk and liquorice, malt, hazelnut, cocoa. Sweet taste, dry finish. Lots of chocolate in taste, very balanced overall. The finish lasts a long time. Overall a really good porter!
ArtificialCyst (543) - Szczecin, POLAND - AUG 27, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in The Office. Aroma: Coffee, chocolate, pumpernickel, caramel, bit of hoppy spiciness, not very intensive but pleasant. Appearance: Very durable head, long-lasting and dense, black colour. Taste: Quite high tobacco biterness, coffee, chocolate, caramel, toast, dark bread, caramel, licorice, roasty. Palate: Finish is bitter, body is medium-high, carbonation low.
Echon (369) - Århus, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black. Rich malty flavour and aroma, with plenty of liquorice and chocolate. Full, sweetish taste, with a dry and bitter finish. Full body, with a smooth and rounded texture. Overall, a wonderful porter. Very rich and tasty, balanced, drinkable, smooth, and the finish seems to last forever.