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

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RATINGS: 1701   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.


aenima's rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aenima (333) - Askim, - JUL 19, 2013
Black-red colour. Nice thick brown foam. Aroma of dark chocolate and coffee. The flavour is similar. The taste is very strong with the abv in mind.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
EugeneStraver (161) - Nootdorp, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2016
HOME 17072016 (33 cl bottle, Black IPA, 6% ABV, bb feb 2017): A brilliant dark red-brown clear beer with a dark brown head. A main aroma of chocolate and mocha (nice malty) with some nuts, raisins and red fruit. A somewhat sweet taste of chocolate, raisins, cherry. A full bodied beer with light sticky sweetness and somewhat dry bitterness from the malt. A good complex beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1960) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Pours a thick rich heavy dark black color with a long lasting Java head . Nose is chocolate, molasses, malt and espresso . Taste is rich roasted malt , with sweet chocolate and espresso. Finish is sweet pleasant chocolate , malt, with a moderately long ending. Nice !!! Quaff Score 8 / 10

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mishnok (52) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2016
From 330ml bottle. Lovely thick taste of chocolate and hops with bitter edge. Lovely drink ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (9824) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2016
Draught @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, licorice, brown sugar, wood, little dark fruits. Flavor is light sweet, malt, brown sugar, coffee, little licorice, little dark fruits. Medium body, average carbonation, light sweet and light dry finish. 110716

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kustie (788) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2016
Bottle. Opaque black color with silky light brown head. Aroma has roasted malt, cocoa, coffee. Taste is malty with long fairly sweet aftertaste. Flavors of roasted malt, salted licorice, coffee and raisins. Nice soft mouth feeling and balanced one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rafael52 (837) - 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 (343) - 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 (1643) - 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 (1605) - 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 (9549) - 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.


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