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


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RATINGS: 241   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeliveryDriver (170) - Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2013
Had at Glunz Global Beer Expo XIX. Poured black with a tan head that dissipates to nothing. Had aromas of roasted coffee and dark chocolate. A strong roastiness comes through on the tongue. Was very sweet as well, and had a decent amount of bitterness on the end. Medium bodied beer, and left a strong dark chocolate aftertaste. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (3681) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2015
Bouteille de 330ml. Meilleure avant 2017. Un liquide brun avec une mousse beige durable. Un nez de chocolat, classique, réglisse. Une bouche des saveurs de mélasse, de chocolat, torréfaction, et du café. Une bouche avec une belle texture. J’aime.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fredfa (145) - belo horizonte, BRAZIL - NOV 15, 2015
Como o nome sugere, o corpo dessa breja lembra óleo de motor. Álcool um pouco aparente, mas não compromete. Muito saborosa. É pra se degustar bem devagar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (4130) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 10, 2015
330 ml. BB Mars 2017. Brune et épaisse avec mousse tenace et dentelle. Au nez, mélasse et fruits foncés, réglisse et chocolat, café avec une crème, épices, alcool poivré. Au goût, malts doux, mélasse et petits outils, fond fruité et torréfaction. En bouche, un corps assez fort avec un pétillement bas et une texture assez visqueuse et même collante. En finale, amertume de café, chocolat et caramel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (3075) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 5, 2015
11.2 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, toffee and a hint of spice. Taste is bitter chocolate and coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (2028) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to Sjogro. Black with short lasting light brown head. Sweet malts, milk chocolate, dates, dried prunes, sweet raisins, light mineral and a touch of coffee and alcohol in the finish. Over medium sweet with light bitterness. Full bodied with very slick feel and low carbonation. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kapusil (885) - HUNGARY - OCT 19, 2015
0.33l bottle. Pitch black body, light-brown head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, roasted malts and some reisins. Taste of chocolate, caramel, floral hops, booze and some dark fruits. Medium to full body, creamy texture. In my mind it’s rather an imperial porter than an old ale. Nevermind, it’s very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
weark (494) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - OCT 17, 2015
Bouteille achetée Au Grain d’Orge - De couleur noir avec une belle mousse brune qui laisse de petite trace sur le verre - Au nez des arômes de café, de fruits sec, de chocolat, des traces de réglisse, et des notes de houblons terreux - En bouche des notes douce de chocolat et une bonne amertume, des arômes de café, et une touche fruitée dans l’amertume - Corp ample, amertume forte, carbonation correcte, longue final amère chocolat et fruits - un poil déséquilibrée trop d’amertume à mon goût

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmctaster (14) - Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle. Aroma of roasted barley and hops and slight chocolate. Ale is black with a thin brown head. Taste is licorice, and bitter roasted chocolate malts. There is slight alcohol taste, but the bitter taste matches it. Dark ale that tastes like an English-style stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (20410) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice aroma. Roasted malty licorice spicy flavor. Has a roasted malty licorice finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andgun87 (7) - - SEP 19, 2015 does not count
Kraftig mörk svart färg med lågt skum, obefintlig doft vid den rekommenderade sververingstemperaturen på 8 grader, fyller munnen direkt med sirapsliknande konsistens och brända jordiga toner, dock något platt palett. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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