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Harviestoun Old Engine Oil Engineer’s Reserve

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The intensely flavoured but incredibly smooth Engineer’s Reserve is our fabulous Old Engine Oil brewed up to 9% ABV. Three hop varieties - grassy Fuggles, spicy East Kent Goldings and fruity Galena - are combined with roast barley providing a slightly burnt, toasted coffee character. Enjoy a bottle after dinner and take time to savour the earthy, hop fruity flavours of this spectacularly dark, rich beer.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (725) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2015
Black color, beige to light brown head. Roasted malt nose, cured meat, coffee, chocolate, licorice. Roasted malt taste, sweet, smoked bacon, chocolate, licorice, hint of alcohol. Full body, soft carbonation, oily texture.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (3117) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2015 330 ml bottle. Pours black with a small but semi-durable head. Thick body with low carbonation. Exceptional, rich dark roasted grain aroma. Light hops and alcohol esters are more evident in the flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jc1762 (245) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 5, 2015
Poured into a taster showing a black center with thin coffee rims and very sparse coffee brown foam around the edges. The nose shows a lot of chocolate and roasted malts. Very faint notes of ground coffee bean. The palate is thick, oily bodied and moderately carbonated. Dark flavors of dark chocolate and roasted malts on the first impression and mid palate. Very faint hints of black cherry also. A nutty finish with a tart coffee bitterness. Quite powerful in flavor I’d recommend this for a slow sipper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (2600) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2015
Bottle from SB. Very dark brown with a tiny tan head. Malty and roasted tones. Malt, coffee, fruit and hops. Full body with a long bitter / smokey finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (2784) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle at small tasting at home. APPEARANCE: black beer, little head. NOSE: very sugary, sweet, herbs. TASTE: malty, sweet, bit burned.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
oliodnb (538) - ITALY - JUL 12, 2015
33cl bottle. Pours dark reddish brown, almost black with thin head. Aroma is roasted malts, light soy sauce, dark fruits. Taste is roasted malts, coffee, some chocolate, light vanilla, some fruits again. Thick oily mouthfeel, full body, medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alberti92 (159) - - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle from cellarbrations super store in hami hill. Pours pitch black with a thick tan head which disappears quickly. Carbonation is low with a medium, viscous body. Aroma is malt forward with lots of roasted nuts, subtle coffee, mild Vegemite earthy hops and lots of booze. The front pallet is all about sweetness, with slight molasses and caramel. Lots of coffee bitterness takes over the back palate with a nice warming hit of alcohol as it travels down the throat. Great beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (658) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2015
Pours opaque black with a light brown head which largely remains. Aroma is roast, malt, figs and burnt sugar. Taste is coffee, roast malts, slight molasses and a hint of raisins.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gam (3636) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2015
Small tan head dark brown pour aromas chocolate cocoa liquorice dark fruit date raisins flavours malt chocolate rich cocoa raisins caramel toffee vanilla grassy note coffee bean taste roast notes such a good ale balanced tastes the finish strong dark tastes hops malts excellent stuff

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Turtles (602) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2015
330ml bottle from Systembolaget. Black with a tan, creamy head. Toasted and creamy aromas, fudge, nuts, dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, roasted malt. Mild carbonated, full body, oily and sweet-sticky mouthfeel. The taste is sweet and roasted, tobacco, milk chocolate, coffee with cream, marshmallow, vanilla. Long finish with complex flavors.


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