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Harviestoun Old Engine Oil Special (Cask)

Harviestoun Old Engine Oil Special (Cask)
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Formerly brewed at Harviestoun
Style: Old Ale
Alva, Central, Scotland


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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Cask version of the pasteurised Special Reserve.
Special at the Scottish Traditional Beer Festival - June 2007.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hinez57 (237) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - APR 16, 2008
Nose is leather, wet hay, vanilla, mild chocolate, coffee, and toffee notes. Quickly disappearing head, very dark brown. Wonderfully complex flavor features everything on the nose with the addition of vinous dark fruit notes. Wonderful mouth feel which is slightly hurt by alcohol. A very nice drinking experience. I actually prefer the regular Old Engine Oil, but this is definatly a little bit more complex beer due to the dark/dried fruits and leather/vanilla notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Pours near black, perhaps very very dark brown with brown head. Nose has a clean, marshmallowy roastiness at first. Start to notice some baking chocolate too after a few whiffs. On the palate is baker’s chocolate, spirity/alcohol, and a smooth chocolate finish. The chocolate comes across in a dry way - not very sweet. Finish is a little chalky and alcoholic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2007
Cask Handpump at the Roundhouse, Barrow Hill 19/05/2007 Small tan head. Black rich strong and fruity with a smooth and bitter burnt roast finish. ABV 9.0%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2007
STBF07. Beautiful beer to look at. Aroma is sweet roasted barley, chocolate out its nut, hints of chocolate coated coffee beans. Has perhaps the best mouthfeel iv ever had in a beer. Taste is amazing chocolate chocolate chocolate. Win Win Win!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (21868) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2007
Edinburgh Beer festival 07 ... deep red black ... rich smokey deep malt ... sweet roast ... lots of coffee ... lots of chocolate ... smooth

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